content_pasteCharles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat. Bruce Irving has interviewed Charlie Cook and composed this valuable record of his aviation career. The entire article is also available for free download.
content_pasteBill McGuire wrote: ""This book tells the story of the 8th Air Force mission to Friedrichshafen, Germany of March 18, 1944, in which the 392nd BG lost 14 Liberators. Specifically, it is also about my Navigator dad's final hours, and how I first came to learn the details in the mid-1990s, secure his files, interview surviving vets and visit his old base in England, his burial place at St. Avold, France and the crash site in southwestern Germany (for his plane and two additional heavies.) "
content_pasteDam Busters opened the bomb bay door to a new experience in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 - that of the bomber pilot. You need a different mindset than when flying the fighters - accurate station keeping is everything on the final bomb run.
content_pasteCurtiss P-55 Ascender |Lockheed P-38J and P-38L Lightning | Lockheed P-80A Shooting Star | Martin B-26C (and F/G) Marauder | North American P-51B and D Mustang | Republic P-47D (early models) and P-47D-25 Thunderbolt
content_pasteDornier Do 335A-1 and Do 335B-2 | Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 and Fw 190A-8 | Gotha Go 229A-0 | Junkers Ju 88A-4, Ju 88C-6, and Ju88P-4 | Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 and Bf 109G-10 | Messerschmitt Me 262A-21a and M2 262A-2a
content_pastede Havilland Mosquito B. IV, F.B VI, and F.B. XVIII | de Havilland Vampire I | Hawker Typhoon IB | Hawker Tempest V | North American Mitchell II (B-25C/D) and III (B-25J) | Supermarine Spitfire L.F. IXc and L.F. IXe
content_pasteSomething about the lighting and rendering in this sim just blows my mind -- although European Air War is very "painterly" (as you said in the museum, like flying in a Robert Taylor painting), Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 is approaching photo-realism.