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Chuck_Older
04-20-2004, 07:13 PM
Or in British or Polish experiences there?

I have mentioned this before but I will again.

Try to find:

Little Friends: the fighter pilot experience in World War II England

I bought it years ago and have not seen this book since, but it's a Random House title, ISBN 0-394-58434-1. It came out in 1991.

Fantastic collection of stories, photos, recollections, facts, and actual experiences from a timeline of a P-51 escort mission, to reading first hand about a Luftwaffe pilot's experience of getting shot down over England, to a pilot's liberty time, to the experiences of English locals and ground crew.

It was 50 dollars US when it came out (Big book, about 11" by 11" and an inch thick), but if you can find it, it must be lower priced by now.

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The hillsides ring with, "Free the People",
Or can I hear the echoes from the days of '39?
~ Clash

Chuck_Older
04-20-2004, 07:13 PM
Or in British or Polish experiences there?

I have mentioned this before but I will again.

Try to find:

Little Friends: the fighter pilot experience in World War II England

I bought it years ago and have not seen this book since, but it's a Random House title, ISBN 0-394-58434-1. It came out in 1991.

Fantastic collection of stories, photos, recollections, facts, and actual experiences from a timeline of a P-51 escort mission, to reading first hand about a Luftwaffe pilot's experience of getting shot down over England, to a pilot's liberty time, to the experiences of English locals and ground crew.

It was 50 dollars US when it came out (Big book, about 11" by 11" and an inch thick), but if you can find it, it must be lower priced by now.

*****************************
The hillsides ring with, "Free the People",
Or can I hear the echoes from the days of '39?
~ Clash

SkyChimp
04-20-2004, 07:55 PM
That is a good book. I don't have it, but have seen it.

Another good one is:

Mighty Eighth War Manual
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I thought it was going to be a little cheesy when I pulled it off the shelf. But it is packed with TONS of good information.

Probably no one knows the 8th AF like Roger Freemn. he has several companion books to this one.

Regards,
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