The Axis Air Forces: Flying in Support of the German Luftwaffe

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ABC-CLIO, Nov 30, 2011 - History - 312 pages
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The Axis Air Forces: Flying in Support of the German Luftwaffe presents an untold history of that global conflict's little-known combatants, who nonetheless contributed significantly to the war's outcome. While most other books only attempt to address this subject in passing, author Frank Joseph provides not only an extremely comprehensive account of the "unsung heroes" of the Axis fliers, but also describes the efforts of Axis air forces such as those of the Iraqi, Manchurian, Thai or Chinese—specific groups of wartime aviators that have never been discussed before at length.

This book examines the distinct but allied Axis air forces of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. An extensive introduction provides coverage of Luftwaffe volunteers from Greece, Lithuania, Holland, Denmark, Norway and even the United States. Detailed descriptions of the personnel themselves and the aircraft they operated are portrayed against the broader scope of combat missions, field operations, and military campaigns, supplying invaluable historical perspective on the importance of their sorties.

  

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Contents

Strange Bedfellows
1
WESTERN EUROPE
11
EASTERN EUROPE
71
THE MIDDLE EAST
193
ASIA
207
Notes
289
Bibliography
297
Index
303
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Frank Joseph is a journalist and researcher. He lives in Colfax, Wisconsin.

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