Luftwaffe Aces: German Combat Pilots of WWII by Franz KurowskiLuftwaffe Aces: German Combat Pilots of WWII by Franz Kurowski

Luftwaffe Aces: German Combat Pilots of WWII

byFranz Kurowski

Paperback | September 20, 2004

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World War II air war companion to Panzer Aces and Panzer Aces IIIn-the-cockpit accounts of aerial dogfights by some of Germany's deadliest pilots ever to take to the skiesThis exciting book tells the combat biographies of seven Luftwaffe aces: three day-fighter pilots, one night-fighter pilot, one close-support pilot, and two bomber pilots. This mix of well-known and less famous pilots includes Heinz Bär, who had 221 victories and was an ME 262 ace; Otto Kittel, the fourth-highest Luftwaffe ace with 267 kills; Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, a leading night-fighter ace with 121 kills; Wilhelm Batz, whose two-year combat career ended with 237 kills in the elite JG 52; Otto Weiss, a close-support pilot in the Hs 123 and Hs 129; Joachim Helbig, who flew the Ju 88 bomber over Malta; and Ludwig Havighorst, who served first with the infantry and then the Luftwaffe, where he flew fifty bombing missions over Stalingrad.
Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.
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Title:Luftwaffe Aces: German Combat Pilots of WWIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 20, 2004Publisher:Stackpole BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811731774

ISBN - 13:9780811731775

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! Awesome book, meticulously researched and documented. Insightful and informative, anyone who has interest in WWII air battles should read this book.
Date published: 2017-02-15