This is the second book that this reviewer has received from Roger Wallsgrove, Editor in Chief of Mushroom Model Magazine. I reviewed the first book, on the Me-109G series of aircaft, in a Internet Modeler issue in October.
This book is printed in 9 1/2" x 6 3/8" format paperback, like the last one was. It contains 88 pages. There are 90 black and white photos in the book and 4 four-view color drawings (sides, top and bottom) of various aircraft he personally flew throughout his career.
Chapters are devoted to his beginnings as a boy, duty in Spain...with the Legion Condor, the Phoney War period, the French campaign, Battle of Britain, Winter of 1940-Spring of 1941, Barbarossa, and a final chapter titled "Legend" which talks about his death, in 1941, after scoring 101 kills.
The black and white shots are of good quality and each chapter gives a chart showing each of his kills during those periods as well as the dates and types of aircraft that they were. This is a very detailed biography of this Luftwaffe ace and easy to read.
It was first published in Polish and Mushroom Model Magazine has translated it into English for us all.
Their next book, that will be released early next year, will be titled "Barbarossa Victims, Luftwaffe Kills in the East" by Thomasz Kopanski. This will be another book translated from the original Polish to English. I look forward to seeing it.
I want to thank Roger Wallsgrove for again providing me with a excellent publication to review.
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