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Black Thursday:

The Story Of The Schweinfurt Raid

Paperback (304 pages), kindle
At a time when the B-17's flew with little or no fighter escort, and the German Luftwaffe had not yet been all but chased from the sky, the 8th Air Force launched a raid on the ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany. The result is a story that is at once tragic and heroic.

Black Thursday:

In this book, the eminent historian Martin Caidin concentrates on one of the most brutal air battles in history - Schweinfurt.

At a time when the B-17's flew with little or no fighter escort, and the German Luftwaffe had not yet been all but chased from the sky, the 8th Air Force launched a raid on the ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt, Germany. The result is a story that is at once tragic and heroic.

This is a well-researched book, full of first-person accounts of the battle. It reads like a good thriller and leaves the reader with a new respect and appreciation for the brave men on both sides who fought their war five miles above the earth not so many years ago.

Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the air war.

The Schweinfurt Raids...

Related Scanning WWII dates...

  • 17 Aug 43: The 8th Air Force initial raid on Schweinfurt
  • 14 Oct 43: The "Black Thursday" 2nd raid on Schweinfurt

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