I was watching a program called Dogfights where they were talking about the Sonderkommando Elbe and their tactic of ramming Messerschmitt Bf 109's into American bombers is a sort of suicide attack. This reminded me of the kamikaze attacks of the Japanese air force, but this didn't seem like a long living tactic for the Germans - I can only find one reference to a mission flown on April 7, 1945; and the show only noted this one in the program but I forgot many of the details. I was hoping there might be a book on this that someone can recommend on what this unit was, how it came to be and the small success it seemed to have.
Arno Rose and Adrian Weir are two recommended author's who have written on the subject of Sonderkommando Elbe. Arno Rose's Book Radikaler Luftkampf (Translation: Radical Dogfight) evidently does a great job providing descriptions and explanation. However, I have not found an English translation or a digital copy that could be translated. Adrian Weir's Book(s) are more of an entire outline of Germany's situation in 1945. The 1997 publishing includes 38 pages of illustrations as well as minute-by-minute detail of the suicide mission.
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