Название: Air War D-Day: The Build Up Автор: Martin Bowman Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 9781781591192 Год: 2013 Формат: PDF Страниц: 256 Для сайта:Mirknig.su Размер: 5,9 МБ Язык: Английский
For the Allies as well as Germany, it will be the longest day'. So said Field Marshall Erwin Rommel of the operations on D-Day; and he was correct. This is the first volume of a most impressive tribute and comprehensive five-part work that includes a multitude of personal military and civilian accounts of the aerial operations which were carried out on D-Day. At fifteen minutes after midnight on 6 June 1944 ‘Operation Overlord’, the Allied invasion of Hitler’s Festung Europe, became reality. The logistics of landing almost 250,000 men by amphibious craft seems almost unimaginable, yet a massive aerial umbrella of 3,000 RAF and USAAF fighters, fighter-bombers and heavy bombers, headed for France and more than 1,000 transport aircraft dropped more than 17.000 paratroopers to secure the flanks and beach exits of the assault area. Air superiority in the invasion areas was total.