Heaton-Lewis Books

Autographed books on history

               The German Aces Speak

Heidi and Adolf Galland signing his biography

Above: Gunther Rall and Colin 1998

Below: Willi Reschke and Colin 1998

Above: Heinz Marquardt and Colin 1998

Below: Johannes Steinhilpner and Colin 1989

Above: 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

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