Flying fiction?

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  1. Can anyone recommend fiction about flying? Preferably WW1/2.

    I've read Winged Victory, bloody good book, are there any more similar to it?
  2. the Biggles series :)
  3. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

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  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    derek robinson - the goshawk squadron/hornet squadron books.

    non fiction, but a great read, is a book called 'a thousand shall fall' by a canadian called Murray Peden who flew for Bomber Command in world war two, who ended up flying special ops in RAF B-17s.
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  5. Anything written by Sharkey Ward.
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  6. Len Deighton - Goodbye Mickey Mouse - oh, and Bomber, by the same author.
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  7. Negligent-Discharge

    Negligent-Discharge LE Book Reviewer

    The one I reviewed in the book thingy. "Two Flights To Victory." I gave it 4 'shrooms and it had me fascinated.
  8. I'd second the Biggles recommendation. Superbly un-PC.
  9. Thanks, I'll check these out.

    I've read quite a few Biggles too, (the ones with whiskey rather than lemonade!).
  10. Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson. Good insight into RAF tactics at the start of WW2
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  11. Sorry - jut spotted your recommendation.
  12. Catch-22
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  13. Flying Leathernecks by somebody or other. I read it when I was a kid but can't remember much about it now.
  14. Anything by Sunnofallfuckingknowledge.
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  15. 'The Shepard' by Fredrick Forsyth; actually post WWII but a good story.
    'Tuesday’s War' by David Fiddimore; a story about a WWII bomber and it's crew, based on facts.
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