Friday, July 31, 2015
Book Review: Debrief: A Complete History of U.S. Aerial Engagements 1981 to the Present
Debrief: A Complete History of U.S. Aerial Engagements 1981 to the Present
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2007
Category: Aviation History
For anyone who loves first-hand accounts of air combat, this book is a must-have. Covering the period from 1981 to 2006, it provides a summary of every air-to-air kill recorded by U.S. pilots during that period.
The author provides a brief introduction for each description, introducing the pilots involved and the mission they were assigned to at the time. Then he "gets out of the way" and allows the pilots to retell their experiences in their own words.
Libya during the 1980s, through Desert Storm in 1991, to Operation Allied Force over Bosnia in the 1990s - it's all here, accompanied by a wide assortment of photographs and illustrations. Strap-in, and enjoy the ride!