Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating the Luftwaffe

Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating the Luftwaffe

by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

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Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible… See more details below

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Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible attrition experienced by the US bomber forces. However, with the arrival of the P-51 Mustang, the United States was able to equip the fighters to fly on long-range-bomber escort missions and take the fight to the Luftwaffe in the skies over Germany. This book examines the entire operation from both the Allied and the German perspectives, covering all the main decisions and technological innovations made by both sides in this epic struggle.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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"Author Steven J. Zaloga brings us the story of Operation Pointblank with his usual learned style, featuring good detail, a clear presentation, and a great deal of graphics to support the text." - Frederick Boucher, Aeroscale

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849088206
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Series:
Campaign , #236
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
25 MB
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