Messerschmitt Bf 109: The Yugoslav Story (Volume I)

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Autor: Boris Ciglić, Dragan Savić, Milan Micevski & Predrag Miladinović
Strany: 196
ISBN: 9788690972722

So much has been written about the Messerschmitt Bf 109, a true epitome of German aircraft engineering, yet very little about its role on one particular battlefield, a side show to major operation theatres, but nonetheless one of the bloodiest and most atrocious of the Second World War.
The Bf 109 roamed the Yugoslav skies for fourteen years in the hands of Yugoslav, German, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian and Bulgarian pilots. A study of its service and the men who flew it and fought in and against it was on our mind for decades. Our intention was to tell the whole Yugoslav Bf 109 story in a single book, but this confronted us with organizational and logistical challenges which we couldn’t cope with. To keep the momentum, we decided to divide it into two volumes. The first one is here. Work on the second is progressing well and it will cover the training and operations of the Croat Air Force Legion on the Eastern Front, the Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia, Bulgarian Gustavs over Serbia and Macedonia, both with and against the Germans, those of ad-hoc Partisan units with captured machines, and finally the post-war service of the Bf 109 in the Yugoslav Air Force.

Chapter 1: Royal Emils The Land of the South Slavs
An Air Force in Despair
Hard Talk
Fragile Peace
Tumult in the Balkans
Pact or War
Luftwaffe Gearing Up
Chapter 2: Bloody April
Black Dawn
On the Adriatic Front
Battle for Belgrade
Fight in the North
Defense Melting
Stage Closing
Zemun Interlude
The April War Aftermath
Chapter 3: The Wild Battlefield
On the Reich’s Southern Flank
At the Crossroads
Mounting Pressure
Spring Attrition
Defenses Fading Away
New Foes on the Horizon
Over Batina Bridgehead
Up Until the Last Plane Flying
Chapter 4: Camouflage and Markings
Vazduhoplovstvo Vojske Kraljevine Jugoslavije
Appendix 1: VVKJ Bf 109E-3a Production Numbers Pool
Appendix 2: Roster of VVKJ Bf 109E-3a & IK-3 Units in the Defense of Belgrade, 6 April 1941
Appendix 3: VVKJ Fighter Claims, April War 1941 (Provisional)
Appendix 4: VVKJ 6.LP Combat Log, 6 – 12 April 1941
Appendix 5: Luftflotte 4, Order of Battle for Bf 109E Units, 5 April 1941
Appendix 6: Known Claims by Luftwaffe Bf 109 Units Over Yugoslavia 1941 – 1945
Appendix 7: Known Luftwaffe Bf 109 Losses in Yugoslav Campaign and in Yugoslavia 1941 – 1945
Appendix 8: Approximate Comparison of Ranks

231 photographs, 37 aircraft profiles

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