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Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" By John Weal

Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"

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This volume charts the wartime career of the Jagdgeschwader "Richthofen" - the JG 2. It begins with its first aerial kills on the Franco-German border in November 1939, and proceeds to the destruction of its own Fw 190s in the face of Allied advance at Prague-Ruzyne airfield in April 1945.
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Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" by John Weal

Tracing its roots to Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen and his famous "Flying Circus" of World War I, the Jagdgeschwader "Richthofen" is arguably the most famous fighter unit of all time. Designated JG 1 during World War I, and then disbanded following Germany's defeat, the Jagdgeschwader reformed as the JG 132 in 1935 with Arado and Heinkel biplanes. By September 1939 the unit had become JG 2, and it went on to see much action during the Blitzkrieg in Western Europe and the Battle of Britain which followed. This volume, the first in a series which focuses on the elite fighter and bomber units in action, charts the wartime career of JG 2 from its first aerial kills on the Franco-German border in November 1939 through to the destruction of its own Fw 190s in the face of Allied advance at Prague-Ruzyne airfield in late April 1945.

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About John Weal


Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, Joan Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.

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GOR003983884
Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen" by John Weal
John Weal
Osprey Aviation Elite S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-10-25
128
1841760463
9781841760469
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