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Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 by Robert Forsyth

Title Ju 88 Aces of World War 2
Author Robert Forsyth
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2019-01-24
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1472829220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.

Title Ju 88 Aces of World War 2
Author John Weal
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 2017-03-21
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781472808400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seeing action on every front of the war, the aces of the Junkers Ju 88 were some of the most valuable pilots in the Luftwaffe. Although designed as a fast medium bomber, the Ju 88's highly versatile design meant that it was also used as a heavy day and night fighter. This allowed it to combat Allied aircraft in every theater, from Poland and France, to the attacks on the Arctic convoys, before moving on to be the scourge of Bomber Command in its bombing campaign over Germany after 1941. Focusing on the aces who flew this adaptable and deadly aircraft, this vividly illustrated study investigates their service during World War II with the help of thirty profiles of the aircraft, depicting the various schemes designed to blend them into the snow and ice of the Arctic and the black of the German night.

Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 by Robert Forsyth

Title Ju 88 Aces of World War 2
Author Robert Forsyth
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2019-01-24
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1472829239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.

Air Aces of World War II by Robert Jackson

Title Air Aces of World War II
Author Robert Jackson
Publisher Crowood Press
Release 2003
Category History
Total Pages 106
ISBN 9781840374124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The conflict in the skies above the combat zones of World War II bred a new legion of heroes. Boys became men in weeks and many became commanders and leaders before the age of twenty-five. These young pilots were flying for their lives on every dangerous sortie and in every type of aircraft. From the heavy bomber struggling to its target in the German Ruhr to the shipboard fighter fired into combat by a carrier's catapult in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, every pilot honed his skills to take on the enemy and survive. They were all brave men - but some have become legends. Pilots like Guy Gibson - leader of the famous Dam Buster's raid; Don Gentile - an ace in the Mustang fighter defending allied heavy bombers deep over enemy Europe; John "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham - top scoring night-fighter ace; or Leon W. Johnson - leader of the low-level raid on Ploesti oil refinery complex in Romania. These are some of the hundred heroes included in this compact reference to the history and record of allied and enemy aces of World War II.

Title German Night Fighter Aces of World War 2
Author Jerry Scutts
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 1998-06-05
Category History
Total Pages 100
ISBN 9781855326965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the Luftwaffe entered World War 2, its nightfighter force was virtually nonexistent thanks to its leader, Reichmarschall Hermann Göring, who boasted that bombs would never fall on Germany. By mid-1940 his folly was evident; the first night fighter wing was hastily formed with Bf 110s. Initially capable of detecting targets by visual acquisition only, the force greatly improved its effectiveness with the creation of the 'Giant Würzburg' radar chain. By the end of 1942, the night fighter force controlled some 389 fighters and had destroyed 1,291 RAF bombers in that year alone. Complete with first-hand accounts and detailed colour illustrations, this book profiles the many variations of night fighters, and the men who made ace flying them.

Title Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerst rer Aces of World War 2
Author John Weal
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 1999-05-01
Category History
Total Pages 106
ISBN 9781855327535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume is the first of its type to be devoted exclusively to the Zerstörer day fighter aces, spanning the war years from Poland to the defence of the Reich. Although Messerschmitt's single-engined Bf 109 has received most of the plaudits for achieving virtual air superiority over Europe in 1939-40, the exploits of the manufacturer's twin-engined Bf 110, the Ju 88 and the Me 410 Zerstörer in the first year of the war also make for very impressive reading. Indeed, on the eve of World War 2 a posting to a Bf 110 unit was considered to be the best career move available in the Luftwaffe.

Title Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2
Author Chris Goss
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2019-09-19
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 1472829646
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles. In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88. Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-colour artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II.

Luftwaffe Aces by Franz Kurowski

Title Luftwaffe Aces
Author Franz Kurowski
Publisher Stackpole Books
Release 2004
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9780811731775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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World War II air war companion to Panzer Aces and Panzer Aces II In-the-cockpit accounts of aerial dogfights by some of Germany's deadliest pilots ever to take to the skies This 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.

Title Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader on the Western Front
Author John Weal
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release 2000-06-25
Category History
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781841760209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Undoubtedly the most versatile German aircraft of World War II (1939-1945), the Junkers Ju 88 served as a fighter, bomber and patrol aircraft on every front on which the Luftwaffe fought. Blooded in action during the Blitzkrieg, the Ju 88 soon proved to be a formidable opponent for the beleaguered Allied air forces. This book is the first of three volumes which will cover the Ju 88's extensive wartime service in the bomber role, and it details the aircraft's early campaigns, through to its extensive use in the night Blitz of 1940-41.

Fist From the Sky by Peter C. Smith

Title Fist From the Sky
Author Peter C. Smith
Publisher Stackpole Books
Release 2006-09-27
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1461750989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fascinating look from the Japanese side at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway Fully authorized account including contemporary interviews with those that flew with Lt. Cdr. Egusa Lieutenant Commander Takashige Egusa was one of the Imperial Japanese Navy's most skillful and influential dive-bomber pilots. He led an attack force against Pearl Harbor, calmly circling his special flame-red Aichi dive bomber before selecting his target. Assaults on the deadly gun batteries of Wake Island followed, as well as air support for the invasion of Ambon. Badly burned at Midway, Egusa returned to duty, only to be killed on his final mission. As one Japanese officer said, "He was the 'God of Dive-Bombing.'" Fully placed in historical context and backed by a wealth of detail from archives, family records, photographs, and memories of contemporaries, the full story of Egusa's bravery, leadership qualities, and illustrious career comes to life.

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