By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
American Raiders: The Race to trap the Luftwaffe’s secrets and techniques КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The collage Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Wolfgang W. E. SamuelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 513ISBN: 1-57806-649-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,33 mbAmerican Raiders offers a glimpse of the advanced tale of the disarmament of the Luftwaffe after its defeat within the spring and the exploitation of its aeronautical secrets and techniques. Disarmament and exploitation have been exceedingly separate acts done by means of specific organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan below which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe was once applied used to be Operation Eclipse. Eclipse took over the place Overlord left off, Overlord having been the plan which supplied for the invasion of Europe as much as the defeat of the enemy, whereas Eclipse coated the disarmament and everlasting army neutralization of Nazi Germany. For American airmen tasked to take advantage of the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, course, and suggestion of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and through doing so ensured each one other’s luck. even though the method because it spread out was once whatever yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective projects past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five
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Mike Dugan, still in the plunging nose section, climbed out as the nose dove toward the ground, and parachuted to safety. Cooper and Taub never had a chance. I think about them every day, every day of my life. If I hadn’t tried to talk Taub into going on, maybe . . “After a painful landing I evaded capture for a couple of days, eventually ending up at Stalag Luft I near the former resort town of Barth on the Baltic Sea, a sprawling, ugly camp, holding nine thousand British and American airmen.
2 THE GERMAN JETS The Luftwaffe entered war in equipped with first-line fighter aircraft as good as any flying anywhere else in the world. Hitler, however, subscribed to a short war scenario in which each attack against a newly chosen enemy would be overwhelming and brief. In such a scenario there seemed to be little reason to pursue technological innovation— no need for jet fighters, proximity fuzes, or radar. The groundbreaking advances in aviation and related technologies by Germany’s engineers and scientists were largely ignored by its political leadership during the heady days of victory in the early forties.
Colonel Raymond E. Toliver described Galland’s actions to save his own life when his Me- was damaged on April , , days before war’s end. “His stricken Me- was still flying, and he did not want to risk parachuting and landing as a corpse. ” Chuck Yeager wrote, “Early in my tour, I heard that one of the guys had seen a strafe an American bomber crew in their chutes. I thought it was bad practice in every way. Both sides at least gave lip service to a gentleman’s agreement not to do it.
American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s Secrets by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel