Late in 1938, the German Navy Supreme Command commissioned a report into the combat effectiveness of its airborne divisions. As a result of its findings, the German High Command instigated a major construction program for planes with a specifically maritime role: carrier-borne, reconnaissance, mine laying and most importantly, long-range units were all developed.
In this volume of the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series, Manfred Griehl showcases a photo-history of the development of the Kriegsmarine airborne capability from the early Condor missions to the introduction of Me 262 A-1a jet fighters in 1944.
More than a hundred rarely seen pictures illustrate the gradual turning of the tide against Germany in the war for the skies over the Atlantic: as the German war machine struggled to match demand for aircraft, so the pilots attempting to control crucial supply routes struggled to compete with mounting allied technical and numerical superiority.
Albert Ball VC [Kindle]
By: Colin Pengelly
Beyond the Dams to the Tirpitz [Kindle]
By: Alan W Cooper
Black Arrow Blue Diamond [Kindle]
By: Brian Mercer
Luftwaffe X-planes [Kindle]
By: Manfred Griehl
Kings of the Air [Kindle]
By: Ian Sumner
Free to Fight Again [Kindle]
By: Alan Cooper
Race Across the Atlantic [Kindle]
By: Colin Higgs, Bruce Vigar
6 Group Bomber Command [Kindle]
By: Chris Ward
Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator [Kindle]
By: Wg Cdr David Herriot