Luftwaffe Fighter Ace

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By his own, modest, admission Norbert Hannig was a Frontflieger, or operational pilot, who really did nothing special during World War Two. He was just, he says, one of the many rank and file pilots fighting for his country and not for the Führer. But his wartime career makes for fascinating and highly informative reading on an aspect of the 1939-45 war not often covered in the English language; primarily that of the campaign against the Soviet Union.

Norbert started flying during high school on gliders and joined the German Air Force as volunteer and officer cadet, one of the midwar-generation of Luftwaffe fighter pilots. He began operations with JG54 on the eastern (Leningrad) front in March 1943; initially he flew Messerschmitt Bf 109s before transitioning to the Focke-Wulf FW 190. After a year’s fighting, he was ordered back to Germany as a flight instructor to oppose the bomber streams of the AAF and RAF. Returning to Russia at the end of 1944, he became a Staffel CO and claimed many aircraft shot down. In April 1945 he converted to the first jet fighter, the Me 262, in south Germany, and flew his last missions with this aircraft. Also serving with JV44 (whose CO was Adolf Galland), Norbert Hannig finished the war with 42 victories from more than 200 missions. Many and varied were his experiences in action against the rejuvenated Soviet Air Force in the east, and the powerful western Allies over the homeland during the final chaotic months of hostilities, which culminated in his captivity.
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When Thunder Rolled: An F-105 Pilot over North Vietnam

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Ed Rasimus straps the reader into the cockpit of an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber in his engaging account of the Rolling Thunder campaign in the skies over North Vietnam. Between 1965 and 1968, more than 330 F-105s were lost—the highest loss rate in Southeast Asia—and many pilots were killed, captured, and wounded because of the Air Force’s disastrous tactics. The descriptions of Rasimus’s one hundred missions, some of the most dangerous of the conflict, will satisfy anyone addicted to vivid, heart-stopping aerial combat, as will the details of his transformation from a young man paralyzed with self-doubt into a battle-hardened veteran. His unique perspective, candid analysis, and the sheer power of his narrative rank his memoir with the finest, most entertaining of the war.

William Barker, VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada’s Most Decorated War Hero

Reviews of William Barker, VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada’s Most Decorated War Hero. William Barker, VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero [Wayne Ralph] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3, 1894, he wracked up a total of 50 victories on the Italian and Western fronts. He fought a spectacular dogfight, single-handedly, against 10-plus German fighters (Barker estimated to Captain Johnston in 1919 approximately 15) on October 27, 1918, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross (which is traditionally awarded posthumously). His life was tragically cut short in a flying accident in Ottawa in 1930. Despite his decorations for bravery, his remains were buried in a crypt marked Smith (his wife's family) in Toronto. The author felt the need to address Barker's obscurity. In true Wayne Ralph style, he brings to life the country that was Canada in the early 20th century through this compelling story. This new illustrated edition celebrates Canada's mostdecorated WWI combatant. The exploits of William Barker, VC, DSO, MC merit lasting publication.

The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII

Reviews of The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII. The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII [Thomas M. Tomlinson] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, the author – the so-called “Threadbare Buzzard” among what he saw as the preening fliers of WWII – tells the stories of dogfights and fighter planes used by the Marine Corps in the Pacific. Before the United States entered World War II. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, the author – the so-called "Threadbare Buzzard" among what he saw as the preening fliers of WWII – tells the stories of dogfights and fighter planes used by the Marine Corps in the Pacific. Before the United States entered World War II, Tomlinson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to get into action and flying. Following Pearl Harbor, he and most of the other Americans serving in the RCAF were "repatriated" into the U.S. military, most into the Army Air Corps. Tomlinson was one of the few who chose the Marine Corps and after training, he was off to the Southwest Pacific and Guadalcanal with VMF-214, the squadron that became the Black Sheep. Late in the war, while flying off a carrier during raids against Japan, Tomlinson's four-plane division was assigned to be a high-altitude radio relay for the attacking forces. During this mission they encountered the jet stream, at that time a little-known phenomena, especially among fighter pilots accustomed to lower, less hostile altitudes. Hours later, lost, out of radio range, and out of fuel, they ditched in the northwest Pacific. Three of the four were rescued by the Sea Devil (SS 400). Tomlinson ended up in the naval hospital at Pearl Harbor for the closing months of the war. Filled with details about flying the Corsair.

Wings of a Hero: Canadian Pioneer Flying Ace Wilfrid “Wop” May

Reviews of Wings of a Hero: Canadian Pioneer Flying Ace Wilfrid “Wop” May. Wings of a Hero: Canadian Pioneer Flying Ace Wilfrid Wop May [Sheila Reid] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wop May? Does this name sound familiar? Well, it should.

The man in question is Wilfrid Wop May – noted on the record as the pilot who led the famous Red Baron on his last merry chase before Roy Brown shot him down. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Wop May? Does this name sound familiar? Well, it should.

The man in question is Wilfrid "Wop" May – noted on the record as the pilot who led the famous Red Baron on his last merry chase before Roy Brown shot him down, and probably less well known for his pioneering flights into the Canadian hinterland.
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