Red Kite are proud to announce the launch of an extra part to the hugely popular Nachtjagd Combat Archive series which covers the German night fighter operations on both the Eastern and Mediterranean fronts. This is one of the first ever books to cover this subject in detail and applies the same standards of research as the rest of the series over a huge 144 pages.
The Nachtjagd Combat Archive series itself is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million words with over 1200 original photos, a remarkable 70% of which are previously unpublished.
In simple terms, the main NCA series is a comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified. This means that for the first time ever, the fate of the vast majority of RAF Bomber Command losses can be clearly understood with exact locations, times and identities of the pilots or Flak units responsible for bringing them down.
This wealth of information has been further brought to life with over 1200 original photos, full summaries of each night’s operations and compelling first-hand accounts of the Luftwaffe night fighter pilots who often were the only witnesses to the last moment of thousands of RAF airmen. The books are further enhanced with maps that detail the crash sites and routing of RAF bombers for selected raids.