Eric Hammles books is a great example how well can aviation history bee shown to the reader. He collected 39 stories of different pilots who have flown against German Luftwaffe during world war II, and added to it some explanations and additional information which helps to better understand the nature of the conflict and the life of fighter pilots during those hard days. This books gives the reader a rare opportunity to have an vivid insight into aviation without the need of reading many memories in many books. You have everything in one book which can help to better understand the nature of conflicts in the air.
The book is available at http://www.erichammelbooks.com/books/b_aces-against-germany.php