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Strategic bombing in World War Two

the story of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey

by David MacIsaac

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Published by Garland Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations,
  • Bombing, Aerial

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid MacIsaac.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD785.U573 M3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 231 p. ;
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5202544M
    ISBN 100824020251
    LC Control Number75027037


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