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XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 10:29 PM
I'm looking to read a book (non-fiction) written by a luftwaffe pilot which has a lot of detail when it comes to describing his personal experience and has a lot of action.

Are there any books like this out there? Could someone please recommend a book that comes close to what I am looking for?

Thanks in advance.

XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 10:29 PM
I'm looking to read a book (non-fiction) written by a luftwaffe pilot which has a lot of detail when it comes to describing his personal experience and has a lot of action.

Are there any books like this out there? Could someone please recommend a book that comes close to what I am looking for?

Thanks in advance.

XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 11:07 PM
Well its semi fictional but Heaven Next Stop is a great book about the Luftwaffe in the West.




Message Edited on 09/08/0306:34PM by Saburo_0

XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 11:18 PM
My favorite one so far is "The War Diary of Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert" by Lipfert/Girbig. I have a book on Hartmann and ordered the Graf book, but haven't read either yet. The Lipfert book is purely from the perspective of a Eastern Front 109 flier. I haven't really found a good 190 pilot book yet. My other favorites are:

Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques by Mike Spick(really great)

Jg 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe by Donald L. Caldwell

Hope this helps...

DangerForward

XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 11:22 PM
"The War Diary of Hauptman Helmut Lipfert, JG52 on the Russian front 1943-1945"

By Hlemut Lipfert.Werner Girbig
Schiffer military history


Great book! Re-reading it for the 3rd time now.....



Kalo

XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 11:24 PM
Blond knight of germany was a nice read too IMO.

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XyZspineZyX
09-08-2003, 11:30 PM
Die ersten und die letzten (The First and the Last)
- Adolf Galland

Feindber├╝hrung : Erinnerungen 1939-1945 (german lang. only)
- Julius Meimberg

Das Tagebuch des Hauptmann Lipfert (The War Diary Of Hptm. Lipfert"
- Helmut Lipfert





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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 12:13 AM
I can't BELIEVE no one mentioned Rudel's "Stuka Pilot". Damn. The definitive book on the air war on the Russian Front, and you can find it easily and for cheap.

If you can find it (and then if you can **afford** it), you HAVE to read Martin Pegg's book on the Hs-129. (Hey, why are we getting P-51s and no Hs-129s in a Russian Front sim?!?!?!) You will not believe the stuff in Pegg's book - published by Classic, ISBN: 0-9526867-1-6. Worth every cent you'll pay - I swear, track this one down at all costs!!!!

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 12:18 AM
Try "The JG26 War Diaries." 2 volumes. A little expensive, about $50 per book, but damned interesting.

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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 12:31 AM
as mentioned the blond knight of germany,also me 109 by m.cadin,any of the osprey "aces"books,109,f.w.jet fighters,
nachtjagd or bf 110 are all pretty good,the stuka ones get here next week i ll let you know,lol.

After it was refeuled i climbed in.With many manipulations the mechcanics started the turbines.I followed their actions with the greatest of interest.The first one started quite easily.the second caught fire.In no time the whole engine was on fire.Luckily as a fighter pilot i was used to getting quickly out of the cockpit.The fire was quickly put out.The second plane caused no trouble - Adolf Galland (first time in a ME262)

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 01:29 AM
along with the others mentioned...I FLEW FOR THE FURHER bt heinz knoke

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 01:30 AM
kalo456 wrote:
- "The War Diary of Hauptman Helmut Lipfert, JG52 on
- the Russian front 1943-1945"
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- By Hlemut Lipfert.Werner Girbig
- Schiffer military history
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- Great book! Re-reading it for the 3rd time now.....
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- Kalo


I agree, I just finished this book for the 1st time (im sorry im behind /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif ) Its amazing...great catalogues of dogfights and strategy over the Eastern and a bit of the Western Front. I definately recommend it.
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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 01:40 AM
I recommend the following:

"The First And The Last" - Adolf Galland

"The JG 26 War Diaries" - compiled by Don Caldwell

"Six Months To Oblivion" - Werner Girbig

Regards,

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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 01:52 AM
The Blonde Knight of Germany

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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 05:47 AM
HORRIDO! by Raymond Toliver and Trevor Constable is all about Luftwaffe aces in all theaters of the war. Including the night fighters which is kind of interesting. Also many tables and lists in the back. Havent't read it yet but Galland's The First And The Last seems to be mentioned a lot as a great book.

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 07:09 AM
kalo456 wrote:
- "The War Diary of Hauptman Helmut Lipfert, JG52 on
- the Russian front 1943-1945"
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- By Hlemut Lipfert.Werner Girbig
- Schiffer military history
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- Great book! Re-reading it for the 3rd time now.....
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- Kalo


I concur
EXCELLENT book!!



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XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 11:08 AM
Is the Blond Knight any good? Hartmann is an interisting subject, but can the author write well? Did Hartmann write any books?

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 11:23 AM
Great thanks to everyone who replied, I expected this post to be on page 3 by now and that I would have to bump it but it's still on page 1!.

I'll look into that Lipfert book especially cause I noticed he shot down some pretty tough planes http://www.luftwaffe.cz/lipfert.html
In the top few aces on this website he is the first one with a victory list that includes La 7 and Yak 3. I didn't bother checking them all and some don't have victory lists.

XyZspineZyX
09-09-2003, 11:35 AM
dude163 wrote:
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- kalo456 wrote:
-- "The War Diary of Hauptman Helmut Lipfert, JG52 on
-- the Russian front 1943-1945"
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-- By Helmut Lipfert.Werner Girbig
-- Schiffer military history
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-- Great book! Re-reading it for the 3rd time now.....
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-- Kalo
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- I concur
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- EXCELLENT book!!
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Yes, a MUST read. Lipfert became a school teacher.


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