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Author Shores, Christopher F., author.

Title A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 [electronic resource] : Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943 / Christopher F Shores.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Grub Street Publishing, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (736 pages)
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Summary The third volume in the epic military aviation series focuses on the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II. This work of WWII history takes us to November 1942 to explain the background of the first major Anglo-American venture: Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Describing the fratricidal combat that followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria, it then considers the unsuccessful efforts to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein. The six months of hard fighting that followed, as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are recounted in detail. The continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Also covered are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX, and the B-17 Flying Fortressand of the much-feared Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet are frequently overlooked by historians. Here, the air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights, and the growing day and night bomber offensives are examined in detail.
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Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Guest, Russell, author.
Olynyk, Frank, author.
Bock, Winfried, author.
Massimello, Giovanni, author.
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Other Form: Print version: Shores, Christopher F. History of the Mediterranean air war, 1940-1945. London : Grub Street, [2012]z9781908117076 (vol. 1) (DLC)2014453541
ISBN 9781910690673 (epub)
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