Interviews with war pilots

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  1. fatale

    fatale Well-Known Member

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    World War 2

    Finnish Air Force
    Jarl Arnkil
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-LahtelaEnglish.html#kille

    Mauno Fräntilä
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-MaunoFrantila2English.html

    Jaakko Hillo
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-LahtelaEnglish.html#hillo

    Kyösti Karhila
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-KyostiKarhilaEnglish.html

    Kullervo Lahtela
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-LahtelaEnglish.html

    Viljo Lehtinen
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-ViljoLehtinenEnglish.html

    Martti Lehtovaara
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-MarttiLehtovaaraEnglish.html

    Antti Tani and Jussi Huotari
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-TaniHuotariEnglish.html

    Hans E. Wind
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/en/hist/WW2History-HansWindVideoEnglish.html
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-CaptainWindsAirCombatTacticsLecture.html


    IJAF&IJNAF
    Zenji Abe
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/wwii/bljapanesepilotremembers/index.html

    Sadamu Komaki
    http://www.warbirdforum.com/komachi.htm
    http://www.rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp/radar-group/members/gernot/komachi.html
    http://www.rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp/radar-group/members/gernot/komachi2.html


    LUFTWAFFE & partners
    Ioan Dobran (Romanian)
    http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/?article=432

    Adolf Galland
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/adolf_galland.htm
    http://home.tiscali.be/ed.ragas/awshistory/awsgalland.html

    Luigi Gorrini (Italian)
    http://phoneywar.cetanu.net/index.php?phoneyfile=gorrini

    Dieter Hrabak
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/dieter_hrabak.htm

    Walter Krupinski
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/mh/blKrupinski/index.html
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/walter_krupinksi.htm

    Ioan Marinciu (Romanian)
    http://www.worldwar2.ro/arr/?article=438

    Hermann Neumann
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/hermann_neumann.htm

    Gunther Rall
    http://www.virtualpilots.fi/hist/WW2History-GuntherRallEnglish.html

    Jan Reznak (Slovak)
    http://www.kurita.sk/PRIVATE/Html/reznak.htm

    Lothar Seifert
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/lothar_seifert.htm

    Johannes Steinhoff
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/johannes_steinhoff.htm



    RAF
    Douglas Bader
    http://home.tiscali.be/ed.ragas/awshistory/awsbader.html

    Harry Hardy
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/harry_hardy.htm

    Frantisek Perina (Czech)
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/mh/blfperina/index.html

    Robert Stanford-Tuck
    http://home.tiscali.be/ed.ragas/awshistory/awstuck.html

    Allan Richard Wright
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/allan_richard_wright.htm



    USAAF
    Jack Adams
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/jack_adams.htm

    William Blystone
    http://www.cebudanderson.com/blystoneinterview.htm

    Gregory Boyington
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/gregory_boyington.htm

    Russell Chandler Jr.
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/ahi/blc47pilot/index.html

    Francis S. Gabreski
    http://home.tiscali.be/ed.ragas/awshistory/awsgabreski.html

    James H. Macia
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/mh/bl-james-macia/index.html

    Milford A. Merrill
    http://www.tarrif.net/wwii/interviews/milford_merrill.htm

    William R. O'Brien
    http://www.cebudanderson.com/obeeinterview.htm

    Hoyt Parmer (armorer)
    http://www.cebudanderson.com/interviewparmer.htm

    Bruce Porter
    http://www.chez.com/warbirds/porter.html

    Chuck Yeager
    http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/yea0int-1



    VVS
    Nikolay Gerasimovitch Golodnikov
    http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/golodnikov/index.htm

    Ivan Kozhedub
    http://www.thehistorynet.com/ahi/bl-ivan-kozhedub/index.html



    Korean War

    USAAF
    Frederick C. 'Boots' Blesse
    http://www.acepilots.com/korea_blesse.html
     
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  2. biles

    biles Well-Known Member

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    Now don't take this the wrong way. Cause it ain't meant to offend ye:

    The woman in the avatar picture, she looks like what I consider the perfect sixteen year old.
    Maybe she is forty, I dunno. anyway, she looks like a woods elf or somethin.

