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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Buy this book!!

    I was twice a member of the 8TFW Wolfpack during the Vietnam War and was honored to have met General Olds many years later. This is probably the best first person account of what it is like to fly fighters and live in the Air Force fighter community. Buy it now!!!

    Bob Hipps, Major, USAF (Retired)
    Ubon RTAFB 67/68, 72/73
    Wolf FAC 72/73

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Very Good

    If you are in to military stories, this is a good one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    A must read for any military/aviation buff.

    This book ia absolutely one of the best aviation historical accounts out there. In my opinion Robin Olds is the greatest American Military pilot of all time. With all due respect to all the great American military pilots of past and present, Robin Olds had the charisma, leadership and guts to lead by example. This book chronicles Robin's life through his own personal memories and notes compiled by his daughter Christne Olds. From his college days at the USAF Academy, to WW2 dogfights over Europe and of course his leading of the 8th TFW in Vietnam its all here. A great book about a great American leader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

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    Great book! A must read,if you like to read about an American Hero!

    Robin Olds is an American Hero! He probably would argue with me,but after reading this book,their is no doubt.He always cared about his men,and he looked after them.A must read,and highly recommended!

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

    An american hero!

    Having lived and remembered the era of Robin Olds, I found this book to be up lifting during a time of despair. While many attempt to mimick the antics, many fall short, Robin was a mans man, thumbing his nose to bureaucacy, and the idiosyncrysies that contribute it's downfalls. A must read for the 'hard ons' who think they understand.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

    A Terrific Book

    Of all the biographies of fighter pilots that I have enjoyed this book is now at the top of my list. The book's scope from 1943 to after Vietnam covers much of the history, from a one soldier's perspective, of the USAF not covered elsewhere.

    Robin Olds was indeed an American hero, and learning of his life as a fighter pilot, including his interactions with famous and not so famous contemporaries, was truly enjoyable.

    His take on the USAF was by itself worth the price of the book. Reading that SAC's LeMay was a nut case: How refreshing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2010

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    Fighter Pilot

    I loved this book. What a great American Robin Old's was. He went to war as a young man during WWII and became an Ace. He was fearless. In one of his early encounters in combat in a P38 he drops his external fuel tanks to jump about 50 ME109s. Don't get me wrong he was not alone he did have a wing man. But in his excitement he forgot to select internal fuel and just as he has a kill lined up both engines fail...

    It was not all air combat, he did miss the Korean war and spent a lot of time in the Pentagon and other non flying jobs. Then, transitioning to jets and meeting the Love of his life.

    Then he is off to Viet Nam, and now approaching 50 he sets off to fly some of the most grueling combat missions with a $25000 bounty on his head.

    What a great read, I recommend this book highly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2013

    An Evening at the Bar with Robin When you read this book it is l

    An Evening at the Bar with Robin
    When you read this book it is like an evening at the bar with Robin. While having a few, he tells you of combat in the air against enemy fighters, both prop and jet, and on the ground with Maginot-tempered generals. As the evening goes on, he gets a catch in his throat as he tells of the fighter pilots and ground crews he loves. If you are really lucky, you will hear him sing of gents named O'Reilly (not Bill) or Sammy Small. Or maybe about a female named Mary Ann Burns.
    This is not a one-night read. In truth, it is a guide for current and future commanders.
    There is always one eagle that flies higher than any other. Such was Robin Olds.
    Mark Berent
    See his Rolling Thunder Vietnam air war books on all Ebook readers

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