Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating The Luftwaffe by Steven J. ZalogaOperation Pointblank 1944: Defeating The Luftwaffe by Steven J. Zaloga

Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating The Luftwaffe

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorSteven J. Zaloga

Paperback | July 19, 2011

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Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible attrition experienced by the US bomber forces. However, with the arrival of the P-51 Mustang, the United States was able to equip the fighters to fly on long-range-bomber escort missions and take the fight to the Luftwaffe in the skies over Germany. This book examines the entire operation from both the Allied and the German perspectives, covering all the main decisions and technological innovations made by both sides in this epic struggle.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of nume...
Title:Operation Pointblank 1944: Defeating The LuftwaffeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.84 × 7.3 × 0.26 inPublished:July 19, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849083851

ISBN - 13:9781849083850

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Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefield today /Further reading /Index

Editorial Reviews

"Author Steven J. Zaloga brings us the story of Operation Pointblank with his usual learned style, featuring good detail, a clear presentation, and a great deal of graphics to support the text." -Frederick Boucher, Aeroscale