In the Skies of France- A Chronicle of JG 2 ''Richthofen'' Volume I: 1934-1940 World War II Jagdgeschwader Air Force ~Battle of Britain


Title: In the Skies of France: A Chronicle of JG 2 ''Richthofen'' Volume I: 1934-1940

Author: Erik Mombeeck, Jean-Louis Roba, with Chris Goss

Description: Hardcover. Top corners bumped. Slight corner wear; spine shows mild fading. Interior is clean and unmarked. Prolifically illustrated.316 pages. 12 x 8.5 inches. No institutional copies located on OCLC.

A history of the second fighter wing of the Luftwaffe, being a chronicle Jagdgeschwader 2 during the years 1934-1940. JG 2 spearheaded the campaign in the West and the assault against England in the Battle of Britain. The unit remained in France when the majority of German fighter units were dispatched eastwards for the invasion of Russia during the spring of 1941. Tasked with defending the airspace of Brittany, Normandy and much of Picardy along the French Channel coastline, JG 2 constituted a bulwark against the incursions of the RAF and the USAF.

Despite the unit's heavy losses sustained during WW II, the authors managed to locate around one hundred JG 2 veterans and their personal accounts and photographs bring this history to life.

Included are two maps, showing airfields used by JG 2. The appendix provides a detailed list of the JG 2 losses, dating from the unit's origin to the turn of the year 1940/1941 (giving date, rank and name, staffel, aircraft code, reason and/or place). Concludes with eight pages of color depictions of the Heinkel, Arado and Messerschmitt aircraft of the JG 2.

Foreword by Luftwaffe aviators Julius Meimberg and Erich Rudorffer.
Table of Equivalent Ranks (Luftwaffe, RAF and USAAF).
[1] The Origins of JG 2.
[2] The ''Phoney War''.
[3] Campaign in the West.
[4] Air Battles over England and the Channel.
Colour Artwork.
Index of Names.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: A.S.B.L. La Porte d'Hoves
Place: Linkebeek, Belgium
Year: 2007

ISBN: 293054600X

Keywords: history, military, Germany, German, airforce, Luftwaffe, Jagdgeschwader, Battle of Britain, Phoney War,

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