Mission 85

The U.S. Eighth Air Force's Battle over Holland, August 19, 1943

Ivo de Jong

On August 19, 1943, two days after the famous Schweinfurt-Regensburg raid, bombers and fighters of the U.S. Eighth Air Force launched attacks against German airfields in Holland - a mission they thought would be easy, a so-called milk run, but it proved to be anything but.
Publication date:
May 2013
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
184
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811712019

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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• The anatomy of a bombing mission in World War II, from planning on the ground to pulse-pumping combat in the sky

On August 19, 1943, two days after the famous Schweinfurt-Regensburg raid, bombers and fighters of the U.S. Eighth Air Force launched attacks against German airfields in Holland - a mission they thought would be easy, a so-called milk run, but it proved to be anything but.

In this fascinating new title Ivo de Jong provides detailed historical context and numerous firsthand accounts of aerial combat from diaries, letters, after-action reports, and interviews with pilots and crews on both sides to thrust readers into the dangerous world of aerial warfare. With numerous illustrations this book will appeal to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the air battles of World War II.