By Robert Forsyth
By the outbreak of global battle 2, the Luftwaffe had bought powerful tactical battlefield adventure from its involvement within the Spanish Civil battle in 1936-1939, based round the operations carried out via the Legion Condor, a strength of a few 19,000 'volunteer' German airmen, employees, technicians and groundcrew shaped into fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, Flak, climate and signs elements.
In this new ebook, writer Robert Forsyth, popular specialist on global warfare 2 German aviation, information the advance of either the applied sciences and the pilots of this German air strength, with full-color illustrations, plates and info of colour schemes used in the Legion Condor. From the He fifty one to the Messerschmitt, from flying in shut wing-to-wing formations to the looser, wider formations universal to the Luftwaffe in the course of global struggle 2, this booklet is a must have for any German aviation historian or modeler.
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1. /JG seventy seven – 1 October 1937-October 1939 Kmdr III. /JG fifty three – July 1940 Shot down by way of Spitfire off South Coast of britain and killed 12 August 1940 ultimate rank – Hauptmann overall – Believed to be 22 victories (11 in the course of global conflict 2 plus Spain) Spanish move in Gold with Diamonds 102 Spain: 18/1/38 8/3/38 24/3/38 13/6/38 25/6/38 18/7/38 20/7/38 20/7/38 12/8/38 12/8/38 14/8/38 20/8/38 Peter Boddem, 2. J/88 I-16 I-15 I-15 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 SB-2 SB-2 I-16 I-16 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 Spanish go in Gold with Diamonds Spain: 12/7/37 13/7/37 21/7/37 25/7/37 13/8/37 17/8/37 17/8/37 18/8/37 6/9/37 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-15 I-16 I-15 I-16 © Osprey Publishing • www. ospreypublishing. com 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 2/6/38 25/6/38 12/7/38 15/7/38 15/7/38 Otto Bertram, 1. J/88 international conflict 2: StKp 2. (J)/LG 2 Kmdr I. /JG seventy seven – 30 August 1940 Knight’s move – thirteen September 1940 (21 victories) Oak Leaves – 27 June 1941 (40 victories) 5th pilot to arrive a hundred victories on 22 April 1942 Swords – 24 April 1942 (101 victories) Kdre JG fifty two – eleven may well 1942 Kdre JG 103 and JGr 25 Served on Stab 30. Jagddivision Kdre JG eleven – 1 could 1944 Kdre JG 1 – 20 may well 1944 to finish of conflict ultimate rank – Oberst overall – one hundred thirty victories (123 in the course of global struggle 2, together with 14 four-engined bombers, plus 7 Spain) Spanish go in Gold with Diamonds Spain: 12/8/38 14/8/38 15/8/38 23/8/38 7/9/38 7/9/38 23/9/38 27/9/38 4/10/38 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-15 1 2 three four five (unconfirmed) 6 (unconfirmed) 7 (unconfirmed) eight nine global struggle 2: StKp 1. /JG 2 – 26 October 1939 Appointed Kmdr III. /JG 2 – 24 September 1940 Knight’s go – 28 October 1940 (13 victories) Withdrawn from frontline tasks and assigned to JFS five lower than detailed orders to guard final surviving male inheritor of kinfolk. additionally served in employees positions Appointed Kmdr I. /JG 6 – February 1945 ultimate rank – significant overall – 21 victories (12 in the course of international struggle 2 plus Spain) Wilhelm Ensslen, 2. J/88 Spanish go in Gold with Diamonds Spain: 23/8/38 5/9/38 20/9/38 28/12/38 28/12/38 30/12/38 1/1/39 9/1/39 5/2/39 I-15 I-15 I-16 SB-2 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-16 I-15 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine SB-2 I-16 I-15 I-15 I-15 five 6 (unconfirmed) 7 eight nine Walter Oesau, Stab. J/88 Spanish move in Gold with Diamonds Spain: 15/7/38 17/7/38 18/7/38 20/7/38 27/7/38 15/8/38 20/8/38 15/10/38 3/11/38 I-15 I-15 I-16 I-15 SB-2 I-15 I-16 I-16 I-16 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine global warfare 2: Kmdr II. /JG fifty two – 27 August 1940 lacking in motion over England 2 November 1940 following engagement with Spitfire. Bailed out of Bf 109 over Kent yet parachute didn't open ultimate rank – Hauptmann overall: 12 victories (3? in international struggle 2 plus Spain) global battle 2: StKp 7. /JG fifty one – 1940 Kmdr III. /JG fifty one – August 1940 Knight’s move – 20 August 1940 (20 victories – 5th pilot to arrive this overall) Kmdr III. /JG three – 11 November 1940 Oak Leaves – 6 February 1941 (40 victories – fourth pilot to arrive this overall) Swords – 15 July 1941 (80 victories) Kdre JG 2 – 28 July 1941 June 1943 appointed Jafü Bretagne Kdre JG 1 – 1 January 1944 Killed in motion – eleven could 1944 in the course of engagement with US warring parties ultimate rank – Oberst overall – one hundred twenty five victories (72 in West, together with 12 four-engined bombers, forty four in East plus Spain Herbert Ihlefeld, 2.