Not really. The US only achieved ONE of their objectives, and that was stopping the RN from shanghai'ing US sailors.<quoted text>
Yeah, it was sporting of you guys to finally show up in the last 6 months of the war.WW1...Stalemate in the trenches until the US went "Over There".
Which would have been the arsenal of no-one if it hadn't been for Canadian nickel and aluminum.WW2...You were getting your ass kicked until 'Lend lease'...Churchill called the US the "Arsenal of Democracy"
The Sherman was nothing more than target practice either, until the Brits mounted their 17 pounder to it and created the "Firefly". The 75mm short barrel the Sherman was built with was pretty much useless against anything bigger than the MkIV Panzer.The Crusader and Matilda were under gunned and slow, the Afrika Korps used them for gunnery practice...
The 8th Army couldn't match the Germans until the M3 Grant and M4 Sherman were delivered by, yes, you guessed it, the US.
Dieppe was a RAID, not an attempt at invasion. You really should quit relying on purely American sources for information about WW2.Do you REALLY think that England could have landed in France(think Dieppe) and formed a beach head without the US?
Nope, because you're clueless. The RAF conducted strategic daylight bombing missions until 1942. The US took over the day bombing because they stupidly believed their Norden bomb site would work just as well in the cloudy skies of Europe as it did in the clear blue skies and dry air of the American southwest.The Brits were too afraid to conduct bombing missions in daylight....Again, the US 8th Air Force took the bull by the horns and sent raids over Germany in broad daylight...
Shall I keep going?
So, it was the Americans that insisted on bombing during the day while the Brits bombed at night so as not to give the Germans a break. You also have ZERO clue how much more dangerous it is to fly in formation AT NIGHT than during the day. The RAF still had to deal with flak and fighters ON TOP OF the greater potential for mid-air crashes. If you're going to be juvenile about it, one could claim the US was afraid to get into the war until they were dragged kicking and screaming into it.
Based on the jingoistic tone of your post, I'd say your "vast" knowledge is rather limited by a single source.Ask and I may allow you to receive more of my vast knowledge...