Hans-Joachim Marseille

An Illustrated Tribute to the Luftwaffe's "Star of Africa"
Author: Robert Tate
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764329401
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
View: 4072
This new book is a look at the man better known as "The Star of Africa" on the 65th anniversary of his death - legendary Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille. Tate takes a look at Marseille's personality, flying skills, physical attributes, tactics, and victories through the words of historians and the men that flew with and against Marseille in the North African desert. With over 260 b/w and color photographs - some never before published - maps, and diagrams, this book is truly a one of a kind and unique look into the career of Hans-Joachim Marseille.

Hans-Joachim Marseille

Author: James H. Kitchens,John R. Beaman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955597701
Category: Fighter pilots
Page: 64
View: 9870
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 SecondWorld 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 encyclopaedia 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 recognised 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.

German Fighter Ace Hans-Joachim Marseille

The Life Story of the Star of Africa
Author: Franz Kurowski
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887405174
Category: History
Page: 233
View: 7670
A tribute to one of the top fighter aces of the World War II, this new full length biography appears here in its first edition. Marseilles' wartime exploits are legendary with the 158 aerial victories, including 17 in one day. He was, and still is, considered by many of the Luftwaffe aces to be the premier fighter pilot of the Luftwaffe-all before the age of twenty-three. Also chronicled is the combat life of JG 27, Marseilles' unit, and the various personalities throughout the North African campaign.

People from Berlin

Hans-Joachim Marseille, Wilhelm Ii, German Emperor, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Joachim Peiper, Erich Von Manstein, Frederick the Great,
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230691084
Page: 200
View: 9804
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 199. Chapters: Hans-Joachim Marseille, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Joachim Peiper, Erich von Manstein, Frederick the Great, Alexander von Humboldt, Karl Donitz, Andre Previn, Marlene Dietrich, Walter Benjamin, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Alexander Grothendieck, Erich Mielke, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Kurt Tucholsky, Lucian Freud, Georg Simmel, Alexander Goehr, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Wegener, Gustav Stresemann, Milovan Destil Markovi, Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, Hans Eysenck, Constantin Caratheodory, Magda Goebbels, Natascha Engel, Meno Burg, Joachim Fest, Klaus Voormann, Friedwardt Winterberg, Konrad Zuse, F. K. Otto Dibelius, Herbert Marcuse, Volker Schlondorff, Wilhelm Pauck, Otto Kranzbuhler. Excerpt: Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 - 30 September 1942; German pronunciation: ) was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He is noted for his aerial battles during the North African Campaign and his Bohemian lifestyle. One of the most successful fighter pilots, he was nicknamed the "Star of Africa." Marseille claimed all but seven of his "official" 158 victories against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force over North Africa, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille. Marseille, of French Huguenot ancestry, joined the Luftwaffe in 1938. At the age of 20 he graduated from one of the Luftwaffe's fighter pilot schools just in time to participate in the Battle of Britain, without notable success. A charming person, he had such a busy night life that sometimes he was too tired to be allowed to fly the next morning. As a result, he was transferred to another unit, which relocated to North Africa in April 1941. Under the guidance of his new commander, who recognised the...

Hans-Joachim Marseille

der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Afrikafeldzuges ; die Biographie
Author: Franz Kurowski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783881895897
Category: Fighter pilots
Page: 222
View: 3600
Hans-Joachim Marseille: Gestützt auf viele Augenzeugenberichte, Dokumente und unveröffentlichte Quellen entwirft Franz Kurowski ein Porträt des erfolgreichsten Jagdflieger des Afrikafeldzuges, Hans-Joachim Marseille. Schon zu Lebzeiten wurde der "Stern Afrikas" zur Legende, sein kühnes Fliegerleben wurde bereits verfilmt. Der gebürtige Berliner, der kein typischer Soldat war, entwickelte sich nur allmählich zu jener herausragenden Fliegerpersönlichkeit, die auch "Adler über der Wüste" genannt wurde. Am 30. September 1942 stürzte die Maschine von Hans-Joachim Marseille ab. Über 150 zum Teil farbige Fotos machen das Buch einzigartig.

