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Jg 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe

Caldwell, Donald L.

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ISBN 10: 0517570394 / ISBN 13: 9780517570395
Published by Orion Books, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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640pp/illus/maps & end-paper maps. The Rise and Fall of this famous fighter wing. Interviews with more than fifty surviving JG26 pilots, much of the story in their own words. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 009606

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Title: Jg 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe

Publisher: Orion Books, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Printing

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This is the story of the JG 26 pilots, or "Abbeville Kids." A microcosm of World War II exists in the rise and fall of this famous fighter wing--whose slashing attacks always seemed to come from the best position--from its founding during Hitler's military buildup, through its glory days in the first years of the war--when its bases in northen France were to be avoided at all costs--right up to the grim, final hours of the Third Reich.
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DONALD CALDWELL is a retired research chemist and veteran of the US Navy. For the past 25 years he has researched archival sources and interviewed veterans, primarily from the Luftwaffe. His first book, JG 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe, has been followed by seven others on the Luftwaffe: all have won critical and popular acclaim.

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