Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe by Neil Page, Casemate Illustrated - new Luftwaffe books

Due soon. Two new titles in the Casemate Illustrated series trace the story of the Tagjagd from 1939 through to the final days of the war in the form of 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. The two volumes will appeal to modellers and aircraft enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive and new account of German fighter pilots in action.

Features newly translated first-hand accounts and around 150 photos per volume on 128 thick glossy pages with quality artworks by Vincent Dhorne. Text/photos deliberately focus - especially in Book 2 - on those units not covered by Osprey - JG 4, JG 11, JG 77 and JG 300...

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." 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.

Also on this blog by Jean-Louis Roba and published by Casemate " Luftwaffe in Colour "