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Dumb but Lucky! by Richard      Curtis
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Recommended for: WWII buffs

Memoir by a WWII fighter pilot; interesting for details about pilot training and for the horrendous death rate of the young pilots who had had minimal combat training. The author actually kept a daily journal during the war, which added to the authenticity of his personal experiences. Footnotes, photos, etc. Parts of the book were quite amusing, as the author was initially a truly lousy flier!
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Cheryl S. Just started reading this one and am getting a kick out of it so far. Dick Curtis sounds like quite the character and a possible danger to everyone he comes in contact with, but fun too.


Granny I thought Dick Curtis was a hoot! Imagine what it was like to be one of his flight instructors! He surely was one lucky guy!


Cheryl S. I'm about 2/3s of the way through now and am still enjoying the story. I wonder if his family had any idea of all the nutty things he did, but they were probably used to him.


Granny Probably, but I doubt they went flying with him!


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