Luftwaffe Aces

German Combat Pilots of WWII

Book Description

  • World War II air war companion to Panzer Aces and Panzer Aces II
  • In-the-cockpit accounts of aerial dogfights by some of Germany's deadliest pilots ever to take to the skies

    This exciting book tells the combat biographies of seven Luftwaffe aces: three day-fighter pilots, one night-fighter pilot, one close-support pilot, and two bomber pilots. This mix of well-known and less famous pilots includes Heinz Bär, who had 221 victories and was an ME 262 ace; Otto Kittel, the fourth-highest Luftwaffe ace with 267 kills; Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, a leading night-fighter ace with 121 kills; Wilhelm Batz, whose two-year combat career ended with 237 kills in the elite JG 52; Otto Weiss, a close-support pilot in the Hs 123 and Hs 129; Joachim Helbig, who flew the Ju 88 bomber over Malta; and Ludwig Havighorst, who served first with the infantry and then the Luftwaffe, where he flew fifty bombing missions over Stalingrad.

  • About Kurowski, Franz

    Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.

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