More than sixty years have elapsed since the events described in this, the first truly detailed history of JG 2 to appear. The second fighter wing of the Luftwaffe was among the most celebrated and thus ‘news-worthy’ of all Luftwaffe fighter units, spearheading the Blitzkrieg in the West and operating primarily over northern France and the Channel coastline. Awarded the honour title “Richthofen” as early as 1935, the Geschwader carved out its reputation during the invasion of France and the Low Countries and a number of its pilots were among the leading Luftwaffe aces of the Battle of Britain. JG 2 was to remain in France when the majority of Luftwaffe fighter units headed east for the Russian Front during the late spring and early summer of 1941.
Hardcover, large format, 316 pages, +400 photos, 16 colour profiles, maps, many vivid first-hand accounts. E