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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Aviation Magazin, ISBN/Box 978191041516015, Publisher Key Publishing, Format a4, No. Pages 98, Version sb, Language English
Much has been written about the RAF's commanders in the Battle of Britain, but what about their Luftwaffe counterparts? Chris Goss examines their careers.
Andy Thomas explains how a brilliantly executed pre-emptive strike in the early hours of May 10, 1940 sealed the fate of the Belgian Air Force.
DOWN ON THE FARM
Aviation artist Geoff Nutkins recreated a shoot down that occurred close to his home.
SAMARITANS OR SPIES?
When it was found that the Luftwaffe air-sea rescue service was also engaged in reconnaissance missions, its lumbering floatplanes became authorised targets. Andrew Thomas explains.
JUST ANOTHER DAY
Tasked with destroying RAF Fighter CommandÂ’s airfields, on August 26 the Luftwaffe turned its attentions to southeast England. Chris Goss relates the action.
DESTROYING A MYTH
Andrew Thomas on how Herman Göring's concept of the heavy fighter was crushed during the Battle of Britain.
HOOK, LINE AND SINKER
During the summer of 1940 RAF pilots regularly reported combats with a German fighter that did not exist. Tom Spencer explains.
ON THE RUN
Graham Pitchfork describes three of the first '‘Home Runners'’, evading the enemy to return to the fight.
Until the middle of August, English skies seemed full of Ju 87s; then they were gone for good. Craig David describes the day the Stuka force admitted defeat.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Three pilots pause for a photo alongside a Bf 109. From this, Chris Goss uncovered the background and fates of three Luftwaffe warriors.
Chris Goss reveals that many Luftwaffe aircraft that managed to return to the Continent were wrecked in force landings, often never to return to the fight.
Chris Goss profiles the fortunes of Battle of Britain pilots of the elite JG 2 the Richthofengeschwader.
During 1940 the men and machines of 82 Squadron were decimated twice. Graham Pitchfork tells of the unit that refused to die.
Daniel Ford outlines Italy'’s brief part in the Battle of Britain and the pedigree of HendonÂ’s Fiat.
Chris Goss highlights three German aircraft shot down during the crucial afternoon of September 15, 1940.
Christmas Day went wrong for a German crew, as Andy Thomas reveals.
Repair and Salvage Units made sure that shot down Luftwaffe aircraft were put to good use.
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