Memories from an airman. I also wanted to show you his letters, but they can not be reblogged. A great site to investigate for yourselves!
Almost as soon as I declared that I hadn’t seen a pilot log that continued from the first one, I picked up a little notebook that served as a log for the remainder of 1944 and 1945 up to September. It notes the first time Walt flew a P-51, described in all caps as WONDERFULL, and even notes the date when Walt was shot down!
Mostly, it’s just a record of locations, aircraft, and hours flown. At the top of the first page, Walt lists his total time as 592:15 hours. That’s a lot of hours.
The two log books are very different in design, the second one being a small notebook that would fit easily in a pocket, although I suspect it stayed behind during flights and didn’t, for example, go into the water with Walt in January 1945.
- The first book, from Walt’s stateside training, is leather-bound with…
View original post 81 more words