Few fighter pilots in the history of aviation have achieved such spectacular recognition as Hans-Joachim Marseille. His accomplishments over the deserts of North Africa during the Second World War earned him the sobriquet ‘The Star of Africa’. On one day in September 1942, he accounted for no fewer than seventeen Allied aircraft shot down in three missions. His final score of 158 enemy aircraft would be the highest such achievement against the Western Allies throughout the war.
This book is not intended as another biography or photographic account of Marseille’s life and career, but rather as a valuable and unique encyclopedia to the prevailing historical record on the man and his aircraft, from his early Bf 109 E to the Bf 109 G of his later operational service with Jagdgeschwader 27 in Africa
Based on sustained and exacting study by the authors, both of whom are internationally recognized authorities on the Luftwaffe, this study offers those already familiar with Marseille an immensely rich and easy to use reference source which may well dispel numerous preconceptions. To those approaching the subject in detail for the first time, the book will provide comprehensive analysis and revealing insight into Marseille’s aircraft as well as a guide for further study.
With fascinating photographs and specially commissioned artwork by leading aviation artist, Tom Tullis, this is the reference source for Hans-Joachim Marseille and his aircraft.
Soft cover, 8.3″ x 11.7″, 64 pages, 37 rare b+w and color photographs, 10 beautiful color artwork profiles and 15 rudder profiles.