Jagdgeschwader 27 'Afrika'
Osprey Publishing, May 20, 2003 - History - 128 pages
Synonymous with the Afrika Korps and the campaign in North Africa, JG 27 provided Rommel's army with fighter protection for virtually the whole 'roller coaster ride that was the war in the Western Desert from 1941-43. Formed in Germany on 1 October 1939 (with Adolf Galland as CO of I.Gruppe), JG 27 saw considerable action both during the Battles of France and Britain, downing 146 aircraft in the latter campaign alone. Sent to North Africa in April 1941, the geschwader had an immediate impact on the campaign, which had up until then been dominated by the Allies. The third volume in the Aviation Elite series on a German fighter geschwader, this book will once again prove popular with Luftwaffe enthusiasts and hobbyists alike.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
27 worn aft fuselage Ain-el-Gazala Air Force aircraft airfields Alamein Allied April attack August awarded base Battle of Britain Bernhard Woldenga Black Blenheim Blitzkrieg bombers British camouflage campaign casualties Channel Chevron claimed cockpit command credited days later December defence desert eastern front Eduard Neumann escort Feldwebel Fels am Wagram fighters flying four France Franzisket Gerhard Homuth German Geschwader Geschwader's Geschwaderstab Greece Gruppe badge Gruppe's Gruppenkommandeur Gustav Rodel Hans-Joachim Marseille Hauptmann hours later Hptm Hurricanes Ibel Ibel's III./JG Jagdgeschwader Jagdgeschwader 27 July June Kapitdn Knight's Cross Kommandeur Kommodore Leutnant loss Luftwaffe Luftwaffe's machine Major Marseille's Max Ibel Mediterranean months North Africa November Oak Leaves Oberfeldwebel Oberleutnant Oberstleutnant October operations pilots killed raid re-equipment Redlich Reich rudder Schwarm score September shot Sicily south-east Spitfires Stab Staffel Staffelkapitan Stukas successes Tobruk unit unit's Unteroffizier victories weeks Werner Schroer White Wolfgang wounded Wpfm Yellow