• Wings of the Black Cross, Vol. 13

    Number Thirteen continues to showcase many of the different aircraft types that the Luftwaffe operated in World War II. In that effort, the author relies on the original photos he has gathered over 20 years of collecting from various sources. Of course, selected historians have also contributed photos from their private archives. Many of these images, sixty in total, are previously unpublished. Supporting the photos, captions broaden the historical narrative. Aircraft color and markings are discussed, occasionally supported with 8 color profiles from noted graphic illustrator, James Bentley.
    While day fighters form the backbone of the series from its inception, coverage is not limited to those types. Several aircraft types are also featured including:
    • Bf 108• Bf 109• Bf 110• Fw 190• Me 262• Ju 87• Ju 88• Mistel Composite• Me 410• Fi 156• Ar 196

  • Wings of the Black Cross, Vol. 14

    The latest installment in the Wings of the Black Cross series, Number Fourteen, is once again authored by Mark Proulx as he continues his long-standing relationship with Eagle Editions. Ilustrated by James Bentley by adding colorful profiles based on the photos contained in the 36 page book. While his primary focus of the series remains the study of the fighter aircraft of the Jagdwaffe, that is not a limiting factor.
    In Number Fourteen, there is a brief illustrated exposé of the Bf 109 Es of 7./JG 26 during their highly successful campaign in the spring of 1941. At the time, this isolated Staffel was based in Sicily under the command of Staffelkapitän Oblt. Joachim Müncheberg.
    Additionally, there is a closer examination of the Fw 190s of SG 2 that surrendered at Kitzingen, Germany in May of 1945. The Stukas of III./St.G 1 are also highlighted during their relationship with the Ju 87 D in Russia. This expands upon the narrative originally generated for this Gruppe in Number Thirteen of the series.
    To supplement the aircraft identified above, additional photo coverage is included for:
    Bf 110
    Me 262
    Ju 88
    He 111
    Go 242
    Hs 129
    Do 217
    Dewoitine 520
    The book consists of 62 photos sourced from the author’s private collection. The photos are the culmination of many years of collecting, to be shared with you, the reader/historian. Most are original, unpublished, and seen here for the first time. A few select contributors also generously supplied photos from their private collections. Each photo is supported with detailed captions throughout.
    8 full color profiles by profile artist James Bentley complete the book.