Dambusters: Operation Chastise 1943 by Doug DildyDambusters: Operation Chastise 1943 by Doug Dildy

Dambusters: Operation Chastise 1943

byDoug DildyIllustratorHoward Gerrard

Paperback | November 23, 2010

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In May 1943, a specially established RAF squadron made its permanent imprint on military aviation history by flying a high-risk, low-level, nighttime attack against German hydro-electric dams vital to the Nazi armaments industry in the Ruhr Valley. A comparatively tiny part of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an impact totally out of proportion to the small number of aircraft involved. It highlights the synergy of science and technology, weapons development and production, mission planning and practice, and the unflinching courage in the execution of a highly dangerous bombing raid. Furthermore, it established a legend that still resonates today.
Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force (USAF) colonel who spent nine of his 26-year career in Western Europe and retired with approximately 3,200 hours of fast jet time, almost half of that as an F-15 Eagle pilot. As commander of the 32d Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq acquiring over 100 hours ...
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Title:Dambusters: Operation Chastise 1943Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.85 × 7.29 × 0.28 inPublished:November 23, 2010Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846039347

ISBN - 13:9781846039348

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