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Woodbine Red Leader: A P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater

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World War II marked the end of an era; fighter pilots still flew by the seat of their pants, and George Loving recaptures the exhilarating world of aerial combat in all its stark terror and fiery glory. His first fighter was the famed Spitfire, hero of the Battle of Britain. By 1943, however
ebook, 304 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published July 1st 2003)
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Tyler Kuehne
This book is a auto-biography on the life of George Loving, who was a U.S. Air Force pilot in World war II. The book is based on George's experiences as a fighter pilot, during dangerous missions in Europe. but the real meaning behind the book is to show how everyone fighting in a war struggles with being away from home and loved ones. The book starts off explaining how george decided to join the Air Force, since he didn't see another oppertunity in the future. He then explains his experiences i ...more
I like history, and WWII flying is something have loved since I was in elementary school. I hoped for gripping first person narrative, but found this a little to dry and repetitive. I think it is probably TOO accurate an account as air combat involved a lot of flying with a low percentage of actual action.
Good perspective on air combat in this theater. Points out some differences to what pilots flying over Europe encountered. I found it interesting that he preferred flying the older P-51B model as opposed to the newer D version.
Andrew Henderson
I absolutely enjoyed delving into the life of George as he remembers it, full of the little details that brings this history back to life.
A good story of a P-51 Mustang pilot from his training until his last mission.
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