The best Luftwaffe books regarding the Nordic areas sampled for you by Olve Dybvig and Knut Larsson.

Books with less than 30-40 pages (in this site rather named articles) and books published
during the War are not included. Some books are moved from the list due to new enlarged
editions. We have also deleted books that we were not able to classify higher than below
average. Classification is given as value to day and not as value when the book was new.
 0 = money back ****** 1 = below average ****** 2 = average ******* 3 = good ******* 4 = very good
 
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 2003  DEN SVARTE FREDAGEN  3
  KJELL OVE NOREIDE - HALVOR SPERBUND  
  ISBN 82-91722-30-7- Selja Forlag - Pages 221 - Photos 241 - Size 28x22 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Air combat over Sundal, Central-Norway, on 9th February 1945. JG 5 versus RAF Coastal Command.  
     
2002 BROKEN EAGLES 2 1
  BILL NORMANN  
  ISBN 0-86052-903-1 - Leo Cooper - Pages 221 - Photos 76 - Size 25x17 - Hardcover - Text English  
  Details about 84 aircrafts and crews from Luftwaffe, who were lost during air combat over Northumberland  
  and Durham in Britain. Some of them came from Scandinavian bases.  
     
2002 JG 5 ÓEISMEERÓ 1942 - 1945 2
  MAREK MURAWSKI  
  ISBN 83-89088-06-1 - Kagero - Pages 85 - Photos 85 - Size 34x17 - Softcover - Text English  
  War Diary of Jagdgeschwader JG 5 ÓEismeerrÓ mostly from North-Finland 1942 - 1944.  
  Light version of interest for newcomers regarding Luftwaffe. Still better to come soon on JG 5.  
     
2002 MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 T - DIE JGER DER ÓGRAF ZEPPELINÓ 4
  FRANCIS L. MARSHALL  
  ISBN 3-00-008220-4 - Marshall Verlag - Pages 359 - Photos 342 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Air War over the Northern Europe with Messerschmitt Bf 109 T 1941-1944.  
  New edition, very well written, with a lot of new information about use of this type in Norway.  
     
2002 DIE JAGDFLIEGERVERBNDE DER DEUTSCHEN LUFTWAFFE 1934-1945 (Teil-3) (partly) 4
  JOCHEN PRIEN - GERHARD STEMMER . PETER RODEIKE - WINFRIED BOCK  
  ISBN 3-923457-61-8 - Stuves Buchdruckerei - Pages 425 - Photos 359 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  The definite serie on the German Jagdwaffe 1939-1945 with detailed summaries and fine photos.  
  Chapter IV include Denmark and Norway from 9 April 1940 to 30 November 1940.  
     
2001 TYSKE MILIT®RE AVDELINGER OG FELTPOSTNUMRE I NORGE 1940 - 1945 3
  ERIK LNDAL  
  ISBN 82-995588-3-2 - War and Philabooks - Pages 348 - Photos 0 - Size A4 - Softcover - Text Norwegian  
  Heeres, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe field post numbers connected to Norway.  
  Easy to understand for English and German readers.  
     
2001 LUFTWAFFE SEAPLANES 1939 - 1945 4
  CHRIS GOSS - BERRND RAUCHBACH  
  ISBN 0-947554-93-9 - Crecy - Pages 200 - Photos 278 - Size 27x20 - Softcover - Text English  
  Photo-Collection of Luftwaffe seaplanes 1939 - 1945 with good quality.  
  Many of the photos are from Norway and give us some new interesting info on this theme.  
     
2001 LUFTWAFFE OVER FINLAND 2
  KARI STENMAN - KALEVI KESKINEN  
  ISBN 1-85367-469-9 - Grenhill Books - Pages 330 - Photos 36 - Size 24x16 - Hardcover - Text English  
  Photo-Collection of Luftwaffe aircraft over Finland 1941-1944. Many however seen before.  
     
2001 HITLERS NORTHERN WAR 1
  ADAM R.A. CLAASEN  
  ISBN 0-7006-1050-2 - Univerity Press Kansas - Pages 72 - Photos 114 - Size 25x19 - Softcover - Text English  
  Luftwaffe strategy in the ill fated campaign in the northern sector 1940-1945.  
  Mostly about the attack on Norway 1940. To little about combat with the Russians.  
     
