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#3922564 - 03/10/14 12:44 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Russkly, I also highly recommend Lee's other great book: "No Parachute".


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#3922731 - 03/10/14 05:11 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Russkly, I also highly recommend Lee's other great book: "No Parachute".


On the way from the UK as we speak...

Along with:

Hart, Peter "Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916"

James F. Miller "Albatros D.I-D.II (Air Vanguard)"

Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI"

Ernst Udet "Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet"

Arthur Gould Lee "Open Cockpit"

Greg VanWyngarden "Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 (Aircraft of the Aces)"

Barker, Ralph "Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I (Brief Histories)"

Phil Carradice "First World War in the Air"

James F. Miller "FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts (Duel 55)"

James F. Miller "DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel)"

Winged Warfare: The Experiences of a Canadian 'Ace' of the RFC During the First World War

Plus I've already read:

SE 5a vs Albatros D V (Duel)
Jon Guttman

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight
Peter Kilduff

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC
Alex Revell

Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel) Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel)
Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey

Sagittarius Rising Sagittarius Rising
Cecil Lewis

Albert Ball, V.C. Albert Ball, V.C.
Chaz Bowyer

Aces Falling Aces Falling
Peter Hart

Winged Victory Winged Victory
V.M. Yeates

SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces) SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces)
Norman L.R. Franks, Harry Dempsey

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell) Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell)
Peter Hart

Plus I've read Mannock's and McCudden's books.

All wonderful stuff - I've quite a WW1 aviation library now.

Still a crap combat sim pilot though...


R

#3922811 - 03/10/14 06:45 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Russkly]  
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Originally Posted By: Russkly
Originally Posted By: Olham
Russkly, I also highly recommend Lee's other great book: "No Parachute".


On the way from the UK as we speak...

Along with:

Hart, Peter "Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916"

James F. Miller "Albatros D.I-D.II (Air Vanguard)"

Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI"

Ernst Udet "Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet"

Arthur Gould Lee "Open Cockpit"

Greg VanWyngarden "Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 (Aircraft of the Aces)"

Barker, Ralph "Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I (Brief Histories)"

Phil Carradice "First World War in the Air"

James F. Miller "FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts (Duel 55)"

James F. Miller "DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel)"

Winged Warfare: The Experiences of a Canadian 'Ace' of the RFC During the First World War

Plus I've already read:

SE 5a vs Albatros D V (Duel)
Jon Guttman

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight
Peter Kilduff

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC
Alex Revell

Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel) Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel)
Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey

Sagittarius Rising Sagittarius Rising
Cecil Lewis

Albert Ball, V.C. Albert Ball, V.C.
Chaz Bowyer

Aces Falling Aces Falling
Peter Hart

Winged Victory Winged Victory
V.M. Yeates

SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces) SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces)
Norman L.R. Franks, Harry Dempsey

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell) Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell)
Peter Hart

Plus I've read Mannock's and McCudden's books.

All wonderful stuff - I've quite a WW1 aviation library now.

Still a crap combat sim pilot though...


R


Russkly;

Two more books I consider a "MUST READ" in order of preference, you won't regret it!:

1) William Barker VC, by Wayne Ralph, Wiley Press
2) The Black Flight, by Raymond Collishaw and Ronald Dodds, CEF Books


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#3922833 - 03/10/14 07:20 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Originally Posted By: Russkly
Originally Posted By: Olham
Russkly, I also highly recommend Lee's other great book: "No Parachute".


On the way from the UK as we speak...

Along with:

Hart, Peter "Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916"

James F. Miller "Albatros D.I-D.II (Air Vanguard)"

Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI"

Ernst Udet "Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet"

Arthur Gould Lee "Open Cockpit"

Greg VanWyngarden "Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 (Aircraft of the Aces)"

Barker, Ralph "Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I (Brief Histories)"

Phil Carradice "First World War in the Air"

James F. Miller "FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts (Duel 55)"

James F. Miller "DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel)"

Winged Warfare: The Experiences of a Canadian 'Ace' of the RFC During the First World War

Plus I've already read:

SE 5a vs Albatros D V (Duel)
Jon Guttman

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight
Peter Kilduff

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC
Alex Revell

Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel) Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel)
Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey

Sagittarius Rising Sagittarius Rising
Cecil Lewis

Albert Ball, V.C. Albert Ball, V.C.
Chaz Bowyer

Aces Falling Aces Falling
Peter Hart

Winged Victory Winged Victory
V.M. Yeates

SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces) SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces)
Norman L.R. Franks, Harry Dempsey

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell) Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell)
Peter Hart

Plus I've read Mannock's and McCudden's books.

All wonderful stuff - I've quite a WW1 aviation library now.

Still a crap combat sim pilot though...


R


Russkly;

Two more books I consider a "MUST READ" in order of preference, you won't regret it!:

1) William Barker VC, by Wayne Ralph, Wiley Press
2) The Black Flight, by Raymond Collishaw and Ronald Dodds, CEF Books


Ta for the tip about Barker's biography.

