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Author Manrho, John.

Title Bodenplatte : the Luftwaffe's last hope / John Manrho and Ron Pütz.

Publication Info. Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2010.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  940.544943 MAN    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 577 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The Stackpole military history series
Stackpole military history series.
Note Originally published: Crowborough, East Sussex, England : Hikoki Publications, 2004, under title Bodenplatte : the Luftwaffe's last hope : the attack on Allied airfields New Year's Day, 1945.
Includes index.
Contents Prelude to the offensive -- The Battle of Gandawa -- Buzz bomb alley -- B-78 gets clobbered -- Raiders of the lost airfield -- Hunting for Volkel -- Dogfight over Asch -- Brussels revisited -- Bull's-eye on Brussels -- Of Pik As, Orange Tails and Hell Hawks -- Lost over Antwerp -- Dawn of a new era -- Aftermath.
Summary "One of our goals was to describe, as accurately as possible, the events taking place in the morning of January 1st, 1945 ... We had to refrain from going into the nightfighter attacks of December 31st, 1944, and for reasons of brevity we also had to let go of any other bomber or escort missions of the Allied air forces on January 1st. The contents of the book have been divided into chapters dealing with the individual attacks of the Luftwaffe Geschwader. As a result, the subject matter is dealt with primarily from a Luftwaffe point of view. After all, it was a Luftwaffe operation. However, we have endeavoured to create a balanced view of each attack, showing in just as much detail the Allied perspective. At the end of each chapter, we have drawn our conclusions, carefully evaluating all available Luftwaffe and Allied points of view"--P. ix.
Subject Germany. Luftwaffe -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Germany. Luftwaffe. (OCoLC)fst00534873
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939 - 1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Air bases -- France -- History.
Air bases -- Belgium -- History.
Air bases -- Netherlands -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Fighter pilots -- Germany -- Biography.
Military operations, Aerial -- German. (OCoLC)fst01710214
Air bases. (OCoLC)fst00802224
Fighter pilots. (OCoLC)fst00923988
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Belgium. (OCoLC)fst01210278
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Western Front (World War (1914-1918)) (OCoLC)fst01900003
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Added Author Pütz, Ron, 1960-
ISBN 9780811706865 (paperback)
0811706869 (paperback)

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