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On September 1 1939 the German military forces invaded Poland to begin World War II This invasion was very successful because of its use of a new military strategic theory blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg literally lightning war involved the fast and deadly coordination of two German forces the Wermacht army and the Luftwaffe airforce The Wermacht advanced on the ground while the Luftwaffe destroyed the enemy air force attacked enemy ground forces and disrupted enemy communication and transportation systems This strategy was responsible for the successful invasions of Poland Norway Western Europe the Balkans and the initial success of the Russian invasion For many years after the attack on Poland the Luftwaffe dominated the air war in Europe The performance of the Messerschmitt 109 fighter and the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers dominated headlines during those weeks Their terror from the skies campaign struck fear into the hearts and minds of the Allied nations of Europe No other nation involved in the war had the experience technology or numbers to challenge the Luftwaffes superiority It was not until the United States joined the war effort that any great harm was done to Germany and even then German air superiority remained unscathed It was not until the advent of the North American P-51 Mustang fighter and all of the improvements benefits and side effects that it brought with it that the Allies were able to achieve air superiority over the GermansThe Birth of the mustang dates back to before the war was present In late 1939 with the likelihood of full-scale war in Europe the British Royal Air Force was looking for ways of quickly increasing its fighter strength In 1940 the British Air Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation with the intent of having them build P-40s for the RAF Instead North American offered to build an entirely new fighter using the same Allison V-1710-39 engine as the P-40 The British agreed only on the condition that
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