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Raiders Of The Reich:- Air Battle Western Europe: 1942-45

By Martin Bowman , Theo Boiten

ISBN: 9781840374308
PUBLISHED: February 2003
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 234x156 mm
INSIDE: 86 b/w photographs

* Vivid accounts of some of the most heroic actions in the history of air warfare * Includes interviews with US, UK and German aircrews describing the dogfights and bombing runs

This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, much of it told by the pilots and air crew who took part. It spans the period between 1942 and 1945 and covers the encounters between the Luftwaffe and the air forces of the USA, Britain and the Commonwealth.

Many unique experiences are recounted from both the night and day bombing raids that were hurled against Hitler's war machine. What was it like to fly through the dense flak over the Ruhr when fixed in the glare of a searchlight? How did so many badly damaged bombers struggle back, against all odds, to British shores?

The authors have sought the experiences of German fighter pilots, who explain how they stalked their prey in the night sky and how they pounced from above by day. This book contains vivid accounts of some of the most heroic actions in the history of air warfare.

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