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RedToo
08-02-2004, 12:05 PM
I thought I'd mention this book because I've not seen it mentioned before here.

Title: The Last Battle
Author: Peter Henn
Publisher: William Kember, London, 1954.

Peter Henn flew for the Luftwaffe in WW2 but only joined the battle in 1943 - his story is one of the reverses of the Luftwaffe. It is honestly and sincerely written. An excellent read. Peter Henn started by flying 109's as Sicily was invaded and finished the war minus two legs as a Russian prisoner when his 190 jabo crash landed behind enemy lines. I got my copy from a library sell off of old books so it may be hard to come by. Below is a pic from the book. The picture title from the book is:
"The authors' machine in which he crash-landed at 220 m.p.h in Rumania."
(Apologies if the pic goes wrong I am new to Photobucket.)

RedToo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/RedToo/Henn-109-crashed.jpg

RedToo
08-02-2004, 12:05 PM
I thought I'd mention this book because I've not seen it mentioned before here.

Title: The Last Battle
Author: Peter Henn
Publisher: William Kember, London, 1954.

Peter Henn flew for the Luftwaffe in WW2 but only joined the battle in 1943 - his story is one of the reverses of the Luftwaffe. It is honestly and sincerely written. An excellent read. Peter Henn started by flying 109's as Sicily was invaded and finished the war minus two legs as a Russian prisoner when his 190 jabo crash landed behind enemy lines. I got my copy from a library sell off of old books so it may be hard to come by. Below is a pic from the book. The picture title from the book is:
"The authors' machine in which he crash-landed at 220 m.p.h in Rumania."
(Apologies if the pic goes wrong I am new to Photobucket.)

RedToo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/RedToo/Henn-109-crashed.jpg

Texas LongHorn
08-02-2004, 12:41 PM
Jeez, he's a lucky man. It was probably more like a hundred MPH belly landing, the AC is mostly intact. Your link works fine, I too have some problems figuring out how PhotoBucket works <ggg.> Neat image though. All the best, LongHorn

http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/My_Sig_Image2.jpg

IL2-chuter
08-02-2004, 12:43 PM
Flaps are up - could very likely been 220mph.

"I fly only Full Real in Il2 Forgotten Battles." -Mark Donohue