Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean

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Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean

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Totally outnumbered throughout their short two-year sojourn in the Western Desert, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought an effective campaign in support of Rommel's Afrika Korps against the British and American forces. Relying almost exclusively on the Luftwaffe's staple fighter of World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the battle-hardened aces used the aircraft's superior performance to achieve incredible scores against the Allies. Similarly, once pushed out of North Africa, these units continued to take the fight to the RAF and USAAF from makeshift bases in northern Italy.

Table of Contents

Desert Jagdflieger/'Star of Afrika'/End of an Era/New Adversaries/Italian Debacle/Jagdgeschwader 27 'Afrika'/Appendices/Index

Product details

Published Oct 17 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855324480
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 2
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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