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By Gordon Williamson

ISBN-10: 8447316653

ISBN-13: 9788447316656

The German Africa Corps, or the Afrika Korps because it used to be popularly referred to as, used to be the German expeditionary strength in Libya and Tunisia through the North African crusade of global battle II. The attractiveness of the Afrika Korps is synonymous with that of its first commander Erwin Rommel, who later commanded the Panzer military Africa which developed into the German-Italian Panzer military (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee) and military crew Africa, all of which Afrika Korps was once a unique and significant part. during the North African crusade, the Afrika Korps fought with contrast opposed to greater Allied forces correct to the very result in might 1943 while it surrendered.

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With many Allied aircraft, especially the larger ones, these were seldom the precision paint jobs so often depicted in movies, as evidenced by the accompanying photos. No fancy masking and spray jobs here, just a few chalk marks, a couple buckets of paint and a large brush were all that was necessary. The white areas, especially on the wing surfaces, were in some instances actually applied with a common floor mop, the black stripes added after this coat dried. This was all that was needed however, and from a distance most of these applications looked almost professional.

Top two photos depict just prior to and immediately following Operation Varsity, the airborne assault over the Rhine River in Germany, 24-Mar-45. The C-46 'Commando' had a greater load capacity than the venerable C-47 'Skytrain' but could not take the same pounding and still return to base. An early Christmas present. A supply drop of badly , needed supplies to the men of the 101stAirborne Division during their defence of Bastone in the Battle of" the Bulge, 16-Dec-45. I~. 'I'IlO«... 1l-14THTCS.

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