Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Reviews > Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines Please use this forum to review or discuss books and magazines.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 15th December 2020, 12:52
Alfred.MONZAT's Avatar
Alfred.MONZAT Alfred.MONZAT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 410
Alfred.MONZAT is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

For those interested by the book, I got a copy from there (and look like there are still copies available): http://www.flashie.nl/T/BK/BK224774.HTM
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 15th December 2020, 13:10
superbee superbee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 69
superbee is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

I like reading books on one mission, with views from all sides."The killing sky" was a great read.

We should do a list of all the detailed one mission books out there.
Anybody have any favourites?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15th December 2020, 16:33
Alfred.MONZAT's Avatar
Alfred.MONZAT Alfred.MONZAT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 410
Alfred.MONZAT is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

Quote:
Originally Posted by superbee View Post
We should do a list of all the detailed one mission books out there.
Anybody have any favourites?
Good idea. Other than the three (all from Dutch authors) mentioned previously, I can advise the three from Alfred Price (18 August 1940, 15 September 1940 & 6 March 1944) and The Nuremberg Raid: 30-31 March 1944 (I have yet to read The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission: The American Raids on 17 August 1943 and Peenemunde Raid: The Night of 17-18 August 1943).

I have also read Operation Oyster World War II's Forgotten Raid: The Daring Low Level Attack on the Philips Radio Works but I can't say it made a lasting impression on me.

There are also The Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe's baptism of fire (18 December 1939), Battle Under the Moon (3-4 May 1994), Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of an American Bomber Squadron, August 29, 1944, The Kassel Raid, 27 September 1944: The Largest Loss by Usaaf Group on Any Mission in WWII and Hitler's Last Christmas: The Day the Entire Mighty 8th Air Force Entered the Battle of the Bulge (24 December 1944) for which I would welcome any review.

There also books about the Ploesti raid on 1st of August 1944, the Augsburg raid (17 April 1942), the Doolittle raid of 18 April 1942,... and I also can name a few in French on Allied missions over France.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15th December 2020, 17:56
SteveR SteveR is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Upper Midwest, USA
Posts: 215
SteveR is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

I'm also quite fond of one-mission books so here's a few more.

Heroic Endeavor by Sean Feast (23 December 1944)

Bodenplatte by John Manhro (1 Jan. 1945)

Night of the Intruders by Ian McLachlan (22 April 1944)

The Münster Raid: Bloody Skies Over Germany by Ian Hawkins (10 Oct. 1943)

The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe by Adrian Weir (7 April 1945)

To Kingdom Come by Robert Mrazek (Stuttgart 6 Sept. 1943)

Alfred, I've got Hitler's Last Christmas; I'll read it next and post my impressions when finished.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 15th December 2020, 18:43
Edward Edward is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 166
Edward is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

A. Monzat posted
"For those interested by the book, I got a copy from there (and look like there are still copies available)"

Flash Aviation Shop
In stock : Yes
Price: Euro 25.00

Holy *&#@!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 15th December 2020, 19:55
Alfred.MONZAT's Avatar
Alfred.MONZAT Alfred.MONZAT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 410
Alfred.MONZAT is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveR View Post
I'm also quite fond of one-mission books so here's a few more.

Heroic Endeavor by Sean Feast (23 December 1944)

Bodenplatte by John Manhro (1 Jan. 1945)

Night of the Intruders by Ian McLachlan (22 April 1944)

The Münster Raid: Bloody Skies Over Germany by Ian Hawkins (10 Oct. 1943)

The Last Flight of the Luftwaffe by Adrian Weir (7 April 1945)

To Kingdom Come by Robert Mrazek (Stuttgart 6 Sept. 1943)

Alfred, I've got Hitler's Last Christmas; I'll read it next and post my impressions when finished.
Thank you, I didn't know most of them but I've read Andrian Weir's book, it is excellent and Bodenplatte is an obvious one I should have think of.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward View Post
Flash Aviation Shop
In stock : Yes
Price: Euro 25.00

Holy *&#@!
It looked to good to be true, but with 10€ more for postage here it is:


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 20th December 2020, 12:45
superbee superbee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 69
superbee is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

Thanks for the list,I have some of them, but I don't have the ones listed here.
Before I buy them, which ones has good accounts from the German side?

Also, what is the best new book on the Ploesti raid?The only book I have is the older one by Dugan and Stewart.

Heroic Endeavor by Sean Feast

Night of the Intruders by Ian McLachlan

The Münster Raid: Bloody Skies Over Germany by Ian Hawkins

To Kingdom Come by Robert Mrazek

Hitler's Last Christmas: The Day the Entire Mighty 8th Air Force Entered the Battle of the Bulge

Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of an American Bomber Squadron

Battle Under the Moon

The Kassel Raid

Last edited by superbee; 20th December 2020 at 13:58.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 20th December 2020, 17:19
Frank Olynyk Frank Olynyk is online now
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,340
Frank Olynyk is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

I ordered The Killing Sky from Flash Aviation: 25 Euros for the book, 25 Euros for shipping to the US, and an optional 7 Euros if you want tracking. Given the postal situation it will be a while before it gets here.

Ploesti: I would start by recommending Roger Freeman's Pictorial History of the Ploesti raid. A lot of pictures (obviously) with less text. But separate chapters on each of the five bomb groups and what happened to them. Plus a complete list of all aircraft participating (by group) with complete (maybe missing a few) lists of all crewmen on each aircraft, with the status of each aircraft after the mission (not a history of each surviving aircraft).

Enjoy!

Frank
__________________
Civilization is the most fragile ecology of all.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 3rd January 2021, 23:23
Alfred.MONZAT's Avatar
Alfred.MONZAT Alfred.MONZAT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 410
Alfred.MONZAT is on a distinguished road
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

Let's add this one to the list:

"Target Leipzig: The RAF's disastrous raid of 19/20 February 1944" by Alan W. Cooper
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 4th January 2021, 09:53
Nick Beale's Avatar
Nick Beale Nick Beale is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Exeter, England
Posts: 4,938
Nick Beale will become famous soon enough
Re: 11 January 1944 mission (Oschersleben)

“Target Berlin” by Alfred Price and Geoff Ethell (raid of 6 March 1944).

Re an earlier post, If you like Martin Middlebrook’s approach then you should enjoy his other books too.

Max Hastings’ recent “Chastise” (the Dams raid) was a good read too although I’m not sure if it broke much new ground beyond offering the author’s characteristically sceptical reappraisal of his subject matter.
__________________
Nick Beale
http://www.ghostbombers.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B-17 Losses 11. January 1944 streak98 Allied and Soviet Air Forces 8 11th September 2015 08:58
Ju 88 shot down by U-243 on 11 June 1944 Laurent Rizzotti Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 16 15th June 2013 13:18
Me109 E crashed near Lourdes on 11 November 1944 gilles collaveri Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 11 3rd June 2011 22:51
ORB for 61SQ Mission Berlin 2th of January 1944 mystex Allied and Soviet Air Forces 1 26th March 2011 15:53
Luftwaffe Aces KIA in Normandy in 1944 Christer Bergström Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 35 13th August 2005 21:10


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net