Luftwaffe Eagle

Luftwaffe Eagle From the Me109 to the Me262

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Synopsis

Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck flew the Me 109 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.

Celebrated by his colleagues for his skill, courage, sheer guts and chivalry including the deep feelings for those he shot down, he earned the nickname Adler der Tundra or Eagle of the Tundra.

In this autobiography, the author tells his story simply, conveying his impressions of life, the rationale of the Lufwaffe and the everyday life of a military man in those times, including the difficulties and hardships of the war in the Arctic Seas. 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.

Rich in detail and facts and supplemented by photographs from his personal collection and color aircraft profiles, Walter Schuck helps us to put the past into context, painting a unique picture of life in the Luftwaffe during the times of the Third Reich.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910809280
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
Imprint: Crecy Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.544943
Language: English
Sales rank: 19121
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 614g
Height: 156mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 14mm