Wilco - I already have Collishaw's book on the Kindle, which I'll read after I've finished Jem Shaw's "The Larks", which is a good read and clearly uses Arthur Gould Lee's books as references (in fact in one chapter the protagonist even ends up at 46 Sqn, where he talks to Lee).

Sorry for OT. Should we start a bibliography thread?

R

#3924225 - 03/13/14 04:55 PM Re: Wish List for WOFF [Re: Russkly]  
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Originally Posted By: Russkly
Sorry for OT. Should we start a bibliography thread?


I'd say yes, good idea. Posting book sugestions here just clogs the wish-list thread with off-topic posts, and not having these excellent book ideas in a dedicated thread means the whole book discussion is pretty much lost in the clutter.

#3924229 - 03/13/14 05:02 PM Bibliography Thread  
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Just decided to start a bibliography thread hear where you can post your suggested readings on WWI air war subject.
Hopefully the admin can move those bibliography related threads from the "Wish List" thread to here.

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#3924276 - 03/13/14 06:31 PM Re: Bibliography Thread [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Hart, Peter "Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916"

James F. Miller "Albatros D.I-D.II (Air Vanguard)"

Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI"

Ernst Udet "Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet"

Arthur Gould Lee "Open Cockpit"

Greg VanWyngarden "Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 (Aircraft of the Aces)"

Barker, Ralph "Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps in World War I (Brief Histories)"

Phil Carradice "First World War in the Air"

James F. Miller "FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts (Duel 55)"

James F. Miller "DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel)"

Winged Warfare: The Experiences of a Canadian 'Ace' of the RFC During the First World War

Plus I've already read:

SE 5a vs Albatros D V (Duel)
Jon Guttman

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight Black Fokker Leader: The First World War's Last Airfighter Knight
Peter Kilduff

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys Davids DSO MC
Alex Revell

Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel) Duel 7: Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 (Duel)
Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey

Sagittarius Rising Sagittarius Rising
Cecil Lewis

Albert Ball, V.C. Albert Ball, V.C.
Chaz Bowyer

Aces Falling Aces Falling
Peter Hart

Winged Victory Winged Victory
V.M. Yeates

SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces) SE 5/5a Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) (Aircraft of the Aces)
Norman L.R. Franks, Harry Dempsey

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell) Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 (Cassell)
Peter Hart

Plus I've read Mannock's and McCudden's books.

William Barker VC, by Wayne Ralph, Wiley Press

The Black Flight, by Raymond Collishaw and Ronald Dodds, CEF Books

King of the Air Fighters" By Ira (Taff) Jones

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Empty-Blue-...words=revell+56

#3924280 - 03/13/14 06:32 PM Re: Bibliography Thread [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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My contributuon to this thread for a very good read is:




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Originally Posted By: ArisFuser
My contributuon to this thread for a very good read is:





Jesus, that gunner standing up leaning back over the nose of his craft!! screwy Not Me!! nope


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A wonderful cover art for the book, but actually is a colorized version of the actual pic, where both the pilot and the gunner where just simply ready to take off. Anyway, I think Fe2 B gunners did not know the term "vertigo".




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Originally Posted By: ArisFuser
A wonderful cover art for the book, but actually is a colorized version of the actual pic, where the both pilot and gunner where just simply ready to take off. Anyway, I think Fe2 B gunners did not know the term "vertigo".





Yeah, and I noticed that if the Pilot accidentally fires the MG, someone will lose their manhood! eek


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#3924387 - 03/13/14 09:34 PM Re: Bibliography Thread [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Ernst Udet " Mein Fliegerleben"
Richthofen "Der rote Kampfflieger"
"Hauptmann Boelckes Feldberichte"
Von Langsdorff "Flieger am Feind"
Julius Buckler "Malaula"
Kurt Jentsch "Jagdflieger im Feuer"
Karl Bodenschatz "Jagd in Flanderns Himmel"
Anton Lbke "Oswald Boelcke der Meisterflieger"

This are my Biographies,all printed between 1924 and 1936.
And I have a few modern Books,but it is not so easy to get Books about the first Airwar in German.

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Originally Posted By: Akula
Ernst Udet " Mein Fliegerleben"
Richthofen "Der rote Kampfflieger"
"Hauptmann Boelckes Feldberichte"
Von Langsdorff "Flieger am Feind"
Julius Buckler "Malaula"
Kurt Jentsch "Jagdflieger im Feuer"
Karl Bodenschatz "Jagd in Flanderns Himmel"
Anton Lbke "Oswald Boelcke der Meisterflieger"

This are my Biographies,all printed between 1924 and 1936.
And I have a few modern Books,but it is not so easy to get Books about the first Airwar in German.




Hi Akula,

Are these titles all in German?

If so, problematic, but not impossible.

R

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Yes,this are German Books.

