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Author: Kaiser, J.

SKU :- MBN16130

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Luftfahrtverlag Start 2011 Hardback 300mm x 215mm 256pp pages 421 b/w photos, 25 colour photos.


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Ernst Obermaier's books "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Jagdflieger" and "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Stuka- and Schlachtflieger" were first printed in the 1960s and 70s. Later revised, these titles are still considered standard works on the subject. Obermaier planned a third volume, which was to have dealt with Knight's Cross winners from the bomber arm. Work on the book had begun, but was far from complete, when Ernst Obermaier died unexpectedly in 1997. Jochen Kaiser took over Obermaier's files and, together with a number of German aviation historians, continued work on the project.

After more than 10 years of research, Volume 1 was published in 2010, and he has now completed Volume 2 of "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger". In its 256 pages the author describes the military careers, special missions and fates of several hundred further Knight's Cross winners, whose names begin with the letters L through Z. The book is illustrated with a portrait photo and three or four other photos each winner of the Swords and the Oak Leaves, and two photos of each winner of the Knight's Cross, a portrait photo and another photo depicting a milestone event, an aircraft or a mission tally on the tail of an aircraft. Volume 2 thus contains more than 440 photos, some of them in color.

65 years after the end of the war, this work by Jochen Kaiser fills a gap in the history of the Luftwaffe. These books will make it possible to finally identify many of the bomber crewmen who won the Knight's Cross. The books will also document the military careers of these men for posterity, factually and without glorification or political bias. They thus represent a special reference work of contemporary history. The publisher has decided to print just 600 copies, so we strongly suggest you don't delay ordering Band 2!

Additional Information

Author Kaiser, J.
Publisher Luftfahrtverlag Start
Date of Publication 2011
Edition No
Binding Hardback
Book Size 300mm x 215mm
Number of pages 256pp
Images 421 b/w photos, 25 colour photos
Language German Text
SKU MBN16130

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