Special Op: Bomber : The Daring Missions That Changed the Shape of WWII
From 1943 to 1945, the Allied bombing offensive escalated to unprecedented levels. "Special Op: Bomber" is an action-packed account of this battle in the skies over Europe, from the perspective of the men who undertook the highly dangerous job of flying the bombers. Throughout the unrelenting and destructive air campaign there were certain vital operations that required the airmen of the RAF and the USAAF to take their skills to new levels, and to display courage above and beyond the call of duty. "Special Op: Bomber" draws upon a wealth of these courageous veterans' stories, many of them previously unpublished. The vivid firsthand accounts convey the peril of Allied air combat in World War II with breathtaking immediacy.
- Electronic book text | 304 pages
- 29 Jan 2009
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
About Steve Darlow
Steve Darlow has written six previous books, including D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story and Five of the Few, which recount the experiences of Allied aircrews during WWII. This is his first book for D&C. He lives in Hitchin, Hertfordsire.
Table of contents
Introduction; 1 Battle of the Barges; 2 Victoria Cross; 3 The Dambusters; 4 Flak City; 5 Tidal Wave; 6 Schweinfurt - Regensburg; 7 Peenemunde; 8 Second Schweinfurt; 9 Gaol Busters; 10 Berlin; 11 Master Bomber; 12 Night Battle Over France; 13 D-Day; 14 Frantic; 15 Russian Support; 16 Tirpitz; 17 Bombing the Bulge; Index.