We’ve read two great books by James Holland on critical naval and land operations of World War II, and we’re back to an airpower theme with Big Week. During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week,” and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.
Moderated by John Campbell, whose father was a B-17 pilot and POW.
This will be a hybrid meeting: live but with a Zoom feed.
Live meeting: Prestonwood Creek CC, 15909 Preston Rd, Dallas TX
Zoom webcast: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82219003392 or
The physical meeting room and Zoom room will open at 7:45; discussion begins at 8 am. Continental breakfast is provided; however, a $10 donation is encouraged to offset increased costs.
We need RSVPs by June 6, to Robert Epstein at Macabee1948@gmail.com
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Up and coming Military Book Review Dates