The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe

The U.S. Army Air Forces Against Germany in World War II

Jay A. Stout

In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion.
Publication date:
December 2010
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
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30
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Hardback
ISBN : 9780811706599

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• Revealing account of how the US Army Air Force took on and defeated their greatest enemy

In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion.

The difficult task of defeating the Nazis'air force fell largely to the U.S., which, at the outset, lacked the necessary men, materiel, and training. Over the ensuing years, thanks to visionary leadership and diligent effort, the U.S. Army Air Force developed strategies and tactics and assembled a well-trained force that convincingly defeated the Luftwaffe.

About the Author
Jay A. Stout, a retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with twenty years of service, flew thirty-seven combat missions during Operation Desert Storm, is now a senior aviation analyst for a defense corporation, and has appeared on Fox News as a combat aviation expert. His previous books include Hornets over Kuwait, Fortress Ploesti, and Hammer from Above.