Also included is a day-by-day account of the Me 262's role in the daylight defense of the Third Reich. The authors have drawn extensively from the personal accounts of both German and Allied pilots as well as thousands of archive documents: "These guys came up so fast that we never knew what hit us. My aircraft was badly hit in the engine and port wing by cannon shells, and I was about to bail out when it seemed that the aircraft was still flyable. Lt. Florine's P-38 was not hit and he spent the next few minutes keeping the two jets off my back by diving into them each time they tried to close and finish me. Like my aircraft, his was unarmed. There is little doubt that he risked his own life to save mine." Following more than 30 years of research, Me 262 Volume Three forms part of the most comprehensive account of the Luftwaffe's revolutionary jet fighter ever published.
About the Author
A qualified architect, Eddie J. Creek has for many years worked in partnership with Richard Smith producing a wealth of the most historically accurate line drawings and color artwork so far published on aviation in the Third Reich. As a historian and enthusiast, he has been actively collecting documents and photographs relative to the history of the Luftwaffe for over 30 years.