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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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
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Stephen Darlow has also written Lancaster Down (978-1-902304-48-9). He lives in England.

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