Friday, August 2, 2013

AIR WAR OVER GERMANY

During World War II, American bombers dropped 1,463,423 tons of munitions on German cities and military installations during 74,818 sorties. Such duty was extremely hazardous; 9,949 American bombers and 79,265 American military personnel were casualties of the air war over Germany.

Abbreviations include:

Library branches:

BU: Buder Branch
CP: Carpenter Branch
MA: Machacek Branch
SC: Schlafly Branch

Central Library locations:

CE: Central Express
HG: History, Geography, & Travel Room
ST: Stacks

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 940.544973 [most locations]

Freeman, Gregory A. The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys: Courage, Tragedy, and Justice in World War II. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. HG,CE, SC—940.5405

Grayling, A C. Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan. New York: Walker & Co, 2006. HG—940.544973

Kennedy, Paul M. Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War. New York: Random House, 2013. HG, CE,BU,CP,MA,SC—940.54

Makos, Adam, and Larry Alexander. A Higher Call. New York: Berkley Books, 2013. CP,MA—940.5440922

Middlebrook, Martin. The Battle of Hamburg: Allied Bomber Forces against a German City in 1943. New York: Scribner, 1981. ST—940.5421

Mrazek, Robert J. To Kingdom Come: An Epic Saga of Survival in the Air War over Germany. New York: NAL Caliber, 2011. HG,CE, BU, SC—940.5421347

Neillands, Robin. The Bomber War: The Allied Air Offensive against Nazi Germany. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2001. ST—940.544941

Nichol, John, and Tony Rennell. Tail-end Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944-45. New York: T. Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2006. ST—940.544941

Nossack, Hans E, and Joel Agee. The End: Hamburg 1943. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. ST,BU—940.421351

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