Audio, World War II
A World War II veteran recounts the destructive power of the German anti-aircraft weapon, Flak.
The p-51 fighter was able to accompany the bombers on long distance missions deep into Germany. They effectively shot down attacking messerschmidts and thereby reduced the toll of downed allied bombers.Previously there was no fighter escorts accompanying the bombers. The aircrews were desperate for protection. The p-51’s also attached ground installations, airfields, railroads and anti aircraft batteries. further sparing the bombers. The German air defense system was fierce ;the p-51 came into action just in the nick of time.in mid late 1944.
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