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He was one of the midwar-generation Luftwaffe fighter pilots and began operations with JG 54 on the eastern (Leningrad) front in early 1943; initially flying Messerschmitt Bf 109s before transitioning to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. He became a Staffel CO and ...
He was one of the midwar-generation Luftwaffe fighter pilots and began operations with JG 54 on the eastern (Leningrad) front in early 1943; initially flying Messerschmitt Bf 109s before transitioning to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. He became a Staffel CO and was credited with 42 victories, also serving with JV 44 (whose CO was Adolf Galland); he then returned to Germany towards the closing stages of the war to convert to Me 262 jet fighters.
Many and varied were his experiences in action against the rejuvenated Soviet Air Force in the east, and the powerful western Allies over the homeland during the final chaotic months of hostilities, which culminated in his captivity.
John Weal's skilful translation ensures that the fluid and descriptive style of the author is preserved. Thankfully, also, Norbert was a keen photographer who shot a profusion of images, all previously unpublished, many of which appear in this important book.
Posted January 9, 2005
THIS IS A VERY EXCITING AND TRUE STORY OF ONE OF GERMANYS TOP COMBAT PILOTS DURING WORLD WAR 2. HE FLEW FIGHTER PLANES AGAIST THE RUSSIANS AND LATER WAS INVOLVED IN SOME VERY HEAVY COMBAT OVER GERMANY IN HIS JET FIGHTER. THIS IS A VERY FAST READ AND VERY HARD TO PUT DOWN AND IT IS WRITTION BY THE COMBAT PILOT HIMSELF.THIS BOOK REALLY MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR IN THE COCKPIT NOT ONLY READING HISTORY BUT BEING APART OF IT. THIS BOOK WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT FOR ANY OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS.
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