Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean

Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean

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This volume follows the Luftwaffe's twin-engined 'Wunderbomber' southwards to describe its deployment in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre of war. Early 1941 saw the first sporadic air raids on Malta, followed by the campaign in the Balkans which resulted in the conquests of Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete. After supporting land operations in North Africa during the latter half of 1941, the Ju 88s resumed their assault on Malta. Bringing the story to life are personal accounts of the more famous actions - the bombing of shipping off the coast of Greece and the sinking of three Royal Navy destroyers south of Crete, all illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour profiles.An unidentified merchant vessel burns fiercely from a direct hit a#39;somewhere on the Greek coasta#39; Staffeln to carry out a number of missions in support of the ground fighting. ... LG 1, Hauptmann Siegfried von Eichhorn, was badly injured when he crash-landed his machine due to severe ... I./LG 1a#39;s anti-shipping operations were taking a heavy toll of Allied merchantmen, and none more so than those flownanbsp;...

Title:Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Author: John Weal
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2012-09-20

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