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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
Review by Roger Hixon
I have just read the book, Fighter Pilot. It's the story of American pilot Robin
Olds. A very enjoyable story of a very interesting man, who was involved in many
aspects of aviation, from front line fighter/bomber pilot, to working in the Pentagon.
He fought in WW2 and Vietnam, with distinction.
Anyone wanting to read this book, please contact me to borrow it.
Documentary combining testimony from veterans, original archive footage, expert views
and dramatic reconstructions to examine the missions undertaken by the RAF's 617
Squadron after the famous May 1943 raids on the Ruhr and Eder valleys. Retired RAF
navigator John Nichol delves into the records of the National Archives and finds
a treasure trove of fascinating tales, including an account of the night-time bombing
of the vital Dortmund-Ems canal, during which the men ended up flying through a ferocious
barrage of flak.