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Review of chapter "Chapter 3: Jenny" from Greenstar
I started to read this story & I really like it.
Barb & Buffy seem to be getting along real well.

I was going to wait until I had read more
but I had to say you must fly because
you sure got a lot of details in here .
Well I said the two things I wanted to so later :)
Review By [Greenstar] • Date [30 Nov 14] • Rating [6 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from bluemac
Interesting concept and nicely told story. Thanks for sharing it!
Review By [bluemac] • Date [2 Nov 14] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from (Current Donor)deiticlast
Damn it! I'm in trouble with my DM because of you! I got like three hours of sleep and had to stop driving twice, all because I couldn't put this story down! And it's all your fault for writing such a compelling story!

Lol, in all seriousness, I really did very much enjoy this story, and am looking forward to reading the sequel. I've got to say, I had my doubts when reading the description, and wouldn't have even given this story the time of day if it hadn't gotten such a strong recommendation on the forums. And damn, am I glad I did!

Despite the fact that WWII (or any world war, for that matter), the era in which it took place (the forties), and the technology and aircraft of that time holds little to no interest for me, you have brought that time alive for me, and made it not only interesting, but exciting as well! Your characters' enthusiasm for flying and planes they fly are infectious, and the dogfights are thrilling, if a bit hard to follow for the likes of me. You make the reader care for your characters, hurt when they hurt, laugh when they do or say something funny.

This story is awesome, and you are a great story teller. Thank you for sharing with us all.
Review By [(Current Donor)deiticlast] • Date [9 Oct 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from eriktheviking
A cracking good story, well written and with a very original choice of destination for Buffy after she jumps.
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [18 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from batzulger
Just reread these again. So beautifully written with perfect characterizations. The fact that the tech notes are dead on is just icing. Thank you again.

I don't recommend many stories, but this series has been on my list since I first saw it.
Review By [batzulger] • Date [15 Jun 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from ChefJackButler
This and its sequel were excellently done. I just wish there were more of them.
Review By [ChefJackButler] • Date [24 May 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from BlueEyedBrigadier
Review: a superb piece of writing, Tanstaafl! I was enraptured from the first chapter, and seeing Buffy adapt and thrive in her new situation was beautiful! I was especially enthralled by just how brilliantly you wrote the flight and combat scenes, as I've read a fair bit of military fiction and you rival some of the luminaries IMO :D

Can't wait to read the next story...getting to that right now!
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [27 Apr 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from HMaxMarius
I usually just come here to read the crossover fanfics... which now has me beating myself up for overlooking this series for so long!!!

Excellent job!

My only complaint is that I feel this work is perhaps too short. I understand the mechanics of condensing time to move the story along and keep it from bogging down, but... You do such a wonderful job of describing the flight sequences that I find myself mildly disappointed that there were not more of them from that time where Buffy was learning... such as the first time she flew the aerobatics routines... or a few more sequences in the 'Top Gun' segment showing her developing the program and the combat skills that shine so brightly later. Or even a couple more missions, showing her earning the flight respect of the 89th, both as a trainer and as a combat leader.

That said, I am in awe and am definitely looking forward to reading 101st and also anything else you choose to write in this series.

On a side note, should you wish to expand this and strip out the Buffy references, this could be an AWESOME piece of 'Alternative History' fiction along the lines of Harry Turtledove's 'Guns of the South' or Allen Steele's 'Tranquility Alternative'. We know Elenore Roosevelt was a driving force behind the 99th (Tuskeegee Airmen) and I can definitely believe she would have lobbied hard for the 101st. In fact, it would have been a natural outgrowth of her efforts on behalf of the WAAC/Fs as they existed.
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [31 Mar 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from misterwhy
I'm giving this story a 10, even though it deserves an 11.

Thank you for an entertaining and well researched story.
I was impressed from the very first chapter and finished reading the whole thing by the end of this weekend.

