Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in the Battle for Sicily
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 served on all fronts during World War 2. One theatre in which it played an important role was the Mediterranean. This book covers the service of the Fw 190 fighter-bomber units based in Sicily, Sardinia and southern Italy in the summer of 1943, including their many operations against Allied targets.
This is the first time that the story of the Fw 190 in the battle for Sicily has been told, and describes the many difficulties faced by the pilots and ground personnel. This 224-page book is the result of six years of research and is based on interviews and correspondence with Fw 190 pilots, with a wide variety of other primary and secondary sources. It features eight chapters, ten appendices, a comprehensive index, many maps and eleven colour aircraft profiles.
Author: Morten Jessen & Andrew Arthy
Photos: 137 black & white, 3 colour
Artwork: 11 colour aircraft profiles, 16 colour maps, 4 emblems & 12 illustrations
Physical: Hardcover, 320x250mm, landscape
About the Authors
Morten Jessen was born in 1976 and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has an educational background in business administration and computer science. He started working as a freelance IT-project coordinator and database designer, but joined IBM for four years, before becoming an independent IT-consultant again in 2008. In addition to his business background, Morten received an education as a chocolatier in 2013 – a line of work he hopes to pursue in the future. Among Morten’s other passions are music, cooking, photography and travelling.
Andrew Arthy was born in 1983 and lives in North Queensland, Australia. He was interested in the history of warfare from a young age and received his PhD in military history from the University of New England, New South Wales, in 2009. Andrew has had articles published in military and aviation history magazines in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. Aside from his passion for military history, Andrew enjoys fishing, reading, and watching and playing cricket, and is an avid fan of Newcastle United Football Club.