By Douglas C. Dildy
On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try and safe the important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her warfare undefined. This attack, Operation Weserübung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the heritage of war, and was once the one such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished through the 3 providers of the Wehrmacht. It additionally integrated using the rarest of German armoured cars, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This e-book describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade of global battle II (1939-1945) that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British major Minister, but additionally observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a struggling with strength, because it was once lowered to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as trade raiders.
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We dove on him and he started to belly in. ' Storch and future six-kill ace Schimanski shared the credit for shooting down this fighter. Capt John England was leading the 362nd FS when he spotted a single Bf 109 below him. He explained what happened next; 'I immediately dove toward him. The enemy pilot then saw me and started a break into me, and was headed for a large aerodrome. I was travelling at approximately 400 mph and made a very tight turn into him and closed to about 500 yards. I placed the enemy aircraft properly within my K-14 gunsight and squeezed the trigger.
Bud' Anderson was leading the 363rd, and he reported later; 'We had been "ess-ing" slowly in front of the bombers for around half-an-hour when I saw three Me 109s at "one o'clock low". I picked the leader and dove down from dead astern. I had a perfect closing speed so I waited until I was about 250 yards away and fired until about 100 yards, getting very good hits. Pieces flew off and his coolant sprayed out, coating my windshield and part of my bubble canopy. ' Bochkay's Green Flight had been providing top cover, and he saw the Bf 109 crash.
He flipped over and went straight down. ' Groundcrewmen help Lt 'Chuck' Yeager strap into his second Mustang, P-51D-5 44-13897 GLAMOROUS GLEN II, at Leiston in July 1944. Yeager's flight status was in doubt at this time following his shooting down over France in March 1944 and subsequent evasion back to the UK. This bureaucratic limbo even cost Yeager a kill when he downed a Ju 88 in this aircraft on 5 July before he was cleared to resume combat. 25 victories, was given credit for the Ju 88 (Olmsted via Roeder) Lts Robert Shaw and Gerald Tyler of the 364th FS also claimed single Fw 190 kills to take the group's victory tally for the day to four.