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Jagdbomber Geschwader 43
Fighter Bomber Wing 43 in Oldenburg

by Hartmut Feldmann and Wilfred Zetsche



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Jagdbomber Geschwader 43: Fighter Bomber Wing 43 in Oldenburg. Volume ADL 006. Published by AirDOC.


Soft Cover, 64 pages




Euro 14.95 available online from AirDOC

Review Type:

First Read


Another of AirDOCS modern Luftwaffe Unit History Series volumes, full of great colour photography and detailed text.


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Extremely useful as a modelling reference for Luftwaffe types ranging from the T-33 and F-86 to the Alphajet and Skyservant.

Reviewed by Ken Bowes

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Hailing from Germany, it is hardly surprising that AirDOC produces amongst other books a series chronicling the history of various units of the post World War Two Luftwaffe.

The latest volume covers Jagdbomber Geschwader 43, which formed in 1964 with Canadair Sabre Mark 6 aircraft handed down from Luftwaffe fighter wings and successively equipped with the Fiat G.91 Gina, and finally Alpha Jet when disbanded in 1994.


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As with previous volumes in this series the book is as much about the base at Oldenburg. With that in mind the first section documents its use by the Luftwaffe in World War Two followed by RAF Germany with Sabres, Hunters and Vampires until being handed back to the post-war Luftwaffe in 1957. As such there are photos of 20, 26 and 14 Squadron aircraft including a lovely full page photo of a 234SQN Sabre F.4. After 1957 Oldenburg became the home of Waffenschule 10 equipped with T-33s and Sabre Mark 5s.

Subsequently this unit became JG 72 with Sabre Mark 6s in 1959 and finally the subject, JaboG 43 in 1964.
In addition to the extensive bi-lingual Enlgish/German text, the book includes numerous colour and black and white illustrations of all aircraft types operated at Oldenburg which are very useful for the modeller. Whilst many of the T-33 shots are black and white, most coverage of the Sabres (both Mark 5s and 6s as well as F-86Ks) and all of the G.91 and Alphajet are in colour, highlighting the many special markings including Tiger Meet and colourful commemorative schemes favoured by the Luftwaffe.

The final section of the book is an examination of the infrastructure at the base associated with JaboG 43 that remains to this day.

This book will serve as a great reference for anyone interested in the history of the modern Luftwaffe, whilst modellers will find the large clear photos of the aircraft a great inspiration.

Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the sample.

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Review Copyright © 2009 by Ken Bowes
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Last updated 9 June, 2009

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