By Steven J. Zaloga
Osprey's exam of Operation Pointblank, which was the code identify for the U.S. military Air Force's try to wreck German fighter strength by utilizing sunlight strategic bombing earlier than the D-Day landings of global warfare II (1939-1945). introduced in 1943, the operation instantly met with critical difficulties, such a lot particularly the terrible attrition skilled by means of the U.S. bomber forces. in spite of the fact that, with the arriving of the P-51 Mustang, the U.S. used to be in a position to equip the combatants to fly on long-range-bomber escort missions and take the struggle to the Luftwaffe within the skies over Germany. This ebook examines the full operation from either the Allied and the German views, protecting all of the major judgements and technological options made by means of each side during this epic struggle.
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As before, 7. Jagddivision in central-southern Germany remained autonomous from I Jagdkorps, which complicated fighter control once US bombers began to penetrate deeper into central and southern Germany in 1944. As part of the reforms, the Nachtjagdraumführer system gave way to a Jagdabschnittsführer (Fighter Sector Director) system, marking the switch to all-day radar and GCI coverage. Complaints by fighter commanders about delays in the transfer of radar information led to a transfer of the command of the Luftnachrichten (air surveillance) regiments controlling the radars from the corps headquarters in Zeist to the regional Jagddivision headquarters.
D. DORNIER W. Wismar-Aldorf 21 SIEBEL Halle 22 WAGGONFABRIK Gotha 23 WESER Bremen 24 WESER Nordenham / Elnswarden 0 0 Pre-war plant German airframe-assembly plants, 1944 53 A critical ingredient in the escort-fighter dilemma was the production of pressurized drop tanks suitable for use at high altitudes. This P-51D of the 361st Fighter Group is seen with two of the standard 75 gallon tanks below its wings. (NARA) In response to the Casablanca Directive, the RAF and USAAF drew up plans for the Combined Bomber Offensive in April 1943, which were formally released on June 10, 1943.
Flak Brigade Wismar Oberst Ernst Martin 15. Flak Brigade Hanover Oberst Oskar Krämer Luftgaukommando XII Wiesbaden General der Flak Fritz Heilingbrunner 21. Flak Division Darmstadt Generalleutnant Kurt Stüdemann 21. Flak Brigade Nuremburg Oberst Hans Jürgens Luftgaukommando XVII Vienna General der Flieger Dörstling 24. Flak Division Vienna Generalmajor Fritz Grieshammer *Does not include the ﬁghter and ﬂak units of Luftﬂotte 3 headquartered in Paris with the 4. and 5. Jagddivisionen The Reich defense force continued to expand through 1943, though hardly enough to keep pace with Allied growth.