The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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The dramatic story of World War II in the air, how the U.S. built an air force of 2.3 million men after starting with 45,000 and defeated the world's best air force, & vivid accounts of aerial combat

Author Biography

Jay A. Stout, a retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot, is a senior aviation consultant for a leading defense corporation and has appeared on Fox News as a combat aviation expert. His previous books include Fortress Ploesti (978-1-932033-18-2) and Hammer from Above (978-0-89141-871-9). He lives near San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Building an Air Forcep. 1
The Nazis and Eakerp. 23
Spaatz and Eaker Go to Englandp. 43
First Mission and the Move to North Africap. 53
Casablanca and Fighters in North Africap. 69
Romance, Submarines, and Sicilyp. 91
Tidalwavep. 111
The Gunnersp. 131
Black Thursday and Long-Range Fightersp. 143
Doolittle, Phased Escort, and Freedom for the Fightersp. 169
Big Week, Interns, and Flakp. 187
Pilot Trainingp. 205
Ground Attack and Bomber Bailoutsp. 223
The Oil Planp. 241
D-Dayp. 251
Fighter-on-Fighter Combatp. 259
The Men Who Made It Possiblep. 277
Franticp. 287
Mishaps, Miscues, and Near Thingsp. 303
Jets, Rockets, and Tante Jup. 319
More Fighters and G'sp. 337
The Big Blow That Wasn'tp. 351
The General Fallsp. 359
Bodenplattep. 369
Deadly to the Endp. 383
Conclusionp. 395
Afterwordp. 398
Notesp. 402
Bibliographyp. 411
Acknowledgmentsp. 416
Indexp. 417
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