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WW2 Novels of Flying and Fliers

Commander Jack
 
Under An English Heaven
Under An English Heaven
"Has just about everything.  A powerful, moving and inspiring read.  More from Mr Radcliffe please - and soon!"
A Piece of Cake
A Piece of Cake
"My favourite Robinson novel I think (although a tricky call).  Gritty action, black humour and oh so sharp dialogue"
Goodbye Mickey Mouse
Goodbye Mickey Mouse
"In the words of one Amazon reviewer - a cracking war yarn - .  I can't disagree. This is a book that you can go back to over and over again"
One Summer at Deer's Leap
One Summer at Deer's Leap
"My favourite Elizabeth Elgin. A haunting story of a flier and his girl.  Totally heart-wrenching"
That Summer
That Summer
"Another spell-binding, beautiful and moving story of the Summer of 1940"
Tuesday's War
Tuesday's War
"A very different take on Bomber Command! Loads of action and black humour spiced with some very raunchy off-duty antics.  I loved it!  An absolute must for all fans of Derek Robinsons' WW2 novels"
I'll Be Seeing You
I'll Be Seeing You
"It is not easy to rank Margaret Mayhew's WW2 novels, but this one is probably my favourite with its blending of the present and the past"
Bomber: Events Relating to the Last Flight of an RAF Bomber Over Germany on the Night of June 31st, 1943
Bomber: Events Relating to the Last Flight of an RAF Bomber Over Germany on the Night of June 31st, 1943
"My second Len Deigton on the list, but no apologies.  Written nearly 30 years ago, but still a cracking Bomber Command read, and one that holds you right to the end"
The Burning Blue
The Burning Blue
"Yet more rip-roaring Battle of Britain action, love, companionship and patriotism"
Damned Good Show (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
Damned Good Show (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
"Derek Robinson's sharp take on Bomber Command in his usual inimitable style."
Our Yanks
Our Yanks
"A heart-warming story of how two communities learnt first to tolerate and then to live with and love each other in the dark days of 1943.  Ms Mayhew's Bluebirds and The Crew ran this close."
After Midnight
After Midnight
"Not strictly about flying, but flying and fliers form a central part of this high-drama novel set in the Italian Alps.   Typical Ryan style.  Based on true events and gripping!"
Winter of Spies
Winter of Spies
"A teasing mystery thriller set on a WW2 Bomber Base in Lincolnshire. Superb first novel with strong human interest links woven into life on a Lancaster station"
After Berlin
After Berlin
"Strong human storyline about life in England in the dying days of the war, and thereafter, with the two central characters being both fliers and interesting"
The Last Sunrise
The Last Sunrise
"Typical Ryan twister based in the Far East during and after WW2.  Centres on ATS pilots flying missions over occupied Burma.   Bit of a slow burner but builds to a great finish"
Blue Man Falling
Blue Man Falling
"Yet another very strong first novel that follows the exploits of a Hurricane squadron in France in the phoney war, ending in chaotic retreat in the face of overwhelming odds.   Roll on the sequel!"
Charlie's War
Charlie's War
"Charlie's back!  Strong sequel to Tuesday's War features the exploits of former radio op Charlie Bassett as he galavants around war-torn Europe in pursuit of the elusive Grace. Great stuff! Loved it"
Wings of the Morning
Wings of the Morning
"Nice story of a new WAAF and her life and loves through the dark days of the Battle of Britain and after. Part of the Webster triliogy"
African Sky
African Sky
"Another teasing mystery thriller this time set on a pilot training station in Rhodesia in 1943. Lots of twists and turns and a very spicy sub-plot.  Terrific!"
Dying Day
Dying Day
"Sequel to The Last Sunrise. Not truly a flying/fliers novel, but an absolute cracker set in the dying days of WW2 and the start of the cold war. Possibly RR's strongest since Early One Morning."
A Pair of Silver Wings
A Pair of Silver Wings
"Terrific! A powerful and moving account of a WW2 fighter pilot in the 1990s who faces up to and then revisits his turbulent 40s past.  IMHO even better than the "Burning Blue". Thanks Mr Holland!"
Band of Eagles
Band of Eagles
"Powerful sequel to Blue Man Falling set mainly in Malta at the time of that island's greatest need.   Gripping read that portrays strongly the defiance of the Island Fortress.  Bring on Number 3!"
The Forgotten War
The Forgotten War
"More of Charlie's exploits - this time in 1947. More twists and turns than a Monaco Grand Prix, and lot's of ups and downs too! Excellent! Please let Charlie fly again Mr F."
Wish Me Luck
Wish Me Luck
"Nice yarn about 2 young RAF recruits struggling to build their lives together in harrowing times."
A Good War
A Good War
"Picked this up in local bookshop. Excellent first novel for Patrick B. Strong lead characters, and storyline that gives full feel for those extraordinary times"