Wednesday, November 1

Eric Mombeeck's new book preview- A "Special" Luftwaffe Gallery No III JG 54 'The Green Hearts'.

There are only a few people in the military history field that I would actually call a historian, Erik Mombeeck is one of those people, and so when he releases a new book we sit up and take notice. His latest title of the "Luftwaffe Gallery" series of books features Jagdgeschwader 54 - the famous "Greenhearts" - Let's see a little of what is coming in his new volume...



 The third volume in the Luftwaffe Gallery 'special' series.


Luftwaffe "Special" Gallery No III
JG 54 'The Green Hearts'.
96 pages
250 historical photos & illustrations
As was the case with Volume I in the "Luftwaffe Gallery"  series dedicated to the "Abbeville Boys of JG 26" - This edition sold out in a matter of months. Now it is time for another "Special edition" collector's item - and "Fighting on every front - JG 77", this new volume features 96 landscape A-4 pages illustrated with 32 of Thierry Dekker's superb artworks, some 250 photos (many of those previously unpublished) and a large number of newly translated first-person accounts from Geschwader veterans.
JG 54 was perhaps the most fascinating fighter Geschwader of the Luftwaffe, not least for modellers. This is in large measure due to the variety of non-standard colour schemes worn by the unit’s Bf 109 and Fw 190 fighters as well as the diversity of its emblems and insignia displayed both early and late in the war.

Additionally, many leading fighter aces flew with JG 54; Hans Philipp, Walter Nowotny, Hannes Trautloft to mention just a few and of course there were numerous others. This latest Luftwaffe Gallery ‘special issue’ highlights the story of this fighter Geschwader through rare and newly translated first-person accounts, many previously unpublished photos and specially commissioned artworks.
To get the book:
If you have any interest in acquiring this volume you will need to email your request to Eric at to let him know as soon as possible - Payment will come later, but when the book is ready to ship you will be contacted. 
Email Eric to reserve your copy: hoves@telenet.be  
For more info and sample pages on the  www.luftwaffe.be website