Hell Above Earth: The Incredible True Story Of An American Wwii Bomber Commander And The Copilot Ordered To Kill Him
- Publish Date: 2012-03-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Stephen Frater
Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions.A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earthcenters around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences forthe FBI and the Mighty Eighth Air Force.