JAGDGESCHWADER 3 "UDET" IN WORLD WAR II:
Stab and I./JG 3 in Action with the Messerschmitt Bf 109 |
by Jochen Prien & Gerhard Stemmer.
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Place Published: Atglen, PA
Publish Date: 2002
Edition: First English Language Edition
Description: approx. 400 pages,over 350 black and white photographs, line drawings.Jochen Prien, author of the definitive Messerschmitt Bf 109 F/G/K Series, and the extensive three volume study of JG 53, presents JG 3 in its complete history from formation to the end of World War II. This volume begins with a brief account of the Stab from the time of its formation in 1938 until it reequipped on the Fw 190 in the summer of 1944, then follows the operational history of I Gruppe, beginning with the first unit to bear the designation I/JG 3, which was formed in autumn 1938, fought in the French campaign, the Battle of Britain, and Operation Barbarossa, and then in January 1942 was redesignated as II/JG 1 and left the Geschwader to join Jagdgeschwader 1, then being formed. A description of the operational history of the new I/JG 3 “Udet” which was formed at the beginning of 1942 and saw its first action during the German summer Russian offensive of 1942, then served a tough and costly tour of duty in the Defense of the Reich and over the Western Front before seeing several weeks of desperate defensive action in the east of the Reich.
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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Excellent in Dust Jacket
ID Number: 6216