D-Day 1944 D Day The deadly failure of Allied heavy bombing

D-Day 1944 D Day The deadly failure of Allied heavy bombing on June 6

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D-Day 1944 D Day The deadly failure of Allied heavy bombing on June 6 by Osprey books
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This book would be a must for the serious researcher of D Day invasion 1944.

D-Day is one of the most written-about events in military history. One aspect of the invasion, however, continues to be ignored: the massive pre-assault bombardment by the Allied Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF), reinforced by RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force on June 6 which sought to neutralize the German defenses along the Atlantic Wall. Unfortunately, this failed series of attacks resulted in death or injury to hundreds of soldiers, and killed many French civilians.

Despite an initial successful attack performed by the Allied forces, the most crucial phase of the operation, which was the assault from the Eighth Air Force against the defenses along the Calvados coast, was disastrous. The bombers missed almost all of their targets, inflicting little damage to the German defenses, which resulted in a high number of casualties among the Allied infantry. The primary cause of this failure was that planners at Eighth Air Force Headquarters had changed aircraft drop times at the last moment, to prevent casualties amongst the landing forces, without notifying either Eisenhower or Doolittle.

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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
96

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