Airman 1st Class
- Jul 21, 2022
I was looking through Jean-Louis Roba's book "The Luftwaffe in Africa, 1941-1943" and came across photo captions describing German hunting for game in the desert, either to makeup for limited rations or for survival after crashes. One photo shows a rifle along with a lot of other survival gear being loaded into Ju-87 and other shows members of JG 77 actually on a hunt. The caption of the Ju-87 photo also states the the weapons were to help fight off belligerent Bedouins. How common was hunting in North & East Africa in WW2? Was it just a German thing or did Regia Aeronautica, SAAF, and RAF hunters go after game?