One of the main strategies of the USAAF was to support the Royal Air Force of England in the bombing of Germany. To succeed in these bombings American pilots flew bombers such as the B-24 Liberator, The B-25 Mitchell, and the B-29 Superfortress. Other planes that were also used include the P-51 Mustang, the P-38 Lightning, the P-40 Warhawk, and the F4U Corsair. But the most famous type plane and the favorite of pilots was the B-17 Flying Fortress, designed and built by Boeing. The B-17 was used in daylight precision bombing, and was the other half of England’s Nighttime bombing, otherwise known and Operation Pointblank.
Strategic Bombing WW2 During WW2, the Allied and Axis powers each used strategic bombing to try and defeat their enemy economically. Both bombed factories where military weapons where being made to slow down their enemy. Also being bombed where military forces, railways, harbors, cities, civillians, and industrial areas. They did this to try and break down their enemys will to fight, to try and lower their morale and help shorten the war. My opinion on this argument is that there should be no civillians killed by bombs unless it was accidental.
The Battle of Britain History Paper The Battle of Britain was a battle between the German air force, the Luftwaffe, and the British air force, the Royal Air Force (RAF). This battle took place over the skies of the United Kingdom in the summer and autumn of 1940. In order for Hitler to execute “Operation Sealion”, a planned invasion, successfully, he had to get rid of the British air force fearing that they will stop the operation if he tried to execute it. The first attack occurred in the August of 1940. Hitler decided to bomb the British airfields and then eventually cities.
From just knives and swords to nuclear weapons and missiles, weapons have evolved throughout the years. From just guns, bombs, and gas from World War 1, the weapon technology had upgraded tremendously in World War 2. World war 2 began in 1939 when the German armies decided to invade Poland and cause Britain and France to declare war on Germany after Hitler refused to abort his invasions on Poland. During the war the United Stated decided to help defeat Hitler by bringing their new weapon technology such as ammunition. One example of the new weapon was the long-range rocket and improved rifles to shoot at a farther distance.
The Battle of Cantigny The battle of Cantigny was a battle between the U.S. 1st division and the German 82nd Reserve Division. It only lasted for two days (May 28-30, 1918), but it was still a very important battle for the U.S. troops. It was the first U.S. offensive and victory made by the AEF, or the American Expeditionary Forces. The battle started when the division was ordered to take over Cantigny, a village in France, North of Paris, near Man Didier in the Somme Region, to test its offensive capabilities. The Americans suffered weeks of heavy artillery and gas from the Germans.
In 1941 it defeated the Yugoslav and Greek armies, but did not have the needed weapons for mobile warfare. In 1941 it also defeated the huge Russian army all the way to Moscow, but because of the logistic neglect it was defeated by Russia's endless size and extreme weather, (2world). This demonstrates the strength of the German military mainly through the fact that the Germans were the first to use this effective style of warfare. It validates how the Germans could hit hard, and fast making the use of
As a military target, Dresden was the only major city not bombed due to it’s location deep inside the heart of Saxony. Dresden was the seventh largest city in Germany at the start of the war. Dresden had six hundred forty-two thousand residents. It was also the historic capital of the state of Saxony. It wasn't until Allied Forces had fighter aircraft capable of flying deep into Germany that they were able to bomb Dresden.
The success of Hitler and the Axis powers during the first two years of the war, 1939-1941, was impaired due to poor, irrational planning, postponements, overconfidence, and the growing forces of the Allied powers, as exemplified in the Battle of Britain, the Invasion of the Soviet Union, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. In the spring of 1940, Hitler swept through the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium and was then able to successfully invade France with his blitzkrieg war tactics and ability to split up the French and British armies. By swiftly moving south and west, the Germans were able to trap the British army at Dunkirk, then entering and invading France in June of 1940. The British now stood alone and awaited the attack of Germany. Though the odds and numbers were against the British, it was the unorganized planning and overconfidence that led to the British army to ultimately win the battle against Germany.
Aircraft Carriers and World War Two World War One had resulted in more innovations in naval technology, including the invention of the aircraft carrier. At the time, its inventors, the British, did not see the aircraft carrier as anything more than a scout for the queen of the seas at the time, the battleship. However, they did not foresee that within 30 years, the aircraft carrier would have helped win the greatest conflict in human history, World War Two. During the short period of peace between the two world wars, three nations, Japan, Great Britain, and the United States, would continue to experiment with the aircraft carriers. The future Allied nations, Great Britain and the United States, made the most progress in aircraft carrier innovation.
World War II is synonymous with the Holocaust because they both began with the same person: Adolf Hitler. He wanted more land for the Nazi party, and used the Versailles Treaty as an excuse to do so. Rather than argue with him, Great Britain and France attempted to sidestep another potential war by giving him more land. Later on he staged an attack, allowing him to invade Poland to gain more land. The next morning, September 1, 1939 began the Blitzkrieg, in which methods were used to quickly invade and take over Poland.