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rcorporon
12-28-2003, 02:25 PM
Hi!

I got a gift certificate for Chapters for Xmas, and am looking for suggestions for a book.

I'm thinking about "Blond Knight of Germany" but am open to suggestions.

Any really good books on the history of the VVS?

Thanks,
Ronnie

rcorporon
12-28-2003, 02:25 PM
Hi!

I got a gift certificate for Chapters for Xmas, and am looking for suggestions for a book.

I'm thinking about "Blond Knight of Germany" but am open to suggestions.

Any really good books on the history of the VVS?

Thanks,
Ronnie

Juego
12-28-2003, 02:28 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0304366242/qid=1072646773/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-2512051-5244965


I about Pierre Closterman in the BoB.It has awesome description about his missions and dogfights and other cool stuff.

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rcorporon
12-28-2003, 05:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Juego:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0304366242/qid=1072646773/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-2512051-5244965


I about Pierre Closterman in the BoB.It has awesome description about his missions and dogfights and other cool stuff.

Well any ways that the one book i want to get http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Seems kinda neat. Will add it to the list.

Anybody else have any suggestions?

Ronnie

F19_Olli72
12-28-2003, 05:59 PM
Not focusing on VVS, but ill add what i always recommend;
"Double fighther knight" by Ilmari Juutilainen, Finlands topscoring ace telling his story starting in the winterwar -39 flying Fokker DXXI's to the end of the war in the Bf109. One of the best "fighter memoirs" ive read.

Other books i liked are;
"I Flew for the F├╝hrer" by Heinz Knoke
"I was a Kamikaze" by Ryuji Nagatsuka
"Kamikaze" by Yasuo Kuwahara & Gordon T. Allred

AcesHigh_AVG
12-28-2003, 07:18 PM
I have Blond Knight of Germany and it is really interesting. Especially since the biography deals with events on the Eastern front. I'm really just starting it and it doesn't go into great detail of the dogfights, probably because Hartmann had 352 victories. I'm sure it will detail the more interesting ones. One thing for sure it is a very interesting read, and it shows what life was like in the Luftwaffe on the Eastern front and the basic german attitude about the war. Seeing that Hartmann is the greatest Ace that ever lived I think the book will offer great teaching in combat.

rcorporon
12-28-2003, 09:40 PM
Almost 100 views and such a limited amount of replies?

I need help guys!

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Ronnie

AirBot
12-29-2003, 04:20 AM
All I can tell you is that "Blonde Knight of Germany" is a great book and is definetely worth a read. It does have plenty of combat accounts as well.
I also have "First Light" by Geoffrey Wellums. It's an autobiography by a Spitfire pilot during the BoB detailing his life from acceptance to the RAF until his final flights over Malta. It's a great book for giving you the feel of actually being in WWII Britain, but not really an Eastern Front book by any measure.

TX-Zen
12-29-2003, 07:27 AM
The First and the Last
Battle of Britain
Fighter General

(All by Adolf Galland)

Christer Bergstrom has written some very good books, notably Black Cross, Red Star.

Pappy Boyington's book was excellent about his service in the pacific.

Stuka Pilot by Hans Rudell is totally amazing.

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jensenpark
12-29-2003, 07:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rcorporon:
Hi!

I got a gift certificate for Chapters for Xmas, and am looking for suggestions for a book.

I'm thinking about "Blond Knight of Germany" but am open to suggestions.

Any really good books on the history of the VVS?

Thanks,
Ronnie<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Unfortunately, there's not a whole heck of alot from Chapters available.
Try "Winged Combat" by Arthur Bishop (Billy Bishop's son). It is about Arthur's experience in WW2 as a Spit pilot. Unique Canadian point of view.
"An Ace of the 8th" is readily available there as well in pocket book. Pretty good read.

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DeerHunterUK
12-29-2003, 07:37 AM
As mentioned before 'Black Cross Red Star' and Blond Knight of Germany' are excellent books.I've just got for Christmas 'Swastika In The Gunsight' and I'll be reading that as soon as I've finished my current book 'Fighter Boys' (a Battle of Britain book).

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rcorporon
12-29-2003, 08:04 AM
Holy crap...

I've always hated Chapters, and now I hate them even more. Their limited selection, overpriced books....

Stupid Chapters.

Ronnie