Big Week

Six Days that Changed the Course of World War II

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Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101618965

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 799

In just six days, the United States Strategic Air Forces changed the course of military offense in World War II. During those six days, they launched the largest bombing campaign of the war, dropping roughly ten thousand tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis . . . The Allies knew that if they were to invade Hitler’s Fortress Europe, they would have to wrest air superiority from the mighty Luftwaffe. The plan of the Unites States Strategic Air Forces was extremely risky. During the week of February 20, 1944—and joined by the RAF Bomber Command—the USAAF Eighth and Fifteenth Air Force bombers took on this vital mission. They ran the gauntlet of the most heavily defended air space in the world to deal a death blow to Germany’s aircraft industry and made them pay with the planes already in the air. In the coming months, this Big Week would prove a deciding factor in the war. Both sides were dealt losses, but whereas the Allies could recover, damage to the Luftwaffe was irreparable. Thus, Big Week became one of the most important episodes of World War II and, coincidentally, one of the most overlooked—until now.

Big Week

The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

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Author: James Holland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542146

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 4746

'James Holland is a master' BBC History It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Big Week is the knife-edge story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter. Following the fortunes of pilots and aircrew from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war. Big Week was the largest air battle ever witnessed, but it has been largely forgotten – until now.

Lucky's Big Week

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Author: Kimberly Weinberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439683623

Category: Dogs

Page: N.A

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On Monday, Lucky set out to see the world. But will he wander too far from home on his weeklong adventure?

Big Week: Six Days That Changed the Course of World War II

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Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Robert C. Rice

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9591

In just six days, the United States Strategic Air Forces changed the course of military offense in World War II. During those six days, they launched the largest bombing campaign of the war, dropping roughly 10,000 tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis... The Allies knew that if they were to invade Hitler's Fortress Europe, they would have to wrest air superiority from the mighty Luftwaffe. The plan of the Unites States Strategic Air Forces was risky. During the week of February 20th, 1944--and joined by the RAF Bomber Command--the USAAF Eighth and Fifteenth Air Force bombers took on this vital and extremely risky mission. They ran the gauntlet of the most heavily defended air space in the world to deal a death blow to Germany's aircraft industry, and made them pay with the planes already in the air. In the coming months, this Big Week would prove a deciding factor in the war. Both sides were dealt losses, and whereas the Allies could recover, damage to the Luftwaffe was irreparable. Thus Big Week became one of the most important episodes of World War II, and coincidentally, one of the most overlooked--until now. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Anna's Big Week

A Story about Living with Noonan Syndrome

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Author: Rene Pierpont (Pediatric Neuropsychologist),Saakshi Daswani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981346561

Category: Genetic disorders

Page: 40

View: 9161

Anna is a spunky 9-year-old girl who loves acting and drawing Anna has Noonan syndrome, a genetic condition that affects how her body grows. Join Anna, her mother and her dog Sammy as they go through a busy and adventure-filled week, ad see what living with Noonan syndrome means for Anna!

Marvel's The Avengers Prelude

Fury's Big Week

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785163411

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 4923

The newest installment of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in comics is here just in time for the Avengers movie! Just how will S.H.I.E.L.D. maintain the status quo in a world full of gamma-powered rage monsters, hammer wielding gods and men in iron suits? What exactly is the Avengers Initiative? If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Director Nick Fury and the elusive Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - think again! COLLECTING: Prelude to Avengers 1-4

Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac

Volume I: January to June

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Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101890

Category: Reference

Page: 726

View: 5758

Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.