Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45

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Osprey Publishing #ad - German u-boats were the scourge of allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the war. The information generated and reported back to dönitz's headquarters was vital to the efforts of the U-boats, and FAGr 5's 'shadowing' missions were assigned priority in terms of skilled crews, supplies and equipment.

This book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the formation and operations of FAGr 5 'Atlantik', drawing on never-before-published historical records of the unit that accounted for the reporting and destruction of thousands of tons of Allied shipping. Equipped with big, fernaufklärungsgruppe fagr 5 'atlantic' undertook a distant, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime 'ELINT' electronic intelligence devices, isolated campaign far out into the Atlantic and thousands of miles away from its home base in western France.

Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45 #ad - As germany's war against the allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to act as 'eyes' for his U-boats. Osprey Publishing UK.

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Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas: Kriegsmarine Security Forces

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Naval Institute Press #ad - Paterson documents organizational changes, describes the vessels, and recounts individual actions of ships at sea. Submarine hunters U-Boot Jäger were requisitioned fishing vessels. Naval institute. This study of the kriegsmarine's sicherungsstreitkräfte, their security forces, fills a gap in the study of the German navy in World War II.

For example, while freighters, trawlers were requisitioned as patrol boats Vorpostenboote and minesweepers Minensucher, designated Sperrbrecher, were filled with buoyant materials and sent to clear minefields. Extensive appendices are included. More than 120 flotillas operated in wildly different conditions, from the Arctic to the Mediterranean, and eighty-one men were to be awarded the Knight's Cross; some were still operating after the cessation of hostilities clearing German minefields.

Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas: Kriegsmarine Security Forces #ad - This book describes the wide array of vessels including patrol boats, submarine hunters, minelayers, landing craft, barrage breakers, minesweepers, and even the riverine flotilla that patrolled the Danube as it snaked towards the Black Sea. These vessels may not have provided the glamour associated with capital ships and U-boats, but they were crucial to the survival of the Kriegsmarine at every stage of hostilities.

As naval construction was unable to keep pace with the likely demand for security vessels, Grossadmiral Erich Raeder turned to the conversion of merchant vessels.

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The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945

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Naval Institute Press #ad - From the shelling of the fort at westerplatte, on 1 september 1939, on the Polish coast, to the loss of thousands of German refugees at sea in May 1945, the Baltic witnessed continuous and ferocious fighting throughout World War II. In this new book poul groos chronicles naval warfare in the region and covers such major events as the siege of Leningrad, and the German evacuation of two million people from the East, the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, the Soviet campaign against Sweden in 1942, the three wars in Finland 1939-44, and the Soviet race westwards in 1945.

Groos also explores topics such as swedish cooperation with germany, the secret weapons trials in the remote area of Peenmünde, the Germans' use of the Baltic to train U-boats crews for the battle of the Atlantic, and the RAF mining campaign that reduced the threat of new and revolutionary German submarine technology.

The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945 #ad - Moreover, artillery, radar, mines, Groos provides the political and military context of the war in this theater and he describes details of ships, and aircraft. Naval institute. Naval institute. He explains how messages from Bletchley Park were the basis for the RAF attacks on German coastal regions.

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Heinkel He 177 Units of World War 2 Combat Aircraft

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Osprey Publishing #ad - With some fundamental creases ironed out, the He 177 would have offered the Luftwaffe the means with which to carry out long-range, and built in numbers, mass bombing attacks against targets of a strategic nature. The he 177 flew to the end of the war, with some machines undertaking extremely hazardous low-level missions against Soviet armor in Poland in late 1944--45.

This fascinating book, its radical technical design, tells the story of this aircraft, including the political infighting at the top of the Luftwaffe's hierarchy that stymied its development, filled with detailed artwork and contemporary photographs, and state-of-the-art weaponry. Naval institute. In many ways, the heinkel he 177 "Greif" Griffon was Nazi Germany's "lost" strategic bomber.

