By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
American Raiders: The Race to trap the Luftwaffe’s secrets and techniques КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The collage Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Wolfgang W. E. SamuelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 513ISBN: 1-57806-649-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,33 mbAmerican Raiders offers a glimpse of the advanced tale of the disarmament of the Luftwaffe after its defeat within the spring and the exploitation of its aeronautical secrets and techniques. Disarmament and exploitation have been noticeably separate acts done by way of detailed organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan lower than which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe used to be carried out used to be Operation Eclipse. Eclipse took over the place Overlord left off, Overlord having been the plan which supplied for the invasion of Europe as much as the defeat of the enemy, whereas Eclipse coated the disarmament and everlasting army neutralization of Nazi Germany. For American airmen tasked to take advantage of the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, path, and notion of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and by means of doing so ensured each one other’s luck. even though the method because it opened up was once whatever yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective projects past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five
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39 ] 4 THE DEFIANT FEW The fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe held their own against the western Allies for years, nearly always outnumbered and flying aircraft of increasingly vintage design. The Messerschmitt Bf first flew in , the Focke-Wulf in . By , Allied air superiority had become intimidating to even the most hardened Luftwaffe veterans. Allied air forces swept before them anything the Luftwaffe managed to put up. The Jagdflieger couldn’t remember anymore when they had had enough fuel, spare parts, or well-trained replacements to make up for the steady attrition that sapped the morale of all but the most steely nerved.
It’s just that simple. So think what you want, that’s why I did it. ’ Of course nobody said a word. But he was right. ” The act of shooting a jet pilot in his chute was not all that unusual, although it was distasteful to many airmen. Colonel Raymond E. Toliver described Galland’s actions to save his own life when his Me- was damaged on April , , days before war’s end. “His stricken Me- was still flying, and he did not want to risk parachuting and landing as a corpse. ” Chuck Yeager wrote, “Early in my tour, I heard that one of the guys had seen a strafe an American bomber crew in their chutes.
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American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s Secrets by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel