Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945 (Cassell Military Paperbacks Series)

Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945 (Cassell Military Paperbacks Series)

by Adrian Weir

Paperback

$9.95

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Last Flight of the Luftwaffe: The Suicide Attack on the Eighth Air Force, 7 April 1945 (Cassell Military Paperbacks Series) by Adrian Weir

By April 7, 1945, Germany had to struggle to stop the invading enemy forces, relying on small-scale operations that required limited quantities of fuel and weapons, and calling upon relatively inexperienced air crews. How did one of the world's most victorious airforces come to such a crisis? The answer lies in this amazing story, told in minute-by-minute detail, of the Luftwaffe's final flight, and the suicide mission directly into a raiding formation of US bombers. 5 X 7 3/4.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780304354474
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Cassell Military Paperbacks Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9(4)
Introduction 13(4)
The Opposition
17(12)
General Galland and Der Grosse Schlag
29(3)
Desperate Measures
32(4)
Hans-Joachim Herrmann
36(7)
A Request For Volunteers
43(10)
Rammkommando!
53(5)
Plans and Preparations
58(13)
USAAF Field Order 1914A
71(14)
1155: The First Combats
85(13)
The Turn
98(7)
Focus on the 3rd AD
105(9)
At the Head of the 45th CBW
114(3)
One Pilot's Story
117(5)
9 1/2G in a P-51
122(3)
First Attacks on the 100th BG
125(11)
The 486th BG 136
136(3)
The 100th BG Suffers Again
139(6)
Friendly Fire?
145(6)
The 'Elbe' Combats
151(6)
The Bombers Reach Their Targets
157(11)
Cold Statistics
168(4)
The Fate of Schulungslehrgang 'Elbe'
172(5)
7 April 1991
177(9)
Appendices
1 Known Schulungslahrgang 'Elbe' Pilots
179(1)
2 Comparative Ranks
179(1)
3 3rd Air Division,Field Order 1914A,7 April 1945
180(1)
4 2nd Air Division,Field Order 1914A,7 April 1945
181(1)
5 1st Air Division, Field Order 1914A,7 April 1945
181(1)
6 Eighth Air Force Targets,7 April 1945
181(1)
7 Eighth Air Force Losses by Formation, 7 April 1945
182(2)
8 Allied Air Sorties, 7 April 1945
184(2)
Glossary 186(1)
Bibliography 187(2)
Index 189

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews