By Wolfgang Fischer, John Weal
Inside of weeks of warfare being declared, Wolfgang Fischer had volunteered to hitch the Luftwaffe and spent approximately 5 of the succeeding six years of hostilities in uniform. in this time he was once given a succession of postings various from a long-range recce unit; as a decoder in a met place of work in occupied France; to a bomber squadron; and as a flying teacher, ahead of becoming a member of a squadron of the well-known Richthofen Geschwader in Italy, from the place he was once shot down in his FW one hundred ninety through Mustangs en path to Normandy.
By now a Lieutenant, he survived to fly offensive rocket assaults over Gold seashore on D-Day, merely to be shot down back on D + 1, and captured and despatched first to a sanatorium within the united kingdom, then into captivity within the united states. He was once eventually repatriated in April 1946. His description of some of these occasions is wonderful and well-written, starting from comedian to tragic. it's exact in style, giving a beneficial perception into the undeniably average lot of these serving within the air arm of the 3rd Reich. Expertly translated and edited via John Weal, this can be a necessary accompaniment to Norbert Hannig's 'Luftwaffe Fighter Ace' released through Grub highway in 2004.
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Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot: Defending the Reich Against the RAF and USAAF by Wolfgang Fischer, John Weal