This study draws from both American and German sources to show how the US Army Air Forces cleared the way for the successful Allied invasion of France. In 1944 a revitalized American leadership abandoned the unsuccessful approach of strategic bombing and instead focused on air superiority, practically chasing the enemy out of the sky and ...
This study draws from both American and German sources to show how the US Army Air Forces cleared the way for the successful Allied invasion of France. In 1944 a revitalized American leadership abandoned the unsuccessful approach of strategic bombing and instead focused on air superiority, practically chasing the enemy out of the sky and eliminating GermanyAs supply of trained pilots. Examining the people, technologies, command decisions, and key events of the war over Germany, the authors prove conclusively that the winning of air superiority - not the success of strategic bombing- played a more essential part in the Allied victory in Europe.
Near Fine+ in Near Fine jacket. This is a WWII Military History hardback in Near Fine+ condition with a Near Fine jacket. c1991. First Edition, 1st Printing. Looks Very, very lightly read! It is an attractive dark blue cover hardback. It is a solid & square book with a very bright and very clean cover. The edges and corners are all very good. The spine ends are Very nice with just a touch of top spine end wrinkle. The pages are Very tight, bright & unmarked. no names. Very bright page ends. No highlighting. The jacket is also Very bright & clean with very good edges and corners and spine ends. Very, very Little shelf wear. 328 pages.
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Publishers Weekly, 1991-10-18 The concept of strategic bombing (eliminating the enemy's war-making ability by destroying his industrial base) dominated American air operations until 1944, when it was replaced by the quest for air superiority, or control of the skies. In this untold WW II story McFarland, who teaches history at Auburn University, and Newton ( The Perilous Sky ) suggest that the turning point occurred with Gen. James Doolitte's command decision that U.S. fighters, instead of protecting American bombers directly, would henceforth seek out and destroy German fighters. With the German training establishment unable to replace losses in its fighter arm, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower could tell his D-Day invasion troops, ``If you see fighting aircraft over you, they will be ours.'' This latest entry in the Smithsonian History of Aviation series argues persuasively that the campaign for control of European skies ranks in importance with such epic confrontations as those of Midway and Stalingrad. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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