This is the first of three volumes covering operations by the Luftwaffe in Operation Barbarossa. It looks initially at the background to the war against Russia and the deployment of Soviet and German Air Forces in June 1941. It continues with detailed descriptions of air operations to gain air superiority and a narrative of air operations from the far North to the Crimea, with many references to the needs for support and interdiction from the German Army.
It was written by LtGen Plocher who was closely involved in the actual operations and is perhaps the only english language material available from such a valuable source.
[see also Volumes for 1942 and 1942]