Airwar Over the Atlantic

Manfred Griehl

* This superb illustrated series charts the rise and fall of the German Air Force from 1939 to 1945.

* Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew.

* Photographic guide to the Luftwaffe during World W
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Luftwaffe at War
Illustration :
integrated b/w photos, 8 pages of color
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848327917
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Late in 1938, the German Navy Supreme Command commissioned a report into the combat effectiveness of its airborne divisions. As a result of its findings, the German High Command instigated a major construction program for planes with a specifically maritime role: carrier-borne, reconnaissance, mine laying and most importantly, long-range units were all developed.

In this volume of the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series, Manfred Griehl showcases a photo-history of the development of the Kriegsmarine airborne capability from the early Condor missions to the introduction of Me 262 A-1a jet fighters in 1944.

More than a hundred rarely seen pictures illustrate the gradual turning of the tide against Germany in the war for the skies over the Atlantic: as the German war machine struggled to match demand for aircraft, so the pilots attempting to control crucial supply routes struggled to compete with mounting allied technical and numerical superiority.

About The Author

Manfred Griehl is a respected historian with a unique photographic archive, specializing in Luftwaffe operations of World War II. His books include German Bombers over Russia and German Elite Pathfinders.


"overall an interesting and varied set of aircraft types that were involved in the battle, and all with some informative captions. This photo collection continues to provide a good source of reference for modelers and aircraft historians alike, and they offer I think very good value for money."

- Military Modelling

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