Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot

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Within weeks of war being declared, Wolfgang Fischer had volunteered to join the Luftwaffe and spent nearly five of the succeeding six years of hostilities in uniform.

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Within weeks of war being declared, Wolfgang Fischer had volunteered to join the Luftwaffe and spent nearly five of the succeeding six years of hostilities in uniform. During this time, he was given a succession of postings varying from a long-range recce unit; as a decoder in a met office in occupied France; to a bomber squadron; and as a flying instructor, before joining a squadron of the famous Richthofen Geschwader in Italy, from where he was shot down in his FW 190 by Mustangs en route to Normandy. By now a Leutnant, he survived to fly offensive rocket attacks over Gold Beach on D-Day, only to be shot down again the next day, and captured and sent first to a hospital in the UK, then into captivity in the USA. He was finally repatriated in April 1946.

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Dimensions 21 × 14.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

216

Language

English

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940.544943092 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K