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By John R. Bruning

Bombs Away! covers strategic bombing in Europe in the course of international warfare II, that's, all aerial bombardment of a strategic nature which came about among 1939 and 1945. as well as American (U.S. military Air Forces) and British (RAF Bomber Command) strategic aerial campaigns opposed to Germany, this booklet covers German use of strategic bombing in the course of the Nazi’s conquest of Europe: the conflict of england, Operation Barbarossa, and the V 1 and V 2, the place the Luftwaffe distinctive Warsaw and Rotterdam (known because the Rotterdam Blitz). furthermore, the publication covers the blitzes opposed to London and the bombing of alternative British commercial and port towns, reminiscent of Birmingham, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, and Coventry bombed throughout the conflict of Britain.

the dual Allied campaigns opposed to Germany—the USAAF by way of day, the RAF by way of night—built up into great bombing of German commercial components, significantly the Ruhr, by way of assaults without delay on towns similar to Hamburg, Kassel, Pforzheim, Mainz, Cologne, Bremen, Essen, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Dortmund, Frankfurt, and the nonetheless arguable fire-bombing of Hamburg and Dresden. as well as visible goals like plane and tank brands, ball bearing factories and vegetation that synthetic abrasives and grinding wheels have been excessive precedence targets.

Petroleum refineries have been a key goal with USAAF plane established in North Africa and later Italy, bombing the large refinery complexes in and round Ploesti, Romania, till August 1944 whilst the Soviet purple military captured the world. different missions integrated commercial objectives in southern Germany like Regensburg and Schweinfurt.

Missions to the Nazi capital, Berlin, began in 1940 and persevered via March 1945. during the warfare there have been 314 air raids on Berlin.

All of this is often lined intimately with authoritative textual content and countless numbers of archival photos, many infrequent or by no means ahead of published.

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