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The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission

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On 17 August 1943, the entire strength of the American heavy bomber forces in England set out to raid two major industrial complexes deep in southern Germany, the vast Messerschmitt aircraft factory and the vital KGF ballbearing plant. For American commanders it was the culmination of years of planning and hope, the day when their self-defending formations of the famous Flying Fortress could at last perform their true role and reach out by daylight to strike at targets in the deepest corners of industrial Germany. The day ended in disaster for the Americans. Thanks to the courage of the aircrews the bombers won through to the targets and caused heavy damage, but sixty were shot down and the hopes of the American commanders were shattered. Historically, it was probably the most important day for the American air forces during the Second World War.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Front cover is protected by a thick plastic film.Printed in 2012.

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Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Martin Middlebrook
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.3 x 13.8 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848847602
ISBN-13:
9781848847606
Number of pages:
363
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Aviation

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On 17 August 1943, the entire strength of the American heavy bomber forces in England set out to raid two major industrial complexes deep in southern Germany, the vast Messerschmitt aircraft factory and the vital KGF ballbearing plant. For American commanders it was the culmination of years of planning and hope, the day when their self-defending formations of the famous Flying Fortress could at last perform their true role and reach out by daylight to strike at targets in the deepest corners of industrial Germany. The day ended in disaster for the Americans. Thanks to the courage of the aircrews the bombers won through to the targets and caused heavy damage, but sixty were shot down and the hopes of the American commanders were shattered. Historically, it was probably the most important day for the American air forces during the Second World War.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Front cover is protected by a thick plastic film.Printed in 2012.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Martin Middlebrook
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.3 x 13.8 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1848847602
ISBN-13:
9781848847606
Number of pages:
363
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Aviation

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