Az amerikai légierő Budapest elleni légitámadásai a II. világháború idején = The U.S. Army Air Force air raids against Budapest during the Second World War

Oláh, András Pál: Az amerikai légierő Budapest elleni légitámadásai a II. világháború idején = The U.S. Army Air Force air raids against Budapest during the Second World War. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (31) 3. pp. 99-146. (2019)

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Abstract

Primarily thanks to recently discovered American archives documents, the comprehensive history of the American air raids against Hungary during the Second World War is now ready for review. On the 75th anniversary of the events I briefly summarise and analyse the in-depth data of the American air raids against Budapest, and I investigate whether, in comparison to rural cities and considering its significance, Budapest was an overrepresented target during the 1944–1945 air war. Based on my conclusions and in view of the whole picture, there is no doubt about Budapest having been more targeted and overrepresented than the rural cities. One obvious reason for that was the centralised industrial transporting lines and railway. It is certain that Budapest was the most heavily bombed location in Hungary by the U.S. Air Force during World War 2, at least the statistics support this fact. However, if upon investigating individual air raids we examine the target groups and further break them down to targets, we find that one by one these had to withstand almost the same strain as a rural city.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Közlemények = Publications
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 3
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 99-146
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/belv.2019.3.7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Világháború - 2. - Magyarország, Világháború - 2. - légiháború - 1944-1945, Budapest története - 1944-1945, Magyarország története - 1944-1945
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 109-110. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Mar. 10. 09:17
Last Modified: 2020. Mar. 10. 09:19
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/68533

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