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The Resource Hell's Angels : the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Jay A. Stout

Hell's Angels : the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Jay A. Stout

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Hell's Angels : the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II
Title
Hell's Angels
Title remainder
the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jay A. Stout
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany's ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished. The Hell's Angels. At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the U.S declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany's industrial and military might were crippled. Because no invasion could happen without air superiority, the first target was the Luftwaffe--the most powerful and battle-hardened air force in the world. To this end, the United States Army Air Forces joined with Great Britain's already-engaged Royal Air Force to launch a strategic air campaign that ultimately brought the Luftwaffe to its knees. One of the standout units of this campaign was the legendary 303rd Bomb Group--Hell's Angels. This is the 303rd's story, as told by the men who made it what it was. Taking their name from their B-17 of the same name, they became one of the most distinguished and important air combat units in history. The dramatic and terrible air battles they fought against Germany changed the course of the war
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.253 303rd
LC item number
.S76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hell's Angels : the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Jay A. Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890011306
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9780425274095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014029582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)890011306
Label
Hell's Angels : the true story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II, Jay A. Stout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890011306
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9780425274095
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014029582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)890011306

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