This book explains why German forces came to be fighting in North Africa and covers in detail the Luftwaffe fighter operations in this theatre. Originally flying in aid of Italian forces, from February 1941 the German fighter force then flew in support of Rommel's famed Afrika Korps, and this title describes German fighter operations during Operations Brevity and Battleaxe, the Crusader battles, the capture of Tobruk and Rommel's advance to El Elamein. Also included in this title are details of the Luftwaffe's operations against the important island fortress of Malta, together with pilots' accounts, maps, orders of battle and a biography of the 'Star of Africa', Hans-Joachim Marseille. The book's information and color profiles on new and unusual camouflage schemes will be of particular interest to aviation modelers.
Jagdwaffe, Section 3