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Old 16th February 2019, 20:57
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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.



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this fighter Geschwader and its numerous aces through rare and newly translated first person accounts, many previously unpublished photos and specially commissioned artworks.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book features 96 landscape A-4 pages and is illustrated with 32 superb artworks and some 240 photos, many previously unpublished.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.




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
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