The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe

  • by Jay A. Stout
  • Narrated by Paul Woodson
  • 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this dramatic story of World War II, Jay A. Stout describes how the US built an air force of 2.3 million men after starting with 45,000 and defeated the world's best air force. In order to defeat Germany in World War II, the Allies needed to destroy the Third Reich's industry and invade its territory, but before they could effectively do either, they had to defeat the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and experienced pilots protected German industry and would batter any attempted invasion. This difficult task fell largely to the US, which, at the outset, lacked the necessary men, material, and training. Over the ensuing years, thanks to visionary leadership and diligent effort, the US Army Air Force developed strategies and tactics and assembled a well-trained force that convincingly defeated the Luftwaffe.


What the Critics Say

"A marvelously written work! Stout...offers stirring firsthand accounts of the strategies and doctrines that won the air war over Europe." (Col. Walter J. Boyne [Ret.], USAF, former director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book!

What did you love best about The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe?

I loved the numerous personal stories of the men who flew and crewed the US military aircraft.

What did you like best about this story?

I love military history, and I am fascinated with military aviation. I am especially interested in WWII. This is one of the best books I have read dealing with those subjects.

Have you listened to any of Paul Woodson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

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- Michael

Great History Lesson

Very detailed story of the men who killed the Luftwaffe. If you enjoy war history in general and especially aviation history, you'll enjoy this book.

We owe these men a gratitude we can never repay. Their bravery and heroism can never repay. America repaid these men by ignoring them.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio