Kampfflieger: Bomber Crewman of the Luftwaffe 1939-43 (Warrior 99)

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The Kampfflieger are relatively unknown within aviation circles, although many of them had careers as distinguished as those of their fighter-pilot counterparts. The men of the bomber crews did not enjoy the luxury of combat tours – they flew until they died or became unfit for combat duty. This book studies the attitudes, beliefs and motivation of the average crewman, following him through recruitment and training to experience on campaign in western Europe, Africa and the Russian front during World War II ...

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Kampfflieger: Bomber Crewman of the Luftwaffe 1939-45

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Overview

The Kampfflieger are relatively unknown within aviation circles, although many of them had careers as distinguished as those of their fighter-pilot counterparts. The men of the bomber crews did not enjoy the luxury of combat tours – they flew until they died or became unfit for combat duty. This book studies the attitudes, beliefs and motivation of the average crewman, following him through recruitment and training to experience on campaign in western Europe, Africa and the Russian front during World War II (1939-1945), detailing the exploits and trials of the famous Ju 87 'Stuka' dive-bomber crews and their own crucial part in Germany's war effort.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841769073
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,067,166
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Robert Stedman is a regular contributor to international militaria magazines and works as a military advisor to TV, film and theatre. Currently living in the South of England, Robert is a passionate collector of Great War and Second World War military uniforms and equipment and enjoys restoring uniforms in his spare time.

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