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Aces of the Reich: The Making of a Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot

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In 1939, The Luftwaffe was arguably the world's best-equipped and -trained air force. Its fighters were second to none, and their pilots had a tactical system superior to any other in the world. In campaigns over Poland, Norway, the Low Countries and France, they carried all before them. Only in the summer of 1940 did they fail by a narrow margin in achieving air superiori ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 24th 2006 by Greenhill Books
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Mike Spickin "Viimeiseen asti: Luftwaffen hävittäjä-ässien nousu ja tuho" (Koala, 2008) käsittelee aihettaan hieman turhan luettelomaisesti ollakseen erityisen kiinnostavaa luettavaa. Esimerkkilause kertonee enemmän kuin tarpeeksi:

"Toinen itärintaman yli kahdensadan ilmavoiton mies oli II/JG52:n Helmut Lipfert, jolla oli 5.4.1944 tilillään 90 pudotusta ja vuotta myöhemmin 17.4.1945 jo 203 (joista kaksi oli nelimoottorisia pommikoneita), minkä jälkeen hänelle myönnettiin ritariristiin tammenlehvä
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