Item description for Defenders of the Reich: Jagdgeschwder 1 Volume Three 1944-1945 (Defenders of the Reich) by Eric Mombeek...
9 x 12 96 pgs 270 b&w photoThis comprehensive history of the Luftwaffe's premier fighter defense unit Jagdgeschwader 1, which included among its ranks some of the Luftwaffe's leading fighter aces including Heinz Bdr, Walter Oesau and Herbert Ihlefeld, is concluded in this third volume of Eric Mombeek's classic study of JG1.The first two volumes are already available. Many of the 750 photographs in this edition are new, and the book is greatly enhanced by its 90 new color aircraft profiles by the respected American aviation artist, Tom Tullis.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 13, 2003
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223032 ISBN13 9781903223031
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Mombeek
Eric Mombeek is a leading authority on the history and operations of the fighter units of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He has interviewed and corresponded with hundreds of former veterans and his works capture the period in an informative and detailed way. He is the author of several works published by Classic Publications including the acclaimed "Classic Colours" series on the Jagdwaffe.
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Exciting Tales of JG 1's Last Battles! Jan 27, 2006
The final, desperate combats fought by JG 1 are the subject matter of this, the final volume in Eric Mombeek's three-volume history.
As with the previous books, this volume relates JG 1's story using a combination of first-person narratives, dozens of rare wartime photos and two dozen color profiles by Tom Tullis. (Tullis' artwork of the wing's Bf 109s, FW 190s and He 162s, by the way, is a joy to behold).
During the final years of the war JG 1 fought on the Western and Eastern Fronts, logging a steady run of kills by wing stalwarts like Heinz Bar, Alfred Grislawski, Herbert Kaiser, Georg-Peter Eder and Hans Ehlers. In return it suffered increasingly severe losses including its fabled commander, Walter Oesau in May 1944. As with other Luftwaffe fighter wings, JG 1 soldiered on till the bitter end but the outcome was a foregone conclusion.
Luftwaffe enthusiasts will want to add all three volumes of this wonderful history to their collection. A first-rate job at a very affordable price!