Alarmstart scramble charts the experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, diaries and flying log books, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.For anyone interested in the air war 1939 45, the information provided is of inestimable value There are no than a handful of WW2 Luftwaffe members alive today Patrick Eriksson had the foresight to record their experiences first hand before it was too late Some witnesses ended up as senior fighter controllers, and one was even a Luftwaffe psychologist The recollections and views of the former pilots are put within the historical context of the German aerial war.By no means all the witnesses were from the ranks of the aces , and the awful strain of the conflict is manifest My friend Leo, Kapit n of the 8 JG 54, in the last weeks on the Channel front developed insomnia, anxiety attacks He was flown out abgeflogen and should have been relieved He was shot down and killed in September 1940 This first volume covers Poland, Denmark and Norway, the Phoney War, the invasion of France and the Low Countries, the Battle of Britain, combating the RAF sweeps in the West, and finally, the Battle of Germany home defence....
|Title||:||Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War: Northwestern Europe – from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany|
|Publisher||:||Amberley Publishing June 1, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||899 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War: Northwestern Europe – from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany Reviews
This book is a history of Luftwaffe daytime fighter operations on the Western Front during World War II, from the Phoney War to the D-Day invasion at Normandy, and is the first one in what should be a series of three or four books. It's not extremely comprehensive as it relies on lots of personal interviews of former Luftwaffe fighter pilots, as well as their log books, Staffel and Gruppen records and some personal correspondence. Many of the interviews were conducted in the late 80's and early 90's, so there is a bit of fuzziness in the memories in a few of the interviewees, but that's understandable and doesn't detract from their stories.