D-Day Bombers: The Stories of Allied Heavy Bombers During the Invasion of Normandy

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - History - 288 pages
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  • Eyewitness accounts of heavy bombers on D-Day
  • Rarely told story of what happened above the beaches
  • Detailed descriptions of various bombing runs

    In this vivid and dramatic look at World War II in the air, eight different aircrews--three American and five British--tell eye-opening and heart-racing stories of operations before, during, and after D-Day. These bombing missions helped pave the way for the success of the Allies' invasion of Normandy, disrupting German transportation, destroying various installations, and spreading fear and panic.

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    User Review  - bobbre - LibraryThing

    The title of the book is tremendously misleading. Only 10% of the text deals with the bomber involvement on the invasion day and that in a most perfunctory manner. While there is decent coverage of ... Read full review

    Contents

    Acknowledgements 6
    6
    Introduction 8
    8
    Prologue 10
    10
    Part One Flightpath to DDay 12
    12
    Photo Section
    141
    Part Two DDay and the Battle for Normandy 141
    141
    Epilogue 268
    268
    Appendix 1 Chain of Command 269
    269
    Appendix 3 Air Attacks on Civilians 271
    271
    Appendix 4 Normandy Front Lines 272
    272
    Appendix 5 Control of Strategic Heavy Bomber Forces 273
    273
    Footnotes to Chapters 274
    274
    Sources and Bibliography 276
    276
    Index 281
    281
    Back Cover
    301
    Copyright

    Appendix 2 Commitment to Targets 270
    270

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    About the author (2010)

    Stephen Darlow is also the author of Lancaster Down and Sledgehammers for Tintacks.

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