ISBN: 978-3-941437-40-1

Mit der Kamera an der Front

Als Kriegsberichter bei der I.(J)/LG 2 und dem JG 77

 

Author:

Axel Urbanke

ISBN:

978-3-941437-40-1

Pages:

240

Photos:

54 colour- and 170 B/W-photos

Illustrations:

 

Format:

13 coloured mashine profiles

14 coloured maps

25 x 28,5 cm large-format, Hard cover plus dust jacket

 

 

The specialist literature includes extensive and well-illustrated publications about many German Jagdgeschwader and Jagdgruppen; however, one Gruppe which in terms of photos has been in a deep sleep for a long time is I.(J)/LG 2. Despite the fact that fighter pilots who later became well known, men like Ihlefeld, Geißhardt, Marseille, Harder, Strakeljahn and Kemethmüller, flew their first operational sorties and scored their first victories with the unit, the photographic material available to those with an interest in the unit is limited.
Now, however, with Volume 3 in our Photographed by Soldiers series we can offer all fighter enthusiasts unique photo material. The foundation of this book is a collection of color slides in the estate of a former war reporter who accompanied I.(J)/LG 2 from the Channel in 1941, through the Balkans to Russia. He was with the unit in Russia in 1942 when it was renamed I./JG 77. With JG 77, in the summer of 1942 he took the last photos showing the commander of the Geschwader, Maj. Gollob, and his aircraft. The color images provide completely new and unexpected information about camouflage schemes, Staffel colors and emblems. To provide a complete picture of I.(J)/LG 2’s operational history, the color images are supplemented by impressive and never before seen black-and-white photos from the estates of various pilots and technicians who served with the Gruppe.

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-30-2

Emblems of the Luftwaffe Volume 1

Tactical and Strategic Reconnaissance Units

 

Authors:

Peter Petrick, Gerhard Stemmer, Ulf Balke and Axel Urbanke

ISBN:

978-3-941437-30-2

Pages:

320

Photos:

412

Format:

25 x 28,5 cm large-format, Hard cover plus dust jacket

   

 

In cooperation with Peter Petrick, Gerhard Stemmer and Ulf Balke, we present the first volume of the most comprehensive work to date about the emblems of the flying units of the Luftwaffe. The research behind the series has taken the better part of twenty years. Since Karl Ries’ books in the 1960s and 70s, there has not been a publication which has delved into this subject in depth while incorporating all the latest knowledge. Each volume will contain several hundred mostly unpublished black and white and color photos, as well as detailed information about the emblems. The emblems themselves will be depicted in large illustrations. The volumes will also contain many unit emblems which have never before been published or identified, as well as variants of unit emblems. The book series will therefore be of interest both to modelers and those with an historical interest in the Luftwaffe. Volume 1 deals with tactical and strategic reconnaissance units and weather reconnaissance units.

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-22-7

The Forgotten Ace

Fighter Pilot Gerhard Barkhorn

 

Authors:

Bernd Barbas

ISBN:

978-3-941437-22-7

Pages:

208

Photos:

155, thereof 35 in colour

Illustrations:

15 full-page colour-profiles of all the planes that Gerhard Barkhorn flew

Maps:

Format:

8
25 x 28 cm large-format

 

Despite the fact that Gerhard Barkhorn scored a total of 301 victories while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52 on the Eastern Front, making him the second most successful fighter pilot of the Second World War after Erich Hartmann, today he is almost forgotten. This book describes Barkhorn’s wartime experiences with JG 2 on the Channel, JG 52, JG 6 and finally JV 44. Excerpts from original combat reports enable the reader to feel the drama of the events that happened back then. Barkhorn’s career in the postwar Bundeswehr is also examined.

Published in this book for the first time are numerous color slides taken by Barkhorn during his service with JG 52, as well as many black-and-white photos. It also contains color side-views of every aircraft flown by Barkhorn. It is a book that examines all aspects of the fighter ace.

 

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Volume 1

Volume 1

Ernst Obermaier’s books Die Ritterkreuzträger der Jagdflieger and Die Ritterkreuzträger der Stuka- and Schlachtflieger were first printed in the 1960s and 70s. Later revised, these titles are still considered standard works on the subject. Obermaier planned a third volume,
which was to have dealt with Knight’s Cross winners from the bomber arm. Work on the book had begun, but was far from complete, when Ernst Obermaier died unexpectedly in 1997.

Jochen Kaiser took over Obermaier’s files and, together with a number of German aviation historians, continued work on the project.
After more than 10 years of research, he has now completed Volume I of Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger

In its 272 pages the author describes the military careers, special missions and fates of five winners of the Swords, 26 winners of the Oak Leaves and 191 Knight’s Cross winners, whose names begin with the letters A through K. Volume 2 covers 165 Ritterkreuzträger with the letter L till Z and one Oak Leave amendment, corrections and additions, photos of award ceremonies, successful crews, group photos, funerals and graves, as well as documents and log books.

The book is illustrated with a portrait photo and three or four other photos each winner of the Swords and the Oak Leaves, and two photos of each winner of the Knight’s Cross, a portrait photo and another photo depicting a milestone event, an aircraft or a mission tally on the tail of an aircraft. Volume I thus contains more than 510 photos, Volume 2 more then 440 photos, some of them in color.

65 years after the end of the war, this work by Jochen Kaiser fills a gap in the history of the Luftwaffe. Volume II is expected to be released in 2011. These books will make it possible to finally identify many of the bomber crewmen who won the Knight’s Cross. The books will also document the military careers of these men for posterity, factually and without glorification or political bias. They thus represent a special reference work of contemporary history.

Hardbound with dust cover,
large-format 21,5 x 30 cm

Volume 1:  272 pages,
497 b/w photos and 17 in color

Volume 2:  256 pages,
421 b/w photos and 25 in color

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Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger

Volumes 1 and 2 as Leather-bound Special editions!

 

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