"Heinz Knoke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of the Second World War and this vivid record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs. He joined the Luftwaffe on the outbreak of war, eventually becoming commanding officer of a fighter wing. An outstandingly brave and skilful fighter, he logged over two thousand flights, four hundred operational missions and was officially credited with thirty-three combat wins. He was awarded the Knight's Cross for his achievements." "I Flew for the Fuhrer reveals his intense patriotism and discipline. He describes his upbringing in the strict Prussian tradition, the impact of the coming of the Nazi regime, his wartime career and everyday life in the Luftwaffe, and the utter desolation he experienced when the end came and the war was lost."--Jacket.