Yugoslav aviators flew various versions of Dornier Do 17 medium bomber for more than a decade within five different Air Forces and in area that swept from African Desert to Northern Russia. The same type of aircraft was extensively used by Axis Air Forces from the first to the last day of the Second World War in Yugoslavia. This book tells the previously untold story of bomber crews of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force and their tough resistance during the April War, of German aerial operations over Yugoslavia, of Croat Leggionnaires and their endeavour on the Eastern Front, of Croat flying units struggling to counter the insurgency, of Bulgarian actions against Yugoslav Partisans and later Germans, and of Partisan efforts to form their own aviation and liberate the country.
This book draws on the archives of Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Britain and the United States, as well as the recollections, diaries and personal documents from numerous veterans. It includes a multitude of previously unknown facts, over 30 aircraft color profiles and 230 photographs, majority of which have never been published before