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Chuck_Older
11-08-2006, 10:05 AM
Clash of Wings
Little Friends
The Right of the Line

They aren't bios, though<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Flower of Scotland, will we see your like again?

trumper
11-08-2006, 11:35 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifBlimey ive read all those listed.How about fiction,Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson http://www.amazon.com/Piece-Cake-Derek-Robinson/dp/0006473334
or non fiction Chuck Yeagers biography or loosely connected with it "The right Stuff" about the early space project.
Stephen Bugays A most dangerous enemy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Most-Dangerous-Enemy-History-Britain/dp/1854108018
all excellent reading. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Don_Karnage
11-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Hey all,

I was flying a solo mission on a fw-109a and for fun dove at a parachuting pilot..I sliced off the cords of his chute with my wings but his cords also sliced my wing clean off.

Could this really happen?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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"Fighting in the air is not sport. It is scientific murder."
-??? Captain Edward V. 'Eddie' Rickenbacker, USAS

Don_Karnage
11-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Hey all,

I was flying a solo mission on a fw-109a and for fun dove at a parachuting pilot..I sliced off the cords of his chute with my wings but his cords also sliced my wing clean off.

Could this really happen?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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"Fighting in the air is not sport. It is scientific murder."
-??? Captain Edward V. 'Eddie' Rickenbacker, USAS

Low_Flyer_MkVb
11-08-2006, 01:37 PM
A quick scan along the bookshelves - bit of a mixed bag, but I enjoyed all of these and won't be donating them to a jumble sale in the near future.



Bomber Command - Max Hastings

The Hardest Victory - Denis Richards

The Other Battle - Peter Hinchliffe

The Battle Of Hamburg - Martin Middlebrook

RAF Bomber Command 1936 1968 - Chris Ashworth
Well written and researched works on the RAF bombing offensive. Hinchcliffe's book pays particular attention to the Luftwaffe's night fighter development & tactics, while Middlebrook's details the plight of a major city on the recieving end of RAF policy.

Fighter Command - David Oliver
Large format, richly illustrated history.

Fighter Pilot - Paul Ritchey
The autobiographical experiences of a Hurricane pilot during the Battle of France. The airborne sequences are beautifully written, the sense of lost innocence well described. If you like your biogs search this one out - recently republished in paperback.

Fighter Boys - Patrick Bishop
A recent instant classic giving an insight into the lives of RAF pilots leading up to and including the Battle of Britain.

Winged Victory - Johnny Johnson & Laddie Lucas
Wings of War - Laddie Lucas (editor)
Nicely done works. Winged Victory details the experiences & recollections of two well-known pilots. Wings of war is an anthology of experiences from aircrew of all nations.

Bader: The Man And His Men - Micheal G. Burns
Covers both Bader and the men who passed through his command, such as Johnson & Cork.

The Mighty Eighth - Roger A. Freeman
A magnificent book covering all aspects of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force. Personalities, unit histories, photographs, colour profiles.

Wings of The Luftwaffe - Eric Brown
Brown's opinions on the many captured Luftwaffe aircraft he examined & flew. Technical details, cockpit layouts and cutaway illustrations.

Stalin's Falcons - Tomas Polak
Unit histories & brief biographies of VVS pilots. (interesting stuff, but fairly dry)

The Soviet Air Force Since 1918 - Alexander Boyd
The evolution of the Soviet Air Force, the personalities involved, aircraft, strategy & tactics. Of particular interest is the immediate post-war era.

Messerschmitt Aces - Eric Musciano
Biographies (including Finns and Hungarian), campaign histories, a well written history of the 109. Nicely illustated.

Butcher Bird: The Focke-Wulf Fw190 - Edward Shacklady
Richly illustrated and very readable history of the 190.

Spifire Mark V In Action - Peter Caygill
Interesting accounts of RAF operations in Northern Europe, paying attention to the parallel development of the Fw190.

Fighter Pilots Of The RAF 1939 1945 - Chaz Bowyer
Biographies - some lesser known.

The Spitfire Story - Alfred Price
Good, illustrated history of Supermarine's fighter.

Hurricane - Edward Bishop
Good, illustrated history of Hawker's fighter.

Whirlwind - Victor Bingham
Good, illustrated history of Westland's fighter.

Fighter Squadrons Of The RAF And Their Aircraft - John Rawlings
Large book detailing unit histories & aircraft. Well illustrated.

The Royal Air Force 1939 - 1945 (3 Volumes) - Denis Richards & Hilary St. G. Saunders
The officially commissioned history. Very readable and covering often overlooked theatres of operations.

An Illustrated History Of The RAF - Roy Conyers Nesbit
Very large format, profusely illustrated, lots of brief personal accounts.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Monty_Thrud
11-08-2006, 01:57 PM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">STAPME</span> <span class="ev_code_GREEN">~</span> The Bio of Sqdrn Leader Basil Gerald Stapleton

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Tempest Pilot</span> <span class="ev_code_GREEN">~</span> CJ Sheddan

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Debbie Does Dallas</span> <span class="ev_code_GREEN">~</span> Debbie<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Giganoni
11-08-2006, 02:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nsteense:
One which apparently is a must read, and is failing in my collectio is the biography of one of the finnish aces of WW2. Not sure if it was either Eino Luukkanen or Ilmari Juutilainen. Anybody an idea? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You might be thinking of Ilmari Juutilainen's book. "Double Fighter Knight." I have not read it, but it was the stories of the Finnish pilots that got me into IL2 (and I've betrayed them for my Japanese planes!)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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nsteense
11-09-2006, 12:15 AM
You might be thinking of Ilmari Juutilainen's book. "Double Fighter Knight." I have not read it, but it was the stories of the Finnish pilots that got me into IL2 (and I've betrayed them for my Japanese planes!)[/QUOTE]

That could be the one! Thanks!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
I read somewhere that this was one of the better bios. Still haven't found it though...