What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? In this book, the veterans themselves provide the answer.
Author Christer Bergström enjoys a reputation as one of the greatest experts on Luftwaffe during World War II. During over 40 years of research, he has visited and made interviews with hundreds of Luftwaffe pilot veterans. Here he recounts what the veterans themselves told him – often things that don’t usually appear in ordinary books about the war. The book is richly illustrated with, among other things, never before published photos from the veterans’ private photo albums.
From the content: What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? What did the veterans say? * ”Assi” Hahn tells his story * The terrible ”Jochen” Marseille * ”Let’s not talk about that”: Uncomfortable Luftwaffe facts * The Luftwaffe’s real results beyond the claims– facts and figures.
From the Swedish Library Service’s review of the Swedish edition of Luftwaffe pilots Vol 1:
“Well written and engaging… richly illustrated with, among other things, photos from the veterans’ private photo albums. It is also packed with facts and statistics in several appendices. Christer Bergström is an internationally leading expert on the Luftwaffe during World War II. He has been studying the subject for decades and has written several excellent books on the subject. ”
– Tord Rönnholm, BTJ Booklet no. 24, 2018.
Christer Bergström enjoys the reputation of being one of the world’s foremost experts on World War II. He has published 31 books on the subject, most of them in English. For example Black Cross/Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front; The Battle of Britain; pilot biographies on Hermann Graf & Alfred Grislawski, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, and Max-Hellmuth Ostermann.
Through his in-depth research work, he has moved the borders of our knowledge forward in many fields in the subject.
To be published in November 2019
Note: The U.K. edition is hardcover ISBN 978-91-88441-54-6
The U.S. edition is paperback ISBN 978-91-88441-55-3
US$ 32 .00
Postage 1 copy:
65.00 SEK (in Sweden)
Postage 2 copies:
65.00 SEK (in Sweden)