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Good, but not great.
on April 26, 2011
One quote from the book seems to flavor the rest of the book. "I no longer have the figures, but the training hours outnumbered the combat hours by several hundred to one, and the balance kept shifting farther and farther toward the training hours." In fact much of the book is training. While he seems a very decent person, and would be interesting to meet, he was not in the thick of much of the fighting. He probably saved a large number of more raw recruits as he was a training officer and gave his extensive training knowledge to others, but it does not make a great combat narrative.
Also, while there are some interesting parts about the plane, there is really very little detail about how night fighting developed, or why. Some surmises, but no real look at the details.
This is a personal account, and while interesting, don't mistake this for a lengthy combat descriptor.