By Derek Robinson
It's a vintage Derek Robinson tale: 3 teams of fellows converge for a last conflict within the western desolate tract in the course of international battle II. An SAS patrol travels throughout the Sahara to assault a German airbase; a German intelligence officer units out to settle a private grudge; and the boys from Hornet Squadron (from Robinson's past Piece of Cake) are overhead, dedicated to suicidal ground-attack missions to meet their commander. Fast-talking, darkly funny, and stinging.
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25in. com 31 THE STRATEGIC SITUATION Having helped with the defence of Stalingrad in late 1942, 240th IAP was one of the first regiments to trade its LaGG-3s for La-5s in 1943. It resumed operations on the Voronezh Front in March of that year, and in July participated in the Battle of Kursk. 32 By early September 1942 the first examples of the LaG-5 (the new aircraft had not yet been redesignated the La-5) had been combat tested by six fighter regiments of the Soviet VVS. Five of these units had been involved in the successful defence of Stalingrad as part of 287th IAD, while the sixth regiment, 49th IAP on the Western Front, had given the LaG-5 its combat debut the previous month.
37 According to the original Russian caption, this somewhat battered Fw 190A-5 conveniently providing a perch for a couple of young goatherds came down near Glukhov, in the Ukraine, in September 1943. /JG 51 machine, although the ‘White O’ in oldfashioned German script is not exactly regulation! 38 Nor was it simply in numbers that the defence of Germany took precedence. The reality of US heavy bombers actually parading their might deeper into Reich airspace had focused the collective Berlin mind wonderfully.
33 With its multiplicity of electrical systems, the Fw 190 embodied the very latest in German technology, but some things on the Eastern Front were best done the old way. /JG 54 at Krasnogvardeisk in early 1943. 34 of the year, and by early 1944 Schlacht Fw 190Fs outnumbered Fw 190As in-theatre. Meanwhile, the number of fighter regiments equipped with La-5s had also grown rapidly by April 1943. According to a VVS Central Headquarters report, the People’s Commissariat for the Aviation Industry handed over 1,129 Lavochkin fighters in 1942.