2001 BROKEN EAGLES 2
  BILL NORMANN  
  ISBN 0-86052-796-1 - Leo Cooper - Pages 311 - Photos 104 - Size 25x17 - Hardcover - Text English  
  Details about 72 aircrafts and crews from Luftwaffe, who were lost during air combat over Yorkshire, Britain.  
  Some of them came from Scandinavian bases  
     
2001 FLUGPLATZ AALBORG OST 1940 - 1945 3
  ANDERS JOHANSEN  
  ISBN unknown - (own) - Pages 308 - Photos 101 - Size A4 - Ringbound - Text Danish  
  Notes on airfield R¿dslet/lborg in Denmark. Used by Luftwaffe 1940-1945 and named Aalborg West.  
  Mostly about developments, buildings, bunkers and ground units, still to little about flying units.  
     
2001 EISMEERJåGER ZUR GESCHICHTE DES JAGDGESCHWADER 5 (Band-1) 4
  ERICH MOMBEEK  
  ISBN 2-9600236-3-3 - A.S.B.L.La Porte d`Hoves - Pages 298 - Photos 378 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  War Diary of Zerstrstaffel and Jabostaffel of Jagdgeschwader JG 5 ÓEismeerÓ 1942 - 1945.  
  We awaits with impatience further volumes.  
     
2000 FLUGPLATZ AALBORG WEST 1940 - 1945 3
  ANDERS JOHANSEN  
  ISBN unknown - (own) - Pages 500 - Photos 59 - Size A4 - Ringbound - Text Danish  
  Notes on airfield R¿dslet/lborg in Denmark. Used by Luftwaffe 1940-1945 and named Aalborg West.  
  Mostly about developments, buildings, bunkers and ground units, to little about flying units.  
     
2000 KMPFE UM NARVIK 1940 1
  OLAF TRAPP  
  ISBN 3-927-697--25-7 - Stedinger Verlag - Pages 116 - Photos 153 - Size 23x21 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Memories of Luftwaffe funker Olaf Trapp during ÓOpr. WeserxbungÓ in 1940.  
  Author was onboard a Ju 52 aircraft who had to force land in Norway .  
     
1999 DIE CHRONIK DER 1. STAFFEL (F) AUFKLRUNGSGRUPPE 124 4
  WERNER FEHSE  
  ISBN not used - (own) - Pages 251 - Photos 350 - Size A4 - SC - Text German  
  War Diary of Fernaufkl≤rungsstaffel 1.(F)/AGr 120 who was mostly based both in Norway and Finland.  
  Detailed and very good description of the war condition in the far north.  
     
1998 LUFTMAKT I DET NORDLIGE KRIGSTEATER 2
  JAN BLOM PETTERSEN  
  ISBN not used - (own) - Pages 233 - Photos 12 -Size t A4 - Softcover - Text Norwegian  
  Analyses of the Luftwaffe activities in the Trøndelag area, Central Norway.  
     
1998 LA CAMPAGNE DE NORVEGE 1
  JOSé FERNANDEZ  
  ISBN unknown - Batailles Ariennes - Pages 80 - Photos 117 ¯ Profiles 23 - Size A4 - Softcover - Text French  
  Air Combat over Norway from April 1940 to June 1940. The French way.  
     
1998 N&DLANDNING 3
  BO WIDTFELDT - ROLPH WEGMANN  
  ISBN 91-971605-6-3 - Air Historic Research - Pages 208 - Photos 344 - Size 30x22 - Hardcover - Text Swedish  
  Details of Luftwaffe aircraft (among others) which came down in neutral Sweden during the War.  
     
1998 LUFTWAFFE - KUVASTO/PICTORIAL 3
  HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-95688-6-7 - Keski-Suomen Ilm. -Pages 208 - Photos 242 - Size 25x18 - HC - Text Finnish/English  
  Photo Collection with good comments on Luftwaffe aircraft mostly used in Finland 1941-1944.  
  Many snow scenes, giving some idea of the difficulties of operation in norther winter condition.  
     
1998 GERMAN AIRCRAFT IN FINLAND 1939-1945 3
  KALEVI KESKINEN - KARI STENMAN  
  ISBN 952-5026-7-8 - Apali Oy - Pages 128 - Photos 282 ¯ Profiles 4 - Size 25x17 - SC - Text Finnish/English  
  Photo Collection with comments on Luftwaffe aircraft mostly used in Finland 1941-1944.  
     
1997 LUFTWAFFE POHJOINEN SIVUSTA 4
  HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-95688-5-9 - Keski-Suomen Ilm. - Pages 413 - Photos 54 ¯ Profiles 20 - Size 25x18 - HC - Text Finnish
  Air Combat over Finland and North-Norway from 1941 to 1945. Fine Luftwaffe loss list  
  Very good research and superb text and photos. Unfortunately only in Finish text.  
     
