Last Days of the Luftwaffe: German Luftwaffe Combat Units 1944-1945

Last Days of the Luftwaffe: German Luftwaffe Combat Units 1944-1945

by Manfred Griehl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848325111
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 05/17/2009
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Abbreviations ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 On the Road to the Abyss 7

Chapter 2 Fighters with Propellers Yesterday's Aircraft 18

Chapter 3 New Hope Jet Fighters 39

Chapter 4 The 'People's Fighter' For the Defence of the Reich 66

Chapter 5 Jabos and Blitzbombers 82

Chapter 6 Cannon Fodder Aviator Training for Special Purposes 112

Chapter 7 The Waffen-SS Get Involved 125

Chapter 8 Midget Aircraft and Local Fighters 144

Chapter 9 Self-Sacrifice Operations Freiheit and Bienenstock 171

Chapter 10 Mistel Over the Eastern Front 189

Chapter 11 Last Trump of the Air Defence Flak Rockets 202

Chapter 12 Weakpoint Night Fighters? 223

Chapter 13 Wrecked Dreams Miracle Weapons 241

Chapter 14 Plans for a New Luftwaffe 248

Chapter 15 The Final Account 253

Index 258

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