Use of Gliders

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Tim
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Use of Gliders

Post by Tim » 23 Sep 2002 14:50

Does anyone know where I might be able to find some information on Germany's use of gliders during world war two and possibly a list of glider pilots?

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Tim

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Post by Ando » 24 Sep 2002 02:10

There is some useful information on this page

http://www.eagle19.freeserve.co.uk/aircraft.htm

Ando

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Gllider development

Post by Matt Gibbs » 24 Sep 2002 07:56

The Schiffer published book about the Horten Brothers is an interesting guide to the glider scene in germany and the development made in glider design during and before the war years.
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Post by Tim » 30 Sep 2002 14:10

Thankyou Ando and Matt for your help! Do you know of anywhere, where it might be possible to find a list of pilots or numbers of pilots?

Thanks again

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Re: Use of Gliders

Post by Cantankerous » 14 Jan 2020 03:52

There are two books about German transport gliders from Schiffer Publishing:

German Gliders in World War II: Luftwaffe Gliders and their Powered Variants by Heinz Mankau
German Gliders in World War II: DFS 230, DFS 331, Go 242, Go 345, Ka 430, Me 321, Ju 322 by Heinz Nowarra

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Re: Use of Gliders

Post by hucks216 » 14 Jan 2020 12:11

If you can read German then the book you need is Die deutschen Lastensegler-Verbände 1937-1945 by Georg Schlaug which covers the units and operations.

Names of pilots are given within the narrative but I doubt that there is a 100% complete list of pilots anywhere so you might have to dig around in various books and sites and compile one. There are lists of names in The Glider Pilots Badge by David Stijn but again, they are not complete.

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