The Pointblank Directive: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan That Saved D-Day (BOK)

L. Douglas Keeney

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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. �Hap� Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, placed his lifelong friend General Carl A. �Tooey� Spaatz in command of the strategic bombing forces in Europe, and his protege, General James �Jimmy� 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter L. Douglas Keeney
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781849089333
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

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