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Jagdgeschwader 2

Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"

A Photographic History

Hardcover Published: 10th June 2004
ISBN: 9780764320941
Number Of Pages: 352

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The legendary World War II Luftwaffe fighter unit Jagdgeschwader 2 ?Richthofen? is the subject of this new, large-format, illustrated volume. Tracing their history back to World War I fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (the legendary ?Red Baron?), JG 2 was at the forefront of aerial combat. Flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters during World War II, JG 2 produced many famous aces ? among them Wilhelm Balthasar, Walter Oesau, Egon Mayer, Hans Hahn, Erich Rudorfer, and Helmut Wick. Using a day-to-day chronology, the book covers JG 2?s combat history during the early campaigns in Poland and France, through the Battle of Britain, North Africa, and in the later defense of the Reich battles. A short chapter also covers their post-World War II transformation to JG 71 ?Richtohofen? under the command of Erich Hartmann, when they flew the F-86, F-104 and F-4 Phantom. 680 b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780764320941
ISBN-10: 0764320947
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th June 2004
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 2.25