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Author McFarland, Stephen Lee, 1950-
Title To command the sky : the battle for air superiority over Germany, 1942-1944 / Stephen L. McFarland and Wesley Phillips Newton.
Imprint Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2002?]

Author McFarland, Stephen Lee, 1950-
Series Smithsonian history of aviation and spaceflight series.
Smithsonian history of aviation and spaceflight series.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
Alt Name Newton, Wesley Phillips.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 328 pages) : illustrations, map.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-316) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface to the Paperback Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Challenge; 2. Training to Destroy; 3. Trial and Error-Early Operations; 4. To the Brink-The Fall Crisis; 5. Transition to Air Superiority-Big Week; 6. Berlin, the Strategic Fighter Campaign, and Control of the Air; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Selected Bibliography; Credit Lines; Index.
Summary To Command the Sky is a scholarly record of the fight for domination of the skies over western Europe during World War II. It also explains the technical details of the tactics used to defeat the Luftwaffe. This book is important for serious students of World War II or military aviation.
ISBN 9780817382902 (electronic bk.)
0817382909 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 426933778
Additional Format Print version: McFarland, Stephen Lee, 1950- To command the sky. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2002?] 1588340449 9781588340443 (OCoLC)54450770.

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