The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 22, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the premier fighter pilot in the history of aerial warfare. Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann's incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight's Cross, but his wartime exploits convey only an inkling of the drama consummated in Hartmann's life and career. Illustrated with numerous historic photographs-many from Hartmann's own personal files-and silhouette drawings and statistics on the aircraft downed by Hartmann, 'The Blond Knight of Germany' is a colorful tribute to an heroic airman.

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Contents

Seventeen THE SHAKHTY REVOLT
238
APPENDIX
290
Glossary
311
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