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Condition: Very Good+
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xx + 426 pp. Foreword by Adolf Galland. Bibliography, appendices, index, 16 pp of b/w photos. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 426 pages;
"During the years when the outcome of World War II was very much in doubt, the skies over Europe were the setting for the greatest air battles ever fought. In that titanic struggle, no pilots were more feared by Allied aircrews than the men of Jagdgeschwader 26, nicknamed the 'Abbeville Kids.'
"Ask any veteran of the American Eighth Air Force about the Abbeville Kids, and he'll tell you stories of Goering's elite yellow-nosed fighter unit, whose slashing attacks always seemed to come from the best position. Their fame was legendary, and their bases in northern France were to be avoided at all costs.
" This is the story of the JG 26 pilots. A microcosm of the entire war exists in the rise and fall of this famous fighter wing, from its founding during Hitler's military buildup through its glory days in the first years of the war, right up to the grim final hours of the Third Reich. "
Title: JG 26 Top Guns of the Luftwaffe
Edition: 1st Paperback printing
ISBN Number: 0804110506
Location Published: New York, Ivy Books: 1993
Binding: Mass Market paperback
Book Condition: Very Good+
Categories: Military History
Seller ID: 8766
Keywords: military history wwii nazi germany fighter pilots fighter squadron aerial combat air battles northern france luftwaffe