The Men who Killed the Luftwaffe: The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - HISTORY - 420 pages
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In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion. This difficult task fell largely to the U.S., which, at the outset, lacked the necessary men, materiel, and training. Over the ensuing years, thanks to visionary leadership and diligent effort, the U.S. Army Air Force developed strategies and tactics and assembled a well-trained force that convincingly defeated the Luftwaffe.

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Review: The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe: The US Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II

User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

Excellently written with plenty of research and firsthand accounts. A must read for anyone interested in American air power in WWII! Read full review

Review: The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe: The US Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Thank you, Amazon, for affording this book to me. By 1939, the Germans were well prepared for war over land, water and air. They had superior planes and well trained air men. They failed to count on ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jay A. Stout is a retired Marine fighter pilot whose twenty-year career included thirty-seven missions in Operation Desert Storm. He is the co-author of The First Hellcat Ace and the author of Hornets Over Kuwait, Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitlerí s Oil, and articles for journals and newspapers nationwide. He currently works in the aviation industry for a major defense contractor.

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