Credit for the first Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter to be ‘brought down’ in combat belongs to Joseph Myers and Manford Crory of the P-47D-equipped 78th Fighter Group, who manoeuvred a 1./KG 51 machine into the ground on August 28, 1944. The German pilot survived. No shots were fired by both sides. It happened again on […]
Getting a good photo of a cockpit is a challenge for most photographers, but not for Dan Patterson, the best in his field at this demanding work. Donald Nijboer’s excellent text, amplified by meaningful quotes, makes this a book to buy for the home library, and perhaps more important, as a gift for someone you’re trying to interest […]
Early reviews for Fighting Cockpits are in and the response is overwhelming! The range of warbirds covered by Fighting Cockpits is truly amazing. Copious “Pilot Impressions” give the reader a first person glimpse of strapping on many of the most famous warbirds. Dan Patterson’s imagery puts the reader in the cockpit. Not easy with such cramped […]
Join me Monday June 20th at the Federal Restaurant 1438 Dundas St West, Toronto for the launch of Fighting Cockpits. Festivities start at 7:30.
Just received a great review from John Patterson of Oklahoma, City. John has bought several of my books and had some kind words for Air Combat 1945 – ‘I recently received the copy of Air Combat 1945 and must say that I have been fascinated with it. I cannot imagine how you have been able […]