P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk

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P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk

Post by KirkR63 » 23 Apr 2022 13:46

I was wondering if anyone has any material/websites that they would be willing to share concerning the P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk in use by the Soviets on the Eastern Front. I currently have Dmitriy Loza's book Attack of the Airacobra and Yefim Gordon's The Bell P-39 Airacobra and P-63 Kingcobra Fighters. In addition the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces series books, Soviet Lend Lease Fighter Aces of World War 2 and Soviet Aces of World War 2. recently I did print out a copy of Alexander Pokryshkin's memoir Red Air Ace from the Wright Field Material Division out of Ohio. What I am looking for is more material on the Soviet fighter pilots' use of the P-39 and P-40 fighters on the Eastern Front, in English. Does anyone have any suggestions concerning websites, online archives, books, etc.. ? Any and all advice is welcomed.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk

Post by von thoma » 23 Apr 2022 22:37

I can give you a recommendation :

Red Star Airacobra: Memoirs of a Soviet Fighter Ace 1941-45. ( Evgeniy Mariinskiy )
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Re: P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk

Post by KirkR63 » 03 May 2022 02:25

Thank you von Thoma, I will look into your suggestion!!!!

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Re: P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Kittyhawk

Post by Cantankerous » 14 May 2022 22:24

Hi,

I found two additional sources that give detail on the Soviets' combat use of the P-40 against German aircraft on the Eastern Front:
* Drabkin, A., 2007. The Red Air Force at War: Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow – Recollections of Fighter Pilots on the Eastern Front. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 1-84415-563-3.
* https://web.archive.org/web/20060505113 ... /index.htm

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