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

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

by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

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ISBN-13: 9781578066490
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 04/22/2004
Pages: 493
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.58(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story, I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, and The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II, all published by University Press of Mississippi. He lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxv
1.The Way Things Were--19453
2.The German Jets13
3.Jet Encounters29
4.The Defiant Few40
5.Colonel Harold E. Watson50
6.The 1st Tactical Air Force (Provisional)72
7.Organizing to Disarm the Luftwaffe86
8.Operation Lusty95
9.Solving the Japanese Riddle107
10.A Mother Lode of Aviation Technology123
11.The Secrets of Volkenrode and Kochel143
12.The Feudin' 54th161
13.Watson Picks His Team178
14.Lager Lechfeld188
15.P-47 Jug Pilots198
16.Watson's Whizzers212
17.The Merseburg Fan Club232
18.Project Seahorse248
19.Melun-Villaroche262
20.Roast Duck at Aalborg279
21.The Arado 234 Caper291
22.So Far, So Good299
23.The Conquering Hero310
24.The Focke-Wulf 190 Tragedy328
25.Air Shows and Air Races344
26.The Birth of Project Overcast353
27.Project Overcast and One Man's Experience371
28.From Overcast to Paperclip382
29.How Captain Wenzel Made American Citizens Out of Enemy Aliens400
30.The Way Things Changed422
Afterword: What Became of All These Good Men?443
Notes452
Sources479
Index485

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