Course Curriculum

    1. Preface and Introduction

    2. CHAPTER 1: Building an Air Force

    3. CHAPTER 1: Reading Quiz

    4. CHAPTER 2: The Nazis and Eaker

    5. CHAPTER 2: Reading Quiz

    1. Course In-Development Placeholder

About this course

  • Included in Membership
  • 4 Lessons
  • Evolving Course - More lessons in development

Course Description

This "guided reading" course offers military professionals and scholars a new way to learn from books. Military books that are long enough to go into detail on important themes and topics frequently do not have many maps, pictures and diagrams simply because there is not enough room in the book to include all of these important supporting materials. Even if publishers were willing or able to make books 2-3 times longer, including a lot of pictures, maps and diagrams within the text itself can be distracting to the reader. However,  modern technology offers a solution to provide all the visual references a reader might want without detracting from the reading experience.

As a  Warfare Mastery Institute member you can get a lot more out of reading Jay Stout's The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe through easy access to digital, read-along, supporting materials in this guided reading course. While going through the book, the you have the ability to quickly reference numerous pictures, maps, diagrams and videos, organized to mirror the book by page and chapter. As you read, if you may want to see pictures of the people, aircraft or locations mentioned in the book. Maybe you want to review a certain location or the positioning of forces on a map. Perhaps you never really knew how self-sealing fuel tanks work and would like to see a demonstration video. All of this information and more is conveniently included in this companion digital course.

Finally, for those who really want to master the materials in a book and retain knowledge, this course provides carefully designed quizzes to compliment the reading. This is also convenient for teachers or leaders intending to use the book for academic studies or professional development purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not a stand-alone product and requires the separate purchase ofJay Stout's The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe in either hard copy or digital format. You can purchase the book on Amazon HERE.

BOOK DESCRIPTION: The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe by Jay Stout

When World War II began, the U.S. Army Air Corps numbered only 45,000 men and a few thousand aircraft--hardly enough to defend the United States, let alone defeat Germany's Luftwaffe, the world's most formidable air force. Yet by the war's end, the Luftwaffe had been crushed, and the U.S. Army Air Forces, successor to the Air Corps, had delivered the decisive blows. The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe tells the story of that striking transformation--one of the marvels of modern warfare--while simultaneously thrusting readers into whirling, heart-pounding accounts of aerial combat.

The Allies couldn't defeat Hitler's Third Reich without destroying its industry and taking its territory, but before they could do either, they had to neutralize the Luftwaffe, whose state-of-the-art aircraft and battle-seasoned pilots stood ready to batter any attackers. Great Britain's Royal Air Force was only barely holding the line, and the might of the United States was needed to turn the tide.

Almost from scratch, the United States built an air force of more than two million men. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Henry "Hap" Arnold, Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, Ira Eaker, James Doolittle, and others, the USAAF assembled a well-trained and superbly equipped force unlike any ever fielded. And thanks to the brave Americans who crewed, maintained, and supported the aircraft, the USAAF annihilated the Luftwaffe as it pounded targets deep inside Germany and elsewhere.

A stirring tribute to these men as well as an engaging work of history, The Men Who Killed the Luftwaffe vividly describes World War II in the skies above Europe. At the same time, it captures the personalities of the men who won it, whether on the ground or in the sky.

About the Instructor

Warfare Mastery Institute

At the Warfare Master Institute (WMI), our team of interservice combat veterans and military scholars are constantly seeking new and innovative approaches to learning the art and science of warfare. Our focus is on developing, community-based online courses that constantly evolve and improve over time based on user feedback. Our courses employ unconventional learning methods, cutting edge graphics and interactive multimedia content focused on military history, technology, strategy, operations and tactics.


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