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Hell Hawks
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 02:41 AM UTC
As I was doing research for the up coming Campaign I was in a book store with my Fiance' when this book caught my eye.

I thought it would be a good read about the P-47 and a bunch of pilot's recollections about their missions.

I was plesantly surprised that not only did you get all of those great stories but the author wass able to to include the way the 9th Air Force "Marched" across Europe to the end of the war.

The book opens with Missions over Normandy to their movements all the way to Berlin. Giving a Pilots/ Ground Crew account of what they went through and just how tough and susceptible "Their "P-47's were. This is not a glamor book for the P-47 but a true account of how things were.
Also included are some very valuable referance pictures that may add to your library.
If you decide to give this book a read please do so when you have time on your hands. Waiting for glue or paint to dry or absolutely nothing going on because if you prefer a story like the one described you may not be able to put it down.

http://www.hellhawks.org/

Will bring to a link to where you can preview the book

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 05:46 AM UTC
looks really good so I ordered one. Thanks for posting it.
Kelly
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hellhawks is without a doubt the best book about the Thunderbolt in its role as a fighter bomber that I've ever read.
Highly Recommended!
Nige
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 05:47 AM UTC
Thanks for the Edit Nige. I either didn't have enough coffe or had one too many during yesterdays Session

Paul
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 09:09 AM UTC
Well i just started the book and about 30 pages into it and your right its a page burner. I have been enjoying it on breaks at work... and several coworkers want to borrow it when im done.. We'll see about that..
Kelly
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 03:23 AM UTC
Finished it yesterday.. and highly recommend it I especially like the where are they now section in the back..
Kelly
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 05:19 AM UTC
This is a great book. If you liked this book, try finding History of the Hellhawks by Charles Johnson. Published in 1975, 2,000 copies. Johnson's book is THE definitive book on the 365th Fighter Group.