Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean

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Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean

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This volume follows the Luftwaffe's twin-engined 'Wunderbomber' southwards to describe its deployment in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre of war. Early 1941 saw the first sporadic air raids on Malta, followed by the campaign in the Balkans which resulted in the conquests of Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete. After supporting land operations in North Africa during the latter half of 1941, the Ju 88s resumed their assault on Malta. Bringing the story to life are personal accounts of the more famous actions – the bombing of shipping off the coast of Greece and the sinking of three Royal Navy destroyers south of Crete, all illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour profiles.

Table of Contents

Jan-Feb 41 - Malta/Apr-May 41 - Balkans, Greece and Crete. Luftwaffe to E.Med/Summer-Autumn 41 - North Africa; Suez Canal/Jan-Apr 42 - Renewed assault on Malta; the Malta convoys/Jan-Nov 42 - Offensive and counter-offensive in North Africa/Nov 42-May 43 - Torch and Tunisia; the end in North Africa/Summer-Autumn 43 - Defence of Sicily and southern Italy; Salerno; the Aegean/Winter 43-Spring 45 - The long withdrawal through Italy; Bari; Anzio; evacuation of the eastern Med; final surrender/Appendices

Product details

Published 10 Oct 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846033186
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 93 b/w; 0 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 75
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John Weal


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