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The Luftwaffe in the North African Campaign 1941-1943

The Luftwaffe in the North African Campaign 1941-1943

Werner Held Ernst Obermaier

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This classic photo volume on the North African campaign is a gripping study of one of the major campaigns of the Second World War. From the point-of-view of Luftwaffe pilots and crews the reader is shown the campaign from its outset – from the initial victories, to the final battles in Tunisia. Each arm of the Luftwaffe is presented – from the Stuka and “Zerstorer” units to the fighter units JG 27 and JG 53 “Pik As.” The various Fallschirmjager (Paratrooper) units are also covered, as is the “Hermann Goring” Division which was totally destroyed in the final battles in Tunisia. This volume includes many action and up-close photographs of all of the aircraft used by the Luftwaffe – from the Messerschmitt Bf 109′s and Junkers Ju 87′s, to the Messerschmitt Me 323 “Gigant” transport planes – and also covers the many personalities, includding Hans-Joachim Marseille whose 151 aerial victories over the desert are legendary. Werner Held is the author of many books on the Luftwaffe including German Fighter Units Over Russia, The Messerschmitt Bf 110 (with Holger Nauroth), and German Fighters in World War II – The Day Fighters & The Night Fighters (with Holger Nauroth), all from Schiffer Military History. Ernst Obermaier is the author with Karl Ries of Luftwaffe Rudder Markings 1936-1945, available from Schiffer Military History.

Size: 7 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ | 0 | 248 pp
ISBN13: 9780887403439 | Binding: hard cover

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