This is the direct continuation of Volume 4 in the Black Cross/Red Star series.
This volume of Black Cross Red Star deals mainly with two of the largest air battles in military history—over the Kuban Bridgehead in the spring of 1943 and during the Battle of Kursk in July 1943. These are studied in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet sources, many first-hand accounts, and presented with the true loss figures of both sides, day by day.
The author has studied the air war over the Eastern Front for several decades. This work is based on primary sources from both sides and interviews conducted by the author with a large number of veterans from both sides.
“A MAGNIFICENT work, a must-have for anyone interested in the Kuban and Kursk battles!”
– WW II aviation historian Peter Kassak.