Here are some of my recently read and favored books:
Flyboys by James Bradley-Story of WWII airmen downed over Chi Chi Jima and their demise. Also looks into a young pilot being shot down named George Bush.
Forever Flying by Bob Hoover-Chronicles his life and career as a WWII pilot, test pilot, and finally, air show stuntman.
Cheating Death by George Marrett-Looks into the unsung heroes of Vietnam and a pilot's best friend, the Combat Search and Rescue teams. Chronicles the pilot of an A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam who details combat sorties in the aircraft, rescue sorties, and how the CSAR crews(aircraft and helos) had to work together to pull men out of the fire.
I would also recommend Frequent Flyer: One Plane, One Passenger, and the Gigantic Feat of Commercial Aviation by Bob Reiss in 1994.-Although out of print and hard to find(except maybe Amazon.com), it is of commercial aviation and the writer spends his entire time on a Delta L-1011, going whereever it goes. He spends time in sections of Delta Air Lines, whether headquarters, maintenance, Operations Control Center, etc. and speaking with Delta pilots, fight attendants, ramp agents, and even then CEO Ron Allen. A very good book for someone who wants to see just how an airline runs from day to day.
I would also recommend a very recent book, "A Question of Loyalty: General Billy Mitchell and the Court Martial that Gripped the Nation" by Douglas C. Waller. It details how aviation hero General Billy Mitchell became so arrogant with the War Department and the Coolidge administration in the 1920's and 1930's, telling his (at the time, ridiculous)ideas for the future of airpower and how one day soon, the US would be locked in a war between Germany and Japan. Mitchell was a hero to his deciples, little known officers by the names of Jimmy Doolittle and Henry "Hap" Arnold, but despised by Army and Navy officials for calling for a sole air arm service. He was court-martialed for his arrogance towards the military and the presidential administration, and tells how he died 4 years before the start of WWII, after which his theories about the war and air power were realized and he had a bomber named after him(B-25 Mitchell). Milwaulkee Int'l Airport is also named in his honor and has a museum dedicated to him.
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