Typhoon Attack

Typhoon Attack - Norman Franks I like books like this, books with personal accounts. Which this book is all about. The author relates little contributions from many Typhoon pilots, the contributions fitting in with the subjects of the chapters. Like 'Tactics and flak', 'Into Normandy' and so on. The personal accounts put a face and name on history. And reminds me that in all the fighting there was real human beings who lived to tell their story, or died. ('Surviving was 10% skill and 90% luck' one pilot put it)

This book is not about the 'tech-stuff' of the Typhoon. But more like an operational history of it. Told by the men who flew it from the D-Day preparations to VE-Day. And despite the teething problems of it, they liked the Typhoon/Bomphoon/Rockphoon. A big and stable weapons platform. Rugged and solid.

What always strikes me, when reading many of the accounts of WWII servicemen, is the low-key matter-of-factly tone they are kept in.

Bottom line is that I like the book