Mission 376: Battle over the Reich, May 28, 1944

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Minute-by-minute chronicle of a single Eighth Air Force bombing mission in World War IIDramatic story of how B-17s and B-24s bombed targets inside GermanyCaptures the courage and confusion of aerial combatDetails the first combat use of remote-controlled glide bombs by the U.S. Army Air ForceInsert contains color aircraft drawings

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Overview

Minute-by-minute chronicle of a single Eighth Air Force bombing mission in World War IIDramatic story of how B-17s and B-24s bombed targets inside GermanyCaptures the courage and confusion of aerial combatDetails the first combat use of remote-controlled glide bombs by the U.S. Army Air ForceInsert contains color aircraft drawings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811711593
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 931,196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivo de Jong, an officer in the Dutch army, has been an international fellow at the U.S. Army War College. He has researched the Eighth Air Force for nearly twenty years and lives in Holland.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Strategy for Defeat 1

Chapter 2 The Plan for a Mission 9

Chapter 3 The German Defenses 27

Chapter 4 Ruhland 35

Chapter 5 The First Two Combat Wings Strike Dessau 55

Chapter 6 The 94th Combat Wing over Dessau 79

Chapter 7 Magdeburg 199

Chapter 8 Königsborn 267

Chapter 9 Zeitz 287

Chapter 10 Merseburg 299

Chapter 11 Lützkendorf 317

Chapter 12 Cologne 335

Chapter 13 Aftermath 347

Chapter 14 War Crimes 375

Appendix 1 USAAF Losses 387

Appendix 2 Luftwaffe Aircraft and Personnel Losses 397

Appendix 3 U.S. Fighter Pilot Air-to-Air Victory Credits 401

Appendix 4 Roll of Honor 403

Notes 407

Acknowledgments 415

Index 419

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