All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, Book 4) by Connie Willis

By Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of global warfare II, used to be a regimen expedition for 3 British historians wanting to research firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. yet getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has became Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal travelers into besieged voters suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing earlier occasions has constantly been a middle trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically fallacious. whilst discrepancies within the ancient list start cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have in some way replaced the past—and, eventually, the end result of the struggle. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the probably most unlikely job of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of background. The exciting time-tripping event that all started with Blackout now hurtles to its beautiful answer in All Clear.

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Among the latter was Leutnant Hans Ehlers, who had been appointed Kapitan of 2. S t a f f e l just one week earlier. He was forced to bail out of his 'Black 5' after ramming a Flying Fortress close to the Dutch border. This was the future ace's fourth heavy bomber of the Defence o f the Reich campaign, his opening pair having been claimed during 'First Schweinfurt'. /JG 54 served as the 1. 'Fips' Philipp had previously on the eastern front. He had returned from Russia - wearing the Oak Leaves with Swords, and with a score of 2 0 3 victories - to assume command of the reconstituted J G 1 on 1 April 1943.

JG 26 attacked another group of bombers a few minutes later, but the Gruppe managed to down only one of them. This provided a second for 6. Staffel's Oberleutnant Walter Matoni. The Gruppe was, however, also credited with a Herausschuss and a 'final destruction'. /JG 1 into action. This Staffel was the forerunner of the specialised Sturmgruppen, whose heavily armed and armoured Fw 190s would be taking the leading role in Defence of the Reich anti-bomber operations in the not too distant future (for further details see Osprey Aviation Elite Units 20 - Luftwaffe Sturmgruppen).

JG 26 as they made their way back out over the Low Countries. Hauptmann Karl Borris' I. Gruppe was also fortunate enough to chance upon a small formation of some 20 unescorted B-l7s. After delivering a concerted frontal assault, the German pilots regrouped and came in again from the rear. /JG l's earlier attacks, all but one of their claims were allowed. /JG 26's Leutnant Karl Willius. It was his third heavy bomber victory of the Defence of the Reich campaign. /JG 1, did not claim his first Defence of the Reich heavy bomber until 11 January 1944, he had been a member of JG 1 for almost two years by then.

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