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Jagdgeschwader 54 Grunherz by John Weal
Book DescriptionOne of the most successful of the high-scoring Luftwaffe Jagdgeschwader during World War II, JG 54 "Grunherz" ("Green Hearts") was formed from three disparate fighter "Gruppen" immediately prior to the Battle of Britain. Having enjoyed immediate success over the Channel and south-east England during the summer of 1940, the unit was transferred to the Eastern Front in the spring of 1941 in preparation for Operation Barbarossa - the German invasion of the Soviet Union. JG 54 remained a Jagdwaffe stalwart in the east, flying firstly Bf 109Fs and then the Fw 190. By the war's end, the Geschwader's pilots had claimed over 9500 kills, and produced over 100 aces. Men like Hans Philipp, Walter Nowotny and Otto Kittel are profiled in this volume, which reveals the struggle in the face of overwhelming odds that was the lot of the Jagdflieger on the Eastern Front.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841762869
(248mm x 184mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Weal
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Once Nazi Germany had conquered Norway in 1940, just a handful of Gruppen flying the Bf 109 and Bf 110 fighters were able to shatter all opposition and dominate the air in the Arctic Circle. This is a guide to the Arctic Experten and the planes they flew.
Aces of Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet', Paperback (November 2013)
Jagdgeschwader 3 may not have the same immediate resonance as some of the more famous Luftwaffe fighter units, such Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen', but it is arguably the archetypal German fighter formation of World War 2. This title deals with this war.
He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front, Paperback (July 2013)
The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm at the start of World War ll. Accompanied by the Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber, it provided the aerial striking power for all the early Blitzkrieg campaigns, sweeping all before it throughout the first 12 months of hostilities. This title deals with this aircraft.
Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot, Hardback (May 2013)» View all books by John Weal
First-hand account of Stuka operations in the first two years of the war New postscript which takes the history of the author's squadron up to the end of the war Over 100 photos from the author's personal albums plus colour illustrations by official German war artist Hans Liska
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Author Biography - John Weal
Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, John Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft. Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art. Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.
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