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Recollections and Experiences of a Stuka Pilot, 1931-1945

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Recollections and Experiences of a Stuka Pilot, 1931-1945
  • by Paul-Werner Hozzel, Brigadier General (Ret.) GAF
    • Originally published in February 1978
      • 161 pages
      • 16 photos
      • 17 maps
This account encompasses the personal experiences of a leader of dive bomber (Stuka) units in their training stages and in combat missions, from the start of the war in September 1939 through February 1943, when he was promoted and given a logistics command.
 
Contents
  • Preface
  • In the Reichswehr
    • Introduction
    • In the 2nd (Prussian) Artillery Regiment
    • Infantry School, Dresden
    • Artillery School, Jueterbog
  • Flying Training
    • German Civil Pilots' School, Cottbus
    • Aviation Research Institute, Prenzlau
    • Training School for Fighter Pilots, Schleissheim
  • In the Flying Unit
    • With the Reconnaissance Pilots
    • Instrument Flight Training School, Celle
    • With the Stuka Units in Anklam and Breslau
    • With the Fighter Bomber Pilots
    • The Czech Crisis
    • Stuka Gruppe Insterburg
    • Stuka Training Gruppe, Barth
    • The Shadows of War
  • The Polish Campaign
    • First Combat Action
    • Radio Warsaw
    • The Mlawa Bunker Line
    • The Iron Cross
    • Stukas Over Warsaw
    • Back Again in Insterburg
  • Interlude
    • In Braunschweig
    • In Cologne-Wahn
    • In Goettingen
    • In Delmenhorst
    • In Hamburg
    • In Kiel-Holtenau
  • The Norway Campaign
    • The First Targets
    • British Warships off Stavanger
    • Landing in Stavanger
    • Landing in Aalborg and U-Boat Hunting
    • Landing in Oslo
    • Supporting Division Pellengahr
    • On the Frozen Lakes near Drontheim
    • Landing in Drontheim
    • Stukas over Namsos
    • On the High Sea
    • The First Knight's Cross
    • Narvik
    • Back Again in Delmenhorst
  • The Campaign in France
    • The Forts of the Cherbourg Moles
    • Peace in Angers
  • The Air Battle of England
    • Take-off from Dinard
    • Attack Against a British Fighter Base
    • Stukas Serving as a Bait
    • Withdrawal from Service
  • Aerial Warfare in the Mediterranean and North Africa
    • In Sicily
    • Aircraft Carrier "Illustrious"
    • La Valetta
    • In the Desert
    • Meeting with Rommel
    • First Stuka Attack in North Africa
    • Stukas Stopping British Advance
  • In the Balkan Campaign
    • In the Struma Valley
    • The Metaxas Line
    • Attacks in Northern Greece
    • In Yugoslavia
    • Interlude
    • Landing in Argos
    • In Crete
    • Farewell to I/Stuka 1
  • Interlude in Germany
    • In Insterburg
    • Stuka Training School 1, Wertheim
    • Visiting the Eastern Front
    • Goodbye to School
  • On the Eastern Front
    • In Stuka Geschwader "Immelmann"
    • First Sorties
    • In the Battle of Moscow
    • Combat Unit Dugino
  • Phase of Regeneration
    • Interlude in Austria
    • Preparations for Summer Offensive
  • Summer Offensive 1942
    • Redeployment
    • Woronesh
    • In Pursuit
    • To Stalingrad
    • In the Prairie
    • Stukas Against Tanks
    • Breakthrough towards Stalingrad
    • The Fight for Stalingrad
    • The End
  • Withdrawing from the Enemy
    • In Stalino
    • In Nikolajev
    • Last Sortie at the Djnepr River
    • Farewell to the Geschwader
  • In the Luftwaffe Ground Organization
    • On the Crimea
    • In Charkov
    • The Last Offensive
    • Airbase Area Stalino
    • Back Again on the Crimea
    • Interlude at the Academy for Aerial Warfare
  • Back Again in the EastSummary Answers to Questions in Work Plan
    • As General Staff Officer with the Air Force 1
    • The Defensive Battles of Army Group Kurland
    • Capitulation and Captivity
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