FRENCH EAGLES SOVIET HEROES. The 'Normandie-Niemen' Squadrons on the Eastern...

In 1942, General de Gaulle agreed to send French pilots to fight alongside the Red Air Force against the Germans on the Eastern Front. On 1 September 1942, the Groupe de Chasse III or 3rd Fighter Group 'Normandie' was created, equipped with Yak-3 fighter aircraft. The group became the most highly decorated fighter unit ever to fly for France, and the second highest scoring fighter air group of the Soviet Air Force. The first of the Western Allies to capture and occupy German territory, 'Normandie-Niemen' clashed with the crack German fighter group JG51 Mölders in the air battle over Königsberg in March 1945. By the war's end the Group had racked up an impressive 273 confirmed victories and another 36 probables.

35 black & white illustrations.

FRENCH EAGLES SOVIET HEROES. The 'Normandie-Niemen' Squadrons on the Eastern...

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John D. Clarke
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