Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Published: September 21st, 2020     
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Author: Neil Page
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney - IPMS# 8943
ISBN #: 978-1-61200-879-0
Other Publication Information: 128 pages, softcover, photos, profiles; available as an e-book
Price: $24.95
Product provided by: Casemate Publishers

This is the second of a 2-volume set covering, as the title suggests, the day-fighter aces of the Luftwaffe.   Picking up where the first volume ends, this book covers the time period from the peak of Germany's victories through to its defeat in 1945.  Casemate's typical high production values are present, including stiff glossy outer covers and glossy pages on heavy stock within.

 

The book is organized by campaigns and theaters of war, going chronologically through each area.  There is a good mixture of individual aces' stories interspersed among the historical narrative.    Almost every page has good-sized, clear photos.   There are plenty of color profiles of the aces' aircraft as well.  In addition to the general text, there are few "In profile" pages that discuss an ace (or specific squadron) in detail.  A brief glossary of terms and an index of all the aces mentioned concludes the 128 pages of the book.

 

Easy to read, clear photos and nicely done profiles make this a good book to have on hand (if the subject is of interest).  Many lesser known (or unknown) aces are mentioned, and that is information you might now be able to find elsewhere. 

 

Thanks to Casemate for the review copy, and to IPMS for allowing me to review it!

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