Without turning this into an Academy Awards speech, there are some people whom I’d like to thank for their help during the writing of this article…….
Andy Bush, for first proposing this CAS series back in October 1999 and for continuing to push me to finish this article. Couldn’t have done it without ya, Andy.
The other guys at SimHQ.com, who helped proofread it and gave me some great feedback.
The members of the Aircraft List and the Panzer Elite Alpha/Beta Testing List, who sent me in some good directions when looking for source material.
SimHQ.com Reader Robert Murphy, who really helped with historical fact-checking and who has never been shy about telling me his opinions. 😉 Any errors in the article are mine, not his.
SimHQ.com Reader and fellow Panzer Elite Beta Tester Thomas Cofield, who gave me some great info and who also pointed me in some good directions. Any errors in the article are mine, not his.
The taxpayers of three local towns for lending me books out of their libraries for months at a time, and whom I hope to pay back in the form of a $1.3 million overdue book fee. 😉
And, of course, my wife, for putting up with a larger-than-normal stack of history/aviation books on the coffee table for five months.
References / Bibliography
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Boyne, Walter J., Clash of Wings: Air Power in World War II, Simon and Schuster, 1994. ISBN 0-671-79370-5.
Clancy, Tom, Airborne: A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task Force, Berkley Books, 1997. ISBN 0-425-15770-9.
Deighton, Len, Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1979.
Deighton, Len, Blood, Tears, and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, Pluriform Publishing, 1993. ISBN 0-06-017000-X.
Deichmann, General der Flieger Paul; Price, Alfred (Editor), Spearhead for Blitzkrieg: Luftwaffe Operations in Support of the Army 1939-1945, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1996 ISBN 0-8041-1695-4.
Grinsell, Robert, Focke-Wulf Fw190 (Part of “The Great Book of World War II Airplanes”), Bonanza Books, 1984. ISBN 0-517-459930.
Grinsell, Robert, Messerschmitt Bf109 (Part of “The Great Book of World War II Airplanes”), Bonanza Books, 1984. ISBN 0-517-459930.
Schliephake, Hanfried, The Birth of the Luftwaffe, Henry Regnery Company, 1971. LOC 72-80940.
Shores, Christopher, Duel for the Sky, Doubleday, 1985. ISBN 0-385-19917-1.
Smith, Peter, Close Air Support: An Illustrated History, 1914 to the Present, Orion Books, 1990. ISBN 0-517-56907-8.
Vanags-Baginskis, Alex, Stuka Ju-87 (Part of “The Great Book of World War II Airplanes”), Bonanza Books, 1984. ISBN 0-517-459930.
Wernick, Robert, Blitzkrieg (Time-Life Books World War II Series), Time-Life Books, Inc., 1977. ISBN 0-8094-2456-8.
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