Heinkel He 177 Units of World War 2 Combat Aircraft #ad - Although competing interests and personalities served to prevent this from happening, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, from mid-1943 the aircraft nevertheless saw service over England, and in Russia. Naval institute.

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Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Of the prewar carrier fleet the navy had struggled to build over 15 years, only three were left: Enterprise licked her wounds at Espiritu Santo while USS Saratoga CV-3 lay in dry dock at the Bremerton Navy Yard, victim of a Japanese submarine torpedo two months earlier. Naval institute. On 27 october 1942, four “long lance” torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet CV-8.

Minutes later, the ship that had launched the doolitte raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea 100 miles northeast of the island of Guadalcanal and just north of the Santa Cruz Islands, taking with her 140 of her sailors. Uss ranger cv-4 was in mid-atlantic on her way to support Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.

Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 #ad - For the american naval aviators, would lie at the bottom of the philippine sea north of cape engano on the island of luzon, the last survivor of the imperial japanese Navy aircraft carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor, composed of 16 fleet carriers, and that the United States Navy's Task Force 38, Zuikaku, it would be difficult to imagine that within 24 months of this event, sacrificed as lures in a failed attempt to block the American invasion of the Philippines after the Imperial Japanese Navy's aviators had been destroyed as a viable fighting force in the Battle of the Philippines Sea, alongside the other surviving Japanese carriers, would reign supreme on the world's largest ocean.

Ten months after the loss of hornet at santa cruz, class leader of the largest and most important class of capital ships ever built, namesake of the carrier sunk at Coral Sea, an entirely new fleet of aircraft carriers would begin to make their presence known in the Pacific, starting with a raid by USS Essex CV-9, and USS Lexington CV-16, against the Japanese-held island of Marcus.

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

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Oxford University Press #ad - Symonds has established himself as one of the finest naval historians at work today. Naval institute. Opening with the 1930 london conference, symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other.

World war ii at sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Author of lincoln and his admirals winner of the lincoln prize, and Operation Neptune, The Battle of Midway Best Book of the Year, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, Military History Quarterly, Craig L.

World War II at Sea: A Global History #ad - Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on and below the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself. Osprey. World war ii at sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina-at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world-and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy.

Many have argued that world War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown and how and why this was the case. Naval institute.

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Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 Aircraft of the Aces

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. A dedicated nightfighter, the first ju 88g-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Naval institute. Osprey. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command right up to VE Day.

Illustrated with original artwork, to the arctic circle opposing allied convoys and, whether patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 tells the story of the aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout the war, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defense of the Reich operations from late 1941.

Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 Aircraft of the Aces #ad - Naval institute. It saw its combat debut over poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate ju 88 fighter variant was the g-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament, and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines.

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Case Red: The Collapse of France

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Osprey Publishing #ad - Naval institute. The british were forced to mount a second evacuation from the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Brest, and St. The current literature on the western campaign of 1940 essentially spotlights the German drive to the English Channel and the Dunkirk evacuation then skips ahead to the French armistice, political, skipping over the military, and human drama of France's collapse in June 1940.

Nor are many people aware today that there was a second BEF in France, which was also successfully evacuated by sea. Unlike the easy breakthrough at Sedan, the Germans had to fight hard to break through the Weygand Line. Osprey. While france was in its death throes, politicians and soldiers debated what to do--flee to England or North Africa or to seek an armistice.

Case Red: The Collapse of France #ad - The drama of the final three weeks of military operations in France in June 1940 has never effectively been captured on paper, but this is a story that needs to be told since it had great impact on the course of World War II and inter-Allied relations. This book will also address the initial german exploitation of France and how the windfall of captured military equipment, fuel and industrial resources enhanced the Third Reich's ability to attack its next foe--the Soviet Union.

