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    Luftwaffe Eagle: 206 Combat Victories in the Me 109 and Me262 (Hardback) By (author) Walter Schuck

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    DescriptionThis is the autobiography of Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck, who flew the Me109 in the Arctic Sea fighter squadrons, becoming the Russian air force's feared enemy in the far north. Awarded the Knights Cross in April 1944, he claimed his 100th kill in June of that year, then barely 48 hours later shot down 12 aircraft in one day - a record never achieved by any other Arctic Sea pilot. He took command of the third Staffel of JG 7, and his success in the aerial theatre was unsurpassed when he brought down four B-17 bombers while on a transit flight. Shortly afterwards, meeting one of the bombers' escort fighters in combat, his fuel system exploded and he had to bail out. Walter Schuck's war was over, after more than 500 front-line sorties and 206 confirmed kills. In a gripping narrative, the author helps us to understand why he and his colleagues were prepared to lay down their lives for their people and their country.


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    Title
    Luftwaffe Eagle
    Subtitle
    206 Combat Victories in the Me 109 and Me262
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Schuck
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,247 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781902109060
    ISBN 10: 1902109066
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, BM, JWG
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS027120, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    DC22: 940.544943092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Illustrations note
    approx 20 illustrations
    Publisher
    Hikoki Publications
    Imprint name
    Hikoki Publications
    Publication date
    30 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Ottringham