A Soviet bomber pilot who flew more than 300 missions behind enemy lines offers a rare firsthand account of life on the Eastern Front in this WWII memoir.
Soviet bombers played a vital role in defeating the Germans on the Eastern Front, yet their contribution is often forgotten. This graphic memoir should help to set the record straight. Vasily Reshetnikov, a leading Soviet bomber pilot who flew throughout the conflict, tells his story from the desperate days of the German assault in 1941 through the Russian offensive and the race to Berlin.
For his heroism in combat, Reshetnikov was named a Hero of the Soviet Union, the highest honor awarded in the Soviet military. In Bomber Pilot on the Eastern Front, he shares a vivid account of his experiences during more than three hundred bombing missions in the dangerous skies over Russia, the Ukraine, Poland and Germany.