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After recounting his early days as a naval cadet, including a voyage to the Far East aboard the cruiser Köln and as the navigator/observer of the floatplane carried by the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer during the Spanish Civil War, Helmut Mahlke describes his flying training as a Stuka pilot. Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot PDF

The author’s naval dive-bomber Gruppe was incorporated into the Luftwaffe upon the outbreak of war. What follows is a fascinating Stuka pilot’s-eye view of some of the most famous and historic battles and campaigns of the early war years: the Blitzkrieg in France, Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the bombing of Malta, North Africa, Tobruk, and Crete, and, finally, the invasion of the Soviet Union.

Mahlke also takes the reader behind the scenes into the day-to-day life of his unit and brings the members of his Gruppe to vivid life, describing their off-duty antics and mourning their losses in action. The story ends when he himself is shot down in flames by a Soviet fighter and is severely burned. He was to spend the remainder of the war in various staff appointments.

“An engaging, engrossing and exceptionally informative book. A worthy addition to any military enthusiast’s library and is unhesitatingly and heartily recommended.” —Aviation History

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Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot PDF

Born in Berlin in 1913, HELMUT MAHLKE joined the Kriegsmarine as a cadet in 1932 before being transferred to the Luftwaffe three years later. He spent his whole operational wartime career with the same Stukagruppe. After the war, he played a leading role in establishing both the new Luftwaffe and Germany’s new naval air arm. He died in 1998.

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  • Identification Number ‏ : ‎ B00ISYMY4U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Frontline Books; Reprint edition (May 10, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 10, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 27609 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 519 pages
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  • Best Sellers Rank: #56,170 in Kindle Store

Top reviews

A good enough book…but know it’s limitations…
December 16, 2021

The author wrote well, but much of the book concerned details of his prewar experiences. Much of the rest of the book consisted casualty lists of comrades that fell in battle, and the war in West. The book did give valuable insight Stuka participation in the Battle of Britain, and chronicled every campaign up through the invasion of Crete, in quite a bit of detail (at least from the perspective of the author’s unit).

If you wanted to contrast and compare his experiences vs Rudel’s in Russia, you will be disappointed however. After being shot down 3 times in the first 2+ weeks of the war, the author’s narrative abruptly ends, even though he evidently served in a staff capacity in dive bomber units throughout the war in the East. The remainder of the book is a summation, not by the author, of what the unit did afterwards. I didn’t bother to finish that.

Again…not bad stuff if that is your thing, but for someone assuming a large portion of the book was a first hand account of Stuka’s fighting in the air war in Russia, I was disappointed by its abrupt ending, shortly after his last mission on July 8, 1941.

David Andrews
Strictly a war diary
December 11, 2021

This is one of the many publications of it’s sort to appear in the last few years, an extremely detailed log of what one man did in the war. If this story had been delivered by the author in person you would imagine a monotone voice with no excitement to it. If you are writing a research document about who flew what missions at what time of day, who their gunner was and who else was flying on the mission. This would be the book for you.

Just as you would not read the dictionary for an entertaining story you should not read this book looking for an entertaining story past the first 20% of the book.

Gave up looking for the story after a third of the book. If you’re not doing research buy at your own risk.

Michael Hutchings
an excellent history…..
September 27, 2020

first was the development of the Stuka and then its gradual obsolescence and then how it found new life on the eastern front as a tank killer….. more than war, is the German soldiers their families and the society that produced them….they were patriots and they knew their nation was going to be destroyed and so it proved to be. it struck me that the Germans couldn’t believe they would be decimated and killed by the millions after the war was supposedly over. they fought to the death to get their families to safety in the west without knowing the allies had death camps and slave labor waiting for the survivors the history and Holly woods spin on it that we learned in school couldn’t be farther from the truth…. willful ignorance is not patriotism the murder of western Europe by the Atlantic powers was the result…..

George Parker
Fills an Important Gap in Aviation Narratives
December 27, 2021

I’ve been reading WW2 history, especially aviation, since about 1975. In all that time, I have only seen one memoir by a Stuka pilot, and that was Hans Ulrich Rudel’s excellent *Stuka Pilot*. The only drawback to Rudel’s story was that he was a latecomer to the war and could only write about the Eastern Front.

In all of my WW2 aviation reading, Stukas have only appeared as targets in early war narratives.

Helmut Mahlke’s memoir fills the gap in that early war air combat story, and he fills that gap very well. Mahlke saw combat in France, England, Malta, North Africa, Crete, and Russia.

Great story. I highly recommend for WW2 aviation buffs.

And that would pretty much define most (lower ranking) warriors from most countries …
October 30, 2014

One 2 star reviewer writes “He doesnt seem to have any personal feelings about the war – just follow orders.”
Well… yes. And that would pretty much define most (lower ranking) warriors from most countries around the world.
Personally, I think that is one of the books strengths as any of use who entered their own military at a tender age can pretty easily relate to much of what he says. He fought for the country he loved. Who can fault him for that. If there is one thing I took away from this book its (again) the sad fact that we were in a titanic struggle with folks who were so much like us( look at his wedding photo), unlike today where we cannot begin to understand our enemies.

Henry Blue Ridge
Insight into the mind of WW2 SGerman stuka pilot.
September 27, 2020

Look into what the German soldiers and airmen were thinking. Did they know of the Holocaust ? Did they care at that time? Led by fanatics they went down a inhuman road.

Mark Hobson
Interesting Details
August 6, 2020

Along with the detailed portrayal of Mahlke’s Stukas and their tactics, I found it extremely interesting that the author included the names of pilots who were lost and their gunners as well as their home towns. The narrative was well organized and informative. I certainly recommend this book.

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