Accession Number : ADA328914

Title :   The Luftwaffe and Its War of Attrition,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Priest, Patricia L.

PDF Url : ADA328914

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Over the years, the United States Air Force takes much credit for bringing World War II to closure. The strategic bomber, eventually along with long range fighter, was put in the skies over Germany to gain air superiority and to disrupt the war making abilities of Germany and, in particular, the Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe had to be neutralized before the invasion of Normandy could take place. Granted this was a necessary step. However, the Luftwaffe had already lost its fighting ability and the war through poor strategy and judgment long before the strategic bomber and the long range fighter could become factors in the war.

Descriptors :   *ATTRITION, *JET BOMBERS, *STRATEGIC BOMBING, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES, SKILLS, LONG RANGE(TIME), LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), JET FIGHTERS, GERMANY, SKY, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), WAR POTENTIAL, SECOND WORLD WAR.

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE