Over the years much has been written about Luftwaffe aces, but this book seeks to examine the lives of the ordinary men who took to the skies. These men all shared the same aggressive spirit, joy of action and the passion of a hunter. Rich with fascinating first-hand accounts exploring every step of the fighter pilot's career from his enlistment and intensive training to his exploits in the Battle of Britain and on the Eastern Front, this book is an invaluable insight into the life of a Luftwaffe fighter pilot.
Robert Stedman has had a varied career that includes working as a special effects technician, leather craftsman, sailmaker and porcelain restorer. He is a regular contributor to international militaria magazines and occasionally works as a military advisor to TV, film and theater. Currently living in the South of England, Robert is a passionate collector of World War I and World War II military uniforms and equipment, and enjoys restoring uniforms in his spare time. The author lives in Hants. UK.