Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich #(2021)
- Title: Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich
- Author: Robert F. Dorr
- ISBN: 9780760345931
- Page: 373
- Format: Paperback
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Robert F Dorr s Mission to Berlin documents the mission that took place on February 3, 1945 to bomb Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany The author does a very skilful job of telling the stories of the men who flew on it He shares the incredible story of American fearlessness in the last months of World War II The size of the air battle challenges our belief as in excess of 1,000 bombers and multiple hundreds of fighter aircraft originating from Allied bases journey to the heart of Nazi Germany Y [...]
It is difficult for me to dislike any book written about WWII or the 1930s 1940s I m not certain why that is, maybe because my mom used to talk about those years a lot, or maybe because of the classic movies I loved so much as a kid Once I sit down with a book about this era I simply cannot stop reading, especially those books that relate personal reminisces of those living through the events.Robert Dorr makes excellent use of historical records and personal stories to relate the story of one bo [...]
I very rarely rate a book two stars but the rating is generous for Mission to Berlin The book is so poorly organized and written that it is nearly unreadable I am honestly shocked to see the positive reviews it has received.Ostensibly the book is about the major bombing raid conducted to Berlin on February 3, 1945 While Door does cover the raid there is no clear order in which he does so He intersperses stories at random lending no clear flow to his narrative It is almost as if he interviewed a [...]
On February 23, 1945, the Eighth Air Force launched an unprecedented mission, with than 1,000 B 17 Flying Fortress bombers attacking the very heart of Nazi Germany, Berlin This mission would be the largest number of bombers to ever attack a single target on a single mission, and it marked a shift in US bombing strategy, from targeted attacks on precision military targets, to general attacks on city centers This mission forms the narrative core of this book, told largely through the accounts of [...]
Well worth the time to read The United States in joint command with England s Royal Air Force massive air attacks that finally brought down Hitler s Third Reich Courageous and heroic, knowing they may not be coming back Duty meant all 43,742 within a three year time frame did not return.One point I d like to make is the Author should had researched the other side as most things written into History are done so by the Victors Dresden was Fire Bombed well before his claim the first time incendiary [...]
I was lucky enough to have won this in the giveaways.Very interesting book I have ZERO interest in planes or I thought I did This book is so well written that I have become interested The back and forth style was a little tough at first but I see the logic behind it If it were told sequentially, you would forget who the characters were by the time we got to their relevant role in the battle because you are dealing with thousands of names There were so many things I did not know or even think abo [...]
I received a free copy of this book through a Good Reads First Read giveaway Thanks Being that today is the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I thought it might be rather apropos to go ahead and post this review today.This book is not only brimming with all sorts of interesting facts as the narrative moves along, it was also very interesting for me, the Granddaughter of a WWII Naval veteran I grew up on the stories about the war in the Atlantic Theater proud to say that my Grandpa [...]
Excellent book on the bombing missions that struck the heart of the Third Reich during World War II Berlin Some other German cities were bombed as well The book contains individual stories of those who participated in those bombing missions It also describes the bombers used and the history of the bombers and fighters The U.S bombers were the B 17 Flying Fortress and the B 24 Liberator The U.S fighter planes used were the P 47 Thunderbolt and the P 51 Mustang.
A good, solid book that intersperses a narrative of a single bombing mission to Berlin with a telling of the larger history of the daylight bombing campaign over Europe The significance of the particular mission, February 3 1945, is that it was the first Eighth AF daylight mission that wasn t targeted at a specific military industrial target, but rather at central Berlin in general In other words, it was a daylight area bombing mission of a city center.
i like the way this book was written it does not just tell about the mission it tells about early in the war and the making of the b 17 and how they changed how they used it in war my favorite part of this book would have to be some of the personal stories that are in the book because it gives you a kind of feeling that you can almost feel what they felt when they were on a mission.
I won this book from giveaways The book was overall pretty decent and it had some interesting information I had never really heard of from my history classes in high school and college Although this book would be better suited for someone who loves history, I was grateful for the chance to read it.
I m only a few chapters into this book but one of the first things that impressed me is that the author begins in exactly the right place, with the 3 a.m call for a mission briefing That s the way it was for the kids that fought as part of the 8th Air Force in World War II, and as a writer myself, I like a good strong start.
An interesting look at the air war during WWII Great for history buffs and those interested in warfare.
This is a wonderful book, the crews of the B 17s and the B 24s sent into Germany come to life in this true story of the US bombing mission over Berlin This book is a must read
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