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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