John Weal's Aces of Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' PDF

By John Weal

ISBN-10: 1780963009

ISBN-13: 9781780963006

Jagdgeschwader 3 would possibly not have an identical quick resonance as the various extra well-known Luftwaffe fighter devices, such Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen', however it is arguably the archetypal German fighter formation of worldwide warfare 2. not just did it perform each crusade fought through the Luftwaffe (with the exceptions of Poland and Norway), it flew each significant variation of the 2 mythical German wartime warring parties, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulf Fw one hundred ninety - beginning with the Bf 109E in 1939 and finishing with the Fw 190D-9 'Long-nose' in 1945. And, in the course of the process the hostilities, it numbered between its ranks greater than 70 Knight's pass winners (a overall surpassed through just one different Jagdgeschwader). The wealth and diversity of element afforded by means of the sort of historical past - including the historical battles of england, Stalingrad, Kursk, Normandy, the Ardennes and Berlin - offers an amazing framework upon which to painting the multitude of reports, exploits and supreme fates of...

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He had then relinquished command of III. Gruppe, reportedly for a further period of rest and recuperation, before being appointed Kommodore of JG 2 ‘Richthofen’ in early 1941. /JG 3 in Balthasar’s stead was another veteran of the Condor Legion. Hauptmann Walter Oesau had scored eight victories in Spain against Balthasar’s seven. /JG 3 already sporting the Knight’s Cross. The new Kommandeur of III. /JG 3) As the second winter of the war closed in, daylight operations came almost to a standstill.

Hauptmann Walter Oesau had scored eight victories in Spain against Balthasar’s seven. /JG 3 already sporting the Knight’s Cross. The new Kommandeur of III. /JG 3) As the second winter of the war closed in, daylight operations came almost to a standstill. For more than six weeks JG 3 did not file a single claim for an enemy aircraft destroyed, but the locations given for the Geschwader’s final successes of 1940 and its first of 1941 are most illuminating. The former, a almost certainly Hurricanes), were claimed by two Feldwebeln of 9.

After serving for very nearly two years in command of JG 3, he would rise to high rank and position within the Jagdwaffe, only to fall foul of Hermann Göring for having the temerity to question the Reichsmarschall’s mishandling of Germany’s fighter forces. An irate Goring responded by accusing Lützow of mutiny and banishing him to what was then the backwater of the Italian theatre. This care and concern for the well-being of his subordinates was typical of Lützow. /JG 3. But ‘Franzl’ Lützow was no mere armchair warrior – he also led his men from the front.

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