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#3923063 - 03/11/14 07:32 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books ***** [Re: Juggernaut]  
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No combat, but a great book:

http://www.amazon.com/Everything-but-flak-Martin-Caidin/dp/B0007F5AY4

Just take the middle part of the book with a grain of salt.

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#3953694 - 05/15/14 01:34 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Just updating this thread - for some reason I stopped receiving email notifications about it.


Daddy Versus the Squirrels - a children's book!
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#3954071 - 05/15/14 06:44 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Warbirds: WW1 account by anonymous pilot. Public domain. Very poignant read.

Ghosts of Targets Past by Philip Grey. Account of a bomber crew during the latter years of WW2.


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#3954260 - 05/16/14 12:43 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Derek Robinsons WW1 trilogy and his three WW2 books are highly recommended.

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Bomber by Len Deighton aswell.

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#3987037 - 07/28/14 08:54 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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I'd love to see a cross indexed list, sorted by era/plane types, with links to Kindle or a SimHQ ebay/ lending library.

Also, a read it/ do it guide to every book, from Biggles to Warthog.

If someone could have that ready by the weekend, chz thumbsup

#4114828 - 05/02/15 02:21 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Amazon page with info

Early in the book is a description of getting a Hornet on board in terrible weather and with an extremely low fuel state. Harrowing. You will not be disappointed.

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#4199896 - 11/27/15 08:11 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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For a good second world war book for a kid, I would recommend "Going Solo" from Roald Dahl - it is the follow-on of his childhood autobiography and a description of his time in Tanzania, then in Lybia and Greece with the RAF Squadron 80.

As an aside, I found the article very true - as a matter of fact, I am now a happy aeronautical engineer, and a certain Red Baron II game from 1997 (and its wonderful manual telling the epic stories of Roland Garros, Immelman, Guynemer and Udet, etc...) did help along. I still find it a shame that they ship video game in DVD boxes, without the printed manual...

#4233183 - 02/24/16 11:29 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Fight for the Sky by Douglas Bader. It has some information on the development and different versions of the Spitfire and Hurricane as well as personal stories of himself and other Hurricane and Spitfire pilots.


There's also Reach for the Sky by Paul Brickhill, it's the biography of Douglas Bader who lost his legs in an accident in the 30's got kicked out of the RAF, then was reinstated during the Battle of Britain and was later shot down over France and spent some time in various POW camps.

#4234301 - 02/27/16 09:10 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Devotion about the first Black Carrier pilot in Korea.
Hunter-Killer about the advent of Wild Weasels.


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#4234519 - 02/28/16 06:30 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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"Apache" by Ed Macy is a good read along with "Dressed to Kill" by Charlotte Madison (first female Apache pilot in the UK).

Any of the earlier books by Dale Brown ie "Flight of the Old Dog", "Night of the Hawk", "Chain of Command".

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#4235426 - 03/01/16 05:55 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Fly for your Life co-authored by Larry Forrester is a good read. Its a Bantam War Book ISBN o-553-11542-8. Its about Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck. Interesting spots, for me anyway, was the checkout by Jeffery Quill in a 2 bladed Spit and His Time with 92 Sqn back in the Dunkirk years.

#4235467 - 03/01/16 06:55 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI by Arthur Gould Lee





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#4235560 - 03/01/16 11:36 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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^^^Both excellent reads.


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#4235873 - 03/02/16 10:29 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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Went on a bit of a binge lately and can recommend the following:

Mig Master - The Story of the F-8 Crusader by Barrett Tillman
Roger Ball! - The odyssey of John Monroe "Hawk" Smith - Navy Fighter Pilot by Donald E. Auten
On Yankee Station - The Naval Air War over Vietnam by John B. Nichols and Barrett Tillman
Vietnam Air Rescues by Dave Richardson
Over the Beach - The Air War in Vietnam by Zalin Grant
Cheating Death - Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos by George J. Marrett
NAVCAD Class 10-56: An Anthology by Brian Bryans

#4236163 - 03/03/16 08:35 PM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Juggernaut]  
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#4287798 - 08/16/16 01:11 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: Wireman]  
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I will definitely second this recommendation. I just finished reading it for the second time in as many weeks. I found myself reading it the first time and not sure how I felt about it until I stopped and realized I had been reading for over five hours and I didn't want to stop.

Depending on how fast you read at just around 185 pages it is a "day" book, and I think if you get at least a third of the way into it you won't be wanting to put it down.


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#4287869 - 08/16/16 11:52 AM Re: Please recommend good aviation/air combat story books [Re: AndyB]  
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Originally Posted By: AndyB

Any of the earlier books by Dale Brown ie "Flight of the Old Dog", "Night of the Hawk", "Chain of Command".

Cheers,

Andy

Bloody hell Andy, I didnt realise that they were true! biggrin


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https://www.amazon.com/Last-Dogfight-Martin-Caidin/dp/0395194113
This was a book I read while in High School, while not historical it was a real good read I remember and I always wished it was made into a movie.


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Just finished reading this one.
Terror in the Starboard Seat: 41 Trips Aboard a Mosquito, a True Story of 418 Squadron


A highly entertaining read with some not so pleasant details scattered throughout the story.

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Well written and fascinating account of flying with an RCAF Mosquito squadron - albeit brief. It seems to capture the realities, terrors and absurdities of a Navigator's life.


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I've just finished reading the superb Winged Victory by Victor Yeates. It is a beautifully penned and skilfully crafted work in the classic style. This book, though equally as well crafted, is about as subtle as a brick in the face. It is raw, immediate and a great read. McIntosh, the author, is the terrified Canadian Alligator (Navigator) forced to fly with his crazy Jewish American pilot, a man desperately trying to wreak terrible vengeance upon an enemy he can't find. He drags a very unwilling McIntosh all across Europe in the hope of shooting something and the way he goes about dealing with his various frustrations at not succeeding to do so is very funny. They make a perfect team. McIntosh constantly so terrified he can't speak, Sid cool as mustard, even when the stick is ripped from his hand in a low level stall. They flew 41 missions, most at low level, mainly in the dark. This would be a fantastic bit of fiction, but the very fact that it isn't makes it all the more superb. My only beef is that it is quite short.



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