Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Luftwaffe Fighter Ace [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 24.47  
Retail Value $ 34.95  
You Save $ 10.49  (30%)  
Item Number 273040  
Buy New $24.47
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Luftwaffe Fighter Ace by Norbert Hanning, John A. Weal, Norbert Hannig & John A. Weal...

Herr Norbert Hanning's wartime career makes for fascinating and highly informative reading on an aspect of the 1939-45 air war not often covered in the English language; primarily that of the campaign against the Soviet Union.

He was one of the midwar-generation Luftwaffe fighter pilots and began operations with JG 54 on the eastern (Leningrad) front in early 1943; initially flying Messerschmitt Bf 109s before transitioning to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. He became a Staffel CO and was credited with 42 victories, also serving with JV 44 (whose CO was Adolf Galland); he then returned to Germany towards the closing stages of the war to convert to Me 262 jet fighters.

Many and varied were his experiences in action against the rejuvenated Soviet Air Force in the east, and the powerful western Allies over the homeland during the final chaotic months of hostilities, which culminated in his captivity.

John Weal's skilful translation ensures that the fluid and descriptive style of the author is preserved. Thankfully, also, Norbert was a keen photographer who shot a profusion of images, all previously unpublished, many of which appear in this important book.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Grub Street
ISBN  1904010946  
ISBN13  9781904010944  

Availability  0 units.

More About Norbert Hanning, John A. Weal, Norbert Hannig & John A. Weal

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > General
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Professionals & Academics > Biographies
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Germany > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Military > Aviation
5Books > Subjects > History > Military > General
6Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II > Eastern Front
7Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II > General
8Books > Subjects > History > Military > World War II > Personal Narratives

Reviews - What do customers think about Luftwaffe Fighter Ace?

Overall: Excellent  Dec 6, 2007
I have studied the Luftwaffe and WWII for more than forty years. I enjoyed this work thoroughly and highly recommend it. I do not disagree that I would have enjoyed more details of the author's 50+ kills, but his humor and his experiences on both the Eastern and Western fronts were very interesting. Books of this sort are rarely available for long, and this one should not be missed. COL (ret) Tom Pool
Norbert Hannig  Jan 17, 2007
After reading this book I was left with an impression of the author as someone I would enjoy meeting. His story left me with a feeling that I got to know this guy and that he left me in a state of re-analysing my pre concieved ideas about the men and women who fought for Germany. The author was no different that our fathers and grandfathers who fought for the allies.
This book is an eye opener to everyday life in wartime Germany.
Luftwaffe Fighter ace  Aug 7, 2006
Pretty good. He did not talk about all of his air kills but went through his life too quickly. Book was too short.
Great reading!! A+++  Mar 31, 2005
This is a great book!!! I couldn't put it down once I picked it up. Mr. Hanning tells his story with great interest and zeale. I recommend this book to all aviation biography lovers, you will not be dissapointed!
Norbert Hannig's account of his experiences as a Luftwaffe `Jagdflieger' (fighter pilot) on the Eastern Front from 1943-45 provides an interesting insight into the experiences of one of the "mid-war" Luftwaffe pilots. From Hannig's days with the Jungvolk (a youth organization in Germany similar to the Boy Scouts - in contrast to the Hitler Youth) in 1940 to his flight training experiences and subsequent posting to the "Green Hearts" Fighter Wing in Russia, the book is easy to read. The narrative flows and is not at all boring. You get a sense of the man himself and the effects of the daily grind of operations over an ever changing front.

(John Weal, who translated Mr. Hannig's book, is in his own right an expert on the Luftwaffe fighter arm. Check out any of his books in the "Aircraft of the Aces" series, which are published by Osprey Publishing.)

For any reader who is keenly interested in reading about the lives of obscure Second World War aces, this book will make a welcome addition to your library. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Write your own review about Luftwaffe Fighter Ace

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Luftwaffe Fighter Ace

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy