Luftwaffe Fighters & Fighter-Bombers over the Far North : Units - Camouflage - Markings 1940-1945
Ian Allan Publishing | 2008 | ISBN: 1903223903 | English | 163 Pages | PDF | 113,2 MB
The Luftwaffe s campaign in Scandinavia and the Far North the Eismeerfront from 1940 to 1945 can still be regarded as largely uncharted territory in terms of historical research. Air operations over the Far North were demanding and intensive, with the two main German fighter units, JG 5 and JG 77, engaged against both the RAF and the Russians. Lesser-known units also took part, and this book examines all these units aircraft, many of which were engaged in attacking British and Soviet-held aircraft, airfields, bridges, communications lines and transport, as well as enemy maritime targets throughout the area. The main emphasis of the book is on camouflage and markings, but it also details the structure and organization of the units as well as operations, losses and accidents, and includes information on the senior and junior commanders involved. Focusing on the Luftwaffe fighter force in Denmark, northern Finland and Norway, the authors have spent many years collecting information and photographs for this exhaustive study. Much of the photographic material reveals a treasure-trove of fascinating, previously unseen and often unknown fact-busting material that will appeal to the military and aviation enthusiast as well as historians.