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Old 04-09-2004, 11:48 AM
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For commentary about books covering JG 52, Erich Hartmann, Hartmann's Bf 109 with which he claimed his 352nd kill, including camouflage & markings, and the type of aircraft he shot down when he achieved this last kill, the reader is referred to the topic "Books on Erich Hartmann - 2" on the "References & Reference Materials" forum.

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Old 04-23-2004, 12:28 PM
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For commentary on books on Ritterkreuz holders, the reader is referred to the topic ""Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939-1945", Bande 1 & 2, by Ernst Obermaier - 5" on the "References & Reference Materials" forum.

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The following is a description of the 2-volume book set Luftwaffe Diary, by Uwe Feist and Thomas McGuirl, found on powells.com:

"ISBN: 1135108560 Publisher: RYTON PUBLISHING Copyright: 1994
Notes:
Retford: Ryton Publications, 1994. 2 volumes, 1st editions.

Synopsis & Reviews
From Powells.com:
This two-volume set is profusely illustrated with both color and black-and-white photographs as well as paintings by the well known historian and illustrator Uwe Feist. Volume 1 is primarily comprised of short biographies of leading Luftwaffe Experten with color photographs of awards at the end of the book. Volume 2 is devoted to the uniforms and flying gear worn by Luftwaffe personnel of all types, and many examples are illustrated with color photographs. There are also many detailed views of aircraft cockpits, weapons, and engines."

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Old 07-14-2004, 11:44 AM
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The following is a description of a book seen on eBay:

"Husaren des Himmels

Berühmte deutsche Jagdflieger und ihre Waffen

In HUSAREN DES HIMMELS dokumentiert Hans-Peter Hagen den Einsatzweg der bekanntesten zehn deutschen Jagdflieger des 2.WK unter Einblendung der Geschichte ihrer Waffen.

Mit 32 Bildtafeln

269 Seiten / Format 15 x 21,5 cm / Hartcover EB
MOEWIG Verlag / Ausgabe 1998 / Autor: Hans-Peter Hagen

Inhalt:
** Die Geschichte der deutschen Luftwaffe **
** Walter Dahl ** Adolf Galland ** Erich Hartmann ** Helmut Lent **
** H.J. Marseille ** Joachim Müncheberg ** Walter Nowotny ** Josef " Pips " Priller **
** H.W. Schnaufer ** Helmut Wick **"

Altavista translation:

"Hussars of the Skies

Famous German fighter pilots and their weapons

In HUSSARS of the SKIES Hans-Peter Hagen documents the employment way of the most well-known ten German fighter pilots of the 2nd World War under insertion of the history of its weapons.

With 32 picture pages

269 pages / format 15 x 21.5 cm / hardcover EB

MOEWIG Publishing House / edition 1998 / author: Hans-Peter Hagen

Contents:
** The history of the Luftwaffe **
** Walter Dahl ** Adolf Galland ** Erich Hartmann ** Helmut Lent **
** H.J. Marseille ** Joachim Müncheberg ** Walter Nowotny ** Josef " Pips " Priller **
** H.W. Schnaufer ** Helmut Wick **"

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Old 07-20-2004, 11:39 AM
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M. Reising
Major Emil Badorrek
Sun Jul 11, 2004 05:27
4.137.8.144

Any information on Major Emil Badorrek?

Number of missions flown, his aircraft, any photos, etc.

From what I have read, is one of only two reconnaissance pilots to win the EL (November 1944).

Flew with 4.(F)Aufklarungsgruppe 11 and FAGr 3. RK in November 1943, EL a year later.

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Andy Fletcher
Maj Emil Badorrek
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:52
12.151.162.12


Maj Emil Badorrek.

Received RK 22/11/43 as Hptm (St.Kap 4(F)/11).
Received EL 18/11/44 as Maj (still listed as St.Kap 4(F)/11 but was probably Gr.Kdr FAGr.3 at this time.
KIA 26/12/44 as Gr.Kdr FAGr.3

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M. Reising
Emil Badorrek
Mon Jul 12, 2004 05:39
4.137.8.133

Andy,

Many thanks!

Did not know that Major Badorrek was killed in December
1944...

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Old 07-20-2004, 11:41 AM
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Steve W.
Badorrek
Sun Jul 11, 2004 18:14
64.12.116.82

There seems to be precious little on him other than what you already have, but here are a couple of additional items:

- on 29.12.41 he was awarded the Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg as an Oberleutnant (Beobachter).
- he was promoted to Major on 01.10.42. That means he went from Oblt. to Maj. in less than a year, which was a rarity in the Luftwaffe.
- his Staffel, 4.(F)/11, flew Ju 88D-1 and D-5 until it transferred to East Prussia in July 1943 to convert to the Ju 188F-1. It transferred to Bobruisk on 17.11.43 and resumed operations.
- he became Kommandeur of FAGr. 3 sometime after 20 August 1944, the date it was formed.



IIRC, there's a book or two floating around that covers the Luftwaffe's Eichenlaubträger in considerable detail with 2 or 3 pages devoted to each one. I think one of them was published a few years ago by Biblio Verlag in Osnabrück.

