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By Simon Trew

ISBN-10: 075093011X

ISBN-13: 9780750930116

On D-Day, British XXX Corps was once ordered to damage open the German defenses on Gold seashore and increase to catch Bayeux. Its commander, Lieutenant-General G.C. Bucknall, selected the fiftieth (Northumbrian) department, a veteran formation blooded in North Africa, to spearhead the touchdown, supported through forty seven Royal Marine Commando. regardless of bad climatic conditions hampering the deliberate armored help, the assaulting infantry overcame stiff resistance and heavy casualties to hurricane the seashore. via midday Gold seashore was once in complete use as a reception and dispersal web site, with all 4 brigades of fiftieth department ashore and urgent inland. even though Bayeux used to be no longer taken, the defenses in the direction of Arromanches have been speedy cleared, securing the location of the 1st synthetic harbors so very important to the Normandy crusade. the coming of seventh Armoured department (the desolate tract Rats), additionally North Africa veterans, within the days following D-Day consolidated the beachhead within the face of mounting German resistance, atmosphere the scene for extra penetration inland.

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Some of the heaviest blows to the Jagdwaffe were struck by the P-47, with a number ofhigh- Capt Robert S. Johnson of the 51st FS/55th FG gives the camera a wave from the cockpit of his P·470 shortly after he had claimed his 24th and 25th kills (Fw 190s) on April 13, 1944. Johnson scored two more victories flying this aircraft on May 8 to take his final tally to 27 (including nine 8f 109s) one more than ranking US World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker. scoring Experten falling to the guns of the Republic fighter.

Some 830 P-47 Thunderbolts were supplied to the RAF, and they were operated by 16 squadrons almost entirely in the Far East. 5 Sqn's P-47 fighterbombers flew "cab-rank" patrols directed by ground visual control posts. Carrying three 5001b bombs and equipped with heavy machine guns, they created havoc among the Japanese troops and supply lines. Thunderbolts disappeared from the RAF inventory soon after YJ-Day. 76 Early in 1945, the introduction of the P-47N, with its increased internal fuel capacity, enabled the Thunderboh to begin escorting B-29s to targets in the Japane,;;e home islands.

Aces in the ETO, Bf 109 and P-47 74 analysis 72-75 Arado Ar 96: 50, 54 Arnold, Gen "Hap" 44 Avia S-99/S-199 77 Beeson, Capt Duane W. 7,58,59,74 Boeing B-17 Flying Fomess 13, 36, 63 Brown, Maj Quince 24,74 Buhligen, Obstlt Kurt 70,71,74 "Bulge, Battle of the" (1944) 42-43,63 Christensen, Capt Frederick j. 66,74 cockpits: Bf 109G-6 52; P-47D-25 53 Consolidated B-24 Liberaror 13, 36, 36 Curtiss XP-40 8 D-Day landings (1944) 7,39-40,62 Dart Aero Teefl 46 design and development: Bf 109 16, 18-21; P-47 8-10,12-15 Dippel, Hptm Hans-Geor~ 5 Doolittle, Lt Gen James 61 Duncan, Col Glenn E.

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