Another War for the ‘109

As World War Two began, Luftwaffe fighter pilots already had combat experience and a formidable weapon, the Messerschmitt Bf 109E. Chris Goss describes JG 53’s first months of combat

Messerschmitt Bf 109

As Europe spiralled into another world war in the summer of 1939, some of the Luftwaffe’s pilots were no strangers to combat, having honed their skills in Spain as it tore itself apart in a civil war lasting nearly three years from July 1936.


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