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Luftwaffe eagle : a WWII German airman's story, (ebook)

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Luftwaffe eagle : a WWII German airman's story
Title
Luftwaffe eagle
Title remainder
a WWII German airman's story
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eng
Summary
In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the adventures he had flying for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Born in 1912, the third son of a district court judge, Erich grew up in an atmosphere of uncertainty following the First World War. In 1932, he started training as a brewery engineer, shortly afterwards the Nazis came to power. The implications this had on the lives of average Germans are described in great detail. When war came in 1939, he became a navigator, successfully serving with the Luftwaffe's first pathfinding unit, then a special and little-known control commission in Morocco to monitor the disarmament of Vichy French forces. This led to training as a pilot and Erich joining the high-altitude reconnaissance squadron in missions over Britain. He was then sent to the Russian Front, flying the relatively rare Junkers Ju 86 bomber and high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft fitted with pressurized cabins. He also flew the He 11 in a radar-equipped anti-shipping unit and the revolutionary Arado Ar 234 jet - leading to Erich's participation in the world's first jet-reconnaissance sortie over the invasion front and ending his war in Italy. After the war, Erich moved with his wife to Australia where he lived peacefully until his death in 2004. With a detailed introduction from acclaimed Luftwaffe historian J. Richard Smith and illustrated throughout with photographs from private family albums, Luftwaffe Eagle is a fascinating insight into the life of an exceptional Luftwaffe pilot and navigator
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Midwest
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1912-2005
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Sommer, Erich
Dewey number
940.5/44943/092
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sommer, Erich
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
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adult
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Luftwaffe eagle : a WWII German airman's story, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781911621737
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12245227
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remote
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12245227
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MWT12245227
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Luftwaffe eagle : a WWII German airman's story, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781911621737
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12245227
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12245227
System control number
MWT12245227
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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