1996 TYSKE FLY I DANMARK 1939-1945 - HE 111 OG JU 88 (Bind 3) 2
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-09-2 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 96 - Photos 110 - Size 26x19 - SC - Text Danish  
  Information about Luftwaffe Units using Heinkel He 111 or Junkers Ju 88 aircraft in Denmark 1940-1945.  
     
1996 POHJOINEN ILMASOTA 3
  HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-95688-4-0 - Keski-Suomen Ilm. - Pages 400 - Photos 74 ¯ Profiles 44 -Size 25x18 - HC - Text Finnish  
  Air Combat over North-Finland and North-Norway 1944/45. Luftwaffe and Russian loss list.  
     
1996 NEU-DRONTHEIM I HITLERS REGI OG YSAND UNDER KRIGEN 1
  GABRIEL BROVOLD  
  ISBN 82-7083-203-0 - Sn¿fugl Forlag - Pages 141 - Photos 51 - Size 20x13 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Notes airfield Oeysand, just outside Trondheim, Norway, who was used by the Luftwaffe  
     
1995 DER EINSATZ DER LUFTWAFFE UBER ATLANTIK / NORDSEE 1939-1945 (partly) 2
  S&NKE NEITZEL  
  ISBN 3-7637-5938-7 - Bernard & Graefe Verlag - Pages 286 - Photos 104 - Size 25x21 - HC - Text German  
  Mostly strategy about Luftwaffe activities over the North Sea, some from the Nordic area.  
     
1994 DE TOG VORE HJEM 2
  N. SCHAFFEL-NIELSEN  
  ISBN 87-982480-1-4 - (own) - Pages 206 - Photos 99 - Size 25x17 - Hardcover - Text Danish  
  Use of the Luftwaffe airfield Vandel, in Denamark. Mostly planning and building.  
     
1993 TYSKE FLY I DANMARK 1940-1945 - NATTJAGERE (Bind 2) 4
  CARSTEN PEDERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-26-2 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 96 - Photos 91 - Size 26x17 - SC - Text Danish  
  Luftwaffe Nightfighter units operating from Denmark 1941 - 1945.  
     
1993 LAPIN LENTOKONEENHYLYT 2
  HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-95688-3-2 - Keski-Suomen I. - Pages 302 - Photos 123 ¯ Profiles 41 - Size 24x17 - HC - Text Finnish  
  Archaeology and investigation among others of 68 Luftwaffe a/c who crashed in North-Finland.  
     
1993 JAGDGESCHWADER 1 UND 11 (Teil 2) (partly) 4
  JOCHEN PRIEN - PETER RODEIKE  
  ISBN 3-923457-24-3 - (own) -Pages 586 - Photos 305 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Among others War Diaries of Jagdstaffeln 10./JG 11, 11./JG 11 and Jagdgruppe I./JG 11 in 1944.  
     
1993 JAGDGESCHWADER 1 UND 11 (Teil 1) (partly) 4
  JOCHEN PRIEN - PETER RODEIKE  
  ISBN 3-923457-21-9 - (own) - Pages 645 - Photos 534 - Sizet A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Among others War Diary of Jagdgruppe III./JG 1 and later I./JG 11 from 1941-1943.  
     
1992 TYSKE FLY I DANMARK 1940-1945 (Bind 1) 2
  CARSTEN PEDERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-26-2 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 96 - Photos 114 - Size 26x17 - SC - Text Danish  
  Info around Luftwaffe aircraft used in Denmark 1940-1945, organized by types.  
     
1992 GESCHICHTES DES JAGDGESCHWADERS 77 (Teil 1) (partly) 3
  JOCHEN PRIEN
  ISBN 3-923457-19-7 - (own) - Pages 619 - Photos 380 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Among others War Diary ofJagdgruppe II./JG 77 in Norway and Denmark in 1940. Need to be updated.  
     
1991 ACHTUNG TORPEDO LOS 2
  RUDI SCHMIDT
  ISBN 3-7637-5885-2 - Bernard & Graefe Verlag - Pages 381 - Photos 34 - Size 23x15 - Softcover - Text German  
  War Diary of the Kampfgeschwader KG 26 in 1940-1945, mostly based in the Nordic area.  
     
1991 "WESERóBUNG" EIN LAGEATLAS 2
  KLAUS-J RGEN THIES
  ISBN 3-7648-1761-5 - Biblio Verlag - Pages 170 - Photos 0 - Size 42x31 - Hardcover - Text German  
  75 combat maps with military movements, Norway Apr/Jun 1940. Good background forLuftwaffe studies.  
     
1991 LENTO-OSASTO KUHLMEY 2
  HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-95688-1-6 - Keski-Suomen Ilmailumuseon - Pages 236 - Photos 116 - Size 24x17 - HC - Text Finnish  
  War Diary of Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey in South-Finland in Jun-Aug 1944.  
     
