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Enemy In the Dark: The Story of a Night-Fighter Pilot

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Peter Spoden's combat memoir of his experiences as a Luftwaffe night fighter pilot in Western Europe and Hungary between June 1943 and the end of the war.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 16th 2005 by Cerberus Publishing Ltd.
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Here, in his own words, Peter Spoden, shares with the reader his experiences as a Luftwaffe night fighter pilot with the Fifth & Sixth Night Fighter Wings (NJG 5 & NJG 6) in the West between the Spring of 1943 and the end of the war in May 1945. Spoden survived a number of close-calls in his battles against British bombers attacking the Reich and emerged from the war with 24 victories to his credit.

"ENEMY IN THE DARK" is a sobering memoir of both the wonders and perils of wartime combat
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Miles Watson
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting little book by a former member of the Luftwaffe's "night hunters," the fighter squadrons charged with defending Nazi Germany from Royal Air Force bombs from 1940 - 1945. The RAF couldn't operate over Germany by day, so they came over at night in huge numbers, dropping bombs on pretty much anything they could find, and the Germans had to find a way to shoot them down at a time when radar was still in its toddling stage. Spoden flew a twin-engine Messerschmitt 110 "Destroyer" with a cr ...more
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