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Some of the situations Knocke finds himself in are hair-raising enough to impact upon the most jaded wartime-reader.

No trivia or quizzes yet. His memoirs were translated into English in the s and have never been out of print since then. Oberleutnant Heinz Knoke and his friend, Leutnant Dieter Gerhardt killed in hejnz against Bs on 18 Marchdeveloped the idea of aerial bombing as a means to break up the tight combat boxesthereby compromising the defensively strong USAAF bomber formations.

Highly recommend this book to any war buffs. Easy to read in diary form and pretty unemotional, especially since it was by foe combat pilot from Germany shooting down USA planes and of the type, B, that my dad flew in the Pacific.

September 1, If we should lose this few, the conduct of the French women must bear a major share of the responsibility. Knoke was very luck having been wounded five times and shot down a few times. Oct 24, Jasen Martinez rated it really liked it. From what I recall and have read, this was the general attitude until well into the s.

The pilot was thrown from the cockpit, minus his legs, howling in agony. So interesting helnz get a perspective from “the enemy’s side”. Now it was his fpr to fly. Knoke joined the Luftwaffe on the outbreak of war, and eventually became commanding officer of a fighter wing. But there was also a pilots code of ethics fuhrdr was nice to see and not a lot of blind hatred for the enemy.


Knoke does come across as an enthusiastic and devoted Hitler I don’t know why such books need to have an introduction from anyone, let alone some idiot Given orders to then transfer III. On 14 February Knoke was detached to Jagdgruppe “Losigkeit” Fritz Losigkeitwhere he was charged with the air protection of these ships over the Norway coast. It’s neat to read what the Germans thought they were fighting fuhrdr. I flew for the Fuhrer. Continue Shopping View Basket.

This was an interesting book but didn’t include anything new fuhrwr hasn’t been in many other books. Ill Met By Moonlight W. On 6 Julywhilst watching an air display, Knoke made his first flight, a fifteen-minute joy ride in an old transport aircraft and took the preliminary examination for entry into the Luftwaffe. Yes, blame the women for the turning tide of war.

There are u reviews for this book. Strong defensive fire comes toward me. His discussions of the morale and motivations of the pilots of the German Air Force offer an insight not seen elsewhere. Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. In this case, as Knoke watched from the ground, the pilot tried to land the ME once and failed, because of excessive speed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Home Front in WWI. Perpendicularly the huge fuselage falls heavily to the earth, turning along its long axis.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Retrieved from ” https: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. For example, a variety of future Experten all make cameo appearances, Marseille, Knkke, Barkhorn, Moritz, long be By time you’re finished reading this one, you’ll swear you’ve put some seat time in a ME Very entertaining and easy to read.


In early Knoke received his first combat posting, joining Jagdgeschwader 52 JG The Great War at Sea. However, this is the first mass-market edition in nearly 20 years. Thousands more arrive ever I Flew for the Fuhrer by Heinz Knoke is the most captivating book about the war I have read to date.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. His somersaulting body falls after the spinning fuselage of the fatally hit Liberator. One of the best autobiographies to come from the German point of view.

I thought this was a really fuyrer book.

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Much of the book revolves around the German’s dwindling resources. However, the rest of the book relates the true horror of war in thee many aspects, including the story of a widow who requests her husband’s wedding ring for a keepsake, but they have to lie to her because his hands were severed in the crash and never recovered. With limbs broken a hundred times they lay close to one another among the smoking rubble.

I enjoyed the book very much. The enemy group draws nearer. Giamalva, who was killed and another the next day. To the end Knope sees Germany as the worlds only hope against Bolshevism.

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I must be prepared for war to descend like an avalanche upon my head. This is certainly on of One of the best autobiographies to come from the German point of view. The following spring, Knoke is sent to Norway, where he shoots down his first enemy plane, a British Bristol Flw twin-engined bomber.

His noting of the inevitable losses among his comrades is heartfelt.