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JG 26 Luftwaffe Fighter Wing War Diary

Author : Donald Caldwell
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Day-by-day account of a German fighter squadron, one of only two Luftwaffe units to spend the entire war in the West Covers the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe raid, and more JG 26 was known as "The Abbeville Boys" and seen by the Allies as an elite squadron Unit flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke-Wulf Fw 190s

JG 26 Luftwaffe Fighter Squadron War Diary

Author : Donald Caldwell
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Originally published as The JG 26 war diary by Grub Street, in 1996.

Luftwaffe KG 200

Author : Geoffrey J. Thomas
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Shrouded in secrecy during World War II and obscured by myth ever since, Kampfgeschwader 200 (200th Bomb Wing) remains one of the Luftwaffe's most fascinating formations. Considered a special-operations unit, KG 200 delivered spies while flying captured Allied aircraft, conducted clandestine reconnaissance missions, and tested Germany's newest weapons--such as a piloted version of the V-1 rocket (essentially a German kamikaze). Covers some of the KG 200's more sinister operations, including suicide missions and the unit's role in defeating a French Resistance insurrection in June-July 1944 Includes information on aircraft used and known personnel losses Features rare photos and color illustrations of KG 200 aircraft

Luftwaffe War Diary

Author : Uwe Feist
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Visual history of the German air force in World War II. • Hundreds of color and b/w images of pilots and crews, aircraft, uniforms, awards, sidearms, and more • Includes Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters, and other planes • Must-have for historians, modelers, World War II buffs, and aviation enthusiasts

The Luftwaffe Fighters Battle of Britain

Author : Chris Goss
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The Battle of Britain (July to October 1940), one of World War II's turning points, as seen by the German attackers who ultimately lost the battle. Personal accounts from the men who flew the Messerschmitt fighters and Junkers bombers. Riveting stories of wheeling dogfights with British Spitfires and bomb runs amid exploding flak. Packed with photos of pilots, crews, planes, equipment, and more. (publisher)

Intelligence and Military Operations

Author : Michael I. Handel
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"This collection of essays explores and examines the role of the intelligence in three major wars, and the often uneasy relationship between the military and intelligence communities."--P. 4 of cover.

Luftwaffe Diary

Author : Uwe Feist
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* Comprehensive visual reference on the Third Reich's air force * Packed with photos, many of them rare and unavailable anywhere else * Shows aircraft on the ground and in the air, in combat and under repair * Essential resource for historians, researchers, and modelers Uwe Feist is a world-renowned expert on military weapons and equipment, especially those used by Germany in World War II. His previous works include Panther in Detail (978-1-930571-25-9) and Tiger I and Sturmtiger in Detail (978-1-930571-34-1). He lives in Bellingham, Washington. Thomas McGuirl also cowrote God, Honor, Fatherland (978-0-9657584-0-6).

The JG 26 War Diary

Author : Donald L. Caldwell
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"[These books give] a chronology of the unit's activities, using documentary sources, JG 26 archives and veteran's own stories. Volume one covers the period from 1939 to 1942 and contains interviews with the veterans of the JG26 unit, Allied records, radio intelligence, national archives of Germany, the UK and USAF Historical Research Agency and post-war research, to provide a daily account of the unit's activities-- as only two of the 30 volumes of the unit's official diary survived the war. Volume two takes the JG26 from the beginning of 1943, when the American 8th Air Force first began to make its presence felt over occupied Europe, until the end of the war"--Publisher's description.

The Art of Blitzkrieg

Author : Charles Messenger
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Air Warfare and Air Base Air Defense 1914 1973

Author : John F. Kreis
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The Nachtjagd War Diaries September 1939 March 1944

Author : Theo Boiten
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En krigsdagbog, der beretter om tyske natjageroperationer under 2. verdenskrig.

