Kampfflieger

Bomber Crewman of the Luftwaffe 1939–45

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Kampfflieger

Bomber Crewman of the Luftwaffe 1939–45

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The Kampfflieger are relatively unknown within aviation circles, although many of them had careers as distinguished as those of their fighter-pilot counterparts. The men of the bomber crews did not enjoy the luxury of combat tours – they flew until they died or became unfit for combat duty. This book studies the attitudes, beliefs and motivation of the average crewman, following him through recruitment and training to experience on campaign in western Europe, Africa and the Russian front, detailing the exploits and trials of the famous Ju 87 'Stuka' dive-bomber crews and their own crucial part in Germany's war effort.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · Experience of battle · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Product details

Published 07 Dec 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841769073
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 99
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adam Hook

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