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Night of the Intruders : the Slaughter of Homeward Bound Usaaf Mission 311 - MCLACHLAN IAN

Night of the Intruders

the Slaughter of Homeward Bound Usaaf Mission 311

Hardcover Published: 20th September 2010
ISBN: 9781848842946
Number Of Pages: 256

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This is the full account of USAAF Mission 311 on 22 April 1944 when B-17 Liberator and B47 Flying Fortress 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 over sixty bomber crews lost their lives. AUTHOR: Ian McLachlan is a renowned aviation historian and author. His other books include Final Fighters and Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories. SELLING POINTS: ? Full of first hand accounts from US bomber crews, RAF and German Night Fighter crews ? Highly illustrated ? Full Appendices with statistics of the raid ILLUSTRATIONS 170 mono photographs *

ISBN: 9781848842946
ISBN-10: 1848842945
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th September 2010
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66