The Bomber War

Author : Robin Neillands
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The bomber campaign against Germany is one of the most contentious of World War II. Was anything achieved by the deaths of thousands of German civilians-many of them women and children? Or were all means justified against Nazi Germany? Acclaimed military historian Robin Neillands examines every detail of the allied campaign led by British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris: the strengths and fundamental flaws, the technical difficulties and developments and, above all, the day-to-day, night-by-night endurance of the crews flying to the limit in discomfort and danger, facing flak and enemy fire. Personal experiences of British, American, Canadian, Australian and other ally fliers play a key part in this account, along with those of German airmen and civilians. Though The Bomber War discusses Guernica and the destruction of Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it concentrates on the European theater, on Germany's air war against the allies - over Warsaw, Rotterdam, London and Coventry-which led the fierce allied raids carried out against Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and the Ruhr and-most notorious of all-the tremendous destruction of Dresden in the last months of the war. Robin Neillands also examines the complex moral issues involved in the air war, and of the case made against "Bomber" Harris. This is a timely addition to the history of conflict; the age of free-fall bombs has passed, but many veterans-on both sides-are still alive to state their case, and to tell a knew generation what their war was like.

The German Air Force 1933 1945

Author : Matthew Cooper
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It ensured that whatever was decided in the Reich's Chancellery, and whatever was done in the front line and in the factories, defeat wouild result. In this, the first detailed, comprehensive history of the Luftwaffe since 1946, Matthew Cooper describes the disintegration of its high command and the disastrous leadership of Göring. He analyses the development of the Luftwaffe's strategy, and with it its aircraft, and its decisions regarding dive bombing, heavy bombers and jet fighters. He describes the Luftwaffe's campaigns and shows clearly how from the moment it was committed to battle in 1939 it was doomed to failure in any prolonged world war. With hindsight it is possible to see that its one chance of avoiding defeat lay in destroying the RAF in the summer of 1940 and this book carefully analyses just why, when it was within an ace of success, the Luftwaffe gave victory to its enemies.

JG 26 Luftwaffe Fighter Wing War Diary 1943 45

Author : Donald Caldwell
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Day-by-day account of a German fighter squadron, one of only two Luftwaffe units to spend the entire war in the West Covers the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe raid, and more JG 26 was known as "The Abbeville Boys" and seen by the Allies as an elite squadron Unit flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke-Wulf Fw 190s

Eagles Strike

Author : James Ambrose Brown
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South African Forces World War II

Author : South African War Histories Advisory Committee
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Tapping Hitler s Generals

Author : Sönke Neitzel
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Between 1942 and 1945 the British Intelligence Service undertook an extraordinary surveillance operation. In the sedate surroundings of Trent Park, a large mansion with extensive grounds in North London, they used state of the art bugging equipment to listen in on the private conversations of captured high-ranking German officers. Unlike the countless postwar interrogations, these were unstructured conversations held freely among the officers, during which they touched upon the most sensitive issues. The officers discuss the July Plot of 1944, the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, collaboration with the enemy, and their experience of German war crimes. In this major new work Professor Neitzel has examined these incredible transcripts in depth for the first time. His findings address important questions regarding the officers' attitudes towards the German leadership and Nazi policies: How did the German generals judge the overall war situation? From what date did they consider it lost? How did they react to the attempt on Hitler's life in July 1944? What knowledge did they have of the atrocities, either through their own experiences or based on the reports of others? Includes biographies of all the German officers who appear in the transcripts. This research is a must for any serious scholar of the period and anyone interested in exploring the truth behind the image of an 'unblemished Wehrmacht'. - Jacket cover.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Luftwaffe Victorious

Author : Mike Spick
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At the outbreak of World War II the Luftwaffe was considered by many to be the world's most powerful air force. However, during the summer of 1940 they suffered a dramatic defeat during the Battle of Britain, and by May 1945 the Germans had surrendered to the Allies and the Third Reich collapsed. What went wrong? How could things have been different? In this most engagingly written and thought provoking addition to the fascinating Greenhill alternate history series, aviation historian Mike Spick asks these very questions, envisaging a dramatic alternate reality in which the Luftwaffe succeeded in defeating Allied forces.