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The Axis air forces : flying in support of the German Luftwaffe

Author: Frank Joseph
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This account reveals the forgotten history of the airmen and others from 23 countries, such as Italy, Iraq, Thailand, China, and Slovakia, who supported the German air force during WWII. The book looks at the motivations and agendas of airmen and volunteers as well as their commonalities, such as a desire to vanquish the Soviet Union, and describes combat missions and military campaigns. Material is in sections on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Joseph
ISBN: 9780313395901 031339590X
OCLC Number: 721891472
Description: vi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Strange bedfellows --
pt. I: WESTERN EUROPE --
Flying fasces --
The Spanish Blue Squadron --
Vichy France's "Army of the Air" --
pt. II: EASTERN EUROPE --
Baltic harassment squadrons, Russia's Liberation Air Force, and Ukrainian pilots --
Flying for greater Bulgaria --
Croatian airborne --
Finland's "Flying Beer Bottles" --
Hungarian Pumas --
Romania's "American Season" --
Slovakia's Tatra Eagles --
pt. III: THE MIDDLE EAST --
"Flyer Leader Iraq"--
In the skies of Syria --
pt. IV: ASIA --
China's "auspicious cloud" of air power --
Japan's Imperial Army and naval air forces --
Manchurian Dragon-Slayers --
Thai Falcons and Hawks.
Responsibility: Frank Joseph.

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This comprehensive volume tells the rarely recounted stories of the numerous foreign air forces that supported the German Luftwaffe as part of the Axis' quest to dominate the European and Pacific  Read more...

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