The Me-262 Stormbird
New Addition to both the Military and History Book Clubs
See the video below of the first time the Me-262 (two seat version), P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire fly together in an air show formation
Eighth Air Force Gun Camera Film of Me-163B and Me-262 Kills
Flying 1/3 Scale Me-262A1
Walter Schuck (JG-5, JG-7) 206 victories, 8 kills in the Me-262 jet fighter.
Oberleutnant Walter Schuck joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. He scored his first victory while with 7./JG-5 based at Petsamo on the Polar Sea. On June 5, 1942, he shot down 4 Russian fighters. His rate of victories increased steadily. During March 1944, he downed 7 Boston bombers and by April had 84 victories. By the end of the war he scored 206, the last 8 in the Me-262. He wrote his autobiography (see Our Author Friends page), and he is selling book plates to those who wish to have them. Contact Colin at email@example.com for details.
The M-262 Schwalbe/Stormbird Story
Our latest book on the Me-262 jet, complete with interview excerpts with German and Allied pilots is now available on Barnes & Noble, Zenith Press and Amazon websites. See the stories of Germany's most decorated pilots who began their war fighting in the piston engine age and finished in the jet age, and their Allied opponents in their own words.
The Me-262 Stormbird, is the history of the Me-262 jet, as described from the first person viewpoints of almost two dozen German jet pilots and a like number of Allied aces, also with specific comments from Allied pilots who flew against them, all from Colin's interviews and archive research, with support from noted historians Jon Guttman and Barrett Tillman. One of the forewords is written by Me-262 pilot Jorg Czypionka, a fine gentleman and good friend.
This book is now released in paperback and the limited edition copies will be sold with bookplates signed by the various pilots when available, with each book accompanied by its own numbered certificate. Unfortunately customer may have to purchase their hardcovers on the secondary market and ship to us for the bookplates to be inserted.
On June 15th Walter scored 6 more, and on the 17th, 12 more victories in 24 hours! By August he had 150. Later in the war he flew the Me262 jet with JG-7. He shot down four B-17's and four fighters in the Me-262, with 8 victories total in the jet. His final score was 206 confirmed aerial victories. Awards include the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Classes, German Cross in Gold, and the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.
Below is a video tribute to JV-44 and the Me-262 story and the men who flew it in Galland's Circus.
Video link tribute to IV./JG-7 in CGI. Sorry for the music, not our creation.
Me-262 CGI creation as a tribute
Me-262 project with wartime footage and current video of flying models
Me-262 two seat flying project along with single-seat Schwalbe
The Recent Addition to Restored Warbirds : DeHavilland Mosquito
The Race for the Jets
Von Ohain and the Me-262 Powerplant
Georg-Peter Eder and III./JG-7 in one their most most successful anti bomber missions during WW II in CGI
The Germans Featured in The Me-262 Stormbird
Rare signed photo of Walter Nowotny upon finishing Gymnasium (high school) just before he joined the Luftwaffe. Courtesy of his brother Lt. Rudolf Nowotny.
Robin Olds Walker "Bud" Mahurin Hubert Zemke James H. Doolittle
Robert S. Johnson Arthur Fiedler
Donald S. Gentile Joseph A. Peterburs Lee Archer
Benjamin O. Davis Francis S. Gabreski Roscoe Brown
Charles E. Yeager Curtis E. LeMay Urban L. "Ben" Drew
Also a History and Military Book Club selection!
You can also order from other locations around the world, such as www.waterstones.com and from other locations such as Zenith Press direct at www.zenithpress.com or order from us, where we will sign them for you. We will also have 100 limited edition copies signed by the pilots and authors Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis. Check for availability.
Limited Edition of 100 Me-Stormbird Books
We will have signed bookplates from Urban L. "Ben" Drew, Walter Shuck, C.E. "Bud" Anderson, Barrie Davis, Kurt Schulze, Joseph A. Peterburs, Arthur Fiedler, Edward R. "Buddy" Haydon, Jorg Czypionka. All outstanding men assisted for the limited edition of 100 books for charity.
Contact us for ordering signed German Aces Speak or the Me-262 Stormbird books (including the limited edition) and allow about 10-14 days for delivery once we receive your order. We will sign them, add the bookplates in the limited editions, print the certificates, and please stipulate if you wish to have any personalized inscriptions. Certificates numbered for each book will also be included, just as with Noble Warrior.
The Limited Edition of 100 books has signed book plates from the aces themselves, with certificates of authenticity specifically numbered matching each numbered book.
See also the personal stories and the history of the jet fighter (in their own words and reports) by Buddy Haydon, Joe Peterburs, James Doolittle, Curtis Lemay, Adolf Galland and Georg-Peter Eder (witnesses to Nowotny's death), as well as jet pilots (and conversion trained pilots) Walter Krupinski, Walter Schuck, Hermann Buchner, Franz Stigler, Ben Drew, Robin Olds, Chuck Yeager, Wolfgang Schenck, Hajo Herrmann, Erich Hartmann, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Gunther Rall, Erich Rudorffer, Jorg Czypionka, Johannes Steinhoff, Gunther Rall, Hannes Trautloft, and many others in the new book The Me-262 Stormbird.