The Star of Africa

The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies
Author: Colin D. Heaton,Anne-Marie Lewis
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760343934
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 8354
"Heaton expertly portrays Marseille as one of history's great fighter pilots, as well as a man who lived life to the full and who fought with honor." — Dennis Showalter The Star of Africais a biography of the dramatic life and meteoric career of German Luftwaffe Captain Hans-Joachim Marseille, the "Star of Africa.” Marseille, a legendary figure in the annals of military history, had 158 kills to his name and was one of the rare recipients of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds, the Third Reich’s highest honor awarded for valor in combat. Unlike other German fighter aces, Marseille is also a famous figure in the public imagination in the United States and other English-speaking countries, where his rebellious nature, iconoclastic behavior, and early death have nourished his reputation just as greatly as his exceptional skill and chivalrous conduct as an adversary.

Hans Joachim Marseille

Author: Walter Wübbe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926584786
Category: Fighter pilots
Page: 411
View: 319

A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945

Volume 2: North African Desert, February 1942 - March 1943
Author: Christopher Shores,Giovanni Massimello
Publisher: Grub Street Publishing
ISBN: 191069097X
Category: History
Page: 738
View: 3912
The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The costly efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops and prevent this turning into a rout is examined in depth. So too is the heavy fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilized. This period was ameliorated somewhat for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival – at last – of the first Spitfires. The buildup of both the army and air force which followed, coupled with new commanders on the ground, meant that Rommel’s Deutsche Afrika Korps was defeated at Alam el Halfa at the start of September, and then again, comprehensively, at the climactic battle of El Alamein in October. Joined now by the first units of the United States Army Air Force, the Allied air forces began to achieve a growing ascendancy over those of the Axis. The long, rather slow, pursuit of the Italo-German forces right across Libya is recounted, including the capture of Tripoli, followed by the breakthrough into Southern Tunisia at the end of March 1943. This allowed a linkup with the Allied forces in Tunisia (whose story will be related in Volume 3) to be achieved. In this volume follow to the fortunes of some of the great fighter aces of the Desert campaign such as Jochen Marseille and Otto Schulz of the Luftwaffe, Franco Bordoni-Bisleri of the Regia Aeronautica and Neville Duke, Billy Drake and ‘Eddie’ Edwards of the Commonwealth air forces. While the fighting above the constantly moving front lines form the main narrative of this book, the Allied and Axis night bombing offensives and the activities of the squadrons cooperating with the naval forces in the Mediterranean are certainly not neglected.

Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II

Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844154602
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 890
This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary German fighter aces of World War II. It explains why only a small minority of pilots - those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything - accounted for so large a proportion of the victories. It surveys the skills that a successful fighter pilot must have - a natural aptitude for flying, marksmanship, keen eyesight - and the way in which fighter tactics have developed. The book examines the history of the classic fighter aircraft that were flown, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke Wulf Fw 190, and examines each type's characteristics, advantages and disadvantages in combat. The accounts of the experiences of fighter pilots are based on archival research, diaries, letters, published and unpublished memoirs and personal interviews with veterans. The pilots included are Werner Molders, Gunther Rall, Adolf Galland, Erich Hartmann and Johannes Steinhoff.

Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe

Author: James Wilson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844154912
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 5269
Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe focuses on the efforts of the powerful Nazi propaganda machine to promote the technical achievements and might of the then newly created German airforce. The Luftwaffe had been announced to the world in March 1935, despite the restrictions contained in the Versailles Treaty signed after the First World War denying Germany the right to develop military aircraft. All major aircraft types used by the Luftwaffe together with many lesser known, obscure and secondary types are represented in this book. There is a section covering the main figures of the Luftwaffe and the leading aces who flew the aircraft. The German Air and Propaganda ministries worked together and, using professional photographers produced quality images, which were then made available to the general public in an attempt to inspire the nation and create strong moral.

Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean

Author: Jerry Scutts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006761
Category: History
Page: 100
View: 966
Totally outnumbered throughout their short two-year sojourn in the Western Desert, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought an effective campaign in support of Rommel's Afrika Korps against the British and American forces. Relying almost exclusively on the Luftwaffe's staple fighter of World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the battle-hardened aces used the aircraft's superior performance to achieve incredible scores against the Allies. Similarly, once pushed out of North Africa, these units continued to take the fight to the RAF and USAAF from makeshift bases in northern Italy.

L'Etoile D'Afrique

L'Histoire de Hans Joachim Marseille
Author: Colin D. Heaton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782840484417
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 8654
French text: With 158 victories to his record and his death in the sky of Egypt on 30 September 1942, at only 22 years old, Hans-Joachim Marseille is a legend of aviation of World War II. In addition to his exceptional qualities as a fighter pilot, he is known for his nonconformism and his aversion to authority, which caused him much trouble with his hierarchy; as well as his chivalrous attitude that led him, repeatedly, to escort a wounded enemy or one whose aircraft was damaged to his base. This behavior and his efficiency in combat made him as famous in Germany as among allied pilots, who both feared and respected him. With testimonies from veterans who have experienced Marseille, American authors Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis wrote a very documented biography that traces the details of the short but intense life of an Aviator like no other who entered the Pantheon of fighter pilots at only 22 years old. Anxious to develop their sector dedicated to World War II aviation, editions Heimdal publish this bestseller, overseas and in Britain, a French version in large cloth binding, under cover, to highlight a more enriched iconography of 150 photos in color and black and white, as well as profiles of aircraft. Certainly, a book that will date in the history of the aeronautical publications, by the importance of its subject as in the quality of its text and the richness of its illustration.

A Higher Call

An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
Author: Adam Makos,Larry Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101618957
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 7422
A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies”* emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times and international bestseller. December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger... What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.” The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever. INCLUDES PHOTOS

War and Film

Author: James Chapman
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895852
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
View: 2671
From the onset of the film medium, directors have found war an endlessly compelling and fruitful subject for their art. In War and Film, Chapman explores their fascination as well as audiences’ enduring need to examine and experience the vicissitudes of war. Chapman examines the issues of truthfulness and realism that arise in depictions of war, whether in the supposed truth telling of war documentaries or Hollywood battle scenes that are “more realistic than the real thing.” The book considers films from the U. S., Britain, and Europe, and the national responses to cinematic depictions of particular conflicts. In case studies of such legendary works as Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and All Quiet on the Western Front, the book parses their dominant narrative themes, ranging from war as a pointless tragedy to combat as an exciting and heroic adventure. But few films, Chapman contends, probe into the deeper ramifications of war—the psychological scars left on the soldier and civilians. A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.

Clive Caldwell, Air Ace (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Kristen Alexander
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458763358
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 632
View: 6610
'His courage, determination, skill and his undoubtedly outstanding ability as a leader are an inspiration to his Wing and worthy of the highest praise.' Extract from DSO citation Clive Caldwell was officially attributed with 27 1/2 victories and became Australia's highest scoring fighter pilot in World War II. In addition, he became an ace in both the Middle East and Pacific theatres - the only Australian pilot to attain this status. Kristen Alexander has had unrivalled access to Caldwell's personal papers as well as official and privately held records. She vividly brings to life Caldwell's aerial exploits and presents a man driven to carry out his duty. Originally considered an individualist, Caldwell became a fine fighter pilot and a dedicated leader, much loved by those he commanded. But he did not wear the restrictions of the RAAF well and, despite his achievements, endured public inquiry over liquor trading and the so-called 'Morotai Mutiny'. Even so, he continued to be well-regarded and respected by the public. This biography is a celebration of Caldwell's military achievements. It details his rise from a green fighter pilot to Wing leader and includes striking details of his air battles. It also includes unprecedented discussion of the Barry Inquiry and Caldwell's court-martia

The Air Fighters

Author: Ashley Brown,Jonathan Reed
Publisher: Historical Times
ISBN: 9780918678393
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 1492