The Life of Horst Hannig


A biography of successful fighter pilot and Ritterkreuzträger Horst Hannig, who joined the Luftwaffe a month after the war started. He made a comet career on the Eastern Front, flying with Jagdgeschwader 54 from the beginning of the invasion of the Soviet Union. In 1942 he transferred to the Channel Front and became a Staffelkapitän with JG 2 and got close to scoring 100 kills.

The article uses a variety of primary and secondary sources to tell the story of Horst Hannig, including logbooks and German wartime documents. This 13-page article describes his life and successful wartime career, and also features fourteen photographs, a colour profile by Juanita Franzi and two appendices.

This article is an electronic product and will be emailed for download after purchase.