Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wing Leader by Group Captain J.E. Johnson

Wing Leader by Group Captain J.E. Johnson is the memoirs of the top scoring allied fighter pilot in the second world war. The narrative starts off just prior to the war. The training was difficult. There was very little information given on the experiences of combat. It was mostly the technicalities of flight. He spent most of his time with Canadian units. There are various funny anecdotes. There's also a discussion of tactics and strategies for air combat as well as analysis of the various fighter types. The combats are excellently described its quite easy to understand what's going on.

Highly recommended!

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