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Jagdgeschwader 301/302 "Wilde Sau": In Defense of the Reich with the Bf 109, Fw 190 and Ta 152

Willi Reschke

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Jagdgeschwader 301 and 302 were established in 1943. Their mission was to intercept enemy bombers at night flying fast single-engined fighters. But they also had to engage Allied bombers by day. The pilots of these new fighter wings were a mix of former bomber pilots and trained fighter pilots – a unique composition for the Luftwaffe. Night missions required good instrument training, like that given to bomber pilots. The fighter pilots were more familiar with the available aircraft and combat tactics. A former fighter pilot himself, Willi Reschke describes the difficulties of crossing over from day to night fighting and vice-versa. He describes the difficult missions flown by JG 301/JG 302 and the fates of their pilots, providing the first chronicle of the "Wilde Sau" Geschwader.

Size: 6" x 9" | over 120 b/w photographs, victory and loss lists | 288 pp
ISBN13: 9780764321306

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