BF 109 F/G/K Aces of the Western Front
Osprey Publishing, 1999 - History - 96 pages
The follow-on volume to Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 11 - Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-41, this book charts the story of the myriad aces who flew the later marks of Messerschmitt fighter through to VE-Day. As good as the Emil had been during the opening 18 months of the war, the aircraft was being progressively bettered in virtually all aspects of aerial combat by the Spitfire come 1941, so Messerschmitt updated and improved the breed, firstly with the introduction of the Friedrich and then the multi-variant Gustav.
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26 Schlageter A1R FORCE ACES OF WORLD Adolf Galland Allied April attack August Battle Black Chevron Black Double Chevron bomb Channel front Chevron and Bars claimed cockpit combat command cowling early Eastern front enemy Erich Erich Leie Erich Rudorffer Experten Feldwebel fighters final flown flying FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 formation leaders Fortress four four-engined bombers France Friedrich German Geschwader's Geschwaderkommodore Geschwaderkommodore JG Gruppe Gruppen Gruppenkommandeur Gustav Hauptmann heavy bombers Heinz high-altitude III./JG Ill./JG Jagdgeschwader Jagdgruppen Jagdwaffe Jakobi JG 2 Richthofen July kills Knight's Cross Knoke Kommandeur Kommodore of JG later Leutnant Luftwaffe Luftwaffe's machine Major Messerschmitt months North Sea Oak Leaves Oberfeldwebel Oberleutnant Oberst Oberstleutnant October operations Osprey Aircraft Peter Werfft Pflanz Pik-As re-equipment Reich rudder score shot Spitfire St Pol Stabsschwarm Staffel Staffelkapitan successes Udet UN1TS OF WORLD Unteroffizier victim victories Walter Oesau Werner Molders western White wing Wk-Nr wounded