"An enthralling account of courage, humor, and a bit of luck."
"A wonderful tale of one man’s love of flying . . . a remarkable story."
"Spitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer is one of the most important books to emerge on World War II air combat, for while it deals with the gripping dogfights, it also paints a marvelous picture of a young American fighter pilot’s life in wartime Britain. Philip Caine has excerpted the diary of a great combat leader to paint a true picture that is filled with rarely noted details of life on the ground as well as in the air. It is undoubtedly one of the best personal accounts of the war."
"Philip Caine has constructed a spellbinding account of an American fighter pilot’s life ‘over there’ in war-torn Britain. His unobtrusive commentary enhances the dramatic contents of LeRoy Gover’s diaries and letters. They portray the triumphs and tragedies of aerial combat as well as the pleasures and constraints of life in blacked-out but defiant London. This is an outstanding addition to the best books on World War II."