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I'm experiencing terrible withdrawal symptoms from not being able to shoot anymore with my friends. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The only cure I know of is to get out and do it with large groups but now we can't. There are a lot of smart people on this forum so I'm sure someone will have a solution.
 

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Break out the Terry Jordan “Wall Chart” and get in some gun mounts and swing practice. Above all be careful, you don’t need more problems.
 

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Find and read a copy of "Masters of the Air" by Donald L. Miller - the story of the 8th Air Force in Europe in WWII (available in paperback). It's being made into segments by Steven Spielberg like Band of Brothers.
Incredible read! Will help your perspective on life and its value! Regards...
 

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Find and read a copy of "Masters of the Air" by Donald L. Miller - the story of the 8th Air Force in Europe in WWII (available in paperback). It's being made into segments by Steven Spielberg like Band of Brothers.
Incredible read! Will help your perspective on life and its value! Regards...
Ed , I right in the middle of reading "The Mighty 8th At War" by Chris McNab . Very good read with a world of pictures and facts....
 

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I'm experiencing terrible withdrawal symptoms from not being able to shoot anymore with my friends. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The only cure I know of is to get out and do it with large groups but now we can't. There are a lot of smart people on this forum so I'm sure someone will have a solution.
Looking forward to shooting with you again, if we ever get the chance...............
 

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Find and read a copy of "Masters of the Air" by Donald L. Miller - the story of the 8th Air Force in Europe in WWII (available in paperback). It's being made into segments by Steven Spielberg like Band of Brothers.
Incredible read! Will help your perspective on life and its value! Regards...
Very interesting. I'm sitting here holding a very thick book by Donald L Miller called "Eighth Air Force - The American Bomber Crews in Britain" (ISBN 978-1-84513-336-8) published in 2008. It's a good read. For some reason the list of books by the same author doesn't include "Masters of the Air" so perhaps that title was released later.

If the history of the 8th USAAF during WWII is of interest to you and if you haven't read the following books then I can highly recommend these to you out of many others:

1. "Luck of the Draw - Reflections of the Air War in Europe" by Frank D. Murphy (ISBN 0-917678-51-6). I corresponded with Frank for several years until he passed away. He was a B-17 navigator flying with 100th BG(H) from Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk. His aircraft was shot down on 10th October 1943 on the Munster Raid after which he became a PoW in Stalag Luft III.

2. "The Munster Raid" by Ian Hawkins (ISBN 0-917678-49-4). Len Deighton reviewed this book and said, "Excellent. This is the way history should be told. A monumental achievement".

3. "B-17s over Berlin - Personal Stories from the 95th BG(H)" by Ian Hawkins (ISBN 0-08-040569-X).

4. "A Wing And A Prayer" by Harry H Crosby (ISBN 0-06-100812-5). Harry was the 100th BG(H) Group Navigator and its longest serving member.....one of the legends of the "Bloody 100th". I am privileged to have a copy that not only Harry autographed but was also autographed by my friend Bob Wolff, the pilot of a badly damaged B-17 called "Wolf Pack" featured on the book's cover after bombing the Messerschmidt factory following the Schweinfurt -Regensburg mission on 17th August 1943. Harry's book is one of the best written out of all the ETO air war books that exist.

When in the UK I live not far from the sites of many of the WWII airfields that were used by the 8th USAAF during WWII and have visited what remains of most of them over the years.

Jim
 

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Very interesting. I'm sitting here holding a very thick book by Donald L Miller called "Eighth Air Force - The American Bomber Crews in Britain" (ISBN 978-1-84513-336-8) published in 2008. It's a good read. For some reason the list of books by the same author doesn't include "Masters of the Air" so perhaps that title was released later.

If the history of the 8th USAAF during WWII is of interest to you and if you haven't read the following books then I can highly recommend these to you out of many others:

1. "Luck of the Draw - Reflections of the Air War in Europe" by Frank D. Murphy (ISBN 0-917678-51-6). I corresponded with Frank for several years until he passed away. He was a B-17 navigator flying with 100th BG(H) from Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk. His aircraft was shot down on 10th October 1943 on the Munster Raid after which he became a PoW in Stalag Luft III.

2. "The Munster Raid" by Ian Hawkins (ISBN 0-917678-49-4). Len Deighton reviewed this book and said, "Excellent. This is the way history should be told. A monumental achievement".

3. "B-17s over Berlin - Personal Stories from the 95th BG(H)" by Ian Hawkins (ISBN 0-08-040569-X).

4. "A Wing And A Prayer" by Harry H Crosby (ISBN 0-06-100812-5). Harry was the 100th BG(H) Group Navigator and its longest serving member.....one of the legends of the "Bloody 100th". I am privileged to have a copy that not only Harry autographed but was also autographed by my friend Bob Wolff, the pilot of a badly damaged B-17 called "Wolf Pack" featured on the book's cover after bombing the Messerschmidt factory following the Schweinfurt -Regensburg mission on 17th August 1943. Harry's book is one of the best written out of all the ETO air war books that exist.

When in the UK I live not far from the sites of many of the WWII airfields that were used by the 8th USAAF during WWII and have visited what remains of most of them over the years.

Jim
Thanks, very much, Jim! The Masters of the Air was published 2007 by Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-3545-7, 671 pages. Yes, this topic very much of interest. I ordered this book off Amazon. Could it have been retitled? Best Regards, Ed
 

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Broke out my 12volt thrower -- clubs closed -- But Plenty of snow fall this winter in Wisconsin left thousand plus unbroke birds at the club --Picked them up --Two men shooting (10 ft. apart} One man pushing the button --Found out wet bird don't break that good- dry them out first- Heading to the sporting clay field next --Got to keep shooting!
 

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Thanks, very much, Jim! The Masters of the Air was published 2007 by Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-3545-7, 671 pages. Yes, this topic very much of interest. I ordered this book off Amazon. Could it have been retitled? Best Regards, Ed
Ed, it's probably the same book with a different title because mine was the same publisher, 671 pages long like yours, but has a different ISBN number. If WWII aviation history is an interest then we share common ground, although my knowledge is more focused on RAF Bomber Command than on the USAAF. PM me if you have questions :).
 

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Find and read a copy of "Masters of the Air" by Donald L. Miller - the story of the 8th Air Force in Europe in WWII (available in paperback). It's being made into segments by Steven Spielberg like Band of Brothers.
Incredible read! Will help your perspective on life and its value! Regards...
Ed, I am trusting you on this one. I just ordered the book.

If the Masters of the Air series is as good as Band of Brothers, I will also buy the DVD. Band of Brothers was excellent.
 

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Ed, I am trusting you on this one. I just ordered the book.

If the Masters of the Air series is as good as Band of Brothers, I will also buy the DVD. Band of Brothers was excellent.
Hello Dom. I'd be surprised if you're not captivated reading this. Lengthy, but tells the whole, incredible story. Very readable and provides insight on how terribly important fighter escorts were and how horrendous the losses were. Will keep your interest during our pandemic.
 
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