1991 LUFTKRIGENS MINNESMERKER 1
  STEIN VYRJE  
  ISBN 83-03-16542-7 - H. Aschehoug & Co. - Pages 175 - Photos 204 - Size A4 - Hardcover ¯ Text Norwegian  
  Details of some Luftwaffe aircraft (among others) that crashed in South-Norway 1940-1945.  
     
1991 FLYALARM 4
  BJRN HAFSTEN - ULF LARSSTUVOLD - BJRN OLSEN - STEN STENERSEN  
  ISBN 82-7046-058-3 - Sem & Stenersen A/S - Pages 328 - Photos 185 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Air combat over Norway from 1940 to 1945. One of the best regarding Norway, but nedd to be updated.  
  Very good research and superb text and photos. Unfortunately only in Norwegian text.  
     
1991 FLEDGLING EAGLES (partly) 3
  CHR. SHORES - JOHN FOREMAN - HEINRICH WEISS - JACQUES EHRENGARD - BJRN OLSEN  
  ISBN 0-948817-42-9 - Grub Street - Pages 380 - Photos 1198 - Size 24x16 - Hardcover - Text English  
  Air combat over Norway from April 1940 to July 1940. Need to be updated.  
     
1990 LUFTKRIG OVER DANMARK (Bind-5) 3
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-14-9 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 100 - Photos 69 - Size 22x21 - SC - Text Danish  
  Combat over Denmark against heavy Allied bomber forces in 1943.  
     
1990 NI DAGER I APRIL 2
  KNUT M®SEL  
  ISBN 82-7384-234-7 -Ex Libris Forlag AS - Pages 178 - Photos 157 - Size 25x18 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Air Combat over Norway during the German attack from 9th to 17th April 1940.  
     
1990 FORNEBU 9. APRIL 4
  CATO GUHNFELDT  
  ISBN 82-992194-1-8 - Wings Forlag A/S - Pages 368 - Photos 450 - Size A4 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Attack on and capture of airfield Fornebu, near Oslo, Norway on 9th April 1940.  
  Very good research and superb text and photos. Unfortunately only in Norwegian text.  
     
1989 LUFTKRIG OVER DANMARK (Bind-4) 3
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-06-8 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 100 - Photos 87 - Size 22x21 - SC - Text Danish  
  Air Combat over Denmark and the use of Luftwaffe fighter units there..  
     
1989 LANGT FRA ANDYA (partly) 2
  KNUT R. HOFF  
  ISBN 82-7051-081-5 - Nordanger Forlag - Pages 159 - Photos 35 - Size 22x14 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Memories of Luftwaffe bomber pilot Uffz. Horst Gtz, who served in Kampfgruppe KGr 100 in Norway.  
     
1988 LUFTKRIG OVER DANMARK (Bind-3) 3
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-89155-02-5 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag -- Pages 96 - Photos 92 - Size 22x21 - Softcover - Text Danish  
  Air Combat over Denmark 1943-1945, also with notes on airfield Grove.  
1987 LUFTKRIG OVER DANMARK (Bind-2) 2
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-981206-7-0 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 96 - Photos 83 - Size 22x21 - Softcover - Text Danish  
  Luftwaffe Radars and Nightfighters in Denmark during 1941-1945.  
     
1986 KRIGEN SETT FRA LISTA 1
  AUGUST ANDREASSEN  
  ISBN unknown - Forlaget Lister - Pages 255 - Photos 12 - Size 21x15 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Diary written by a Norwegian farmer who lived near airfield Lister Airfield, Norway, during the war.  
     
1985 LUFTKRIG OVER DANMARK (Bind-1) 1
  CARSTEN PETERSEN  
  ISBN 87-981206-3-8 - Bollerup Boghandels Forlag - Pages 99 - Photos 98 - Size 22x21 - Softcover - Text Danish  
  Air Combat over Denmark from 1939 to early 1940, including Luftwaffe operations.  
     
1983 THE LUFTWAFFE IN SWEDEN 1939-1945 3
  BO WIDFELDT  
  ISBN 0-914144-28-6 - Monogram Aviation. - Pages 99 - Photos 253 ¯ Profiles 15 -Size 31x24 - HC - Text English  
  Details about Luftwaffe aircrafts and crews who came down in neutral Sweden 1939-1945.  
     