    Oh, and so this won't be O.T:

    Takin look at what Galland had to say right now.

    [wtf happenned to the avatar picture? Did I dream it? There is somethin different there now. She don't look much like a 16 year old woods elf....]
     
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    fatale likes to change avatars ;) there's nothing wrong with you :) well at least there's nothing NEW wrong with you :p
     
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    Thank you for the links fatale.

    I love this kind of stuff.
     
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    And btw, completely agree with biles.

    You should have made the role of Arwen at The Lord of the Rings.
     
  6. Glas

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    Nice fatale, cheers :)

    There arent enough stories on the Net of Japanese fighter pilots exploits. If anyone has more links to their stories, pass them around please ;)

    Ive searched for ages in bookshops for 'Samurai' but not having any luck :(
     
  7. Perdomo

    Perdomo Well-Known Member

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    great links indeed fatale! :super:
     
  8. fatale

    fatale Well-Known Member

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    Samurai by Saburo Sakai? I have this book, quite good :)
     
  9. RolandGarros

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    Odd, I see this book all over the place. Saw a copy of $1 just yesterday.
    Here is one fairly cheap.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/of...n3_xgl14_a//103-7176166-2779848?condition=all
    The only other book I've found by a Japanese pilot is I was a Kamikaze
    Not bad, the author failed as a kamikaze (couldn't find the enemy due to weather) but did attack B-29s in a Ki-27, so it turns out he is quite brave (or stupid, or whatever it takes to do those things). Now you dont have to read the book.
     
  10. Glas

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    Cheers Roland, I'll have a look at the UK Amazon website to see if it is available again. Its impossible to buy from a bookshop over here.

    Having said that, I just done a search on Sakai on the Net and found that the book is actually not all it's cracked up to be. There are apparently some bad errors, and it was not written by Sakai, but by a guy called Martin Caidin who used third-hand accounts (someone interviewed Sakai, and Caidin then interviewed them....). The number of 64 aircraft supposedly shot down by Sakai is a gross exaggeration by Martin Caidin - Sakai apparently had never said how many he actually shot down. More recent reviews have put the figure at nearer 30.

    The best story I heard about Sakai though was the one where there was a plane (C47 maybe) carrying child refugees low over the jungle, when it was jumped by Sakai. The nurse onboard said all the children were at the windows of the plane, screaming frantically at the Zero pilot not to harm them. Sakai seen the children and, despite being under orders to down all enemy aircraft, he simply waved his wings at them then flew off. The nurse in question actually got to meet and thank Sakai after the war. Nice story imo :)
     
  11. RolandGarros

    RolandGarros Well-Known Member

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    It is tough to find the perfect book.
    A lot of pilot's autobiographies are written with the aid of a professional writer.
    Diaries are the best. I'm about halfway through one now by a RAF S/L from the Battle of Britain. It is late August 1940 (yes, 1st month of RPS & he already has a streak, but he flies off full fuel ever time anyway) & he is will 11 group, but he doesnt know it is the Battle of Britain, he just knows he is a bit busier the same time last month.
     
  12. fatale

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    great DM :)
     
  13. RolandGarros

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    Not everything you read is true.
    Pilots are well known bullshitters.
    Of course US planes were generally built quite tough so maybe this is not the case here...history is quite inscrutable, in this case because some pilots wanted to get laid more than deliver accurate intelligence info
     
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    Looking for Samurai book!... Go for 1200 pages of
    SHOGUN from James Calvel.
    I was really enjoying reading each paragraph of this book.
    If I have to give mark from 1 to 10 I will give 100.

    <S>

    Also Most of the "Toshiro Mifune's" movies done by Akiro Kurosava are about Samurais.
    Go and look at 'em. If you really like Samurais you will really have good time.

    pos scriptum.
    Only for those that didn't relize by now my avatar is actualy "Toshiro Mifune" from one of his movies about Samurais.
     
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    Yojimbo I think.
     
  17. Gunther

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    Thnx for links posted :super:
     
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    a).we stick this thread, and people don't goof here.
    b).we go laisser faires (but i bookmark this thread myself).
    fatale (you as a thread starter), what will you say?
     
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  20. fatale

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    a) is imho better...only links and no texts...