Masters of the Air – The German Reaction to US Bombing

The German Reaction to US Bombing

What was the German reaction to the bombing by B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator during World War 2? Join me as I explore the reaction of the Luftwaffe from fighter planes, to tactics, anti-aircraft defenses and the bombing itself.

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– Sources –
Boog, Horst (2001), “Strategicher Luftkrieg in Europa und Reichsluftverteidigung 1943-1944“ in Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs and DetlefVogel (Ed.) Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg: Das Deutsche Reich in der Defensive, DVA.

Boog, Horst (1982), Die deutsche Luftwaffenführung 1935-1945, DVA.

German Military Archive; Files: various. Available upon request (e.g. trade/cooperation).

Miller, Donald (2006) Masters of the Air, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.

Westerman, Edward (2001) German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, University of Kansas Press.

– Timecodes –
00:00 – Master of the Air
01:26 – German Fighter Strength
04:24 – Reaction to B-17 Flying Fortress
06:09 – Fighter Tactics
09:03 – FLAK: Anti-Aircraft Defenses
13:06 – Bombing Germany

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Credit to : Military Aviation History

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