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Maciej Góralczyk 16th February 2019 20:57

LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Dear friends and fellow enthusiasts,

It is with very great pleasure that we are writing to inform you of the imminent publication - within 2-3 weeks - of the fourth volume in the Lufwaffe Gallery 'special' series.

https://abload.de/img/cover_luga-spec-no4smcfji4.jpg

This new volume is devoted to JG 5 'FIGHTERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN'.
Nothing predestined young German fighter pilots to fly and fight among the grandiose landscapes of Norway, Finland or Lapland with their hostile climates. Many of them would find their last resting places in the storm-tossed icy waters of the Arctic Sea or the snow-covered plains of the tundra. Who even now knows that the defeat of the Wehrmacht was precipitated by the failure to conquer Europe’s northern-most small territory? This latest Luftwaffe Gallery ‘special issue’ highlights the story of this fighter Geschwader and its numerous aces through rare and newly translated first person accounts, many previously unpublished photos and specially commissioned artworks.

If you have any interest in acquiring this volume, drop us a message and let us know and we'll get in touch as soon as the books arrive from the printer - no need to send any payment yet.

Email to: hoves@telenet.be
More infos and sample pages on our web site: www.luftwaffe.be


Like our previous volumes dedicated to JG 77 ('Fighting on every front'), JG 54 ('The Green Hearts') and JG 26 ('The Abbeville Boys') - which sold out in a matter of months and has now been revised and reissued - our latest book features 96 landscape A-4 pages and is illustrated with 32 superb artworks and some 240 photos, many previously unpublished. The text includes detailed photo captions and many specially translated first person accounts from Geschwader veterans.


https://abload.de/img/couvjg2vol5petithsjkc.jpg

Published at the same time is volume 5 of the day-by-day chronicle of JG 2: "Dans le Ciel de France - Histoire de la JG 2 "Richthofen". This latest volume covers in detail the history of the "Richthofen" from 1 January 1944 until its definitive withdrawal from French territory in late August. This period was marked by heavy, bitter and deadly combat as the Allies softened up the defenders ahead of the landings in Normandy. Heavily outnumbered, the tenacity of the Luftwaffe pilots was no longer sufficient to defend the skies of occupied France. Losses on both sides were considerable - none more so than in JG 2. In the space of just a few months the Geschwader lost two Kommodoren and two Kommandeure, who together had posted combined victory claims around the 400 mark. The chapter covering JG 2's defensive battles on the D-Day landing front reveals that the "Richthofen" were particularly active there from 6 June 1944.
200 pages, 184 photos, most of them previously unpublished

Maciej Góralczyk 26th February 2019 13:42

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Some sample pages from JG 5 Special:

https://abload.de/img/page5wateru7kcg.jpg
https://abload.de/img/page29waterozjub.jpg
https://abload.de/img/page45waterztkjn.jpg
https://abload.de/img/page92waterz8jbg.jpg

More can be found on the Luftwaffe Gallery FB page.

taitbb 26th February 2019 14:59

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Looks great, look forward to it. I like the addition of listing the paint codes the artist used.

Bertrand H 27th February 2019 08:48

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Hi,

I just received the last volume on the chronology of JG2. Like the others issues the author Erik Mombeeck has produced a major book on this unit. The vol. 5 covers 1944 from january to 01/09/1944. The following and last vol. will cover the end of 1944 and of course 1945.

There are any surprise because the book offers many first testimonies put with the day-by-day history. All the photos (only B&W and any profiles) are put on one page and are not cut and printed on two pages. The annexes give the losses, two maps and index of names.

Bertrand

Flupke 9th March 2019 15:02

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Hello to all
I just got my copies of both books.

Just incredible what Erik was able to find on JG 2 in 1944: amazing photos and great accounts. Thanks Erik.
The JG 5 book is just bluffing. His new profile artist Janusz keeps the high standards showed by Thierry Dekker, apparently now retired.

Regards
Phil

hucks216 11th March 2019 12:23

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
My copy of the JG-5 book has just arrived and it is as you would expect from Erik - full of interesting photos, informative narrative and quality colour profiles. The LuGa series is up there along with the Luftwaffe in Focus series as being a must have.

Fredo Hara 30th March 2019 17:35

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Hello everyone.
I received last week the volume 5 on the JG2 "Richthofen": it is like the previous volumes .... superb!
The stories of the hard fighting of 1944 are fascinating with beautiful photos. A fabulous work on history that has the first place in all libraries of aviation enthusiasts.
Thanks Erik !

Fred

Maciej Góralczyk 3rd April 2019 22:23

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
A review of JG 5 Special Album at L'@érobibliothčque:
http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/article6163.html

Erik Mombeeck 3rd May 2019 18:45

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Hello,

Our latest issues (Special LuGa #4 "Fighters of the Midnight Sun" on JG 5) was recently reviewed by Adam Norenberg on The Modelling News:
https://www.themodellingnews.com/201...e-gallery.html

as well by Scott Van Aken on Modeling Madness: https://modelingmadness.com/scott/books/luft/jg5sa4.htm

But to be honnest, I also have to mention Peter Neuwerth ‘s review on his site:
http://www.jagdgeschwader5und7.de/lu...ombeek-kritik/

For those who never heard of this site, you should know that this is mainly built up from scans directly taken from books - I would say: from the 4 volumes of the JG 5 chronicle - even the maps. Apparently not content to ruin the work of others by plundering them, he now attacks the authors personnally. A strange and hurting behaviour, isn’t it?

Cheers
Erik

Stig Jarlevik 5th May 2019 01:51

Re: LuGa Special JG 5 and JG 2 vol.5 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Erik Mombeeck (Post 268526)
But to be honnest, I also have to mention Peter Neuwerth ‘s review on his site:
http://www.jagdgeschwader5und7.de/lu...ombeek-kritik/

For those who never heard of this site, you should know that this is mainly built up from scans directly taken from books - I would say: from the 4 volumes of the JG 5 chronicle - even the maps. Apparently not content to ruin the work of others by plundering them, he now attacks the authors personnally. A strange and hurting behaviour, isn’t it?

Cheers
Erik

Erik
This Peter Neuwerth certainly sets the style by proclaiming to be the official site for JG 5 and JG 7.
Must say I am very interested in what credentials he has for such a statement. I doubt anyone can legally claim to represent anything official from the National Socialist Government period....

Anyway, may I ask when the German issue (Band 6 isn't it?) of JG 2 be published?

Cheers
Stig


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