Jagdgeschwader 51 ‘MöLders’

Author(s): John Weal

History

JG 51 is another of the Luftwaffe's top wartime fighter units whose story has never been told in English. The unit's history encapsulates the fortunes of the Luftwaffe's fighter arm as a whole - the heady successes of the early months, the steady attrition and the growing strength of the opposition during the mid-war years, and the final chaos and collapse of the last days. The story works on other levels too. But it is perhaps the details of the pilots who served with the unit that sets JG 51 apart. During the course of the war it numbered more Knight's Cross winners among its ranks than any other. And it is their stories - their successes, exploits and eventual fates - which brings this history to life.

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"This volume is wonderfully done." -Alex Ness, "popthought.com
""It is perhaps the details of the pilots who served with the units that sets JG51 apart. During the course of the war, it numbered more Knights' Cross winners among its ranks than any other. And it is their stories - their successes, exploits and eventual fates - which brings this history to life." -George Hulett, "Warbirds International"
One of the "top picks for specialized military holdings." -"California Bookwatch"

General Fields

  • : 9781846030451
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : October 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Weal
  • : Paperback
  • : 128