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leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 05:35 AM
While there are dozens of books about the British fighter pilots in the B of Brit, there is very little in English on the experiences of the pilots of the German fighters and bombers. This set looks to help fill a big gap. I'm ordering them.

THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTERS' BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Chris Goss

THE LUFTWAFFE BOMBERS' BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Chris Goss

P.S. I just noticed the reprint of Hough's excellent THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN has a wonderful photo of a French Hawk 75 on the cover---I love publishers!

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 05:35 AM
While there are dozens of books about the British fighter pilots in the B of Brit, there is very little in English on the experiences of the pilots of the German fighters and bombers. This set looks to help fill a big gap. I'm ordering them.

THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTERS' BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Chris Goss

THE LUFTWAFFE BOMBERS' BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Chris Goss

P.S. I just noticed the reprint of Hough's excellent THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN has a wonderful photo of a French Hawk 75 on the cover---I love publishers!

CUJO_1970
02-10-2008, 07:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
P.S. I just noticed the reprint of Hough's excellent THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN has a wonderful photo of a French Hawk 75 on the cover---I love publishers! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I saw a BoB book at B&N the other day with a FW190 on the cover http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

How completely idiotic.

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 07:31 AM
Well, we all know the Fw 190A-3 was soundly defeated by the Spitfire XIV and the Avro Vulcan in the Battle of Britain in the historic summer 1963---right before the Beatles invaded Hamburg and crushed German resistance.

Ruy Horta
02-10-2008, 07:33 AM
Chris Goss is one of my favorite authors, both books are worth it. You might also consider his Fighter-Bomber (Jabo) over Britain book, which covers a less known area of Jagdwaffe ops.

JG52Uther
02-10-2008, 07:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">THE LUFTWAFFE BOMBERS' BATTLE OF BRITAIN, Chris Goss </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have this one,and its excellent.

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 07:42 AM
Thanks, gents, good news. I was cringing afraid you'd say they were no good---I just ordered them two hrs ago!

Kurfurst__
02-10-2008, 08:00 AM
Edmund L Blandford - Target England

Its also a very good one, it chiefly discusses the experiences of LW bomber and Stuka crews operating over England during the war.

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 08:07 AM
Thanks, K, I'll get it. I am particularly interested in books about the experiences of the bomber crews.

Kurfurst__
02-10-2008, 08:21 AM
Your welcome, its a good read, the fortunes of some He 111 crews in BoB, accounts from Rudel, lesser known ops like He 177 recce flights over England in mid 1943... its pretty good little book, not the standard, boring stuff copied from elsewhere, read for the 1000th time..

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 08:41 AM
Just what I like. He 177 recce flights over UK in '43?!---great stuff.

Know of any good accounts of He 177 crews involved in "Steinbock"?

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 09:31 AM
Sighted TARGET ENGLAND, bought same!

biggs222
02-10-2008, 10:01 AM
I came across this novel last night, "Spitfire on my Tail" by Ulrich Steinhilper. I've never read a book about the German pilots perspective during the BoB, so Im very tempted to read this one. Seems he has some criticisms about Galland and Wick and the lack of radio communication within the Luftwaffe.

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 10:29 AM
The book is a memoir, not a novel!

biggs222
02-10-2008, 11:51 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif... a thousand apologies... geez

i take it you've read it then?

leitmotiv
02-10-2008, 12:17 PM
Nope, I ordered it a few weeks ago on the rec of some of the people here. I went back to check publisher's blurb to be sure it wasn't a novel.

biggs222
02-10-2008, 01:09 PM
merely a mistype on my part, thats all.

carts
02-10-2008, 01:24 PM
I have the the luftwaffe fighters Battle of Britain book,bought it from Blackpool airport when i had one of my sporadic flying lessons,A Cessna is a poor "Emil" stand in http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.
Another good book of his,is "Brothers in Arms"the story of 609 Squadron and I/JG53 during BOB.
Not sure if its still available,i got mine from a charity shop!

MB_Avro_UK
02-10-2008, 02:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by biggs222:
I came across this biography last night, "Spitfire on my Tail" by Ulrich Steinhilper. I've never read a book about the German pilots perspective during the BoB, so Im very tempted to read this one. Seems he has some criticisms about Galland and Wick and the lack of radio communication within the Luftwaffe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have this book and it is superb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

It also deals with Ulrich's perspective on the growth of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. He at that time saw the Nazis as redressing the 'wrongs' of the 1919 Versailles Treaty.

It's a very modest account of his experiences as a LW pilot. Yes,he criticises Galland for not wanting radios in the 109s.

Not wanting to spoil your read, but he mentions seeing a Blenheim over the 'Kanal' shooting down a LW Rescue sea-plane.

He and his flight shot down the Blenheim. But he was amazed to see the Blenheim turret gunner firing at them until the aircraft crashed.

I highly recommend this book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

carts
02-10-2008, 04:00 PM
I will have to get that "Spitfire on my tail" i have his autograph on a first day cover,that was flown in the G-10 at Duxford.
He went on to live in the USA and ended up working for IBM,I believe.

biggs222
02-10-2008, 04:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
he mentions seeing a Blenheim over the 'Kanal' shooting down a LW Rescue sea-plane.

He and his flight shot down the Blenheim. But he was amazed to see the Blenheim turret gunner firing at them until the aircraft crashed.

I highly recommend this book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

the blenheim shooting down the rescue plane probably had something to do with the RAF finding their dead pilots in their parachutes, wasted up on the shore, with bullet holes in them... grim thing, war is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

well that settles it, looks like im getting it. thanks avro.

JG52Uther
02-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Well if anyone is interested in Steinhilpers books http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&it...=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=010 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200199296444&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=010)

The books are in great condition!