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DOUBLE STRIKE: THE EPIC AIR RAIDS ON REGENSBURG/SCHWEINFURT, AUGUST 17, 1943

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Pages: 272

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Publisher: Date:1974 - DOUBLEDAY & CO

By: EDWARD JABLONSKI

THE STORY OF ONE OF THE COSTLIEST AND BLOODIEST AIR BATTLES OF WORLD WAR II: THE JOINT ATTACK BY HEAVY BOMBERS OF THE US EIGHTH AIR FORCE FLYING THE DEEPEST PENETRATION YET MADE INTO THE GERMAN HEARTLAND. THE TARGETS WERE THE CRITICAL MANUFACTURING CITIES OF REGENSBURG AND SCHWEINFURT, BOTH TO BE STRUCK TOGETHER. THE MISSIONS DID NOT GO AS PLANNED AND THE USAAF LOST OVER 60 AIRCRAFT AND 600 MEN KILLED, WOUNDED OR CAPTURED. iT WAS A LOSS THAT ALMOST ENDED THE US STRATEGIC BOMBING CAMPAIGN.  


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