Luftwaffe Field Divisions 1941-45

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Osprey Publishing, 1990 - History - 48 pages
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Hermann Göring raised the Luftwaffe Field Divisions [LwFD] during 1942, when Nazi Germany was still making spectacular gains but was first feeling the pinch of its losses on the Eastern Front. The Reichsmarschall decided to raise his own divisions for ground service under the command of Luftwaffe officers. On 17 September 1942, Göring called for volunteers from throughout the Luftwaffe for combat duty in the East. Even before that date, however, some Luftwaffe troops were heavily engaged against the enemy in Russia in a ground role. Kevin Conley Ruffner's engaging text tells the fascinating story of the LwFD during World War II.

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George William Brown was elected mayor of Baltimore in 1860. His eventful public life included imprisonment by the Union Army for several years during the Civil War and his election without opposition as the chief justice of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore in 1872. Kevin Conley Ruffner is a historian for the federal government and the author of Maryland's Blue and Grey: A Border State's Union and Confederate Officer Corps.

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