On September 1, 1939, the German military forces invaded Poland to begin World War II. This invasion was very successful because of its use of a new military strategic theory called blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg, literally “lightning war,” involved the fast and deadly coordination of two distinct forces, the Wermacht and the Luftwaffe. The Wermacht advanced on the ground, while the Luftwaffe destroyed the enemy air force, attacked enemy ground forced, and disrupted enemy communication and transportation systems. This
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II. Memphis Belle, the name of this movie based on true missions made by the plane Memphis Belle received its name from the captain of the plane. He named it after his girlfriend from Memphis. This plane flew over 25 bombing missions during WW II and made it home from every mission. This was the first B-17 to do so in the eighth air squadron based in England during 1943. This record was set on May 17th 943.