WW2 Russian pilot memoirs

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  1. PCScipio42

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    Has any WW2 Russian fighter pilot had his memoirs translated to English?
     
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    #2 Juha, Jul 8, 2012
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    At least a few are. and there are books based on interviews of some fighter pilots, one focusing on year 1941. Check Amazon. One I have, written by the Soviet style, is IIRC Swastika in my sight.

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    There are two that I am aware of, but have not read them:

    Swastika in the Gunsight: Memoirs of a Russian Fighter Pilot 1941-45 by Kaberov
    Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front by Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova

    The first one has really not gotten very good reviews, but the 2nd has and is on my wish list.
     
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    Thanks, I've heard about the second book you listed. I was hoping for Pokryshkin (sp?) but all I can find are Russian language for him.
     
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    There is a site with a lot of Soviet oral histories from the Great Patriotic War. Some have been translated into English.
    Look at Летчики-истребители - Я Помню. Герои Великой Отечественной войны. Участники ВОВ. Книга памяти. and use Google translate. Here are 2 in English:
    http://www.iremember.ru/content/view/157/80/lang,en/
    http://www.iremember.ru/content/view/133/80/lang,en/

    Here's one quick interview, from another site:
    Aviation History: Interview with World War II Soviet Ace Ivan Kozhedub

    If you find others, why not post them here?
    I have this one, btw. I have not looked at it in a while - somewhat boring, actually. Swastika in the Gunsight: Memoirs of a Russian Fighter Pilot 1941-45 by Kaberov
     
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    Did get "Attack of the Airacobras" and "Red Sky, Black Death" for Christmas. Have to finish a book before I start one of them.

    I did read the Kozhedub interview. Interesting reading....especially as I prefer Pokryshkin to Kozhedub for some reason.
     
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