Aces of the Legion Condor by Robert Forsyth

By Robert Forsyth

Through the outbreak of worldwide battle 2, the Luftwaffe had received potent tactical battlefield adventure from its involvement within the Spanish Civil warfare in 1936-1939, founded round the operations performed by means of the Legion Condor, a strength of a few 19,000 'volunteer' German airmen, employees, technicians and groundcrew shaped into fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, Flak, climate and signs parts. during this new booklet, writer Robert Forsyth, popular specialist on global battle 2 German aviation, information the advance of either the applied sciences and the pilots of this German air strength, with full-color illustrations, plates and info of colour schemes used in the Legion Condor. From the He fifty one to the Messerschmitt, from flying in shut wing-to-wing formations to the looser, wider formations universal to the Luftwaffe in the course of international conflict 2, this ebook is a must have for any German aviation historian or modeler.

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Again and again the Heinkels returned to base to refuel and re-arm before heading back to the battlefield, where they sustained considerable damage from ground fire. Von Richthofen grew angry at the fact that the 4th Brigade had not made ground, complaining to Sperrle. It was the start of many spats between the German and Spanish commanders, with von Richthofen accusing the Spanish of a lack of energy and leadership. Sperrle did his best to smooth ruffled feathers, and over the next few days the He 51s continued a relentless series of fearless, low-level sorties against fortified Basque positions around Murubain, Oleata and Ochandiano.

We thus lost the best one in the Staffel’. Eberhardt had been shot through the heart and his He 51 went down in flames. His Soviet opponent was able to bail out of his I-15, however, and landed safely, but was subsequently kicked to death by a violent mob in the streets of Madrid who thought he was a German. A disheartened von Houwald noted that; ‘On Friday, 13 November 1936, we encountered the Ratas for the first time and a wild mêlée resulted. We downed five of them, but what were these victories when compared with the loss of our Staffelführer?

Com A LEGION FROM GERMANY A potent partnership – Generalmajor Hugo Sperrle (in profile with peaked cap), the first commander of the Legion Condor who served in Spain from October 1936 to October 1937, in discussion with senior Spanish and German officers at a hillside command post during operations in northern Spain in early 1937. A highly decorated airman during World War 1, and fond of his food, Sperrle was tough, impatient and blunt, but not without humour. He had left his post as commander of Luftkreis-Kommando V in Berlin for Spain in a Ju 52/3m on 31 October, travelling via Rome, together with his Chief of Staff, Major Alexander Holle.

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