#3926981 - 03/19/14 03:44 PM Re: Bibliography Thread [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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I started with the list from RAF_Louvert back in the phase 3 days, and went from there. I'd guess that I've got about 100 titles, including some general WW1's.

[/u]Brits:[u]
'Contact' "Cavalry of the Clouds," "An Airman's Outings..."
Douglas, S. "Combat and Command"
MacMillan, N. "Into the Blue," "Offensive Patrol," "the Art of Flying"
'McScotch' " A Flying Fighter"
Strange, L. "Recollections of an Airman"

[/u]German:[u]
von Buttlar, T. "Zeppelins Over England"
Diggens, H. "September Evening" (about Voss)
Stark, R. "Wings of War"

[/u]French[u]
Fonck, R. "Ace of Aces" (why isn't he mentioned more often?)
Bordeaux, H. "Guynemer: Knight of the Air"
Sykes, C. "French War Birds"

[/u]Belgian[u]
Coppens, W. "Days on the Wing"

[/u]Yank[u]
Hall, B. "En l'air"
Springs, E. "War Birds"

[/u]General Aircraft[u]
Barber, H. "The Aircraft Speaks"
Covin, F. "Aircraft Mechanics Handbook"
Turner, Charles "Aircraft of Today"

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Brief History of the Royal Flying Corps by Ralph Barker, This is probably one of the best all rounders that covers the RFC throughout the War.

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I must have been on sabbatical when this thread was started, I only just found it now because of a link to it in a current thread on the main forum. But better late to the party than not arriving at all, eh? Here are some more titles for the ongoing list, (just a few of my personal favorites really), which I recommend seeking out and reading when time, and money, allow. Most of these are long, long out of print so you will need to hit eBay and AbeBooks and other such sources.

In personal narratives and biographies:

"Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps", James McCudden
"Wind in the Wires", Duncan Grinnell-Milne
"The Way of the Eagle", Charles Biddle
"Horses Dont Fly: A Memoir of World War I", Frederick Libby
"With the Earth Beneath", A.R. Kingsford
"Double-Decker C.666", Haupt Heydemarck
"Fighting the Flying Circus", Edward Rickenbacker
"Heaven High, Hell Deep", Norman Archibald
"High Adventure", James Norman Hall
"The Spider Web", T.D. Hallam (P.I.X.)

In history and reference:

"High in the Empty Blue", Alex Revell
"German Air Power in World War 1", John H. Morrow, Jr.
"The Air Defence of Britain 1914-1918", Christopher Cole and E.F. Cheeseman
"Flying The Old Planes", Frank Tallman
"The Story of a North Sea Air Station", C.F. Snowden Gamble

In instructional sources:

"Practical Flying", W.G. McMinnies
"Learning to Fly in the U.S. Army", E.N. Fales
"The A-B-C of Aviation", Victor W. Pag


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#4229245 - 02/15/16 05:07 AM Re: Bibliography Thread [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Just to be clear, that fixed forward-firing Lewis on the FEE posted above cannot shoot the obs' jewels. That's just forced perspective in that photo. Although grainy, here's the same airplane:



BTW, I know, ah, somebody who has colorized that previously posted photo up there for inclusion in a pending book.

Back to the intent of this thread, a great read is Bloody April, Slaughter in the Skies over Arras, 1917, by Peter Hart.

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Lots of discussions about books here, lately, and it will sure doesn't help my "to read" pile of books to decrease wink Among them I have:
-KEKs and Fokkerstaffels by Johan Ryheul
Only had a quick look, but it seems great, with pictures and locations of early german fighter units along the front.
-Somme Sucess by Peter Hart
-Red Baron, The Life and Death of an Ace, by Peter Kilduff
I liked his book about Carl Degelow (Black Fokker Leader), and if it is the same quality I won't be disapointed (plus it was selled at a very cheap price)
-Mmoires by Roland Garros
A recently published book, there only a few pages at the end about the war-his war diary until his capture, but he had a quite hectic life before that.


Now, some books(in french) about french pilots that I have read and that I liked:

Charles de Rose, le pionner de l'aviation by Jean-Nol Grandhomme & Thrse Kremp
Le Corsaire de l'Air, Maurice Happe et la naissance du bombardement stratgique by Gilles Krugler

The two were pionneers in their kind. Charles created the first fighter squadron, Maruice tried to set up a strategic bombing force. These two books are universitarian works, and they don't only focus on the war. The one on Happe tells more about tactics, formations used etc...that the one about de Rose but both are interesting.

The last one is also in french, but even if you don't read it, is worth having it.

Sous les Cocardes, by Marcel JeanJean
And I am forced to put some pictures:



In about 30 pages, JeanJean (who was a pilot in Esc33 in 1917/18) describes the life of a pilot, during his formation then in Escadrille, with great 'pre ligne claire' style humoristic drawings and with some little explicative texts.
A really nice book. It can be found quite easily (I got mine at my local bookstore) but the price varies, older editions can be sold up to 700 euros (these have a preface from Georges Madon), newer are about 40/50 euros.

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