Aces of the Luftwaffe

The Jagdfliegern and Their Tactics of World War II

Peter Jacobs

 
Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848326897
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The air battles of the Second World War were fought ferociously and with extraordinary skill and courage on both fronts. The fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe, the jagdfliegern, in fact outscored their Allied counterparts by some margin and were some of the highest scoring fighter pilots of all time. More than a hundred recorded a century of aerial successes with two going on to surpass a quite astonishing 300 victories.

In the end, the vast effort required by the Luftwaffe to maintain the air war on so many fronts proved too much and few jagdfliegern survived the last days of the Reich but their courage and ability was beyond question, and the names of some will live on in the annals of air warfare with their extraordinary achievements never to be surpassed.

In Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, Peter Jacobs examines the many campaigns fought by the Luftwaffe from its fledgling days during the Spanish Civil War to its last days defending the Reich, and includes the exploits of Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring fighter pilot of all time, Hans-Joachim Marseille, the Star of Africa, Werner Mölders, the first recipient of the Diamonds, and Adolf Galland, perhaps the most famous of all.

About The Author
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Peter Jacobs is a former RAF Wing Commander and the author of several books. This is his fifth title in the Aviation Heritage Trail series and is a welcome addition to his recently published Bomber Command Airfields of Lincolnshire. His other recent titles for Pen and Sword include Daring Raids of World War Two; Heroic Land, Sea and Air Attacks, Setting France Ablaze; The SOE in France During WWII and Fortress Island Malta; Defence & Re-Supply during the Siege.

REVIEWS
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“I congratulate Mr. Jacobs for this excellent volume on the German Jagdflieger. It is a great book for the novice and the expert alike on German WW II fighter pilots.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

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