Kg 200

Kg 200


By (author) Geoffrey J. Thomas

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  • Publisher: Hikoki Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 298mm x 19mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Ottringham
  • ISBN 10: 1902109333
  • ISBN 13: 9781902109336
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, (some colour )
  • Sales rank: 689,391

Product description

Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue during its lifetime and myth and legend since its dissolution, the KG 200 still remains for many one of the most fascinating units of the Luftwaffe. Delivering spies while flying captured Allied aircraft, clandestine reconnaissance missions over land and sea, testing new weapons such as the 'Mistel' composite bomber and the piloted V-1, and extremely long-range liaison flights were just some of their tasks. But there was also a more sinister aspect to their operations: men from KG 200 played a significant part in the notorious action against the French Resistance on the Vercors plateau, others were involved in what were effectively suicide missions. Geoff Thomas's deeply researched text throws new light on all aspects of this unit, dispels a number of myths and shows that despite its 'special' status, KG 200 was just as much a prey to the Nazi hierarchy's power politics as every other branch of Wehrmacht, with results that were often tragic but frequently farcical.

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