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Campaign #236: Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating the Luftwaffe

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Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which 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 of World War II (1939-1945). 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.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781849083850
Author:
Zaloga, Steven J
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Author:
Zaloga, Steven J.
Author:
Zaloga, Steven
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campaign
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 MONO; 13 COL
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.76 x 7.26 x 0.3 in 0.68 lb

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