The War Diary of Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert

The War Diary of Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert

JG 52 on the Russian Front, 1943-1945

Book - 1997
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Aerial combat over the Russian front from one who knew it first hand. Hauptmann Helmut Lipferts vivid portrayal of his experiences in JG 52 during the last three years of the Second World War will stand as one of the truly classic chronicles of the Jagdwaffe over Russia.\nJG 52 Experten Walter Krupinski, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and Heinz Ewald make their way through Lipferts memoirs in an epic tale of combat over the Caucasus, Crimea, Hungary, and Rumania during the late war years of 1943-1945.\nLipfert begins the story with his early experiences in the Bf 109 G-2 over Russia in II/JG 52 in 1943, and ends with I/JG 53 in 1945 with 203 aerial victories, one of the few pilots in histiry to reach 200.\nThis book is a rare view into the air war over Russia, when Luftwaffe pilots accumulated incredible kill tallies while facing overwhelming odds against them in mass assaults.\nWerner Girbig is the author of Six Months to Oblivion-the Defeat of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force Over the Western Front 1944/45(available from Schiffer Military/Aviation History), and unit histories of JG 27 and JG 5.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, 1997
ISBN: 9780887404467
Branch Call Number: 940. 5449 LIP
Characteristics: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c1993.
Additional Contributors: Girbig, Werner

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