Friday, February 26, 2016

Book Review: Air Combat: An Oral History of Fighter Pilots

Robert F. Dorr
Air Combat: An Oral History of Fighter Pilots
New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2006
Category: U.S. Air Force - History

Rating: 5-Stars

For those who enjoy first-hand accounts from the cockpit, Robert Dorr brings us a collection from some of the best.  Chronicling stories of U.S. fighter aviation from Pearl Harbor to the War on Terror, Dorr has collected an array of stories that illustrate the common threads that have connected the world of fighter aviation across six decades of flight.

Each chapter is devoted to a particular story or incident, beginning with the background leading up to the engagement, followed by the pilot's description of the events as they took place, and concluding with a description of the aircraft involved.  From Zeros to MiGs, from piston powered warbirds to the first jet-on-jet aerial duel, Dorr provides an assortment of stories that leave you hungry for more.

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