By John Weal
The top scoring aces of any aerial clash have been the Luftwaffe pilots eager about the bloody combats at the Russian entrance. the most typical fighter utilized by those pilots was once the Bf 109, which was once enthusiastic about the motion from Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, via to the doomed Defence of the Reich in 1945. devices like JGs five, fifty two and fifty four all flew the Messerschmitt fighter, progressing from Emil to Gustav variations. This quantity contains all of the high-scoring aces, and explains simply how tough a task the Jagdwaffe confronted at the Russian entrance, and the way its specialists completed such overwhelming ratings.
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Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front by John Weal