The siege of Leningrad receives considerable attention from historians, but the campaign following its relief by Soviet forces in 1944 appears to have attracted much less attention when compared to events to the south.
The 26th addition to MMP’s Polish Wings series explores how crews enlisted from liberated areas of Poland trained to fly the Soviet-designed Petlyakov Pe-2 divebomber, transitioning to them from the Tupolev USB trainer via the dual-control UPe-2 sub-variant.
Casemate’s treatise on Operation Market Garden is a superbly detailed study of the combined aerial and land-based ‘push’ into the Netherlands during September 1944, which ultimately fell short of its targets.
While there’s no shortage of reference guides dedicated to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, this Monographs Special Edition book from Kagero is an exhaustive source of information for the radial-engined Fw 190A, S, F and G variants.
Many historians cite the Spanish Civil War as being the testing ground for the Luftwaffe’s tactical development in the years preceding World War Two, and Osprey’s latest Air Campaign volume examines the earlier conflict in detail.