Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor": The Complete History of KG 53 in World War II

Heinz Kiehl

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Flying Do 17, He 111, and Ju 88 aircraft, Luftwaffe bomber unit Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor" saw action in the campaigns in Poland and France, the Battle of Britain, Russia, and finally over the invasion front. Towards the end of World War II, the He 111 aircraft of KG 53 served as flying launch platforms for the infamous V-1 in dangerous missions against England. The author – a former member of the Geschwader – accurately documents the unit's formation, development, and combat operations and brings it to life through gripping personal accounts and historically valuable photographs. This book is one of the few books in English on the wartime operations of a German bomber unit and an indispensable addition to Luftwaffe history.

Size: 6" x 9" | 130 b/w photos | 384 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344756

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