Red Kite are proud to present Volume Eight of Nigel Parker’s Luftwaffe Crash Archive. Researched over twenty years, this incredible body of work brings together details from the official RAF intelligence and interrogation reports, and combines them into a definitive guide to every enemy aircraft that came down over the UK during WWII. With over 200 photos in each volume, drawn from dozens of expert sources, this lavishly illustrated series is a must for any Luftwaffe enthusiast or indeed anyone with an interest in the Air-War 1939-1945.
Volume Eight covers from 17th April 1941 – 24th July 1941. This period covers the remainder of ‘The Blitz’ where German bombers were roaming over the length and breadth of the UK. As the RAF night fighter squadrons began to find their feet, German losses started to increase rapidly with He111s and Ju88s being the main victims of this strengthening defence. This volume has the usual selection of original photos, colour profiles and specially commissioned maps to illustrate the aircraft involved.
Nigel’s interest in German aircraft was nurtured from an early age due to his father’s tales of growing up in wartime Birmingham and his collection of bits of aeroplanes, bits of shrapnel and incendiary bombs.He later become involved in the recovery of crashed aeroplanes and through this interest was ‘introduced to the joys of spending many happy hours in what was then The Public Records Office at Kew’.Now retired from his position in cryogenics at Oxford University, he swapped his quest for ‘Absolute Zero’ to committing his considerable knowledge of Luftwaffe operations over Britain to print.