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               The German Aces Speak

   Also a History and Military Book Club selection!


Heidi and Adolf Galland signing his biography

This book was a great seller, and is a selection on The Military Book Club and The History Book Club, featuring the full length interviews with Walter Krupinski, Adolf Galland, Eduard Neumann and Wolfgang Falck.

We will soon have the bookplates signed by Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze of JG-5, who wrote one of the forewords to the book, and was a great personal friend of Adolf Galland, who was a great and wonderful man.

See the video link for a new series, where Adolf Galland is featured at the following link:



1989 Video Interview with Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds recipient Luftwaffe General of the Fighters Generalleutnant Adolf Galland


Colin and his friend Gerhard Schopfel in 2000. Gerhard was Galland's most constant wingman in the early years and was later a fighter leader and 45 victory ace with the Knight Cross in JG-26

Colin with Wolf Falck at his home in St. Ulrich, Tyrol, Austria in 2001

Colin, Walter and Frau Krupinski, and historian Jon Guttman at the reunion in Strasbourg, France in 1999.

Colin, Heinz Ewald and his son in Strasbourg, France. See Krupinski's interview where he credited his wingman Ewald with saving his life in combat on the Eastern Front on numerous occasions.


Our friend Kurt Schulze, former Luftwaffe bomber and fighter pilot who has assisted Colin along with the late Col. Raymond F. Toliver and Trevor J. Constable over the last 25 years, and wrote the foreword to the book

Kurt Schulze during WW II with JG-5 Eismeer when he was flying with 200+ victory aces and future jet pilots Walter Schuck, Theodor Weissenberger and Heinrich Ehrler


Kurt Schulze (foreground) and Jorg Czypionka signing prints

Gunther Rall, Hermann Boschet, Walter Krupinski

The German Aces Speak is now available as an audio book and will also be released in paperback, along with volume II in 2018.

Generalleutnant Adolf Galland, 104 victories and the Diamonds to the Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords was the primary inspiration for this book series. Below one of the many letters exchanged over the years.
Oberst Eduard Neumann flew in Spain with Adolf Galland, Hannes Trautloft, Gustav Rodel and others, and later commanded JG-27 and the rogue ace Hans-Joachim Marseille.

Despite his rather modest score of 13 victories, he is considered one of the best fighter leaders of the war.
Generalleutnant Walter Krupinksi scored 197 victories earning the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross, and flew with Johannes Steinhoff, Gunther Rall, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn, Dieter Hrabak and many others in JG-52. Later he flew jets with Galland's JV-44.

Below is Walter's letter that he wrote as the endorsement for my admission into graduate school, where my research was oral history oriented.
Oberst Wolfgang Falck was the "Father of the Night Fighters" and a great man, good friend and one of the most gregarious of the collective interviewees.

His support and in our really launched our books, and his efforts in supporting the research also created our book Night Fighters. Below is one of his letters.

Wolfgang Falck with bomber and Wild Boar night fighter creator and pilot Oberst Hajo Herrmann, another great contributor to the research. Below is a letter from Hajo.
         The German Aces Speak II



               Erich Hartmann                                Johannes Steinhoff



                           Gunther Rall                                   Dietrich Hrabak

Some of the many letters from Dietrich Hrabak to Colin Heaton over the years


Dieter Hrabak, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Erwin Hentschel, Adolf Hitler at awards ceremony. Hrabak received the Oak Leaves, Rudel the Swords, and Hentschel the rare Knight's Cross from Hitler personally.


Generalleutnant Gunther Rall and author Colin Heaton in 1999

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