Luftwaffe Over Finland (Luftwaffe at War) by Kari Stenman

By Kari Stenman

This tremendous illustrated sequence books charts the increase and fall of the German Air strength from 1939 to 1945. every one quantity uses over 100 infrequent images, a lot of them taken via Luftwaffe group of workers, to deliver background to existence and checklist either the boys and the plane they flew.

This identify explores the German air struggle at the Northern entrance. The Fins have been lively allies of the Germans of their conflict opposed to the Soviets and allowed the Luftwaffe substantial freedom in its operations over Russia. even though stipulations within the north have been harsh, the Luftwaffe quick tailored to the zone and performed a chain of key operations over Russia among 1941 and 1944.

The Luftwaffe over Finland provides the lads and the plane utilized in this crusade, as a rule from Luftflotte 1 and Luftflotte five. the phenomenal selection of photos contains nearly every kind the Luftwaffe flew from Finland – from Ju 87 dive bombers and Focke Wulf Fw a hundred ninety combatants to coastal patrol and delivery devices – in addition to the various pilots.

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21-26, and Exhibit S, OCT HB Iceland. 38 Whitcomb, One War, pp. IV-5-6, OCT HB. Memo, Col Clarence H. Kells for ACofS G-4, 12 Feb 42, sub: Mvmt of Cargo to INDIGO; Memo, Rear Adm Sherwoode A. Taffinder to Lt Gen Brehon B. Somervell, 10 Mar 42. Both in OCT HB Iceland— Misc. Cf. OCT HB Monograph 14, pp. 60-70. 39 20 two civilian specialists, Paul C. Grening and Clifford S. White, to Iceland. By this time improvement was under way, for the arrival in late January of additional port personnel and the adoption in February of the practice of discharging ships on a twenty-four hour basis were already reducing turnaround time.

Motor transport, although restricted by the poor roads and rough terrain, had a significant role. In addition to organic vehicles, the Panama Canal Department depended upon a motorized Quartermaster regiment, which by March 1942 operated an Atlantic and a Pacific motor pool, together with a dispatch pool of staff cars. The tractor-trailer combinations used by this regiment proved valuable at the piers and for large shipments to the Quartermaster subdepot at Rio Hato. 74 THE TRANSPORTATION CORPS When the United States entered World War II, Army transportation in the Canal Zone, as elsewhere overseas, was a responsibility of the Quartermaster Corps.

The four transports that carried Colonel Whitcomb and most of the officers of the 18th Port to the United Kingdom took a total of 515 officers and 8,869 enlisted men from the Iceland Base Command. On 29 December 1943 the 18th Port was disbanded, and the personnel that stayed on formed the Port Section of the Iceland Base Command. Diminishing activity and continuing reductions in transportation personnel in Iceland characterized the remainder of the wartime period there. 44 The Caribbean Bases While developments were taking place in northeastern Canada and the North Atlantic, the strengthening of old bases and the construction of new ones in the Caribbean area were being pressed.

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