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JG 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe (1991 Hardback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1991 Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Orion Books, NY, USA.
Author: Donald L. Caldwell.
Foreword by Adolf Galland.
ISBN: 0517570394. ISBN: 9780517570395.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 38mm d.

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JG 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe (The Epic Saga of Germany’s Greatest Fighter Wing)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1991 Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Orion Books/ Crown Publications, NY, USA.
Author: Donald L. Caldwell. Foreword by Adolf Galland.
ISBN: 0517570394. ISBN: 9780517570395.
Approx dims: 235mm h x 160mm w x 38mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition Dust Jacket covers with slight creasing to edges, some rubbing and slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine. DJ over very good condition two tone red/black cloth boards. 440 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text with 39 black & white photo illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of JG 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe:

An account of Germany’s Jagdgeschwader 26, which at the end of the war had a three to one ratio of aerial victories over its opponents, is based on first hand accounts from surviving pilots and military archives.

Story of the JG 26 pilots, or “Abbeville Kids.” A microcosm of World War II exists in the rise and fall of this famous fighter wing–whose slashing attacks always seemed to come from the best position–from its founding during Hitler’s military buildup, through its glory days in the first years of the war–when its bases in Northen France were to be avoided at all costs–right up to the grim, final hours of the Third Reich.

Caldwell based JG 26 on extensive research in the military archives o Germany, Britain, and the United States, and in interviews with more than fifty surviving JG 26 pilots – much of the story is told in their own first-person accounts – and the pilots who flew against them.