Merriam Press World War II Album WA1. Expanded Third Edition (2015). Pictorial history of the German air force's main fighter aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, interchangeably called the Me 109 (most often by Allied pilots and aircrew), was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. This pictorial history features over 400 illustrations of every model of this German fighter, from prototypes through the latest models serving in the last years of the war. In addition, the following illustrated articles are also included: Jagdgeschwader 27 Afrika ; Ace of Aces, Erich Hartmann; Hermann Graf, Ninth-Ranking Experten; 75 Victories, Hans Pichler, Luftwaffe Experten. 401 photos and illustrations, 9 three-view drawings, 1 two-view drawing, 12 sideview drawings.