Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-41 by John WealBf 109D/E Aces 1939-41 by John Weal

Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-41

byJohn WealIllustratorJohn Weal

Paperback | November 15, 1996

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The period covered in this volume was considered to be the 'glory years' for the Jagdwaffe - fresh from the experience gained in the Spanish Civil War - and for the Bf 109 in particular. Many famous pilots scored their first kills in the classic dogfights staged over Poland, Western Europe, the Channel and finally southern England. Some 40 Knight's Crosses were awarded in 1940 alone. However, after sweeping all before them in support of the Blitzkrieg across continental Europe, the Bf 109E pilots were to suffer badly during the Battle of Britain, the result of poor tactics inflicted upon them by the Luftwaffe High Command, and their mount's less then generous range.
Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, John Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.
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Title:Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-41Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.68 × 7.23 × 0.23 inPublished:November 15, 1996Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1855324873

ISBN - 13:9781855324879

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Table of Contents

Birth of the Blitzkrieg/Guarding the North Sea Coast/Patrolling the Westwall/Scandinavian Sideshow/The Blitzkrieg Comes of Age/The Battle of Britain and After/Appendices