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The Luftwaffe War Diaries

Author : Cajus Bekker
ISBN : 1841581429
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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This is both the only and definitive account of the rise and fall of a crucial arm of the German military machine from the first blitzkreig on Poland through the Battle of Britain to the final desperate stand over Germany. Bekker has drawn on official German archives and collections, combat journals and personal papers of leading officers and much other material unavailable outside Germany. The result is an astonishingly vivid account of a battle of wits and technology that inexorably tilted control of the skies away from the Third Reich. By the time the first jet fighters - the ME 262 - were designed neither the pilots to man them, nor the industry to make them, nor the oil fields to fuel them were available. The bombers and fighters of the Allies commanded the skies of the Reich. This is the story from the German side of how the most powerful air force in Europe was reduced to impotence in six years. It throws much new light on the Second World War. The lessons and methods of the war in the air remain to this day a matter of huge controversy.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Luftwaffe War Diary

Author : Uwe Feist
ISBN : 9780811714228
Genre : History
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Visual history of the German air force in World War II. • Hundreds of color and b/w images of pilots and crews, aircraft, uniforms, awards, sidearms, and more • Includes Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters, and other planes • Must-have for historians, modelers, World War II buffs, and aviation enthusiasts
Category: History

Luftwaffe Over Germany

Author : Don Caldwell
ISBN : 9781473896963
Genre : History
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The Luftwaffe over Germany tells the story of one of the longest and most intense air battles in history. The daylight air struggles over Germany during World War II involved thousands of aircraft, dozens of units, and hundreds of aerial engagements. Unti
Category: History

The Nachtjagd War Diaries April 1944 May 1945

Author : Theo Boiten
ISBN : 1906592004
Genre : Night fighter planes
File Size : 50.84 MB
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The result of over twenty years of meticulous research, this two volume work will transform our knowledge of the Luftwaffe's battle to defend the cities of the Reich from night attack. It has previously been assumed that no detailed history of the night battles could ever be compiled because so much information had been lost at the end of the war, but Dr Boiten has succeeded where others failed. During his research Dr Boiten has analysed and cross referenced many sources, mostly unpublished, and some from private collections never seen by researchers before. For the first time the picture of each major raid has been compiled as seen from both the Luftwaffe and RAF view, each night's activity is detailed and each of the more than 6,000 night fighter claims listed. Importantly it has been possible to conclusively identify the victors and victims of the majority of combats, a thing previously considered impossible in all but a few cases. This has been made possible by accurately locating the crash sites of most of the fallen bombers through newly discovered Luftwaffe documents, again significantly improving on previously available material.
Category: Night fighter planes

The Luftwaffe

Author : John Killen
ISBN : 0850529255
Genre : History
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Sudy of German air power between 1915 and 1945.
Category: History

The Bomber Command War Diaries

Author : Chris Everitt
ISBN : 9781473834880
Genre : History
File Size : 71.86 MB
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Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win the war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale that historians have only recently begun to piece together the finer details of the individual raids.??There have been many books about Bomber Command, but Martin Middlebrook, the aviation historian, and his research colleague, Chris Everitt, were the first to compile a complete review of all the raids and the background stories to this fascinating campaign. They undertook the gargantuan task not only of documenting every Bomber Command operation but also of obtaining information from local archives in Germany, Italy and the occupied countries, on the effects of the raids. Little of this material had been published previously, and never before had the two sides of Bomber Command's war been brought together in this way.??The Bomber Command War Diaries has become the standard basic work of reference on this extraordinary campaign. This edition includes retrospective observations and a new appendix.
Category: History


Author : Theo Boiten
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023133999
Genre : 2. verdenskrig (Luftkrigen)
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NachtjagdBoitenSubtitled: The Night Fighter Versus Bomber War Over the Third Reich 1939-45. Of the 7,953 Bomber Command aircraft lost on night operations during WWII, an estimated 5,833 fell victim to Luftwaffe night fighters. This volume traces the parallel developments in RAF night bombing and the Luftwaffes night fighting capability using archive material and interviews with surviving aircrew from both sides.Hdbd., 7 3/4x 1, 24 pgs., 17 bandw ill.
Category: 2. verdenskrig (Luftkrigen)

The Jg 26 War Diary

Author : Donald L. Caldwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020489535
Genre : History
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"[These books give] a chronology of the unit's activities, using documentary sources, JG 26 archives and veteran's own stories. Volume one covers the period from 1939 to 1942 and contains interviews with the veterans of the JG26 unit, Allied records, radio intelligence, national archives of Germany, the UK and USAF Historical Research Agency and post-war research, to provide a daily account of the unit's activities-- as only two of the 30 volumes of the unit's official diary survived the war. Volume two takes the JG26 from the beginning of 1943, when the American 8th Air Force first began to make its presence felt over occupied Europe, until the end of the war"--Publisher's description.
Category: History

Wwii Diary Of A German Soldier

Author : Helga Herzog Godfrey
ISBN : 9781420892857
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Bronx Newyork, growing up where there is know health issue but to survive. Growing up on welfare and anything that life had to offer. Projects housing a little something to keep you warm from the cold not to have heat from the furnace, but from the oven. I wondering was the food acidic or not back then and it just build up in my system over the years. Reading many books about cancer I learn that there is hope after all for those of us willing to take a chance. By sticking to a balance diet, certain herbs I was able to be cancer free.
Category: Biography & Autobiography