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Luftwaffe and the War at Sea, 1939-1945 : As Seen by Officers of the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe - ISBY DAVID

Luftwaffe and the War at Sea, 1939-1945

As Seen by Officers of the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe

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The Luftwaffe and the War at Sea provides an unrivaled look at struggle for control of the sea in the European theatre from the point of view of the German offices - Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe - that fought it. The contributing authors were involved in all aspects of German attempts to control the seas, from the use of Ju-87 Stuka dive-bombers in the invasion of Norway to the missions of FW-200 Kondors in cooperation with the U-boat campaign against Britain's Atlantic lifelines. These reports were either written as secret reports during the war for the benefit of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe - the Air Force General Staff - or were written immediately after the war when most of the German High Command were prisoners of war or working for the US military. While they lacked the full story of the Allied efforts against them, these reports had the immediacy of either being prepared in wartime or soon afterwards. The book also benefits from having been written specifically for an audience well-versed in naval and aviation affairs: Luftwaffe generals or the US military. The detail contained is unique and allows the reader a fresh perspective on these famous campaigns.

Introductionp. 7
Glossaryp. 11
Contributorsp. 17
Sources of Maps and Illustrationsp. 21
Overview and Prewar Development
German Naval Air 1933 to 1945: US Office of Naval Intelligencep. 24
The German Naval Air Force 1933-September 1939: Oberst (i.G) Walter Gaulp. 80
The Air War at Sea - Navy and Luftwaffe Views
A Survey From the Naval Point of View on the Organization of the German Air Force for Operations over the Sea 1933-1945: Vizeadmiral Eberhard Weicholdp. 96
The Operational Use of the Luftwaffe in the War at Sea, 1939-43: 8th Abteilung, OKLp. 123
German Army and Air Force Influence on the German Navy During World War II: Naval Historical Teamp. 161
1939-40
German Naval Air Operations in the First Six Months of the War: Oberst i.G. Walter Gaulp. 176
The Role of the Luftwaffe and the Campaign in Norway: General der Flieger Ulrich O. E. Kesslerp. 205
German Naval Air Operations April-December 1940: Oberst i.G. Walter Gaulp. 224
The Battle of the Atlantic
Cooperation of U-Boats and Luftwaffe in Attacks on Convoys: Korvetten Kapitan Otto Mejerp. 243
Cooperation of the Luftwaffe with the German Navy during World War II: Kapitan zur See Hans-Jurgen Reineckep. 248
Examples of Luftwaffe Cooperation with U-boats from Wartime Reports: Kapitanleutnant Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen and othersp. 252
Principles Covering the Conduct of Operation by Fliegerfuehrer Atlantik and an Appreciation of the Types of Aircraft Available: Headquarters Staff, Fliegerfuehrer Atlantikp. 259
The Role of the German Air Force in the Battle of the Atlantic: 8th Abteilung, OKLp. 270
Conclusion
Overview: The Atlantic War (and the Role of Air Cooperation): Grossadmiral Karl Doenitz and Kontreadmiral Gerhard Wagnerp. 282
Select Bibliographyp. 286
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ISBN: 9781861762566
ISBN-10: 1861762569
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 3rd February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.58