Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Neil Page

A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.
Publication date:
July 2020
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
150 photos, maps and profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008790

Dimensions : 254 X 178 mm
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Overview
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• This title in the Casemate Illustrated series traces the story of the Tagjagd from 1942 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 modelers 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• It includes first-hand accounts and previously unpublished photos appearing in English for the first time

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.

This volume of Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe traces the story of the Luftwaffe's day fighter arm from 1942 through to the end of the war in Europe, covering missions over Russia in 1943, over the West and the Reich, the Eastern Front and the Mediterranean. 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. Fully illustrated with 200 contemporary photographs, maps and profiles of the aircraft flown by these aces, this is a visual delight for anyone with an interest in the day fighter aces of the Luftwaffe.