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LAURELS FOR PRINZ WITTGENSTEIN

SECOND-HAND BOOK CONDITION: Very Good

AUTHOR – Werner P Roell

PUBLISHER – Independent Books

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 192

PUBLISHED – 1994

ISBN – 1872836062

1 in stock

Category: Product ID: 1510

Description

This biography, signed by 6 Luftwaffe night fighter crew, describes the life of Prinz Heinrich Wittgenstein, a nightfighter ace with the Luftwaffe. The attached bookplate is signed by the author Werner Roell, who was a Stuka pilot on the Eastern Front, Norway and Crete ( KC winner, 477 operations) before joining Jagdverband Galland in 1945.  It is also signed by:

Hajo Hermann who flew in the Spanish Civil War and campaigns in Norway, France, the Low Countries and the battle of Britian. He later developed “Wilde Sau” night-fighter tactics and was awarded KC with oak leaves and swords.

Wolfgang Falck : The “happy falcon” and Father of Nightfighters.  He flew in various western campaigns before building the Nachtjager force.

Gunther Rall : Third highest scoring ace in history, Knights Cross with Oakleaves and Swords. He flew with JG52 in both the Western and Eastern Fronts.

Heinz Cramer : Adjutant to Herman Goring 1937-8. Shot down during the Battle of Britain, he escaped alongside Farnz von Werra “the one that got away”. KC winner.

Friedrich Ostheimer : He was Wittgenstein’s radar/radio operator for 80 sorties. Crew member for 16 of his victories, and escaped from the aircraft when Wittgenstein was killed in 1944.

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Weight0.57 kg

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