Operation Pointblank 1944

Defeating the Luftwaffe

Operation Pointblank 1944 cover

Operation Pointblank 1944

Defeating the Luftwaffe

Description

Operation Pointblank 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. 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.

Product details

Published Jul 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849088206
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 236
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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