Messerschmitts Over Sicily: Diary Of A Luftwaffe Fighter Commander (Stackpole Military History Series)
Based on the author's personal World War II diaryAn unflinching look at Luftwaffe combat, tactics, and leadership during the campaign for SicilyA concluding chapter assesses the war's lessons for air forcesIn an account of unusual power, Luftwaffe ace Johannes Steinhoff recounts the final days of the German air force on Sicily in June and July 1943. Facing crushing odds--including a commander, Her...
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1 edition (August 20, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1016665
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“I recommend this interesting narrative by Johannes Steinhoff for anyone interested in the history of the Luftwaffe at a pivotal moment in history. Although written 25 years after the Second World War, the former Kommodore of the German 77th fighter w...”
ann Göring, who contemptuously treated his pilots as cowards--Steinhoff and his fellow Messerschmitt 109 pilots took to the skies day after day to meet waves of dreaded Flying Fortresses and swarms of Allied fighters, all bent on driving the Germans from the island. A captivating narrative and a piercing analysis, this book is a classic of aerial combat.