The Last Year of the Luftwaffe: May 1944 to May 1945

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe: May 1944 to May 1945

by Alfred Price

Paperback(Reprint)

$19.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, March 25

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848328662
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 03/31/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Sales rank: 571,836
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Alfred Price served as an aircrew officer in the RAF until 1974. Since then he has been a full-time aviation historian and writer, and is acknowledged as a leading authority on the Spitfire. He is co-author of the Haynes Spitfire Manual.

Table of Contents

List of maps 7

Preface 9

Author's note 10

1 May 1944 11

Totals of serviceable aircraft, 31 May 1944 22

Deployment of combat flying units, 31 May 1944 22

2 The White Hopes (1) 31

3 In Defence of the Reich 47

4 The Second Battle of France 57

War Diary, III. Gruppe Schlachtgeschwader 4 67

5 Disaster in the East 71

6 The Robot Bombardment 81

7 Attack on the Oil Industry 91

8 Pause in the Autumn 97

9 The White Hopes (2) 105

10 Desperate Times, Desperate Measures 109

War Diary, III. Gruppe Kampfgeschwader 76 118

Totals of serviceable aircraft, 10 January 1945 121

Deployment of combat flying units, 10 January 1945 121

11 Fighting a Losing Battle 129

12 The White Hopes (3) 145

Totals of serviceable aircraft, 9 April 1945 151

Deployment of combat flying units, 9 April 1945 151

13 The Final Collapse 159

Excerpts from the War Diary of Kampfgeschwader 76, April 1945 171

The final days 172

14 With Hindsight 175

Appendices 185

A Comparative ranks 185

B Prefixes of Luftwaffe flying units 185

C Organization of Luftwaffe flying units 186

Bibliography 187

Index 189

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews