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352nd Fighter Group Aviation Elite Units 8
by Tom Ivie, Tom Tullis (Illustrator)
Paperback - 128 pages
ISBN: 1841763829

354th Fighter Group Aviation Elite Units 7
by William Hess, Chris Davey (Illustrator)
Paperback - 128 pages
ISBN: 1841763152

359th Fighter Group
by Jack H. Smith
Publication date: October 2002
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 184176440X

Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces/Book 1 : A Chronicle in Photographs
(Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by Bernd Barbas
(Hardcover)
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Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces/Book 2 : A Chronicle in Photographs
(Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by Bernd Barbas
Hardcover: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0887407528; 
revised edition (November )
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Blitzkrieg in the West, 1939-1942 (Luftwaffe at War, 3)
Jeffery L. Ethell
Listed under Luftwaffe at War Series

The Blond Knight of Germany
by Raymond F. Toliver, Trevor J. Constable
A Luftwaffe ace, Erich Hartmann's tally included 5 Mustangs - in one day! He was rewarded after war's end by being handed over to the Russians with whom he spent some ten years as a prisoner. Dropbears.com
Paperback 1st Ed. edition (February 1986)
Tab Books; ISBN: 0830681892

Bombers over England, 1940-1944 (Luftwaffe at War Series, 12)
by Manfred Griehl
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
Paperback, October 1999
ISBN: 1853673773

Bf 109D/E Aces 1939-1941 (Aircraft of the Aces , No 11)
by John Weal, Alfred Price
Listed under Bf109 Messerschimitt books

Eagles over North Africa and the Mediterranean, 1941-1943
(Luftwaffe at War, 4)
Jeffrey L. Ethell
Paperback - 72 pages (November )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 185367284X 

Fighters over Russia (Luftwaffe at War Series, 1)
Manfred Griehl
Paperback

The First and the Last
by Adolf Galland
Hardcover (December )
Buccaneer Books; ISBN: 0899667287

Fw190 Aces of the Western Front
by John Weal
Listed under Focke-Wulf

Focke Wulf 190 : The Birth of the Butcher Bird 1939-1943
(Luftwaffe at War, V. 8)
by Morten Jessen
Listed under Focke-Wulf

Fw 200-Condor: Battle Companion of the U-Boat
by Heinz J. Nowarra
Listed under Focke-Wulf

From Nazi Test Pilot to Hitler's Bunker
by Dennis Piszkiewicz
This is the amazing story of Hanna Reitsch, one of the most celebrated women of the Third Reich. As a decorated test pilot for the Luftwaffe and a protege of Hitler, Reitsch was one of a handful of women who achieved personal success by breaking from the traditionaly defined role of wife and mother in Nazi Germany. Amazon.com
Listed under Women in Aviation
 

German Aircraft of the Second World War (Putnam Aviation)
by Antony L. Kay, J.R. Smith
This revised edition of a publication first published in 1972 contains a complete historical record of the more than 600 types of aircraft that served in the German aviation arm during World War II. Among those included are the Junkers, Focke-Wulf, Arado, Blohm und Voss, Bücker, Heinkel, Gotha, Deutsches Forschungsinstitut, Fieseler, and the legendary Meserschmitt. The book also covers Germany's rotary-wing aircraft, gyro-kites used at sea by U-boats, experimental models, trainers, and guided and unguided missiles. Scale plans, specifications, and a generous selection of photographs and line drawings ensure that this book is one of the most complete reference works of its kind. 
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.
 
German Jet Aces of World War 2
(Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, 17)
by Hugh Morgan, John Weal (Contributor), John Hugh
The Third Reich's last ditch efforts to combat the massed Allied bomber formations centred around the new jet-powered "wonder weapons" that were issued to the Jagdwaffe from mid-1944 onwards. Far in advance of anything the Allies had even in experimental phase, types such as the Me 262, He162 and 163, and the Ar 234 could perform their combat sorties with relative impunity. Detailing both the planes and the pilots, this volume looks at the handful of pilots who amassed amazing scores in the last year of the war with these aircraft, flying with units like JG 7, JV 44 and NJG 6.
Paperback - 96 pages
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1855326345
 
German Jets Versus the U.S. Army Air Force : Battle for the Skies over Europe
William N. Hess
Paperback
Paperback - 192 pages
Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers; ISBN: 0933424639
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German Night Fighter Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces , No 20)
by Jerry Scutts
Paperback: 96 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1855326965; (January )

Goering's Grenadiers: The Luftwaffe Field Divisions, 1942-1945
by Antonio Munoz
The complete history of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) field divisions- units formed from excess personnel and created to enlarge Hermann Goering's prestige. These unique units fought on the ground but belonged to Hermann Goering's Luftwaffe. They fought on all fronts and suffered accordingly. Their complete military history has never before been covered in such a large and thorough work with over 100 battle maps, 26 tables, 80 rare photos, and six full color uniform plates by renowned military artist, Darko Pavlovic. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 378 pages
Axis Europa Magazine; ISBN: 1891227408; (March 30, )

Heaven Next Stop : A Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot at War
by Gunther Bloemertz
Near the close of the war Bloemertz, one of the "Abbeville Boys" of Jagdgeschwader 26, was shot down in a dogfight with Allied fighters. He baled out of his aircraft, his face and body horrifically burned. This is the story of his war. Heaven Next Stop is an invaluable contribution to military aviation history.
Hardcover - 192 pages (March )
Howell Press; ISBN: 1574270702

Hitler's Fall Guys : An Examination of the Luftwaffe by One of America's Most Famous Aces
by Walker M. ''Bud'', Col Mahurin
(Hardcover)

Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945
by Adam R. A. Claasen
Listed under Scandinavia WWII

The Horten Brothers and Their All-Wing Aircraft (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by David Myhra
Listed under Horten Aircraft

Flying Wings of the Horten Brothers
by David Johnston (Translator), Hans-Peter Dabrowski
Listed under Horten Aircraft
 

I Flew for the Fuhrer
by Heinz Knoke
Paperback - 208 pages (April )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853672637
 
Jagdgeschwader 2 (Aviation Elite No1)
by John Weal
Paperback - 128 pages 1 edition Vol 1 (August 15, )
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1841760463

Jagdgeschwader 54 Grunherz (Aviation Elite Units, 6)
by John Weal, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
Paperback - 128 pages (December )
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1841762865

Jg 26 : Photographic History of the Luftwaffe's Top Guns
Donald L. Caldwell
Paperback Reissue edition
Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804110506

Junkers Ju 87 : In North Africa and the Mediterranean (OCA, No 6)
by John Weal
Paperback - 96 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1855327228

Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader 1937-1941
(Osprey Combat Aircraft 1)
by John Weal

Junkers Ju 52 (Luftwaffe Profile Series, 14)
by Manfred Griehl
Paperback
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764309528
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The Luftwaffe : From the North Cape to Tobruk, 1939-1945 : An Illustrated History
(Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by Holger Nauroth (Editor)
(Hardcover - August 1991)
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Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader on the Western Front
Undoubtedly the most versatile German aircraft of World War II, the Junkers Ju88 served as a fighter, bomber, and patrol aircraft on every front on which the Luftwaffe fought. The Ju88 played a key role in the Battle of Britain and was used extensively in the night Blitz of 1940 and 1941. Thirty original scale drawings commissioned for this volume and researched from original sources, detail Ju88 Kampfgeschwader variants and the uniforms worn by their crews. A detailed text includes reminisces from crewmembers and explanations of the tactics they used on every front. Fully detailed appendices provide specs on all variants, and black-and-white photography is sourced from the best collections in the world. Amazon.com
Paperback - 96 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 184176020X 

Kg200 Geheim Geschwader: The Luftwaffe's Most Secret Squadron
by Geoffrey Thomas
Book Description: Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue during its lifetime and myth and legend since its dissolution, the KG200 still remains one of the most fascinating units of the Luftwaffe. Delivering spies while flying captured Allied aircraft, clandestine reconnaissance missions over land and sea, testing new weapons such as the 'Mistel' composite bomber and the piloted V-1, and extremely long-range liaison flights were just some of their tasks. 
But there was also a more sinister aspect to their operations: men from KG200 played a significant part in the notorious action against the French Resistance on the Vercors plateau, others were involved in what were effectively suicide missions. Geoff Thomas's deeply researched text throws new light on all aspects of this unit, dispels a number of myths and shows that despite its 'special' status, KG200 was just as much a prey to the Nazi hierarchy's power politics as every other branch of Wehrmacht, with results that were often tragic but frequently farcical. 
Hardcover from Voyageur Press

 

The Luftwaffe War Diaries : The German Air Force in World War II
by Cajus Bekker
Paperback - 399 pages Reprint edition
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306806045
 
Luftwaffe : A Pictorial History
Eric Mombeek, Vera Williams
Hardcover: 192 pages
Crowood Pr; ISBN: 1861260938; (November )
 
The Luftwaffe : Creating the Operational Air War 1918-1940 (Modern War Studies)
James S. Corum
Book Description: At the end of World War I, the German military machine lay devastated, forbidden any attempt to rebuild. But by the dawn of World War II, its army and air forces both had been rejuvenated to sufficient vigor to conquer most of Europe. As James Corum shows, the Luftwaffe's dramatic resurrection underscored the remarkable success of Germany's visionary interwar planning. 

