Martin Bowman has also written more than a dozen titles on the ‘Mighty Eighth' over the past 20 years including three highly-successful volumes in Osprey's Combat Aircraft series. Having interviewed many veterans over the years, he is the perfect author to describe the experiences of both Axis and Allied pilots. He is based in Norwich, UK.Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since he graduated with honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Jim completed all the digital artwork in this volume. Mark Postlethwaite is a leading aviation artist and currently does all the cover artwork for the Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series for Osprey Publishing and is based in Leicester, UK. Mark completed the battlesene painting in this volume.