Luftwaffe Fighter Ace

Luftwaffe Fighter Ace : From the Eastern Front to the Defense of the Homeland

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The wartime career of Norbert Hannig makes for fascinating and highly informative reading on an aspect of the 1939-45 war not often covered in the English language; primarily that of the campaign against the Soviet Union. Many and varied were his experiences in action against the rejuvenated Soviet Air Force in the east, and the powerful western Allies over the homeland during the final chaotic months of hostilities, which culminated in his captivity.John Weal's skilful translation ensures that the fluid descriptive style of the author is preserved. Thankfully Norbert was also a keen photographer who shot a profusion of images, all previously unpublished, many of which appear in this important more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 15mm | 168g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753730006
  • 9780753730003
  • 617,548

About Norbert Hannig

John Weal is an internationally respected author and illustrator, whose work has appeared in many books and magazines. Friends of Norbert for many years, John and his wife Elke were delighted that he finally wrote his memoirs, which John has translated for an English-speaking audience. Norman Hannig was born in 1923 in Pombsen, Silesia, one of seven children. He was married in 1945, and in 1956 he joined the Bundesluftwaffe, took a jet refresher course and became squadron and wing CO, retiring in 1976 as Staff Officer, Luftwaffe High Command, Bonn. He then became a military consultant to the aviation industry, retiring in more