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The Best Books of Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This is obviously the view from the other side but, wowza, what a story! On 27 September Knoke shot down a B, Elusive Fuhhrerof the 94th Bomb group using Werfer-Granate 21 unguided rockets launched from modified mortar tubes.
I shall have to become as fubrer as steel, or be crushed. Oberleutnant Heinz Knoke and his ths, Leutnant Dieter Gerhardt killed in action against Bs on 18 Marchdeveloped the idea of aerial bombing as a means to break up the tight combat boxesthereby compromising the defensively strong USAAF bomber formations. It’s simply impossible to put down. Heinz Knoke, the German pilot who shot down Robert Post’s plane wrote an account which was published after the war.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nights of passion and debauchery have undermined the morale of our officers and soldiers.
The Fall of Carthage Adrian Goldsworthy. Return to Book Page. Another ME was brought out on the airfield. Out of Print eBooks. He landed foor without mishap, feeling sick. Jan 12, Geoff Cain rated it it was amazing. By the end of August III.
From 15 to 20 AprilKnoke was attached to the Experimental Station at Lechfeld in Bavaria, where he flew the Messerschmitt Me A jet fighter for the first time. Burning single parts fall two, three hundred meters along the runway of Zwischenahn airport near a farm that is immediately set on fire by the gas from the plane’s tanks.
It really turned me on my head, and was a refreshing re-look at WWII; it was good for me to see it from a different perspective, methinks. Heinz Knoke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of World War II and this vivid first-hand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs, a best-selling counter-balance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots.
However, the rest of the book relates the true horror of war in so many aspects, including the story of a widow who requests her husband’s wedding ring for a keepsake, but they have to lie to her because his hands were severed in the crash and never recovered. He was shot down himself, and badly injured in the last weeks of the war. The translation here is one I did from the original German version published by C.
There he sees some action over Britain and the Channel before his unit is transferred East, to take part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Ill Met By Moonlight W. This was very exciting. Jurnalul sau, publicat sub numele “Am zburat ths Hitler”, merita citit de cei care sunt interesati de istoria celui de-al Doil Heinz Knoke este unul dintre putinii asi de vanatoare care a supravietuit razboiului pentru a-si spune povestea.
Portals Access related topics. This Bantam edition of Knoke’s military memoirs I read when I was in high school. I found this to be highly enlightening, very entertaining and illuminating. His noting of the inevitable losses among his comrades is heartfelt. Thousands more arrive every hour in the Flww, each refugee with another tale of horror.
So interesting to get a perspective from “the enemy’s side”. In early Knoke received his first combat posting, joining Jagdgeschwader 52 JG On 25 August another P of the th Fighter Group was claimed, but Knoke was shot down during the engagement. Thus ends the last summer of my boyhood. Knoke got around; a short tour on the Russian front before stopping off in Norway, took a ride on the Tirpitz, fugrer phone call from Goring, then spent most his time facing the USAF over Western Europe.
Another impression with which the reader is left is that many Germans enlisted in the flrw for the same reasons that men and women from all countries enlist-to serve their countries. In this case, as Knoke watched from the ground, the pilot tried to land the ME once and failed, because of excessive speed. I hurry to the crash site. I look forward to the day when the Western Allies will come to realize that it is not Germany which is the real menace to their life and liberty, but Soviet Russia.
Involuntarily I have gone up to full throttle. To view it, click here. He was shot down himself, and badly injured in the last weeks of the war. Now it was his turn to fly. All Aviation Books Available in the following formats: People fighting valiantly as they dwindle in number until they are not just too few to make a difference flwe must undertake suicide missions as commands.
Then you are in for an entertaining yarn, which gives a good experience of the Luftwaffe during the war. Knoke was shot down on 29 April in action against the P of Captain James Cannon of the th Fighter Group and was hospitalised until August with severe concussion. Does this mean that there will be peace?