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Night of the Intruders: The Slaughter of Homeward Bound USAAF Mission 311

Night of the Intruders: The Slaughter of Homeward Bound USAAF Mission 311 (Hardback)

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This is the full account of USAAF Mission 311 on 22 April 1944 when American bombers suffered their highest ever loss to German intruders. The German fighters followed the air armada home after the raid, picking individual bombers off on their return over Europe and then over England as the American force struggled to land. The book covers many famous USAAF, RAF and Luftwaffe units and describes the ferocious action over Europe when the Americans attacked Germany's largest railway marshalling yards at Hamm. Packed with powerful human interest stories, history and technical details, it chronicles the mission fully from the initial planning stage to its bloody finale, untangling the facts behind what went so horribly wrong and why sixty bomber crewmen and ground personnellost their lives owing to intruder action.Ian McLachlan is a renowned aviation historian and author. His other books include Final Flights and Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories. He lives in Beccles, Suffolk.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesAir forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Publication Date: 30/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9781848842946  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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