This is a wide ranging look at one of the most successful German aircraft of the first years of the Second World War. The Heinkel He 111 was one of the twin engined bombers that made up the bulk of the German bomber forces at the start of the war, and remained a front line aircraft through the Battle of Britain and the Blitz and on into the war in Russia, before being replaced by more modern aircraft.
Mackey covers this entire period, beginning before the war, and ending in the last days of the Third Reich, when only a small number of He 111s remained in use.
This is one of the best balanced aviation books I have seen, looking at the technical development of the He 111, its role in the war and the individual stories of He 111 crew, as well as some of the measures used to defeat the German bomber. Mackay also provides a great deal of information on the Geschwader and other units that used the He 111. A very good single volume history of this important aircraft.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Feuertaufe: Baptism of Fire
The Full Tide of Success: April to June 1940
From Victory to Defeat: July to October 1940
Britain Beseiged by Air
Britain Beseiged by Sea
Russia: the Cruel Campaign
Russia: the Long Retreat
Countdown to Final Defeat
The He 111 in Foreign Service
Author: Ron Mackay
Publisher: Crowood Press
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