American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets

American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets

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by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
     
 

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A riveting account of the American servicemen who scrambled to keep Hitler's technology out of Soviet's handsSee more details below

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A riveting account of the American servicemen who scrambled to keep Hitler's technology out of Soviet's hands

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"Hitler might have achieved [his] gruesome aim if his nuclear physicists had been able to produce a bomb. Fortunately they failed, but the Allies still had plenty of high-tech Nazi weapons to fight over in the spring and summer of 1945. One obvious target: the Me 262 jet fighter, which with its unmatchable speed might have won the air war for the Germans, had it appeared sooner. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets, Samuel tells how a group of American pilots scoured Germany for jets, surface-to-air missiles, and other Luftwaffe treasures, which became the basis for America's technological rejuvenation and eventually helped the United States win the Cold War."

Washington Post Book World

Mark Lewis
Samuel's book is more for Air Force buffs than for the general reader, but it does offer an eye-catching comment from Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold, the wartime Army Air Forces chief.
The Washington Post

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ISBN-13:
9781578066490
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/22/2004
Pages:
493
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.58(d)

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