European Air War: How the Allies Won the Air War

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In conjunction with the release of the highly-anticipated Apple TV+ series, Masters of the Air, VBC historian host Glenn Flickinger will recap and provide some history and discussion around the series. 

In this in person presentation Glenn discuss the history of the air war over Europe from the perspective of the US Army Air Force. In addition to the 8th Air Force he discusses the role of fighters and the tactical air forces supporting the ground forces, the role fo the 15th Air Force based in Italy. He also reviews the strategies involved, their initial flaws, the turnaround achieved to gain air superiority before the Normandy invasion and finally effectiveness of the overall air war strategy in winning the war.

Glenn Flickinger is historian, speaker, and host of the Veterans Breakfast Club's Greatest Generation Live, a livestreamed talk show about all things WWII. Retired from a long career as banker, business owner, and executive coach, Glenn now devotes himself full-time to his lifelong history obsession, lecturing widely and interviewing experts, authors, and veterans with stories to tell. He is currently working on a biography of WWII Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox.