National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Author Talk: Bombing Hitler’s Hometown

Bombing Hitler’s Hometown: The untold story of the last mass bomber raid of World War II in Europe by Mike Croissant

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The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force’s monthly Author Talk series is proud to present Mike Croissant, who will be discussing his book, Bombing Hitler’s Hometown. This event will take place on April 17th at 11:00 am at the museum.

The event is free to the public, but registration is required:

About the Book

One of WWII’s final untold stories, this visceral account of the white-knuckled bombing mission American airmen carried out on Hitler’s hometown of Linz, Austria is now told for the first time through the eyes of the men on the airplanes as well as the innocent Austrians under the bombs.

About the Author

Mike Croissant is an intelligence and foreign affairs expert, author, and retired CIA officer. His career in the CIA spanned more than two decades as an analyst and counterterrorism targeting officer in locations ranging from Washington, DC, to the Middle East and Central and South Asia. He holds degrees in political science and history from the University of Illinois (B.A.), Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University (M.A.), and Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University (M.S.). He lives with his family near Houston, TX, and can be found online at

About the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

The Museum educates visitors about the character, courage, valor, and patriotism of the brave individuals who fought in the Eighth Air Force, the largest air armada in history. The Museum uses films, exhibits, artifacts, and archival materials to tell the stories of individuals who served in the Eighth Air Force. Their sacrifices made victory in World War II possible.

Museum highlights include a fully restored B-17 “Flying Fortress” and the multimedia “Mission Experience,” an immersive simulated bombing mission in a special theater utilizing actual combat footage.

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located at 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA. Operating hours are Tue-Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun, Noon – 5 pm. For more information, call (912) 748-8888 or


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