Military history

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“With a flock of generals and grim-looking SS guards at his side”A Pilot’s Pilot, by Isolde Baur, sister of Messerschmitt chief test pilot Karl Baur.

The Reichsmarschall “took the printed program out of Milch’s hands”: The Rise and Fall of the Luftwaffe, by David Irving, p. 259.

“Every month that passes makes it more and more probable that we will get at least one Gruppe of jet aircraft”The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, by Alfred Price, p. 33.

“Baur was a decent person in many ways”: Author interview with G. G. Sweeting, June 13, 2012.

“Hitler was always excited about new things”The Me 262 Stormbird, by Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis.

“I’m more an artist than a mechanic”: Interviews with G. G. Sweeting and David Isby.

“An opportunist”: Interview with G. G. Sweeting.

“Urged Willy to join the party”Sharks of the Air, by James Neal Harvey.

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“A north woods lumberjack or football lineman”Nashua Men and Women of WW II, by Ron Dube.

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We possessed a remote-control flying bomb, a rocket plane that was even faster than the jet plane”Inside the Third Reich, by Albert Speer.

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I loved the P-38”: Interview with Robin Olds, 1988.

“Too complicated for the ‘average pilot’ ”: Report for VIII Fighter Command written by Col. Harold Rau.

“The quality of multi-engine training”: Letter from former 1st Lt. Arthur W. Heiden, sent originally to Carlo Kopp with a copy to the author of this book.

“It looked like a beautiful monster”Happy Jack’s Go Buggy, by Jack Ilfrey, with Mark Copeland.

“If you were a boy in America, you wanted to fly it”: Author interview with Lt. Gen. Winton “Bones” Marshall.

“On December 13, 1943, the target was Kiel”: Author interviews with Rogers and Gabay.

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“I was doing close to 400 mph in a left breaking dive, a customary maneuver”: The 25th Bomb Group (RCN) in World War II by Norman Malayney.

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“A straitlaced, ‘go by the book’ kind of guy”: Author interview with Clayton Kelly Gross, April 18, 2012.

“We all wore seat belts and shoulder harness”: Author interview with P-51 Mustang pilot Jerry Yellin, March 23, 2012.

“Prominently hung on Kepner’s office wall”Doolittle, Aerospace Visionary, by Dik A. Daso.

“A kind of ‘Little Caesar’ attitude”: Interview with Clayton Kelly Gross, April 18, 2012.

“Most fighter pilots played to the crowd”Donald Blakeslee and the Battle of Germany, 1944, by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver.

“First use of external fuel tanks”Thunderbolt, by Roger Freeman.

“[T]he oxygen system failed”Eagles of Duxford, by Garry L. Fry.

“Secrecy was enforced”The Last of the Few by Hans Busch.

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“It was a warm, sunny day”Sharks of the Air, by James Neal Harvey.

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“The P-47s’ pursuit paid off”German Jets Versus the U. S. Army Air Force, by William N. Hess.

“I … attempted to jettison the canopy”Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany’s Elite Rocket Fighters, by Stephen Ransom, Hans-Hermann Cammann, and Jim Laurier.

“We walked up to this mysterious aircraft”The Last of the Few, by Hans Busch.

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“And then the ‘impossible’ happened”Black Thursday, by Martin Caidin.

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“‘Tell me, Brown …”The Tuskegee Airmen: The Men Who Changed a Nation, by Charles E. Francis and Adolph Caso.

“Usually, the only way we could get those guys”: Interview with Edward Giller, March 9, 2013.

“Apparently he attempted to bail out”The Last of the Few, by Hans Busch.

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“Schallmoser quickly looked down at his gun firing button”Jagdverband 44: Squadron of Experten, by Robert Forsyth.

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“Looking at maps and photos of this installation”Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World’s Most Famous Passion Play, by James Shapiro.

“The once-revered designer’s country home had been ‘liberated’”Lindbergh, by A. Scott Berg.

“I moved the stick wildly around the cockpit”Hans Mutke and Mach 1, by Walter J. Boyne.

“In reality, the Germans lagged far behind”Grey Wolf, by Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams.

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