A superb example of both military and intellectual history, Corum's study provides a complete and accurate account of the evolution of German military aviation theory, doctrine, war games, and operations between the two world wars. It reveals how the Germans, in defiance of Versailles, thoroughly studied and tested the lessons of World War I, analyzed the emerging air doctrines of other nations, and experimented with innovative aviation technology to create the world's most powerful air force by 1940. 

Drawing heavily upon archival sources, Corum discloses the debates within the General Staff--led by the likes of Hans van Seeckt, Helmuth Wilberg, Wolfram von Richthofen, and Walter Wever--about the future role of airpower and the problems of aligning aviation technology with air doctrine. He challenges previous accounts and demolishes a number of myths, for example demonstrating that Germany did not dismiss the potential of strategic bombing or embrace terror bombing of civilian populations, and was not heavily influenced by its popular culture's romance with aviation. 

Corum also illuminates Germany's comprehensive approach to highly mobile combined-arms warfare, its secret research and training in the Soviet Union, and its remarkable successes during the Spanish Civil War. While focusing primarily on the interwar period, he extends his analysis into the early years of World War II to examine the Luftwaffe's effectiveness in Poland and France, and expose its flaws in the Battle of Britain. 

As a companion to Corum's acclaimed study of the German army between the wars, The Luftwaffe reminds us how operational doctrine, combined with one of the greatest fighting forces ever assembled, indelibly altered the fate of nations. 

This book is part of the Modern War Studies series. 
Hardcover

 
Luftwaffe : The Illustrated History of the German Air Force in World War II
John Pimlott (Editor), Christopher Ailsby
Hardcover
 
The Luftwaffe Album : Fighters and Bombers of the German Air Force 1933-1945
by Joachim Dressel, Manfred Griel, M. J. Shields (Translator)
The German Luftwaffe destroyed more than 70,000 Allied aircraft during WWII. The story of every aircraft type and the differing ways they were employed, as Hitler became more and more desperate, forms a riveting tale--made even more dramatic by over 400 photos that cover every aspect of the air war.
Paperback - 352 pages
Arms & Armour; ISBN: 1854095196
 
Luftwaffe Fighter Aces : The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques
by Mike Spick
Paperback:Ivy Books; ISBN: 0804116962;

The Luftwaffe Fighter Force : The View from the Cockpit
by Adolf Galland (Editor), Dave C. Isby (Editor), Hitschhold, David C. Isby (Editor)
Previously unpublished accounts from German pilots and commanders compiled for the USAAF soon after the events provides an in-depth look at the Luftwaffe and an analysis of its ultimate failure. These accounts record the German leaders' views on German and Allied aircraft, operations, tactics, training, technology, aircrew, and more. The legendary Adolf Galland discusses tactics for escorts, fighters, and bombers. Hitschold and Gollob cover ground attacks. Fighter ace Dahl discusses company front attacks and fighter escorts for ships, Bar explains the fighter sweep, Kowalewski the twin-engine fighter force, and Schmid the Luftwaffe's mistakes. The Publisher
Hardcover - 256 pages
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853673277
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The Luftwaffe in Camera : 1939-1942
Alfred Price
Hardcover
Hardcover - 192 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0750916354
 
Luftwaffe Secret Projects : Fighters 1939-1945
Walter Schick, Ingolf Meyer
Hardcover
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The Luftwaffe, 1933-45 : Strategy for Defeat
(Brassey's Commemorative Series, WWII)
Williamson Murray
Paperback
 
Luftwaffe Codes, Markings, & Units : 1939-1945
by Barry C. Rosch
(Hardcover)

The Luftwaffe's Way of War : German Air Force Doctrine, 1911-1945
by James S. Corum, Richard R. Muller
(Hardcover)

Nightfighters over the Reich (Luftwaffe at War, 2)
Manfred Griehl
Paperback - 72 pages
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853672718

