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Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo Aircraft and Operations
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Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo Aircraft and Operations

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(Hikoki Publications/H. Thiele).  Soft cover, large format, English text, 96 pages, nearly 100 rare black and white photographs plus several color aircraft profiles. Arranged in diary format the book offers an account of the operations of the Luftwaffe's aerial torpedo units off the English coast, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea. Aircraft covered include Ju 88s, He 111s, He 177s and Ar 95s. The appendices include target listings, aircraft and torpedo types and all know ships to have been sunk or damaged by  aerial torpedo attack.  As an added bonus, the book even includes a comparative study of the development of the aerial torpedo in Britain, Germany, the US, Italy and Japan from WWI to the outbreak of WWII.

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J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing went into business in 1983 as Military Book Distributor, selling other companies’ books through the mail. Many of those books were in German, and so during the next few years a number of individuals commented on how it would be nice to see them in English. I investigated the costs and possibilities, and the first book was printed; 400 copies of a 40-page biography on Paul Hausser (how many of you own that one?). This was followed by European Volunteers, the first hard cover and first translation. And here we are now, almost 100 books later, and many more to go.

From the first day, the company’s objective was to provide translations of the very best German-language books covering the German ground forces in WW II and to publish them in a format that would last many years (hard cover, on acid-free paper, with laminated covers). It appears that we have been fairly successful.

Started as a one-man operation by John Fedorowicz, the company grew steadily until more help was needed. Over time, 3 partners came on board and we added Tiger Hobbies as a local outlet for modelers and book buyers. Eventually, as times and economic circumstances demanded, the company has returned to the original owner. However, Sharron, who came on board in 2002 as office manager, has stayed to keep me in line and on target. Ken helps with Tiger Hobbies. So here we are, John, Sharron and Ken - when you call you will get one of us.

Defying the hard economic situation, we plan to publish many more excellent books in the future and to serve your reading and modeling needs for many more years.