Luftwaffe Air and Ground Crew 1939 - 45

Overview

The Luftwaffe, honed in the Spanish Civil War, played a vital part in Germany's 'Blitzkrieg' victories during the 1939-41 period of World War II. Badly overstretched by war on three fronts in 1942-44, it was crippled by an incompetent commander-in-chief, the losses among experienced aircrew, and shortage of fuel. In 1944-45 it faced a final battle of attrition in skies ruled by the Allies as the Eastern and Western pincers closed on the Reich; but until the very end the dwindling band of veteran pilots ...
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Overview

The Luftwaffe, honed in the Spanish Civil War, played a vital part in Germany's 'Blitzkrieg' victories during the 1939-41 period of World War II. Badly overstretched by war on three fronts in 1942-44, it was crippled by an incompetent commander-in-chief, the losses among experienced aircrew, and shortage of fuel. In 1944-45 it faced a final battle of attrition in skies ruled by the Allies as the Eastern and Western pincers closed on the Reich; but until the very end the dwindling band of veteran pilots - among them the greatest 'aces' the world has ever known - presented a potent threat. This fact-packed review of Luftwaffe uniforms and flying kit is illustrated with rare personal photos, insignia charts, and two dozen meticulously detailed colour figures.
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"Modelers, re-enactors and historians alike will appreciate this book by Robert F. Stedman... It is a wealth of detail about clothing and gear... Mr. Stedman...extenuates the academic with additional facts beyond the obvious... Your eye for detail will be busy." -Fred Boucher, Aeroscale
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841764047
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 720,087
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT STEDMAN has been a passionate collector of Great War and Second World War militaria for over 25 years. A regular contributor to international militaria magazines, he enjoys occasional work as a military adviser to TV, film and theatre. As a member of the Association for Military Remembrance, with whom he takes part in museum lectures, he is proud to have paraded at the Cenotaph and the Menin Gate. He currently lives in the south of England, and his hobbies include sleeping in trenches and restoring uniforms.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Command Organisation
RLM
OKL
Luftgaue
Luftflotten
Composition 6
Aircrew
Flight unit designations
Aircraft technical personnel
Anti-aircraft artillery
Air signals
Transport and supplies
Auxiliaries
Fire service
Uniforms & Equipment: Service Dress 11
Headgear
Tunics
Insignia
Shirts & tie
Trousers
Footwear
Overcoat
Work Clothing 15
Cap
Two-piece drill cloth suit
One-piece working protective suit
Boots
Flight Clothing 18
Flight helmets
One piece flight suits
Two piece flight suits
Non-issue flight jackets
Gloves
Footwear
Safety Equipment & Survival Aids 33
Headgear
Oxygen masks
Goggles
Life vests
Parachutes
Additional equipment
Tropical Uniforms 37
Headgear
Tunic
Shirts & tie
Trousers
Footwear
Overcoat
Winter Uniforms 39
Headgear
Undergarments
Overgarments
Footwear
Select Bibliography 41
The Plates 42
Index 48
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