This book deals with the period of the transition of Messerschmitt Me 262s to these new units under bomber command, the hasty and inadequate retraining of bomber pilots, and the deployment of IX. Fliegerkorps (J) in Bohemia. It includes a remarkable day to day account of the Me 262’s air battle record over Czech territory from 16 April to 8 May 1945. The majority of these compelling accounts are taken from the first hand observations of Allied bomber and fighter crews, as well as Czech eye witnesses and Luftwaffe records. Also included is a series of detailed case studies of specific camouflage schemes. The colours and markings of each of 11 aircraft – including two two-seater Me 262 Bs – is described in detail, with all of them featuring high quality four-view colour illustrations, plus art profiles of every one of the subjects featuring subtle light and shade. A number of the subjects have the full artwork profiles for both sides of the aircraft. An all-colour walkaround of the Me 262 A-2a, Black X, is also included, as are several wartime colour photos. In total, nearly 300 photos are included.