Osprey Publishing MAA 229 Men-at-Arms Luftwaffe Field Divisions 1941–45

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Hermann Göring raised the Luftwaffe Field Divisions [LwFD] during 1942, when Nazi Germany was still making spectacular gains but was first feeling the pinch of its losses on the Eastern Front. The Reichsmarschall decided to raise his own divisions for ground service under the command of Luftwaffe officers. On 17 September 1942, Göring called for volunteers from throughout the Luftwaffe for combat duty in the East. Even before that date, however, some Luftwaffe troops were heavily engaged against the enemy in Russia in a ground role. Kevin Conley Ruffner's engaging text tells the fascinating story of the LwFD.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Luftwaffe Ground Service in Russia, 1941-42 · The Luftwaffe Field Regiments · The Luftwaffe Field Divisions · The Eastern Front 1942-43 · The Army Takes Over · War in the West · The Mediterranean Theatre · The End in the East · The Plates

Product details

Published 22 Nov 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855321007
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 229
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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