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The Resource French Eagles, Soviet Heroes : The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front, John Clarke, (electronic resource)

French Eagles, Soviet Heroes : The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front, John Clarke, (electronic resource)

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French Eagles, Soviet Heroes : The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front
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French Eagles, Soviet Heroes
Title remainder
The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front
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John Clarke
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eng
Summary
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. On 5 April 1943, pilots Preziosi and Durand shared the unit's first 'kill'. Over the next two years, 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. Such was their notoriety that in May 1943 an order was signed by the German General Keitel stating that all 'Normandie' pilots were to be shot if captured. The 'Normandie' Group took an active part in the air support of the epic Battle of Kursk and in 1944 Stalin added 'Niemen' to their title in recognition of the help they rendered to the Soviet Army in crossing this river. The first of the Western Allies to capture and occupy German territory, 'Normandie-Niemen' clashed with the crack German fighter group JG51 Molders in the air battle over Konigsberg in March 1945. By the war's end the Group had racked up an impressive 273 confirmed victories and another 36 probables
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
940.544944
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no index present
LC call number
D788
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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French Eagles, Soviet Heroes : The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front, John Clarke, (electronic resource)
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ebook
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9780752495743
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Label
French Eagles, Soviet Heroes : The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front, John Clarke, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00010388
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752495743
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
frd00010388
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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