Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42
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Publisher : Casemate
Total Pages : 128
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ISBN-10 : 9781612008493
ISBN-13 : 1612008496
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Book Synopsis Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42 by : Neil Page

Download or read book Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42 written by Neil Page and published by Casemate. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A pictorial history of Hitler’s fighter pilots that “will be of great interest to aircraft modelers and aviation historians alike” (AMPS Indianapolis). Military and aviation history enthusiasts have always been interested in the fighter pilots of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Around five hundred Luftwaffe fighter pilots were awarded the Knight’s Cross, accumulating huge numbers of missions flown. A similar number achieved more than forty victories—more than the two leading USAF and RAF fighter pilots. Indeed, some of their stories are extraordinary. Fighting from the Arctic Circle to the North African deserts, from the Caucasus in the East to Normandy in the West, the German fighter pilot flew and fought until he was shot down, “flown out,” wounded, or killed in action. A handful survived from “first to last.” This first volume of Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe traces the story of the Luftwaffe’s day fighter arm (der Tagjagd) from its inception to 1942. Organized campaign by campaign, this chronological account interweaves brief biographical details, newly translated personal accounts, and key moments in the careers of a host of notable and lesser-known Luftwaffe aces.


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