Maximum Effort: Prelude to Invasion
For much of WWII, the German Luftwaffe was virtually indestructible, churning out planes at a rate of one every quarter-hour. By 1944, the Allies turned the tide. The 'Big Week' kicked off on February 20, 1944.
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