American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

American Raiders: The Race to trap the Luftwaffe’s secrets and techniques КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The college Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Wolfgang W. E. SamuelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 513ISBN: 1-57806-649-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,33 mbAmerican Raiders presents a glimpse of the advanced tale of the disarmament of the Luftwaffe after its defeat within the spring and the exploitation of its aeronautical secrets and techniques. Disarmament and exploitation have been exceptionally separate acts performed by way of targeted organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan lower than which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe used to be applied used to be Operation Eclipse. Eclipse took over the place Overlord left off, Overlord having been the plan which supplied for the invasion of Europe as much as the defeat of the enemy, whereas Eclipse coated the disarmament and everlasting army neutralization of Nazi Germany. For American airmen tasked to take advantage of the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, course, and inspiration of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and via doing so ensured each one other’s luck. even though the method because it opened up used to be whatever yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective projects past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five

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It was necessary then to give the newly assembled aircraft a one-time operational flight check before turning it over to a combat unit. That’s what Hans Fay was tasked to do on the last day of March The German Jets in . Instead, Fay headed his brand-new jet fighter northwest, toward Rhein-Main airport, on the fringes of Frankfurt, a field he was thoroughly familiar with and which was only a few minutes’ flying time from Hessenthal. Fay never raised his landing gear, a universally understood gesture of surrender, and, staying at treetop level, made his way to Rhein-Main without incident.

It made a diving turn to the left in [ 31 ] [ 32 ] Jet Encounters The stubby-winged P- fighter, dubbed the Jug, was a rugged airplane, handling much of the close air support in the ETO. This one, named Pick, was flown by Lieutenant Roy Brown of the 86th Fighter Group, st TAF (Provisional). (RB) a south-westerly direction. At about , feet it made a climbing turn of  degrees right and headed full throttle toward the Zuider Zee in a northerly direction just above the cloud layer. At that time, if the enemy pilot had gone into the cloud undercast, he undoubtedly could have evaded our fighters.

When we got back he got everybody in the debriefing room and said, ‘OK, I know some of you probably think I’m an SOB because I killed a man in a chute. ’ And he enumerated them. ‘And what Jet Encounters would happen if he got back? Some of us, including you, are not going to outlast the war. It’s just that simple. So think what you want, that’s why I did it. ’ Of course nobody said a word. But he was right. ” The act of shooting a jet pilot in his chute was not all that unusual, although it was distasteful to many airmen.

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