1982 WETTERFLIEGER IN DER ARKTIS 1940-1944  
  W. SCHWERDTFEGER - FRANZ SELINGER  
  ISBN 3-87943-854-4 - Motorbuch Verlag - Pages 239 - Photos 107 - Size 24x15 - Hardcover - Text German 3
  War Diary of Wettererkundungsstaffeln 5 and 6 in Norway 1940-1944.  
  Very well written with a lot of news for this type of duties.  
     
1982 LUFTKRIGEN OVER SRLANDET 3
  KNUT M®SEL  
  ISBN unknown - F¹drelandsvennen - Pages 224 - Photos 96 -Sizet 26x18 - Hardcover - Text Norwegian  
  Air combat over South-Norway, mostly Agder area, from 1940-1945.  
     
1981 KAMPFGESCHWADER KG 100 "WIKING" 3
  ULF BALKE  
  ISBN 3-87943-854-4 - Motorbuch Verlag - Pages 479 - Photos 163 - Size 23x15 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Wart Diary of Kampfgeschwader KG 100 who were based in the Nordic area in 1940 and 1944.  
     
1980 LUFTWAFFE SUOMESSA - IN FINLAND 1941-1944 (Part-2) 2
  OSSI ALTONEN  
  ISBN 99244-4-2 - (own) - Pages 128 - Photos 103 ¯ Profiles 22 - Size 25x17 - Softcover - Text Finnish/English  
  Photo Collection of Luftwaffe aircraft used over Finland 1941-1944.  
     
1979 DAS AUGE DIETLS - FERNAUFKLRUNG AM POLARKREIS 3
  KONRAD KNABE  
  ISBN 3-8061-0860-9 - Druffel Verlag - Pages 237 - Photos 40 - Sizet 22x14 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Memories of Luftwaffe observerOblt. Konrad Knabe (RK) who served in (F)Kette /Lappland  
     
1979 HEINKEL SAVNET OVER LESJA 1
  KNUT NILSEN  
  ISBN 82-05-11898-1 - Gyldendal Norsk Forlag- Pages 161 - Photos 29 - Size 23x14 - HC - Text Norwegian  
  Memories around a He 111 crew from II./KG 4 who were shot down over Norway in 1940.  
     
1978 KAMPFFLIEGER ZWISCHEN EISMEER UND SAHARA classic
  PETER W. STAHL  
  ISBN 3-87943-253-8 - Motorbuch Verlag - Pages 357 - Photos 68 - Size 23x15 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Memories of Luftwaffe pilot Oblt. P.W. Stahl, who served in Kampfgruppe II./KG 30  
     
1978 EISMEER PATROUILLE - ALS KRIEGSFLIEGER IN DER ARKTIS 2
  WALTER HENKELS  
  ISBN 3-430-14306-3 - ECON Verlag - Pages 189 - Photos 25 - Size 21x14 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Short stories from various Luftwaffe units in the Arctic area during 1941-1944.  
     
1976 LUFTWAFFE SUOMESSA - IN FINLAND 1941-1944 (Part-1) 2
  OSSI ANTTONEN - HANNU VALTONEN  
  ISBN 951-99072-4-6 - (own) - Pages 146 - Photos 254 ¯ Profiles 25 - Size 25x17 - SC - Text Finnish/English  
  Photo Collection of Luftwaffe aircraft used in Finland and North-Norway 1941-1944.  
     
1975 JAGDGESCHWADER JG 5 EISMEER classic
  WERNER GIRBIG  
  ISBN 3-87943-3655-8 - Motorbuch Verlag - Pages 375 - Photos 152 - Size 23x15 - Hardcover - Text German  
  War Diary of Jagdgruppe I./JG 77 1941 and later Jagdgeschwader JG 5 ÓEismeerÓ 1942-1945.  
     
1970 THE DESTRUCTION OF CONVOY PQ 17 1
  DAVID IRVING  
  ISBN unknown) - Corgi Books - Pages 382 - Photos 29 - Sizet 18x11 - Pocket - Text English  
  Air combat over the Barents Sea June to July 1942, Allied shipsonvoy PQ 17.  
     
1962 VRE FLYGERE I KAMP classic
  FINN ARNESEN  
  ISBN unknown - Bladkompaniet AS -Pages 111 - Photos 83 ¯ Profiles 12 - Size 28x19 - HC - Text Norwegian  
  Norwegian flying units in combat against Luftwaffe in Norway 1940.  
     
1960 WESER BUNG classic
  WALTER HUBARSCH  
  ISBN unknown - Mxnsterschmidt Verlag - Pages 586 - Photos 76 - size 24x17 - Hardcover - Text German  
  Summary of the German attack on Norway and Denmark April 1940 to June 1940.  
     
     
     
     
  Last revision: 05-06-2003  

Last Updated on 19.07.03
By olve