Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating the Luftwaffe

Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating the Luftwaffe

by Steven J. Zaloga

NOOK Book(eBook)

$11.49 $15.96 Save 28% Current price is $11.49, Original price is $15.96. You Save 28%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849088206
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/20/2011
Series: Campaign , #236
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 25 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chronology 8

The Strategic Setting 9

The Opposing Commanders 23

Luftwaffe

American commanders

The Opposing Forces 30

Luftwaffe

USAAF

Opposing Plans 51

USAAF plans

German plans

Operation Pointblank 58

Prelude to Operation Argument

Operation Argument

Confrontation: Berlin, March 1944

Beyond Operation Pointblank

Hitting the Achilles heel: the oil campaign, May 1944

The payoff: Operation Overlord and beyond

The Battlefield Today 90

Further Reading 92

US strategic bombing survey reports

US Air Force historical studies Books

Index 95

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews