German Air Force, Air Force, Assault discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio
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And now here's the summer of air action in the invasion. Ten thousand tons of bombs cleared the way for the allied on it, and the attacking planes swept through the French skies. Only fifty German planes rose to oppose them. Allied aircraft rule disguise not only over the invasion beaches, but also far inland. The first official reports of the greatest operation of the war that the allies made seven, thousand, five, hundred, thirty between midnight and eight am. In parliament. Prime Minister Churchill said that and I'm not of the eleven. THOUSAND FIRST LINE planes sustain the assault. The. Seven thousand five hundred saw between midnight and eight, a m did not take into account, the hail of bombs, rockets and bullets that crash down upon the French coast and the always following. During the period covered by the report, more than one thousand British heavy bombers filled the night with Sunday. At dawn the American eighth, Air Force's another fleet of more than a thousand heavy into the air, more than five hundred medium bombers, hundreds of British and American fighters were out during the same period. In. The Light of Rock Marshall Gatherings author of the day in which he instructed. The German Air Force to repel invasion, even if the parishes. That were only two explanations why the German Air Force did not put up a fight on D day. One was that the enemy was caught flat-footed without enough planes in France to fight effectively, although it was estimated that the German air. Force had one thousand seven hundred fifty fighters, and about five hundred bombers in the west to meet the allied thrust. The other was that the Nazi pilots were afraid to fly, and whether braved by the allied an-and. Supreme Headquarters Allied. Expeditionary Force described the weather as very bad for flying. That would brief thunderstorms over the channel and clouds, five thousand feet six in some places. Then more than one thousand American liberators and flying fortresses took up where the rif heavies left off unloading possibly another three thousand tons of explosives on gun, emplacements and other defensive work. And its first report. On General Era Activities. The. German opposition was described as light. After a night of heavy air, bombardment, and incessant attacks against the invasion, coast, and effective covered for our troops and naval forces was maintained throughout the morning headquarters said. Our opposition as so far I've been like. The tax again shortly before midnight, when well over a thousand heavy bombers of the RAF bomber command opened up on the German coastal defences. During the night, troop carriers and gliders of the US Nine Air Force and the RAF flew paratroop airborne infantry into the zone of operations, I light bombers of the second tactical air force, attacked road and rail, junctions and bridges. At daybreak more than a thousand heavy bombers of the US eight thefourthway waves of us. Force medium bombers took up the bombardment of gun emplacements and defensive works in support of the landing operations. fighter-bombers made repeated attacks during the morning on gun, batteries and communications in behind the assault front. Fighters of been out in large numbers, supporting the heavy bombers in covering the land and seas operations. There were so many allied aircraft in the added. You almost had to put your hand out. Turn said Lieutenant Colonel. Frank Para Go. Of New York. More than three hundred fifty marauders made repeated dashes across the channel and blasted a wide strip of the coastline and the zone of operations, encountering icing conditions that forced many to fly below the normal medium altitude bombing at levels so low that concussions rock the planes. twin-engined lightnings patrol the skies continuously guarding fleet of naval crafts landing boats from an aerial attack which did not materialize. Thunderbolts flew protective umbrella for troops moving into the complement. Other forty seven fighter bombers attacked railroad and highway bridges, road, bottlenecks, coastal batteries and the invasion zone, some descended dude treetop, level and strafed German troops, moving by trucks to defense of the beaches. That will literally hundreds their the targets, including airfields, anti-aircraft towers and gun emplacements. Every plane in the big fleet of c forty seven that flew the first troops and equipment on the continent for painted with broad zebra, liked blue and white stripes and.