Special Op: Bomber
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BeschreibungThe Allied bombing offensive reached an unprecedented scale as the 1939-1945 war progressed. Special Op: Bomber is an action-packed account of this battle in the skies over Europe during World War II. Throughout the unrelenting and destructive air campaign there were certain vital operations that required the airmen of the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force to take their skills to new levels, and to display courage above and beyond the call of duty. This book draws upon a wealth of these courageous veterans stories, many of them previously unpublished. These vivid firsthand accounts convey the peril of Allied air combat in World War II with breathtaking immediacy.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; 1 Battle of the Barges; 2 Victoria Cross; 3 The Dambusters; 4 Flak City; 5 Tidal Wave; 6 Schweinfurt - Regensburg; 7 Peenemunde; 8 Second Schweinfurt; 9 Gaol Busters; 10 Berlin; 11 Master Bomber; 12 Night Battle Over France; 13 D-Day; 14 Frantic; 15 Russian Support; 16 Tirpitz; 17 Bombing the Bulge; Index.
PortraitSteve Darlow has written six previous books, including D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story and Five of the Few, which recount the experiences of Allied aircrews during WWII. This is his first book for D&C. He lives in Hitchin, Hertfordsire.
Untertitel: The Daring Missions That Changed the Shape of WWII. 30 black & white photos & 2x8pp plate sections. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: David & Charles
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten