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"The death of Egon Mayer 2 March 1944" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 4:23 p.m. PST

"Published at the same time as his JG 5 Luftwaffe Gallery is volume 5 of Erik Mombeeck's day-by-day chronicle of JG 2: "Dans le Ciel de France – Histoire de la JG 2 "Richthofen". This latest volume covers in detail the history of the "Richthofen" from 1 January 1944 until its definitive withdrawal from French territory in late August. This period was marked by heavy, bitter and deadly combat as the Allies softened up the defenders ahead of the landings in Normandy. Heavily outnumbered, the tenacity of the Luftwaffe pilots was no longer sufficient to defend the skies of occupied France. Losses on both sides were considerable – none more so than in JG 2. In the space of just a few months the Geschwader lost two Kommodoren and two Kommandeure, who together had posted combined victory claims around the 400 mark. The chapter covering JG 2's defensive battles on the D-Day landing front reveals that the "Richthofen" were particularly active there from 6 June 1944. 200 pages, 184 photos, most of them previously unpublished…."

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21eRegt15 Mar 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

Interesting, thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 12:14 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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