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The Day We Bombed Switzerland
by Jackson W Granholm   

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War

Publisher:  Airlife Ltd. ISBN-10:  1840371358 Type: 
Pages: 

246

Copyright:  Apr 5 2000
Non-Fiction

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Flying with 8th USAAF in World War II. The author, a navigator, serves as defense counsel to officers accused in bombing of a neutral country

The story of the author's military service flying aerial bombing combat over Europe. The book tells of operational events and the horrors of massive daylight bombing raids over Germany,
The attack on neutral Swiss territory, described in the book, was one of several during World War II. These events were not described in the American press. The court martial records were classified secret for many years.
The book tells the story of the American attzck on the City of Zurich in 1945, a most undesirable international incident.
Excerpt
"Later that evening Major Percey B. Caley, Chief Intelligence Officer of the 392nd, got a phone call at his quarters. It was from his photo intepreters. They were having a problem matching Freiburg landmarks.
Caley went down to his office to see if he could help. He stood looking at the strike photos on the light box.
"What the crap!" he said, "This is Zurich, Switzerland! There'll be Hell to pay for this one!"


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