Fighter Pilots of World War II is packed with the personal testimonies of the American pilots and their German adversaries, and various ground personnel. Their stories mesh with amazingly lucid photographs to allow an uncommon glimpse into the war from the skies, from combat to USO shows to everyday life at the base.We were about out of ammunition, and the place looked like a junkyard anyway, so we started home. ... In spite of the flame streaming back eight or ten feet from the trailing edge of the right wing, that was the side I decided ... With harness off and my hair flying in the smoke, I suddenly realized that the wing fire had stopped and it dawned on me that the engine was still running and the controls were intact.
|Title||:||Fighters of World War II|
|Author||:||Jeffrey L. Ethell|
|Publisher||:||Lowe & B. Hould Publishers - 2001|