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Looking for a book
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, November 05, 2018 11:56 PM

All of the aircraft related books I have seen were written by pilots. Are there any books written by less glamurous positions such as a book by a waist gunner or a radio operator, navigator, rear gunner on a Stuka or B25 and such?

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 3:38 AM

Good question.

One that comes to mind is Catch 22. Joe Heller was a B-25 bombardier.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 6:06 AM

Hello!

There are also books written by Janusz Meissner (sometimes using the pen name Lt. Herbert) - "G - for Genevieve" and "L for Lucy" - that tell a story of an airman who starts as a rear gunner of a Wellington, later becomes a pilot and then is moved to a position on a control tower on the airfield. I've read those books in Polish when I was a kid and I liked them a lot. Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:22 AM

Several years ago I read a book by an aircraft mechanic in North Africa, in AAF.

Cannot remember the name of the book or the author, however.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, November 23, 2018 11:10 PM

One of my favorite books of this type is "With Chennault in China", by Robert M. Smith.  Not to be confused with R. T. Smith, one of the pilots, this fellow was part of the ground crew and part of the early waring radio network.

John

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Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, November 24, 2018 8:56 PM

I have a book called Hellbirds: The Story of the B-29's in Combat, by Wilbur H. Morrison.  He was a bombardier with the 20th Air Force, from its time in India, China and eventually Tinian Island.  I really enjoyed the book.
I bought my copy in 1979.  Not sure about its availability now.

He's written other books about different units, and different wars, but Hellbirds is the only one I've read.

Cheers,
Mark


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