By Chris Ellis
The hot Spearhead sequence seems on the leading edge of warfare, facing devices able to working independently within the leading edge of conflict. Covers the unit's origins and heritage, business enterprise and order of conflict, conflict background theatre via theatre, insignia and markings. Vol. three is at the German seventh Flieger department.
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The admirals, both in Washington and London, were propounding that the airplanes under construction for the Eighth Air Force should go to the Pacific, that Harris’s bombers should concentrate on U-boats, and that the H2S radars his navigators sorely needed should instead be fitted in the anti-submarine patrol planes of Coastal Command. Another, if lesser, problem was that not everyone in Britain supported Harris’s campaign. Harris’s aircrews stood high in the public’s affection and esteem, perhaps not quite so high as the fighter pilots had while the Battle of Britain was being fought above their homes, but high enough to ensure the bomber boys a welcome when they spent an evening in the “local” or a leave in town.
So we’ll bring the bombs home and try another day,” had been the American’s reply, but as time went on, Eaker realized that his crews were flying too many noneffective missions. This was a method to which the RAF was well accustomed, and for the purposes of saturation bombing it was adequate. For precision bombing it was not, but that had to be accepted. The round-the-clock policy required sustained attack, and in much of Europe’s winter (and often in summer) you either bombed through cloud or not at all.
On a signal from the tower, the airplanes roll out of the hardstands and, in sequence according to the traffic plan, twist and turn along the perimeter track to the checkered trailer beside the takeoff point. 50 calibre machine-guns, ammunition boxes and, in the distance, the upper portion of the ball turret structure. Army Air Force gunners, prepared by the Operations Analysis Section and the AAF Training Aids Division. Too late now to wish you’d gone on sick call, too late now to wish you hadn’t joined the Air Force; this is why they gave you the rank and silver wings.
7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjager Elite by Chris Ellis