Heinkel He 111 -

Heinkel He 111

The Latter Years - the Blitz and War in the East to the Fall of Germany



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The Heinkel He 111 was the main work-horse of the Luftwaffe's bomber force throughout much of the Second World War. Consequently, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, three entire Kampfgeschwader consisted of He 111s. Initially used as direct support for the German ground forces, as the campaign progressed the He 111 was switched to attacking the Soviet infrastructure, particularly trains and marshalling yards, and used as a transport aircraft taking in supplies and for troop evacuation. Variants of the He 111 were used in anti-shipping roles, in both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and even for aerial launching of V-1 flying bombs, continuing the war against the towns and cities of the United Kingdom. In this selection of unrivalled images collected over many years, and now part of Frontline's new War in the Air series, the operations of this famous aircraft in the latter years of the Second World War are portrayed and brought to life. A companion title to 'Heinkel He 111: The Early Years'. AUTHOR: Having retired from the RAF with the rank of Wing Commander, Chris Goss is a regular and highly sought after contributor to major aviation publications in the UK, France and Germany, as well the author of fourteen critically acclaimed books covering the air war between 1939 and 1945. Chris completed an MA with Merit in War Studies in 2001. SELLING POINTS: The main German bomber at the start of the invasion of the Soviet Union Used to carry air-launched V-1s. A unique collection of photographs of the type, many of which have never been published before. Illustrated

Product code: 9781848324459

ISBN 9781848324459
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW189
No. Of Pages 158
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
The main German bomber at the start of the invasion of the Soviet Union