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On 17 August while intercepting the raid on Regensburg he was again wounded, this time by shrapnel mnoke and his aircraft damaged by bomber return fire.

Jul 13, Neil Munday rated it really liked it. Out of Print eBooks. On 14 February Knoke was detached to Jagdgruppe “Losigkeit” Fritz Losigkeitwhere he was charged with the hsinz protection of these ships over the Norway coast. There he sees some action over Britain and the Channel before his unit is transferred East, to take part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.

September 1, If we should lose this campaign, the conduct of the French women must bear a major share of the responsibility. Thus a humble, insignificant individual is caught in the relentless path of the giant wheel of Time.

May 11, John rated it liked it Shelves: It’s certainly five stars within it’s genre.

Heinz Knoke

He took the fighter up and put it through its paces. On 4 March Knoke was leading II. Yes, blame the women for the turning tide of war.


After being shot down in one air battle, he managed to shoot down the Allied fighter whose pilot shot him down. May 10, Our armies on the West Wall start the great offensive against France, but I am afraid that I am going to be too late to see any action. This book makes you wan This book was very well written.

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Another B of the 95th Bomb Group was downed on 11 June. The Fall of Carthage Adrian Goldsworthy. Heinz Knoke, Luftwaffe pilot.

Ofr read A truthful account of a young German pilot in do or die dogfights over Europe. Portals Access related topics.

The Luftwaffe soon curtailed this practice, however as the carriage of bombs severely affected high altitude performance of the Messerschmitt Bf G and also made these aircraft vulnerable to any escorting fighters. It’s neat to read what the Germans thought they were fighting for.

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A long black flag of smog follows it. Another impression with which the reader is left is that many Germans enlisted in the military fuhhrer the same reasons that men and women from all countries enlist-to serve their countries.

They managed to locate each other and lay together nursing their injuries while awaiting rescue. He also oversaw the work on defensive fortifications around Wilhelmshaven. Upon returning to base, Knoke develops a heavy fever and what later turns out to be a dangerous fuherr hemorrhage.


I Flew for the Führer

No one knows what is happening. At the same time I open fire, pressing both buttons. Continue Shopping View Basket. The Best Books of One of the best autobiographies to come from the German point of view. This is a fast read in paperback and provides an enlightening perspective on WWII from the perspective of a Luftwaffe flyer.

I Flew for the Führer by Heinz Knoke

The armistice is signed. The smoke bites my eyes, takes my breath, and the flames singe my flying suit as I pull a pitifully squealing pig on its hind paws out of a burning stall.

Not necessarily a must read but if you want a different view, than I recommend. Easy to read in diary form and pretty unemotional, especially since it was by a combat pilot from Germany shooting down USA planes and of the type, B, that my dad flew in the Pacific.

A point of view from “the other side”, and aything one would ever want or need to know about the WW2 air combats, dog fights, Messerchmitts, bombers and allies planes. If you can live with such drivel as: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s simply o to put down.