The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission
American Raids on 17th August 1943
By (author) Martin Middlebrook
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Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission by Martin Middlebrook
Book Description"Enthralling eye-witness histories."--"John Keegan" . On August 17th, 1943, for the first time, the entire American bomber force based in Britain struck deep in Germany. They targeted the Messerschmitt aircraft factory at Regensburg and the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt...with disastrous results. One in six bombers failed to return and the U.S. Air Force suffered its worst defeat of World War Two. The best-selling author of "The Berlin Raids" and "The Battle of Hamburg" now gives the same meticulous attention to this momentous setback. Working from original documents and personal accounts of survivors (military and civilian) on both sides, he reveals how the events of that fateful day, with its harrowing losses, destroyed any hopes of ending the war quickly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780304353446
(197mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cassell military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Middlebrook
First Day on the Somme, Hardback (April 2016)
The First Day on the Somme covers in depth the most tragic and significant 24 hours of British military history.
Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields, Paperback (April 2016)
Full of useful information and points of interest the book covers not just the WW1 battles but the full span of history.
Bomber Command War Diaries, Paperback (April 2014)
This is a unique record of every RAF Bomber Command raid during WW2. Comprehensive research coupled with graphic commentary make this an invaluable research tool and excellent read.
Firestorm Hamburg, Hardback (November 2012)» View all books by Martin Middlebrook
A comprehensive account of the most controversial Allied bombing offensive of WW2. Written by the foremost military/aviation historian. Superbly researched and objectively written giving all points of view. Loss of life was unprecedented due to the firestorm phenomenon.
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Author Biography - Martin Middlebrook
Following his first book, The First Day on the Somme, Martin Middlebrook has published a series of books on major turning points in the two World Wars ' all classics of military history.
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