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The Resource The pointblank directive : three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day, L. Douglas Keeney

The pointblank directive : three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day, L. Douglas Keeney

Label
The pointblank directive : three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day
Title
The pointblank directive
Title remainder
three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day
Statement of responsibility
L. Douglas Keeney
Title variation
Point blank directive
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After a year of unremarkable bombing against Germany aircraft industry, and with just five months to go until D-Day, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, commander of the United States Army Air Forces placed his lifelong friend General Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz in command of the strategic bombing forces in Europe and gave his protégé, General James "Jimmy" Doolittle command of the Eighth Air Force in England. For these fellow aviation pioneers and air war strategists, he had but one set of orders: Sweep the skies clean of the Luftwaffe by June 1944. Spaatz and Doolittle couldn't do that, but they could do what Arnold really wanted: Clear the skies sufficiently to gain air superiority over the D-Day beaches. The plan was called Pointblank. In The Pointblank Directive, L. Douglass Keeney carefully reconstructs the events in the air war that led up to D-Day while painting an in-depth portrait of the lives and times of these aviation pioneers
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keeney, L. Douglas
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Normandy (France)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The pointblank directive : three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day, L. Douglas Keeney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-263) and index
Contents
Airmen -- Autumn 1943 -- Pointblank -- Weather -- Spaatz -- Anywhere -- The clock ticks -- Formation -- Exhaustion -- Locusts -- Flak Boys -- Berlin -- April -- Invasion -- Secret weapons -- War plan -- Combat -- Dicing with the Devil -- May 1944 -- Deception -- June 1944 -- D-Day -- D+1
Control code
17627539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849089333
Isbn Type
(hc. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012474259
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn820719817
Label
The pointblank directive : three generals and the untold story of the daring plan that saved D-day, L. Douglas Keeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-263) and index
Contents
Airmen -- Autumn 1943 -- Pointblank -- Weather -- Spaatz -- Anywhere -- The clock ticks -- Formation -- Exhaustion -- Locusts -- Flak Boys -- Berlin -- April -- Invasion -- Secret weapons -- War plan -- Combat -- Dicing with the Devil -- May 1944 -- Deception -- June 1944 -- D-Day -- D+1
Control code
17627539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
272 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781849089333
Isbn Type
(hc. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012474259
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn820719817

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