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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:36 AM
I got $$$$ to burn and need some good books written by pilots of WW2 to burn it on.

Can anyone suggest some books other than "Yeager" and "To Fly and Fight" which I've already read.

C'mon, I know you people read. I need books!!! books!!! books!!!

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:36 AM
I got $$$$ to burn and need some good books written by pilots of WW2 to burn it on.

Can anyone suggest some books other than "Yeager" and "To Fly and Fight" which I've already read.

C'mon, I know you people read. I need books!!! books!!! books!!!

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:50 AM
not a pilot book but needed if you like lw ac...war planes of the third rei..ch by william green.............blonde knight of germany .erich hartman....i flew for the furher heinz knoke........stuka pilot. hans rudel ...Hermann Graf & Alfred Grislawski is published and can be ordered now
these are quick off my head.. more ppl will post

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:55 AM
But if you wanna get into something good as well

Pilot books:
War Diary: Helmut Lipfert

Soldier's accounts:

Blood Red Snow
(The story of a German machine gunner and his campaign in the ost front) Its a very good book, gives insight as to the scale of the Stalingrad retreat, and all the way to the end of the war...he survived)

Battle accounts:

Stalingrad by Antony Beevor

The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor


The last two books are probably one of the best books I've read in my life, I highly recomend them.

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:57 AM
Thanks, Im actually looking for books written by pilots of the LW, I've read books mostly written by Americans, I want to read something from a pilot who served in the LW.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:01 AM
every one listed was by a german pilot!!!!!!!

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:04 AM
Helmut Lipfert's war diary is a very good account of a LW pilot in the eastern front. He joined JG52 in the winter of 1942, he only participated in retreats since he joined the squadron.

He was able to rack up over 200 kills in the last two years of the war. A very lucky pilot too, survived a few nasty crashes.

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:09 AM
I'll look into Lipfert's book.

I have 2 books written by American Aces, I want 2 more written by German ones.

List any book you've ever read by an ace, ever.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:11 AM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1841760846/ref=lib_rd_btb/002-7933849-6529610?v=glance&s=books

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:12 AM
are you reading the posts?.all the books are from german pilots /aces /experten

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:19 AM
Thanks, I think Im going to buy Lipfert's book and Graf & Grislawski's book.

But please post more.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:30 AM
If ya liked yeager then get "Forever Flying" The story of Bob Hoover, who chuck yeager called "the greatest pilot I ever saw."

He flew almost anything you can imagine. Great read.


I've enjoed the Red Star series on Yaks & Lavochkins & teh I-16 since i nevr knew much about VVS planes.

Spitfires,Thunderbolts & Warm Beer is a good read about flying with the RAF & USAAF.

The War Diary of Hauptman helmet Lipfert is good for German East Front action.

johnnie johnsons books are good.



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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 05:34 AM
Thanks Saburo, I didnt even know there was a book about Hoover. Im buying that right now.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 07:27 AM
StG77_Kondor wrote:
- But if you wanna get into something good as well
-
- Pilot books:
- War Diary: Helmut Lipfert
-
- Soldier's accounts:
-
- Blood Red Snow
- (The story of a German machine gunner and his
- campaign in the ost front) Its a very good book,
- gives insight as to the scale of the Stalingrad
- retreat, and all the way to the end of the war...he
- survived)
-
- Battle accounts:
-
- Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
-
- The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor
-
-
- The last two books are probably one of the best
- books I've read in my life, I highly recomend them.
-


Kondor,

Is the book Blood red snow in the same vain as forgotten soldier? that was one of the best books i have ever read and im looking for something along the same lines, do you possibly have the ISBN for the book? thanks.
Also i have ordered Lipferts book from amazon and IM still waiting after 5 weeks !!!.

cheers Ferret.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 07:30 AM
"Samurai"

by Saburo Sakai.


Even though it is not by a LW pilot, it is one of the best I have ever read.



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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 07:35 AM
not pilot but fogotten soldier iv read 15 times at least ..it is the best book iv ever read bar none

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 07:41 AM
for an honest candid unbiased account of what went wrong for the germans in WWII (including a lot about the eastern front) you cannot beat "Panzer Leader" the autobigraphy of General Oberst Heinz Guderian, commander of army group centre I believe in barbarossa and eventually German Chief of Staff

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 08:27 AM
Fighter Pilot - Ginger Lacey and Nine Lives - Alan Deere were quite good, centred on the Battle of Britain. Also the book by Paul Ritchey about the battle of France is quite good. I think it might also be called fighter pilot.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 08:29 AM
"I flew for the Fuhrer" Heinz Knokke.

I'd never join a club that would have ME as a member!!.

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 08:30 AM
whats a book? ahhh non digital media.....got ya /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 08:33 AM
Take a look at:

First Light by Geoffrey Wellum



Wellum flew Spits in the Battle of Britain.
I think this is a pretty honest account.

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 09:59 AM
"Woodbine Red Leader", a P-51 Mustang ace in the Mediterranean Theater. By George Loving. (Ballantine books)

"JG 26 Top Guns Of The Luftwaffe" Donald L. Caldwell (Ivy books)

Worth a look.

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 10:11 AM
Look out for C. Bergstroms "Black Cross - Red Star" - definitely worth the money IMHO

fluke39
09-25-2003, 10:18 AM
Plastic_Elvis wrote:
- Fighter Pilot - Ginger Lacey and Nine Lives - Alan
- Deere were quite good, centred on the Battle of
- Britain. Also the book by Paul Ritchey about the
- battle of France is quite good. I think it might
- also be called fighter pilot.

yes I would also recommend Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey - it is about a few weeks during the battle of france - an area that it is hard to find pilots accounts of.

also recommend Stalingrad by Antony Beevor -a very critically acclaimed book - and a book i found hard to put down: great for learning about the real situation on the eastern front (it covers alot more of the eastern front than just the battle of stalingrad)- you will be entertained, learn a great deal and also be shocked and upset by some of the things in there



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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:19 PM
Ferret71 wrote:
- Kondor,
-
- Is the book Blood red snow in the same vain as
- forgotten soldier? that was one of the best books i
- have ever read and im looking for something along
- the same lines, do you possibly have the ISBN for
- the book? thanks.
- Also i have ordered Lipferts book from amazon and IM
- still waiting after 5 weeks !!!.
-
- cheers Ferret.

Hey Ferret,

No I haven't read forgotten soldier...yet /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif . I will order it as soon as i'm done with Beevor's 'Stalingrad' (almost done). But it is a very good book, doesn't give you much of the tactical stuff, instead its just a day by day account of survival on the ost front.

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XyZspineZyX
09-25-2003, 04:22 PM
Fighter Tactics by Robert Shaw. Very good reading.

Dolemite-
12-13-2007, 03:12 AM
Hey guys its Christmas and I need recommendations for books written by LW pilots.

flyingloon
12-13-2007, 03:44 AM
thread wants to eat your braaaaains

hurricane1948
12-13-2007, 06:58 AM
"The First And The Last" by Adolph Galland.

"Eagles Wings" by Hajo Herrmann

mean_mango
12-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Luftwaffe Fighter Ace by Norbert Hannig

I just finished reading this last night! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

It's the best personal account of a WWII combat pilot I've read! Lots of great information and very personal. It's really a story about people and flying, not so much about war and politics.

http://www.amazon.com/Luftwaffe-Fighter-Ace-Norbert-Hannig/dp/1904010946

huggy87
12-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Holy revived thread Batman!

pwengland
12-13-2007, 02:35 PM
The war diary of Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert.
Eastern front, very good read.