The Life of Kurt Bühligen


A biography of fighter pilot and Jagdgeschwader 2 commander Kurt Bühligen, perhaps the most important figure in the history of that famous German fighter unit, who rose from lowly mechanic to become the final Kommodore of the Richthofen Geschwader.

Using a large variety of primary and secondary sources, including interview material with the man himself, logbooks, German wartime documents, and snippets from Allied intelligence material, the article tells the story of Kurt Bühligen’s life and Luftwaffe career. It is illustrated with 27 photos, three maps and two aircraft profiles. This 21-page article tells the story of his life and highly successful wartime career.

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