The second in this two-volume series will provide aviation historians with an exhaustive reference work on all the Luftwaffe's dive-bomber and ground-attack units, including information on operations. All 16 Stuka Geschwader, 17 ground-attack and 20 night-harassment units are covered along with their component staff flights and Gruppen and specialist anti-tank units. The two volumes are divided into the early and late phases of the war, and cover pre-war formation, designation and reorganisation until the demise of the Luftwaffe, with lists of key operations, locations, bases and transfers together with an exhaustive breakdown of theatres of operations, key battles and missions flown and aircraft types that were flown by each unit. In addition there are detailed listings of unit commanders including dates and locations of the commands. This informative volume is also packed with illustrations showing aircraft types, unit markings, close ups of unit emblems and badges and commanders, many of which are in colour and have never been seen before.
These books are the product of many years research by the authors, both of whom are highly respected experts in this field, and present highly detailed information in this form for the first time.
Henry de Zeng IV has a BA in history, a BSBA in accounting, and an MBA in business studies. He is a military veteran with a total of 11 years active duty and has worked as a corporate chief financial officer, a corporate vice president of mergers and acquisitions, and lastly as an independent consultant. Douglas G. Stankey graduated from a highly respected university in Ottawa and has worked as an engineer on North America's Distant Early Warning Line, the 'Dew Line' air defense network, as well as more recently with several multi-national companies.