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AIR WAR EUROPA: Chronology by Eric Hammel -- Follow the great Amerian aerial crusade of World War II over North Africa and Europe. This exhaustive chronology sheds a fascinating light on the course of Americas air war against Germany and her Axis partners. * The Air War Europa Chronology is a day-by-day accounting of all the major combatmissions undertaken by United States Army Air Forces and United States Navy aviation units in the European, Mediterranean, and North African theaters of operations in WorldWar II. * A special introductory narrative explains the crucial evolution of fighter tactics over western Europeand how it led to the inexorable defeat of Hitlers vaunted Luftwaffe. * All U.S. Army Air Forces theater fighter aces are coveredincluding unit affiliation,date and time ace status was attained, and date and time of highest victory tally (over ten). * Information pertaining to the arrival, activation, transfer, departure, and decommissioning of air commands, combat units, and special units. Comings and goings of the commanders of major aviation units are also covered. * Provides a rich contextual framework pertaining to related ground campaigns; international and high-command conferences and decisions influencing air strategies and campaigns; and breakthroughs in the development of special techniques and equipment, such as the evolution of the role of escorts and the strategically crucial introduction of fighter auxiliary fuel tanks. * Bibliography, guide to abbreviations, maps, and two indexes. -- Eric Hammel is the author of more than forty-fve military history books, including Pacifica Military Historys Air War Pacific Chronology; Fire In the Streets; Six Days in June; Aces Against Japan, and Guadalcanal: Starvation Island.

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