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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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)

Lt. Col. Jay A. Stout, USAF, retired currently works as a senior aviation analyst for one of the world s preeminent defense corporations. During his twenty-year military career he logged a remarkable 4,700 flight hours, including thirty-seven combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. His writing has been read on the floor of the US Senate, and he has been widely hosted as an aviation and military expert on various television and radio news shows, including Fox, NPR, and Al Jazeera. He is the author of several works of military history.

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