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Author Dorr, Robert F.

Title Fighting Hitler's jets : the extraordinary story of the American airmen who beat the Luftwaffe and defeated Nazi Germany / Robert F. Dorr.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.544943 D737 2013    ---  Available
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Description 298 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index.
Summary "Fighting Hitler's Jets brings together in a single, character-driven narrative two groups of men at war: on one side, American fighter pilots and others who battled the secret "wonder weapons" with which Adolf Hitler hoped to turn the tide; on the other, the German scientists, engineers, and pilots who created and used these machines of war on the cutting edge of technology. Written by Robert F. Dorr, renowned author of Zenith Press titles Hell Hawks!, Mission to Berlin, and Mission to Tokyo, the story begins with a display of high-tech secret weapons arranged for Hitler at a time when Germany still had prospects of winning the war. It concludes with Berlin in rubble and the Allies seeking German technology in order to jumpstart their own jet-powered aviation programs. Along the way, Dorr expertly describes the battles in the sky over the Third Reich that made it possible for the Allies to mount the D-Day invasion and advance toward Berlin. Finally, the book addresses both facts and speculation about German weaponry and leaders, including conspiracy theorists' view that Hitler escaped in a secret aircraft at the war's end. Where history and controversy collide with riveting narrative, Fighting Hitler's Jets furthers a repertoire that comprises some of the United States' most exceptional military writing. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The story of the secret "wonder weapons" with which Adolf Hitler hoped to turn the tide of World War II, told both from the perspectives of the American fighter pilots and from that of the German scientists, engineers, and pilots who created and used these cutting-edge weapons"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: One.The Air Show, November 26, 1943 -- Two."What's a Pearl Harbor?" -- Three.Wonder Weapons -- Four.Twin-Engine Fighters -- Five.Wonder Weapons; Part II -- Six.Mustang Unleashed -- Seven.Rocket Science -- Eight.The Jet Plane Boogie -- Nine.Mustang Men -- Ten.The Underground Airplane -- Eleven.Natter -- Twelve.P-80 -- Thirteen.Arado Ar 234 -- Fourteen.Marauder Man -- Fifteen.Dogfights -- Sixteen.Supersonic Speed and Super Science -- Seventeen.The Air Show, Part II.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.
Messerschmitt 262 (Jet fighter plane)
Jet planes, Military -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Jet planes, Military. (OCoLC)fst00982449
Messerschmitt 262 (Jet fighter plane) (OCoLC)fst01758752
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Military operations, Aerial -- German. (OCoLC)fst01710214
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780760343982 (hardback)
0760343985 (hardback)

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