These three books, recently reprinted by Grub Street Publishing in paperback, are truly classics in the genre of first-hand accounts by Luftwaffe pilots of the Second World War. And they are books which anyone who studies the air war of 1939 – 45 should have on their bookshelves.
Readers of Iron Cross can win one of four sets of all three books (the RRP for each single title is £12.99) thanks to the generosity of Grub Street Publishing.
The first of these titles, Luftwaffe Eagle, is a remarkable account by Erich Sommer who flew unique operations in a high-altitude Junkers 86 during the Battle of Britain, before going on fly radar-equipped Junkers 88 aircraft tracking Soviet fleet movements.
Towards the end of the war, he flew the Arado 234 reconnaissance jet, including sorties over the D-Day beaches and over Britain.
The second book, Luftwaffe Fighter Ace, is another fascinating account, this time by Norbert Hannig who flew on the Eastern Front and later in defence of the Reich. In the latter capacity, he also flew the Messerschmitt 262 jet.
Finally, we have Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot, the intriguing story of a fighter pilot who served in Italy and ended up being shot down over Normandy on D-Day + 1, spending the remainder of the war as a POW in the United States.
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Closing date: 25/05/2022