JG 26 Luftwaffe Fighter Wing War Diary, Volume One: 1939-42

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  • Day-by-day account of a German fighter squadron, one of only two Luftwaffe units to spend the entire war in the West
  • Covers the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe raid, and more
  • JG 26 was known as "The Abbeville Boys" and seen by the Allies as an elite squadron
  • Unit flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke-Wulf Fw 190s
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Overview

  • Day-by-day account of a German fighter squadron, one of only two Luftwaffe units to spend the entire war in the West
  • Covers the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe raid, and more
  • JG 26 was known as "The Abbeville Boys" and seen by the Allies as an elite squadron
  • Unit flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke-Wulf Fw 190s
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811710770
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 1,374,530
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Caldwell has spent more than 25 years researching aviation history. His other books include The Luftwaffe over Germany (978-1-85367-712-0). He lives near Houston, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgments vii

1 The Pre-War Years (1936-1939) 1

2 Sitzkrieg (September 1939 - May 1940) 10

3 Blitzkrieg in the West (May - June 1940) 22

4 The Battle of Britain I: (July - 6 September 1940) 46

5 The Battle of Britain II: (7 September 1940 - February 1941) 71

6 The 7th Staffel in the Mediterranean Theater (February - September 1941) 101

7 The Return to France (February - July 1941) 122

8 The Arrival of the FW 190 (August - December 1941) 159

9 Winter on the Channel Front (January - May 1942) 200

10 Focke-Wulf Summer (June - August 1942) 245

11 A New Enemy (September - December 1942) 285

Glossary

1 Abbreviations 318

2 Aviation Terms 318

3 German Terms 318

Appendices

I JG 26 Organization and Strength 1939-1942 321

II JG 26 Commanders 1936-1942 325

III JG 26 Bases 1936-1942 328

Maps

The Pas De Calais 330

Malta 331

The Mediterranean Area 332

Sources 333

Bibliography 338

Index 342

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