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Old 20th September 2014, 20:57
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K/88 of Legion Condor

When it comes to Legion Condor, the most usual thing is to think first the famous pilots of fighter unit J/88.

Günther Lützow and Werner Mölders combat tested Bf 109 and created the modern fighter tactics based on Rotten (pairs) and Scwarmen (finger four). And among J/88´s ranks were celebrities like Adolf Galland and Walter Oesau...

However, there was a Legion Condor unit at least as important than J/88 - it was the bomber unit K/88. One could even say that the main task of J/88 was to serve K/88 - create air superiority to bombing campaigns and escort bombers, which with their bombs opened the way to advance of Franco´s ground troops and also to halt the Republican counter-offensives like Ebro Campaign.

As the bombers of Legion Condor - K/88 - have been so overshadowed by the fighters - J/88 - I think that it is time to open thread discussing this unit and its importance. Also the famous "bomber aces" like Hajo Herrman could be discussed in the context of K/88.

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