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L’Etoile D’Afrique – L’Histoire De Hans-Joachim Marseille

It has been 70 years since the sound of engines and the crash of bombs resounded in the skies of France. After having carried out a great deal of research and met many witnesses or veterans Philippe Trombetta embarked on a study of American fighter groups who fought over Normandy. The 362nd Fighter Group was based at Headcorn in Kent, then on A-12 Lignerolle and finally on A-27 Rennes. This unit was the most successful in the European theatre of operations, with no less than six pilots in the Top 10 of the 9th Air Force.  To the many unpublished photographs, portraits of pilots, views of the daily life of the Group in combat – are added profiles of airplanes and land vehicles. French text and captions.

AUTHOR – Colin D. Heaton & Anne-Marie Lewis


FORMAT – Hardback


PAGES – 200

ISBN – 9782840484417

1 in stock

Category: Product ID: 8043


With 158 victories to his record and his death in the sky of Egypt on 30 September 1942, at only 22 years old, Hans-Joachim Marseille is a legend of aviation of World War II. In addition to his exceptional qualities as a fighter pilot, he is known for his non-conformism and his aversion to authority, which caused him much trouble with his hierarchy; as well as his chivalrous attitude that led him, repeatedly, to escort a wounded enemy or one whose aircraft was damaged to his base. This behaviour and his efficiency in combat made him as famous in Germany as among allied pilots, who both feared and respected him. With testimonies from veterans who have experienced Marseille, American authors Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis have written a very documented biography that traces the details of the short but intense life of an Aviator like no other who entered the Pantheon of fighter pilots at only 22 years old. With 150 photos in colour and black and white, as well as profiles of aircraft. French text and captions.


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