The Pointblank Directive: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan That Saved D-Day (BOK)
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Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Following decades of debate, 2010 saw a formerly classified history restored and in it was a new set of answers. Pointblank is the result of extensive new research that creates a richly textured portrait of perhaps the last untold story of D-Day: three uniquely talented men and why the German Air Force was unable to mount an effective combat against the invasion forces. Following a year of unremarkable bombing against German aircraft industries, General Henry H. ï¿½Hapï¿½ Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, placed his lifelong friend General Carl A. ï¿½Tooeyï¿½ Spaatz in command of the strategic bombing forces in Europe, and his protege, General James ï¿½Jimmyï¿½ Doolittle, command of the Eighth Air Force in England. For these fellow aviation strategists, he had one set of orders - sweep the skies clean of the Luftwaffe by June 1944. Spaatz and Doolittle couldn't do that but they could clear the skies sufficiently to gain air superiority over the D-Day beaches. The plan was called Pointblank.
|Utgitt||2012||Forfatter||L. Douglas Keeney|
Osprey Publishing Ltd
|Antall sider||304||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 23,4cm x 2,9cm|
|Vekt||599 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||European history, Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Air forces & warfare|