The Ijmuiden Power Plant Raids of WWII (World War II) Airpower Misapplied.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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On May 17, 1943, 11 B-26 Marauders of the 322nd Bombardment Group BG took off for a low altitude bombing mission against the Ijmuiden and Haarlem Power Stations in Holland. With the exception of one aborting aircraft, all were shot down in German occupied territory. This study examines the men and machine of the 322nd BG and the events which led to this disastrous mission. Also, an analysis of the US strategy, B-26 tactics, and WWII principles of war were done in order to understand why the raid was a failure.
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics