CAMPBELL HIST 310 - MH-17: Victory in Europe (42 pages)

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MH-17: Victory in Europe

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Campbell University
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Hist 310 - American Military Experience

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MH 17 Victory in Europe 1 Victory In Europe Strategic Overview Germany s Leadership army s quality quantity decline Logistics re supply almost non existent By contrast Allied capability tactical Ops skills rise Quantity in all areas even more superior Logistics resources industrial capacity unmatched Overall cumulative impact wear Germans down Air War during 1944 Feb May Allied victory Allies forcefully defeat Luftwaffe Achieve air superiority interdict German Logistics At the same time Allied air protects its Logistics 2 Allied Advances Strategic Overview Sea Control established in addition to air superiority Amphibious landing at Normandy successful Infantry advance once established unstoppable Break out from beachhead soon followed Logistic re supply uninterrupted Air Navy protect Intel collect analysis deception superior exploited Joint combined military coordination much improved Especially between Anglo American forces Although rivalries continue to exists example East West advance on Both fronts Squeeze Germany ever more in the middle Actual penetration of Germany s borders approaching June 44 Russians cross into greater Germany from the East March 45 Western Allies cross the Rhine 3 Air War US Defeat of Luftwaffe 1943 44 British Bomber Command attacks on Berlin Encounter much difficulty suffer high casualties US 8th 15th Air Force attack deep inside Germany Fighter escort provided by long range P 51s US target focus of raids FebMay 44 German Aircraft industry Battle of attrition ensues Both sides suffer high causalities 4 Results of Strategic Bombing Raids Raids fail to achieve objective Stop Germany s fighter product German fighter production actually increases But quality of fighter declines Also forced to close other A C production lines German Air Defense Night Fighters weakens Suffer high casualties Defense becomes unsustainable By May 44 US owned the sky over Germany at night 5 Air Support for Operation Overlord Battlefield preparation By April



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