The list author says: "Some of the books in this list are about the combat experiences of WWII fighter (and fighter-bomber) pilots. Others tell their personal stories of romance and family. One consists largely of actual letters written by such a pilot, interspersed with information from diaries, flight logs, and interviews. It is a list for anyone interested in what it was like to fly combat missions and to be separated from loved ones for an extended period. Truly, these books contain stories of both love and war."