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Hit the target : eight men who led the eighth air force to victory over the Luftwaffe

Author: Bill Yenne
Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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-- Big Week Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months later, they were bombing German targets in occupied Europe. The Eighth was the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing. It was a major change in tactics?and the men of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yenne, Bill.
Hit the Target
(OCoLC)935084996
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Yenne
ISBN: 9780698155015 0698155017
OCLC Number: 913887449
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Other Titles: Eight men who led the Eighth Air Force to victory over the Luftwaffe
Responsibility: Bill Yenne.
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-- Big Week Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months later, they were bombing German targets in occupied Europe. The Eighth was the first bomber command on either side to commit to strategic daylight bombing. It was a major change in tactics?and the men of the Eighth paid the price in both lives and blood. But it was that very sacrifice that led the Allies to victory. Hit the Target The story of the Mighty Eighth is told through these men, whose careers paralleled the early history of aviation? and who helped? to revolutionize airborne warfare and win World War II. INCLUDES PHOTOS.

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