Air Combat over the Eastern Front and Korea

A Soviet Fighter Pilot Remembers

Sergei Kramarenko

Date Published :
October 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
The Red Air Force at War
Illustration :
30 b/w photos
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844157358
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks
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Sergei Kramarenko was a lucky man. As a Soviet fighter pilot, an ace, he fought in two wars - first against the Luftwaffe, then the US Air Force - and survived. This is his story. On the Eastern Front in the bitter conflict with the Germans, he dueled with Messerschmitt 109s and Focke-Wulf 190s. Then, in Korea, flying a MiG-15, he came up against the Americans, the British and the Australians, in the first fighter-against-fighter clashes of the jet age. His accounts of combat against the F-86 Sabres, F-84 Thunderjets and Gloster Meteors are among the most vivid and remarkable of his long career. In over ten years of as a front-line fighter pilot he took part in a revolution in the development of combat flying. His candid, intensely personal and unflinching account gives a rare inside view of life in the Red Air Force.


"A Stunning collection of Allied airmen’s first hand wartime experiences…For its variety of air action and inspiring human courage, this title is unlikely to be bettered and should be on every bookshelf of those with an interest in the Korean air war."

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