By Jerry Scutts
Completely outnumbered all through their brief two-year sojourn within the Western desolate tract, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought a good crusade in aid of Rommel’s Afrika Korps opposed to the British and American forces. depending nearly solely at the Luftwaffe’s staple fighter of worldwide battle 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the battle-hardened aces used the aircraft’s stronger functionality to accomplish outstanding rankings opposed to the Allies. equally, as soon as driven out of North Africa, those devices persevered to take the struggle to the RAF and USAAF from makeshift bases in northern Italy.
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The Red Army commander on this front. General Dimitri Pavlov, was summoned to Moscow on June 30, along with his principal staff officers. They were executed. From the Minsk encirclement, the panzer spearheads rolled eastward under a canopy of Luftwaffe fighters. On June 30, near Bobruisk, waves of Soviet bombers attempted to break through the German air cover in a desperate attempt to disrupt Guderian's Panzer Group 2. Again, the bombers were without benefit of fighter escort, and they ran into the Me 109s of Jagdgeschwader 51.
They were executed. From the Minsk encirclement, the panzer spearheads rolled eastward under a canopy of Luftwaffe fighters. On June 30, near Bobruisk, waves of Soviet bombers attempted to break through the German air cover in a desperate attempt to disrupt Guderian's Panzer Group 2. Again, the bombers were without benefit of fighter escort, and they ran into the Me 109s of Jagdgeschwader 51. The Germans shot down 114 planes that day, beIn addition to killing 300,000 prisoners 44 A gateway to the Citadel at Brest-Litovsk In their rush to slice Soviet deeply into the early hours Union during the of Operation Barbarossa, German panzers bv-passed the old fortress city of Brest-Litovsk, which was sit- uated shows the effects of German bonihardment during rison, and by the second day of the campaign, virtually all of Brest- Litovsk was in German hands.
Moreover, the KV-1 and the even-heavier KV-2 rode on udde treads that gave firmer traction in the sand and tons, the KV-1 mud of the northern front. companies opened fire at "Our about 800 yards, but it was ineffective," UTOte the chronicler of the 1st Panzer Division. and "We moved closer to the enemy, closer who for approach us unconcerned. Very soon we were facing each other at 50 to 100 yards. A fantastic exchange of fire took place without any visible German success. " For more than two days, the clash of armor resounded.
Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean by Jerry Scutts