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02-15-2004, 07:27 AM
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02-15-2004, 07:27 AM
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MandMs
02-15-2004, 07:29 AM
Any of the titles listed

http://www.schifferbooks.com/military/aviationwwii/index.html

Chuck_Older
02-15-2004, 07:35 AM
I'm currently reading "Woodbine Red Leader" by George Loving, who flew Spitfires and Mustangs for Uncle Sam in the MTO.

Read "Clash of Wings" by Walter J Boyne, for a great overveiw of the airwar in WWII along with the hows and whys the various countries who fought in the air did what they did and tried what they tried.

My favorite book on the subject by far is "Little Friends: the fighter pilot experience in World War II England" by Kaplan and Saunders, which isn't a story of any one plane, pilot or any group, but is full of stories anecdotes, and actual experience stories from pilots, ground crew, civilians in England, and even German and Polish pilots. A fantastic addition to your aviation library if you can find it, I haven't seen it for sale in years. ISBN 0-394-58434-1

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johnbn
02-15-2004, 07:55 AM
First Light by Geoffry Wellum.
Excellent read about WW2 RAF pilot.

02-15-2004, 12:23 PM
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westcoastphil
02-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Just finished JG26:Top Guns of the Luftwaffe, by Donald Caldwell. Pretty good read, especially towards the end of the book.

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InyerEye
02-15-2004, 02:36 PM
"FW 190 Aces of the Western Front"
"FW 190 Aces of the Russian Front" _ John Weal

"Japanese Army Air force Fighter Units and their Aces"_Ikuhiko Hata,Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores

"Aces of the Mighty Eighth"_Jerry Scutts & John Stanaway

Slickun
02-15-2004, 05:26 PM
"Victory Roll" by Wolfe, a Schieffer book, is a fantastic look at US pilots and planes.

As said earlier, "Clash of Wings" by Boyne is a great, concise look at the entire air war in WW2.

"JG-26, Top Guns of the LW" by Caldwell is also fantastic, as an earlier poster said.

"I Flew For the Fuerher" by Hans Knocke (not sure about the spelling) is the best book by a LW pilot I've read.

"Wing Commander" by Johnson is a great book about the RAF and its leading ace.

"Target Berlin" by Ethell and Pierce (buy ANY avaition book by these two) is a great, great read about the first big raid on Berlin, the LW response, the planes, men, and results of the combat.

"Samaurai" by Caidin and Sakai is the best book I've come across about a Japanese pilot's experiences in WW2, fighting the US and China. There are reports Caidin exaggerated and embellished the book, but it is a great read.

"Thunderbolt" by Johnson is a great look at the US side of the house, the 56th FG and the P-47 in WW2, by a great ace.

"1000 Destroyed" by, well, I don't remember, is a fantastic look at the 4th FG, from Debden. It was written right after the war, and has a great feel for that period. It is available to be read online. Just try a Google search.

"5 Down and Glory" by Gurney is a great reference for the US aces in WW2.

"Stuka Pilot" by Rudel is amazing reading from the greatest combat pilot of all time, from the Russian front.

The single best aviation book I've ever read is "One Day in a Long War" by Ethell and Price. It chronicles the single most intense day of air to air combat in the Viet-Nam war. It includes a description of Randy Cunningham's dogfight with a NVN pilot. The men, the planes, the tactics, A truly fantastic read.

Warning to all haters of US planes: read no further.



"America's 100,000" is a book that describes in detail the fighter planes that the US produced in WW2. Many of the posters on these here boards hate this book, and question it's accuracy, especially when the data presented exceeds LW planes' stats.