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Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion

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Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion

Post by Silk » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:54 pm

Feel free to add to this, but the books I will be relying on heavily are:

The second TAF books kindly shared by Tom here ... sp=sharing

Tempest Squadrons of the RAF by Chris Thomas
ISBN 978-1-4728-1454--8
£13.99 Osprey

Bodenplatte: The Luftwaffe's Last Hope by John Manrho and Ron Pütz
ISBN 978-0-8117-0686-5
By Stackpole Press

JG26 Luftwaffe Fighter Wing War Diary Volume Two 1943 - 1945 by Donald Caldwell
ISBN 978-0-8117-1147-0
By Stackpole Press

Thunderbolts Triumphant - The 362nd Fighter Group vs Germany's Wehrmacht by Chris Bucholtz
ISBN 978-1-61200-673-4 (US)
Casemate Publishers

Stormbird by Hermann Buchner
ISBN 978-0-85979-140-3
Crecy Classic

Battle of the Airfields by Norman Franks
ISBN 1-898697-15-9
Grub Street

Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two by Robert A Watkins
ISBN 978-0-7643-2938-8
Schiffler Military History

If I find more I will add them here.

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Re: Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion

Post by Jacko » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Thanks silk
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Re: Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion

Post by Sparky » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 am

Very cool. Stormbird is a must-read in any case.

If anyone hasn't read it he was a flight student in the Austrian Air Force during the Anschluss. He was seconded to the Navy as an instrument instructor and then flew several hundred mission in 109s in Russia. Then he was a test pilot for new 109s and then flew 190s and 262s until the war's end.

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