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GR142_Astro
05-25-2004, 02:10 PM
To old-hand enthusiasts, Bud Anderson's book "To Fly and Fight" is certainly well known. But if any of the younger crowd is interested, this book is a great read. Even the chapters of his childhood and the years leading up to his enlistment in the Army Air Corps are interesting.

The book is widely available and prices vary. It appears to me the best place to get it is from Bud's website (http://www.cebudanderson.com/bookorderform.htm). You can get an autographed copy and his son Jim will ship it out to you right away. I'll enjoy this copy much more than had I gotten it from amazon.

If you'd like to see the writing style, this chapter (http://www.cebudanderson.com/ch1.htm)is posted on his website as well. One other item of note is that they mention the various flight sims that have featured Bud's plane, "Old Crow" and IL2:Forgotten Battles is among them. In fact, it looks like the best of the bunch to me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

See, I wasn't off topic at all. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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GR142_Astro
05-25-2004, 02:10 PM
To old-hand enthusiasts, Bud Anderson's book "To Fly and Fight" is certainly well known. But if any of the younger crowd is interested, this book is a great read. Even the chapters of his childhood and the years leading up to his enlistment in the Army Air Corps are interesting.

The book is widely available and prices vary. It appears to me the best place to get it is from Bud's website (http://www.cebudanderson.com/bookorderform.htm). You can get an autographed copy and his son Jim will ship it out to you right away. I'll enjoy this copy much more than had I gotten it from amazon.

If you'd like to see the writing style, this chapter (http://www.cebudanderson.com/ch1.htm)is posted on his website as well. One other item of note is that they mention the various flight sims that have featured Bud's plane, "Old Crow" and IL2:Forgotten Battles is among them. In fact, it looks like the best of the bunch to me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

See, I wasn't off topic at all. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://members.cox.net/kinetic/SigImages/LockheedLightningMed.jpg

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"If Adolf Hitler flew in today, they'd send a limosine anyway." ~TheClash~

ZG77_Lignite
05-25-2004, 07:12 PM
This deserves a bump. There are many many excellent books about WWII air combat, and this is one of the good ones. The style of writing is good (imho of course), and the content is fairly detailed and helps give a good view of the era and gives some excellent stories of Bud's life, he's an interesting guy.

LuftLuver
05-26-2004, 04:36 PM
Working my way through it as we speak. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Early on there is a passage about Bud's flight instructor ground looping their trainer, right in front of all the other instructors as well as 70 cadets. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bud's instructor audibly blamed him in front of the gathered crowd, but he never said a word to correct this fib. Class act. I've moved on to the point where they are just about to transition from P39's to P51's, and the hillbilly Yeager has just joined the squadron. It's gettin' good. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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