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Hitlers Squadron: The Fuehrers Personal Aircraft and Transportation Unit, 1933-45 C.G. Sweeting

Hitlers Squadron: The Fuehrers Personal Aircraft and Transportation Unit, 1933-45

C.G. Sweeting

Published June 17th 2001
ISBN : 9781574882872
Hardcover
184 pages
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Details the aircraft and missions of Adolf Hitlers personal aircraft transportation squadron- An unparalleled reference guide to some of the legendary aircraft of the era, including the Junkers Ju 52/3m, the Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor, and the JunkersMoreDetails the aircraft and missions of Adolf Hitlers personal aircraft transportation squadron- An unparalleled reference guide to some of the legendary aircraft of the era, including the Junkers Ju 52/3m, the Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor, and the Junkers Ju 290- Contains rare photographs of Hitlers personal planes and of life inside the inner circle of the Third Reich- Adolf Hitler was the first head of state to have his own personal pilot and airplane. His interest in aviation as a propaganda weapon as well as transportation led him to order the establishment of a special air squadron, the Fliegerstaffel des Fuehrers. To command this unique unit, he chose Hans Baur, veteran World War I combat ace and pioneering airline pilot. During the 1930s and World War II, the Fuehrers own pilot and special aircraft flew the famous and the infamous. Baur flew Hitler, his inner circle, and visiting dignitaries throughout Europe, to Hitlers secret headquarters and to the far-flung battlefields of the Eastern Front.. The aircraft used in the squadron were the Junkers Ju 52/3m, D-2600- the Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor- and the Junkers Ju 290, a true flying fortress. Sweeting also discusses the remark