Steve W.
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:47 AM
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Steve W.
Badorrek (Take Two)
Sun Jul 11, 2004 18:32
64.12.116.81

Here's the book I mentioned:

Thomas, Franz. Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945. 2 Bände.
Unter Mitarbeit von Günter Wegmann. Format 29,7 x 21 cm. Osnabrück 1997/98.
ISBN 3-7648-2513-8 pro Band DM 170,-
Band 1: A-K. X, 458 Seiten. Osnabrück 1997.
ISBN 3-7648-2299-6
Band 2: L-Z. Osnabrück 1998.
ISBN 3-7648-2300-3
Der Verlag hat sich dazu entschlossen, eine weitere Würdigung der herausragenden Soldaten des letzten Krieges vorzunehmen und eine Veröffentlichung der hoch dekorierten Eichenlaubträger herauszubringen. Die Ausgabe wird in zwei Bänden zu je ca. 500 Seiten Umfang auf Kunstdruckpapier und im Großformat DIN A4 erscheinen und in alphabetischer Form neben den militärischen Angaben auch den jeweiligen Grund der Verleihung angeben. Besonders wichtig und sehr hervorzuheben ist die Tatsache, daß erstklassiges, weitgehend noch nicht veröffentlichtes Bildmaterial von jedem Träger im Großformat in hervorragender Druckqualität und in Abbildung aller Orden und Ehrenzeichen verwendet und gebracht wird.

Band 1: A-K. X, 458 Seiten. Osnabrück 1997.
Band 2: L-Z. Osnabrück 1998.

As you can see, they are very expensive. Perhaps you could get them through interlibrary loan.

Steve W.

(Altavista translation of German:

"Thomas, Franz. The Oak Leaves Holders 1940-1945. 2 volumes.
Under cooperation of Günter Wegmann. Format 29.7 x 21 cm. Osnabrück 1997/98.

...

The publishing house decided to make a further appreciation of the outstanding soldiers of the last war and to bring a publication out of the highly decorated Oak Leaves Holders. The edition becomes in two volumes to ever approx.. 500 pages extent on art paper and in the large size DIN A4 appear and in alphabetical form apart from the military data also the respective reason of the award indicate. Particularly importantly and much to emphasize is the fact that first-class, to a large extent yet published pictorial material is used and brought by each holder in the large size in outstanding pressure quality and in illustration of all medals and decorations."

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Richard)
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M. Reising
Emil Badorrek
Mon Jul 12, 2004 05:37
4.137.8.133

Steve W.,

Thanks for this information!

Was he assigned to 4.(F) Aufkl. 11 from the beginning of the war?

The book you mentioned sounds like something I'd like to have...

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m. reising
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Steve W.
Early Career
Mon Jul 12, 2004 15:42
152.163.252.194

I tried to determine the units he was with to mid-1943, but I couldn't find his name connected with any other than 4.(F)/11. My guess would be that he was with that Staffel, at least from 1941 on. The book I noted would definitely give you his entire career, including his training units.

Glad to help,

Steve W.
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M. Reising
Emil Badorrek
Tue Jul 13, 2004 00:58
4.137.8.229

Steve W.,

Thanks again for the information...

I would sure like to get my hands on the book(s) you mentioned.

...

m. reising
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:41 AM
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Re: Any English Language JG11 histories?
Fri Jul 16, 2004 16:31
202.52.252.243

Sticking my neck out, nope...
No Osprey Elite either - planned ? Maybe the experten can help.
Osprey's "Aircraft of the Aces" series Bf109 F/G/K Aces on the Western Front (JG 11 did fly Bf 109s, right ?) and Fw 109 Aces in the Western Front does contain many references to JG 11, however.
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The following is a description of a book seen on eBay:

'"Hals- und Beinbruch: Heitere Fliegerei" ("Neck and Leg Break: Cheerful Aviation"), by Hannes Trautloft

Description:

Very interesting German book from 1979 (first edition with original dust jacket). The book contains funny stories and photos from and about German aviation and famous pilots from before WW1, during WW1, in between the wars, during WW2 and post WW2. A superb book and actually quite good really and very interesting to just look through. It is a large book in hardcover and with a total of 334 numbered pages. It was written by Hannes Trautloft, who won the Knights Cross (Ritterkreuz) on 27th July 1941 and who was the Kommodore of the Jagdgeschwader JG 54 during WW2. The book measures 9 1/2" x 7".'

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Christer Bergström
Trautloft's book
Wed Jul 28, 2004 16:02
81.225.209.192

My regrettably late friend Günther Rosipal once showed me this book. Anecdotes - yes. WW II? Not much at all. Honestly, I found that leafing through it for five minutes was enough. I wouldn't spend my money on it.

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Treadwell's book, Knights of the Black Cross
Thu Sep 30, 2004 08:35
203.151.46.131

Dear all,
I'm a newcomer here. I will be very much appreciated if anybody give some comment or review on Terry C. Treadwell's book, "Knights of the Black Cross", published by Cerberus in 2003. Thank you very much in advance.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:56 AM
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The following is a description of a book seen on eBay:

"Ases de la Luftwaffe von Ulrich Hartleben , spanische Ausgabe 1968.

330 Seiten, Leinenbindung mit Goldprägung und Schutzumschlag. Mit 8 Seiten SW-Fotos (Portraits der bekanntesten Jagdflieger Müncheberg - Rudel - Galland - Lenz -etc. und ihrer Maschinen).

Format 14,5 x 21,5 cm."

Altavista translation:

"Aces of the Luftwaffe by Ulrich Hartleben, Spanish edition 1968.

330 pages, linen connection with gold leaf and dustjacket. With 8 pages of black & white photos (Portraits of the most well-known fighter pilots Müncheberg - Rudel - Galland - Lenz etc. and their machines).

Format 14.5 x 21.5 cm."

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#13 ME 262
Wed Dec 8, 2004 08:14
67.122.234.75


Hi,
What pilot flew an ME 262 at Lechfeld airfield with a #13 on the side?
Thanks,
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:33 PM
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Tom Davis
#13 Me 262
Wed Dec 8, 2004 09:19
172.133.195.179


The first one that comes to my mind is that of Heinz Baer. His red 13 is depicted on the cover of "German Jet Aces of World War 2," of the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces, no. 17.
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#13 ME 262
Wed Dec 8, 2004 14:40
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Many thanks
Kevin
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