Published to commemorate the 60th anniversay of the Battle of Britain, this book is packed with photography and anecdotes of World War II flying aces. It includes firsthand accounts from the protagonists, as well as photographs of the pilot and his aircraft.
This volume is a valuable illustrated documentation of German Flak guns, using photos largely unpublished to date, and includes their use on all fronts in both the air and ground roles. Included are the 37mm, 105mm and 128mm guns and especially the famed 88mm.
A Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot Remembers is a bomber pilot’s story from his early life prior to the ascension of the Nazi Party to power in Germany, his education and rise through the ranks of the Luftwaffe as a decorated bomber pilot, and even through his demotion at the hands of Goring late in the war. Also covered are Haeberlen’s tribulations in a prisoner of war camp run by the Allies, and his success in post war Germany as a businessman. This book offers a unique first person perspective on the development of the war and its effect on those that were not in the highest realms of power.
First seeing action in the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Rumanian Air Force had been allied to the Luftwaffe since the Romanian government signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This book reveals how, despite suffering heavy losses to the numerically superior Russian forces, the Rumanians inflicted even greater casualties on the communists. Locked in bitter conflict with the Soviets until September 1944, when the Red Army poured across the Rumanian frontier and forced an armistice, the modest fighter force claimed 1500+ kills using primarily Bf 109’s, E’s.