2nd ed., 1989. Xii + 212 pp., several photo-plates, maps, plans & diagrams. D.j., 24 x 16cm. D.j. a little rubbed o/w V.G. On 6 March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale raid on Berlin, the heart of Hitler's Reich. The price they paid was high: 69 heavy bombers and 11 escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. This is a compelling minute-by-minute account of that raid. It is also the first book on the subject based upon research conducted in detail from both sides. The authors detail the part played by almost every unit on each side and many of the photographs included here were taken during the action.