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Old 17th February 2013, 00:24
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Arrow Good Flight Combat Books Anybody?

Hey everybody. I don't post here much it seems but I'm looking for some good books to read. I've got a shelf packed full of War, Military History, Naval Combat, etc.

I've always loved flying and it kind of surprises me that I don't have many Air Combat books. I have a couple I think. I still haven't read half of the books in the shelf but I'm getting there. Are there any WW2, Pre-WW2, or Modern Air Combat books that are Must-Haves or are there any that you'd recommend?

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Old 18th February 2013, 01:48
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Re: Good Flight Combat Books Anybody?

Hello
Das Tagebuch Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert is very good and IIRC it’s translated to English, the title something like Captain Lipfert’s War Diary.

Other very good LW memoirs are IMHO that of Peter Düttmann, hopefully it is translated to English.

Finnish AF aces
Eino “Eikka” Luukkanen’s memoirs, translated as Luukkanen, Eino. Fighter Over Finland: the Memoirs of a Fighter Pilot. London: Macdonald & Company Ltd.., 1963. (Reprinted 1980 by Arno Press, NY as ISBN 0-405-12191-1. and in 1989 by Time-Life, NY as ISBN 0-80949-620-8.)
see more on him http://www.saunalahti.fi/~fta/finace03.htm

Juutilainen, Eino Ilmari (translated by Nikunen, Heikki). Double Fighter Knight. Tampere, Finland: Apali Oy, 1996. ISBN 9-52502-604-3.

Soviet
IMHO best memoirs are Vasili B. Emelianenko’s Red Star Against Swastika
RAF
“Johnnie” Johnsson’s Wing Leader
Neville Duke’s War Diaries
USAAF
US members know these better but the re is a series of books by Eric Hammel, Aces Against Germany, Aces Against Japan etc
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Old 18th February 2013, 03:06
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Re: Good Flight Combat Books Anybody?

Thanks! I'll check some of these out.
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Re: Good Flight Combat Books Anybody?

Time Life Wings of War series has a number of very fine war memoirs from WWI to Vietnam.
http://www.volumelists.com/detail.ph...ngs%20of%20War

titles in the link
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