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Marauder Bridge Busting
by Victor C. Tannehill

Mr. Tannehill explains in detail the preparation required, the choice of explosive and aircraft maneuvering to successfully take out a bridge and help paralyze Axis lines of supply.

Tragedy on the Mountain
by Paul Schamberger

A B-26 Marauder, "Baby Shoes", suffers a direct hit and three 320th airmen elude capture. Tragically, two of the airmen die, along with an allied South African, in the Swiss Alps. The men are in the “home stretch” to refuge. Was their death a consequence of two Swiss soldiers negligence and ultimately avoidable? Read Paul Schamberger’s in depth analysis and make your own conclusions.
 

 

Blitzkrieg on Pantelleria
by Victor C. Tannehill

In 1943, the Allies launched Operation CORKSCREW, a military operation whose aim was to seize the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria. The intention was to pave the way for an Allied invasion of Sicily and then the Italian mainland, but it turned out to be more than that. By the time CORKSCREW was complete, the operation had become a case study in the devastating uses of airpower and a major milestone.







 




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