Messerschmitt Bf109 in the West, 1937-1940 : From the Spanish Civil War to the Battle of Britain (Luftwaffe at War , No 5)
by Michael Payne
Listed under Bf109 Messerschimitt books

Messerschmitt Bf110 Zerstorer Aces of World War 2
by John Weal
Paperback - 96 pages
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855327538

The Messerschmitt Me 163/Komet
(Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by M. Emmerling, J. Dressel (Photographer)
(Paperback)

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Schiffer Military History, Vol 20)
by Mano Ziegler
(Paperback - July 1990)

Me 163: Rocket Interceptor
by Stephen Ransom, Hans-Hermann Cammann
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 12.44 x 9.04
Classic Pubns; ISBN: 1903223121;

Messerschmitt Me 262 Strumvogel (Warbird Tech Series , Vol 6)
by Dennis R. Jenkins, C. V. Glines
(Paperback)

Messerschmitt Me 263 (X Planes of the Third Reich)
by David Myhra
Paperback
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764309099
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Messerschmitt P.1101 (X Planes of the Third Reich)
by David Myhra
Paperback
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764309080
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On Special Missions:: The Luftwaffe's Research and Experimental Squadrons 1923-1945
by J. Richard Smith, Eddie J. Creek, Peter Petrick
Hardcover from Classic Publications

The Other Battle : Luftwaffe Night Aces Versus Bomber Command
Peter Hinchliffe
An impartial account of the night war with emphasis on the German view of the battle.
Hardcover

Raiders of the Reich : Air Battle Western Europe : 1942-45
Martin Bowman, et al
Hardcover

The Sea Eagles : The Luftwaffe's Maritime Operations 1939-1945
(Luftwaffe at War, 17)
by Peter Charles Smith
Luftwaffe operations against allied shipping formed a crucial element in the Third Reich's efforts to win the war. German anti-shipping units were called upon to cripple warships, sink merchantmen, damage port installations, reconnoiter vast expanses of ocean and scatter convoys from as early as the Spanish Civil War right through to the dark days of 1945. The Sea Eagles draws upon a brilliant array of rare images to present the complete story of Luftwaffe anti-shipping units, their personnel and their aircraft. Peter Smith includes photographs, taken in all the key German campaigns of World War II, of such mainstays as the He 59, the He 111, the Do 17 and the giant FW 200 ('Kondor'), as well as more unusual types and variants such as the rare BV 222 and the specially converted Me 109T. The Publisher
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
Paperback - 72 pages

Secret Messerschmitt Projects (Schiffer Military History Book)
by Willy Radinger, Walter Schick
The P1101 was Messerschmitt's second jet aircraft after the Me 262. Designed as a fighter, the test version of this type was to serve as an experimental aircraft to test the swept wing concept. After World War II, the P1101 was brought to the U.S.A. and served there, among other things, as a testbed for the similar developments. Photos and data of this astonishing, yet understandably unknown aircraft with its futuristic technology are rare. This new book is a comprehensive documention. where not only the development history with all the important data concerning the P1101 is gathered, but also photos, detailed facts and figures about this aircraft. Of particular note are the numerous tabular comparisons with similar German and foreign aircraft from the war and post-war era. While there are innumerable German technical publications about well-known, mass-produced Messerschmitt aircraft, the authors have been successful with this book in supplementing these works with the portrayal of the last almost completed Messerschmitt aircraft. The Publisher.
Hardcover: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0887409261; (April )

The Sky My Kingdom
by Hanna Reitsch
Listed under Women in Aviation

Spearhead for Blitzkrieg : Luftwaffe Operations in Support of the Army, 1939-1945
Paul Deichmann, Alfred, Dr Price (Editor)
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Hardcover - 160 pages Reprint edition
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853672416

Stuka-Pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel : His Life Story in Words in Photographs
by Gunther Just, David Johnston (Translator)
Hardcover (July 1990)
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0887402526
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Stukas over the Mediterranean, 1940­1945
by Peter Charles Smith
 
Paperback - 72 pages (October 1, )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853673765

Waffen Arsenal Arado 196
Schiffer
(Paperback - March 1993)

Uniforms & Traditions of the Luftwaffe
by John R. Angolia, Adolf Schlicht
Listed under German Uniforms

World War 2 Luftwaffe Fighter Modelling
by Geoff Coughlan
(Hardcover)
Listed under Aviation Modelling

The 357th over Europe
Merle Olmsted
Paperback
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The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe : The Fate of Schulungslehrgang Elbe, 7 April 1945
Adrian Weir
Hardcover
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