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Bodenplatte : The Luftwffe's Last Hope - John Manrho


The Luftwffe's Last Hope

Paperback Published: 31st August 2010
ISBN: 9780811706865
Number Of Pages: 576

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* Definitive account of the last great Luftwaffe attack of World War II * Gripping stories of Fw 190s and Bf 109s in combat * Contains hundreds of eyewitness accounts and rare photos In the early morning of January 1, 1945, as the Battle of the Bulge smoldered to an end, the German Luftwaffe--assumed to be starved of fuel and fighting spirit--launched a massive, surprise, low-level strike on Allied airfields throughout France, Belgium, and Holland, an operation code-named Bodenplatte. More than 900 German aircraft took to the skies and attacked the vulnerable fields, destroying 200 Allied aircraft and damaging 150 more. In a pyrrhic victory, the Luftwaffe lost 271 fighters, with many more damaged, and 213 pilots--irreplaceable losses at this stage of the war.

ISBN: 9780811706865
ISBN-10: 0811706869
Series: Stackpole Military History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 31st August 2010
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.93