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From Nazi Test Pilot to Hitler's Bunker The Fantastic Flights of Hanna Reitsch

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ISBN-10: 0275954560

ISBN-13: 9780275954567

Edition: 1997

Authors: Dennis Piszkiewicz, Anne Babbl

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This is the amazing story of Hanna Reitsch, a woman who excelled in an environment that for most was extremely repressive--Germany before and during World War II. She achieved personal success when she escaped the culturally defined role of wife and mother in Nazi Germany to live her passion for flying. Reitsch began her career flying gliders, setting both distance and endurance records in the 1930s. As the war approached she became a test pilot for new and dangerous aircraft for the Luftwaffe. The aircraft she flew included a large number of gliders and military aircraft, including Focke-Achgelis FW 61 Hubschrauber (the first practical helicopter), the jet-powered piloted version of the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/25/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dennis Piszkiewicz is a scientist and college teacher. He has also written Wernher von Braun: The Man Who Sold the Moon (0-275-96217-2).

Prelude: Honor Soaring over Silesia Flight Instructor to Flugkapitan
The Iron Cross
The Rocket Plane Recovery and Return
The Suicide Squadron Urgent and Special Missions
The Fuehrer's Bunker
The Fool's Odyssey Choosing Life
Epilogue: Return to the Sky
Aircraft Flown
The Writings of Hanna Reitsch
Selected Bibliography