The german operation that actually conquered metropolitan France, Fall Rot Case Red, is usually glossed over in brief. Churchill decided to send a second BEF to France to support the French, but the Germans finally achieved a decisive breakthrough before it could be effectively deployed. Indeed, some of the most interesting military operations of the 1940 campaign were conducted in June 1940, as the Allies mounted a vigorous counterattack at Abbeville including the British 1st Armoured Division--the first time that the British Army employed an armored division in combat and then mounted a tough defense along the Somme River.

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Dornier Do 215: Germany's Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft & Night Fighter Luftwaffe and Other Operators 1938-1945

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Crecy Publishing #ad - Although one of the luftwaffe's lesser-known front line aircraft, saw service in a wide range of roles, the Dornier Do 215, including night fighter, descended from the Dornier Do 17, reconnaissance and staff transport. He also uncovers details of the export efforts made by nazi Germany with Yugoslavia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Romania, the Soviet Union and other nations, as well as the late war Hungarian operation of the Do 215.

With hundreds of rare photographs, production and loss lists, specially commissioned color artwork, details on camouflage and markings, technical and performance data, Mikael Olrog presents a fascinating and revealing account of the often overlooked and misunderstood Dornier Do 215. The do 215 was also the chosen aircraft of several leading Luftwaffe commanders, including Josef Kammhuber, Albert Kesselring and Erhard Milch.

Dornier Do 215: Germany's Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft & Night Fighter Luftwaffe and Other Operators 1938-1945 #ad - In doing so it demonstrated remarkable flexibility for both the Luftwaffe and several foreign operators between 1939 and1944. Osprey. Naval institute. Naval institute. This new book describes the Do 215's operations with the Luftwaffe's secretive Aufklärungsgruppe Ob. D. L. Both in wartime operations in the West and in civil disguise in preparation for Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and during the invasion itself.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 200: The Condor at War 1939-1945

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Crecy Publishing #ad - Conceived and developed as a civilian airliner during the 1930s, the elegant four-engined Focke-Wulf Fw200 Condor soon became one of the Luftwaffe's most immediately recognizable and potent maritime armed reconnaissance aircraft. Used as a transport for high-level german personnel in the Fliegerstaffel des Führers, as well as military transport missions on the Eastern Front, the Condor became involved in the catastrophic Stalingrad airlift.

Following its introduction into service in 1939, the condor took part in the German campaign against Norway and the British Isles in 1940 before being subsequently deployed over the Mediterranean in 1941 and the Atlantic between 1940 and 1944. A unique reference source for historians and modelers alike.

. Osprey. Later in the war, over the atlantic convoy routes and despite the introduction by the Allies of escort carriers, but by the autumn of 1944 and into 1945, catapult-fighter ships and long-range patrol aircraft, the Fw 200 continued to wage an anti-shipping campaign, it was relegated to pure transport missions flying from bases in Norway.

Focke-Wulf Fw 200: The Condor at War 1939-1945 #ad - In focke-wulf fw 200: the condor at war, chris Goss presents the most richly detailed narrative ever written on the campaigns undertaken by the Fw 200 Their account is accompanied by hundreds of rare images, many previously unpublished, representing the largest assembly of photography relative to the aircraft ever published.

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The Blue Max Airmen | German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite: Buckler, Klein, & von Schleich

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Aeronaut Books #ad - Osprey. Bronnenkant, and aeronaut books are pleased to bring you the most detailed and graphically lavish account of these heroes ever produced, PhD, covering the men in context with the war’s chronology of events. The blue max airmen series is the real story of the German airmen awarded the Pour le Mérite during the Great War.

Naval institute. Naval institute. Color profiles of the aircraft are also provided for interest to enthusiasts and as references for modelers. Volume 12 covers three fighter aces, Julius Buckler, Hans Klein, and Eduard Ritter von Schleich. Author Lance J. Volume 12 includes 145 photographs and 12 color profiles of aircraft flown by these men in its 130 pages.

The Blue Max Airmen | German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite: Buckler, Klein, & von Schleich #ad - For each recipient a comprehensive, well-illustrated biography of the man is given, followed by details of his service, together with photos of the aircraft he flew, including other awards won.

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