For the German soldier fighting under Hitler, keeping a diary was strictly forbidden. So Gunter Koschorrek, a fresh young recruit, wrote his notes on whatever scraps of paper he could find and sewed the pages into the lining of his winter coat. Left with his mother on his rare trips home, this illicit diary eventually was lost—and did not come to light until some 40 years later when Koschorrek was reunited with his daughter in America. It is this remarkable document, a unique day-to-day account of the common German soldier’s experience, that makes up the memoir that is Blood Red Snow.
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Reviews of One Trip Too Many – A Pilot’s Memoirs of 38 Months in Combat Over Laos and Vietnam. One Trip Too Many – A Pilot's Memoirs of 38 Months in Combat Over Laos and Vietnam – Kindle edition by Wayne Warner. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading One Trip Too Many – A Pilot's Memoirs of 38 Months in Combat Over Laos and Vietnam.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
One Trip Too Many, A Pilot’s Memoirs of 38 Months in Combat over Laos and Vietnam, is an autobiography about my life as a pilot in Southeast Asia during the conflict in Vietnam. It is primarily a story to share with family and friends about my personal involvement in the conflict and the turbulent decade of the 60s and does not attempt to question the politics of the era. It begins with a brief description of my quest to gain admittance to the United States Air Force Academy, my four years at the Academy, and the subsequent year of pilot training. I flew three different types of aircraft in combat and the book provides insight into the training that took place for the C-130 Hercules, the F-105 Thunderchief, and the A-1 Skyraider. Each of the three tours in combat over Laos and Vietnam is described with emphasis on the more memorable flights including a bailout in the A-1 and the final crash on takeoff that ended my active duty Air Force career. My time in various hospitals is described at the end of the book and the epilogue tells briefly of my life after retirement from the United States Air Force. The book has been described as a combination of Band of Brothers, Top Gun, and Forrest Gump.
Reviews of Ten Years Flying the F-105. Ten Years Flying the F-105 eBook: Randolph Reynolds: Kindle Store. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
This book is about this young man who loved to fly and after several years was flying the F-105. There are two Parts to this story. The firstis a synopsis of my early years as a fighter pilot. I started off at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas and a year later found myself going to three places in a two year period. First was Yokota Japan to join the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, then I began sitting on nuclear alert in Korea. In between being “home” in Japan and sitting alert in Osan Korea I was flying combat missions out of Takhli Tailand. I touch but briefly on these because there are so many men who flew combat missions during Rolling Thunder that their stories are numerous and available elsewhere. Japan was exotic, Korea boring, and Thailand intense.
Part II of this vignette covers that period about seven years later when I am flying with the Air Force Reserve. It was wonderful to be back flying the F-105 and this part of the story reveals what our mission was and how we operated.
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Reviews of Gunther Rall Luftwaffe Ace & NATO General. Gunther Rall Luftwaffe Ace & NATO General eBook: Jill Amadio, Alan Caddell: Kindle Store. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
The authorized biography of the third highest-scoring fighter ace in history. The book chronicles Rall's World War II aerial dogfights on the Eastern Front during brutal Russian winters,and spans a childhood in a defeated country. It relates the calamity of the Nazi regime, the Cold War, the jet age, and Rall's public service. The book tells of his efforts to regain the world's respect for Germany after Hitler's betrayal of its people, and Rall's assistance in the United States to develop the F-104 for the NATO countries. The biography includes his perspective of global affairs and other reflections. It is the book of which Don Lopez, former Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum said, "We have all been waiting a long time for this important book.".
Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment’s only sniper specialist. In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorised its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror. Allerberger was a cold-blooded killer, but few will find a place in their hearts for the soldiers of the Red Army against whom he fought.