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Hitler's Air Bridges: The Luftwaffe's Supply Operations of the Second World War

Hitler''s Air Bridges: The Luftwaffe
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR D Degtev, D Zubov,
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 296
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 89938AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£25.00

Little attention, has been focused on the Luftwaffe's transport aircraft which played a vital role in supplying German forces in every theatre. In early May 1940, the battle of Norway was nearing its climax, but General Eduard Dietl's 3rd Jger division was blocked by the Allies in the Narvik area. Only the Luftwaffe could provide effective assistance to the encircled troops. The special purpose groups KGr.zbV107 and KGr.zbV108 were ordered to supply the division by air. Transports delivered ammunition, food, and even boots for German sailors who found themselves on land.
This was the first of a number of occasions in which the Luftwaffe's transport Gruppen, often equipped with the slow, but reliable Junkers 52, created an air bridge to supply troops cut off or surrounded by the enemy. The transport Gruppen had previously been involved in supporting the advance of German forces during the Polish campaign, this being followed by the capture of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Greece.

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR D Degtev, D Zubov,
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 296
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
ISBN 9781526789938
PRODUCT CODE 89938AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£25.00