As a german I read the book to learn more about the young mens mind back then in the 3rd Reich, and about how aircombat was like. The book fulfilled both wishes. For example I like the description of the authors social background, like beeing mobbed by wealthier people in the little city. What I miss are some words about his decision to really kill people. But maybe it was just normal back then, when you were trained to kill. I like that he mentions weak points and mistakes of the Luftwaffe, like neglecting the radio communications, or flying in a way they can be easily intercepted by the Britans. I can recommend the book as an authentic, unique insight into the authors life and the circumstances of becoming a figther-pilot back then. The book is free from heroisation (what you often find in other books about figther-pilots).