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Hans-Ulrich Rudel - The man who never gave up,
This review is from: Stuka Pilot: The War Memoirs of Hans-Ulrich Rudel (Paperback)
If you want a straight forward insight into Rudel's life as a pilot, this is it. It tracks his life from training through to front line action and the German surrender. His descriptions of this various accidents (including losing his leg) and escapes/rescues are compelling and horrifying - he certainly rode his luck. Image yourself in a Stuka, with an engine fatally damage by flak and losing power, trying to find some where to land in thick fog and only 30m above a forest - it boggles the mind.
He was obviously a brilliant pilot, perhaps now tarnished by his association with the Nazi party. A great read, if your interest is real life stories of WW2.