A great description of his experiences flying Spits and Tempests, Clostermann puts you in the pilots seat and let's you experience the war from his perspective, warts and all. I can't recommend this book more highly than 5 stars, or I would. Do yourself an absolute favour and enjoy this great book!
One of the earliest-published of the memoirs from pilots who flew fighters over Nazi-held Europe, Clostermann's account has never been surpassed, and remains essential reading for anybody who wants to understand a little of what it was like to participate as a solo pilot in that terrible conflict. It leaves one in awe of the skill and bravery of the men who mastered the magnificently powerful but challenging Tempest and used it to make such a significant contribution to victory.
The author offers a valuable counter-perspective to books such as “My part of the sky” by Beamont. Other books seem to gloss over large historical events. This book dives deeply into the personal experiences and tragedies of war. A great read.