- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Casemate; 1st Edition edition (July 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612000045
- ISBN-13: 978-1612000046
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fogg in the Cockpit: Howard Fogg―Master Railroad Artist, World War II Fighter Pilot Hardcover – August 11, 2011
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"Howard Fogg is one of those rare people who managed to keep a diary whilst engaged in fighting during WWII. It's "witting testimony" of the highest calibre, and a most welcome addition to the library of reminiscences. Add to this the amazing talent of Fogg as an artist, and you have a most fascinating read." - Books Monthly UK
"As an ex fighter pilot I read the book with great anticipation and was rewarded with a gem." ~ Rene Burtner, Squadron Leader, 359th Fighter Group, 369th Fighter Squadron
"Fogg's uncensored insights into the day-to-day routine of a typical fighter pilot offer an informative perspective... The historical summaries and morale reports provide a point of view on a grander scale." ~ Lt. Col. Steve Ellis, USAFR (Ret.), Docent, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington.
About the Author
A New Jersey native, Richard Fogg was raised in Colorado after the family moved to Boulder in 1955. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature and, inspired by his father's service, served in the U.S. Air force for four years, including a year in Vietnam. Janet Fogg was also raised in Colorado, after her family moved from Illinois. Janet's focus on writing began when she was CFO and Managing Principal of OZ Architecture, one of Colorado's largest architectural firms. Fifteen writing awards later she resigned from OZ to follow the yellow brick road, and ten months after that signed a contract for Soliloquy, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner. She is currently Vice-President of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and in 2010 served as their Published Author Liaison.
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The heart of the book is made up of diary entries that Fogg had made between October 1943 (the month that the 359th arrived in Britain) and September 1944, when he completed his combat tour and returned to the United States. The historical commentary, which is interspersed throughout this book, provides a wonderful touch, which gives an added perspective on the contributions and sacrifices made by the USAAF in Europe towards the defeat of the Third Reich.
The reader is given entree into the day-to-day existence of a fighter pilot and its sometimes mundane aspects aside from the pressures and hazards of combat flying. The book also has a generous collection of wartime photographs and several examples of Fogg's postwar railroad paintings, which showcase his considerable talent.
For me, "FOGG IN THE COCKPIT" was one of the best purchases I made this year. Any student of the Second World War or aviation enthusiast will love this book.