American Fighter-Bombers In World War Ii: Usaaf Jabos In The Mto And Eto (Schiffer Military History S)
Lost in the air combat and air ace fanfare of World War II was the dangerous, unheralded and vital role played by USAAF fighter-bomber pilots over the Mediterranean and northwest Europe. Four times as many pilots were lost during strafing and ground attack sorties than were lost against the Luftwaffe in aerial combat. This extensive book is the first in-depth examination of American air-to-ground ...
Series: Schiffer Military History S
Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First edition (October 30, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 11.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2200558
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“As a member of the generation that did not have to answer the call to arms, to receive abbreviated training, then join the armies fighting for every inch of Europe- I have wondered what it was like. Occasionally, I met a vet, saw his photos and heard...”
ttack and explores numerous aspects of the subject. The three priorities of the fighter-bomber - air superiority, interdiction and close air support along with combat reports and pilot narratives - are put into the context of the various ground operations. The fighter-bomber pilot risked his life every day against the thickest flak in the war to deprive the enemy of vital reinforcements and supplies, altering his strategy and movement.