Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42

Neil Page

This first volume of German Fighter Aces trace the story of the Luftwaffe's day fighter arm (der Tagjagd) from its inception to 1942.
Publication date:
March 2020
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
150 photos, maps and profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008486

Dimensions : 254 X 178 mm
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£19.99

Overview
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• This title in the Casemate Illustrated series traces the story of the Tagjagd from the inception of the Luftwaffe to final Götterdämmerung
• It offers a chronological account of the Luftwaffe's campaigns, interwoven with brief biographical details and the key moments in the careers of a host of lesser-known Luftwaffe aces
• It will appeal to modellers and aircraft enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive and new account of German fighter pilots in action
• It includes first-hand accounts and previously unpublished photos appearing in English for the first time

Military and aviation history enthusiasts have always been interested in the fighter pilots of Hitler's Luftwaffe. 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 German Fighter Aces 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. Around 500 Luftwaffe fighter pilots were awarded the Knight's Cross, accumulating huge numbers of missions flown. A similar number achieved more than 40 victories - more than the two leading USAF and RAF fighter pilots.