Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #31




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Scott Van Aken

Notes: 52 pages, 9 x 12 inches, softbound
ISBN: 978-3-941437-48-7

Start's Luftwaffe im Focus is one of those periodicals that once you start reading it, you want more. Edition #31 arrived recently and like all the others I have read, is well worth the wait.

What makes LiF so special is the number of well chosen, clear images that have never been published before. Many of these come from private collections and family members of those who took the images. They are not your usual photos as they frequently show types that don't get a lot of coverage, but the research that goes into each story is exemplary.

A good example of that is the research that is with the largest article in this issue that covers the Operational Flying Clasp and staffel markings of III./KG 1. This is a subject about which I knew nothing, but yet was something frequently photographed. Another is on a unit of which I was quite unaware and that was Luftkommando Moscow. Lots of good information as well as photos of their equipment is included. Another article of interest is on the first pilot lost with Kommando Nowotney. Another is on the Me-410 and there are several others including some period color photos.

Like the other 30 editions, this one is worth picking up and adding to your library.

August 2021

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