Название: Mission 376 - Battle over the Reich: 28 May 1944 Автор: Ivo De Jong Издательство: Hikoki Publications ISBN: 1902109031 Год: 2003 Формат: PDF Страниц: 256 Размер: 118,6 МБ Язык: Английский
Some of the bombing missions of the U.S. 8th Air Force in World War II, such as the Schweinfurt and Berlin, have become legendary for one reason or another. Yet in the course of the war there were many others; missions forming part of the larger Allied strategy that did not become famous. These were simply part of the wearing down of a tenacious enemy. One such mission was Mission 376 on May 28, 1944, when ordinary men on both sides revealed extraordinary courage as they experienced the confusion and terror that accompanied the routine bloodletting. The day had one unusual characteristic, however-when it saw the first combat use of remote-controlled glide bombs by the USAAF. This book describes in unprecedented detail the events, experience and aircraft of the men on both sides that day during the course of 'an ordinary mission.'