Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939–42

Neil Page

A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.
Date Published :
July 2020
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Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
150 photos, maps and profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008486
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.

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."

This first volume of Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe traces the story of the Luftwaffe's day fighter arm (der Tagjagd) from its inception to 1942. Organized campaign by campaign, this chronological account interweaves brief biographical details, newly translated personal accounts and key moments in the careers of a host of notable and lesser known Luftwaffe aces. 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.


Brief History of the Jagdgeschwader
Becoming an Ace
Condor Legion
The Phoney War
The Campaign in the West
Over England
Waiting for Barbarossa
Fighter Aces over North Africa
Over the Channel
The Eastern Front
In the West
The Mediterranean


"...will be of great interest to aircraft modelers and aviation historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"The real treasure of this book is the many photographs including some very rare color ones a few nice color profiles round out the presentation. If you are interested in WWII, the Luftwaffe, Aces or aircraft you will find something of interest in this book at a very reasonable price!"


"...printed on high quality paper to ensure excellent reproduction of photographs and artwork."

- Model Kits Review

" interesting overview of the exploits of the Luftwaffe's aces in the first half of the war."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...a handy, 128-page handbook on early-WWII Luftwaffe aces. Make it your launchpad for further study of this seminal subject."

- Cybermodeler

"Some fascinating material that I am sure will interest WW2 aviation historians along with modellers who will find plenty of references and photos which will tempt them into a new model or two.’’

- Military Model Scene

"The narrative is enhanced by the inclusion of high-quality images depicting the airmen themselves and their machines - in many cases, these offer superb views of unit-specific emblems, personal decorations and 'kill' markings."

- Airfix Model World

"The books are quality products printed on quality stock which shows unique images in detail. The organization and factual content make them an excellent introductory resource on the Luftwaffe’s day fighter operations. They also provide a satisfying read for the experten on the subject."

- Air Power History

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