Well done.
Review By [misterwhy] • Date [8 Dec 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from Zorgdub
Well, that was just as entertaining as I remembered. What I had not noticed the first time is how well crafted the structure is, and how fine tuned the pace was.

Congratulation, and thank you for writing such a good piece of fiction.
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [3 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 7: Advanced" from Zorgdub
I usually don't re-read stories (because there's so much I have yet to read) but this was too good so here I am again. Thanks for writing this awesome work of fiction.

I just had to comment, because I still can't get over how Buffy says she learned a Korean and Japanese martial art while in China. It's a good thing those yankee don't know anything about martial arts!
Review By [Zorgdub] • Date [2 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from Katt
OK wow I thought I'd reviewed and rec'd this a long time ago and just realized *blush* I hadn't.... I LOVE this story and re-read it and it's sequel frequently since you posted it. Keep up the good work you are an awesome writer =) Also
Review By [Katt] • Date [7 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from DieselDriver
I really liked this story a lot. The writing is good, could use a little better proofreading. Now, the bad part. There is just no way in hell anyone could ever think a PT-17 was a hotter plane than a Staggerwing Beechcraft. The Stearman PT-17 had a top speed around 100 mph maybe a little more, cruised at about 80, didn't even come with a cooling cowl around the engine. The Staggerwing on the other hand was the fastest airplane in the U.S. when it came out. It was fully enclosed and fully streamlined. It also came out much later than the PT-17. Progress was very fast in those days. There were some problems with the P-38 capabilities as described too but I'll chalk those up to parallel universes differences. While I was reading it I couldn't help thinking about the role it played in Europe which was cut short by problems of various kinds like compression in a dive that would freeze the controls due to shock waves forming over the control surfaces, and problems with the turbo chargers. They were finally, about 1943, replaced with either P-47's or P-51's. I had to laugh though when I thought about Buffy in the cockpit of a P-47 had she been assigned to try and fly one. A large person is a tight fit in a P-38, but definitely not in a P-47. She'd have gotten lost inside there. However the P-38 was every bit as rugged as it was portrayed here. I've seen pictures of them returning and the battle damage they survived sometime was amazing. Like the one returning from a strafing mission with a 6' long chunk of telephone pole imbedded in the wing or the one that survived a head on collision with a BF-109. Oh yeah, early on the plane known mostly as ME-109 was in reality a BF-109. Only towards the end of the war was the designation changed. Chalk this one up to parallel universes as well.

Interesting that they ferried the P-38's across. That only happened a few times. 6 of them and one B-17 belly landed in Greenland due to getting lost and running out of fuel. Everyone survived and were rescued. One of the P-38's is currently recovered, rebuilt and is flying as "Glacier Girl". That's an interesting story of it's own.

Anyone who'd be interested in the story of some of these planes should look up and read "The Fork Tailed Devil" by Martin Caiden. He also wrote a biography of a P-47 pilot, Robert S. Johnson, who I would have loved to have met but didn't get that priviledge. Johnson was in the early part of the war flying some of the first P-47's in combat. Early on, he had a lot of trouble getting seperated from his group. He was actually voted most likely to be shot down by his own squadron mates. He proved them wrong. 11 months after arriving in England, he was returned to the states to promote the services and be a poster child for the Army Air Corp. Oh yeah, another parallel universe thing... Here it was the AAC, not the Army Air Force. Anyway, the reason they sent him back... He was the European Theater LEADING Ace with 28 confirmed kills, only 2 of which were not single engine fighters. Others later surpassed his numbers. Some of those died. Richard Bong had 40 kills in the pacific arena and Capt. McGuire had 38. Bong was killed test flying an F-80 and McGuire was killed when he stalled his P-38 to close to the ground trying to avoid getting in front of a landing plane with a wounded pilot.

Good information on Wikipedia page:

Excellent picture of the guns and how concentrated their firepower would be a little ways down the page.

As you may have guess, I am quite the airplane nut. I've read about them and have flown models from the time I was about 8 till now and I'm getting old. The people who fought for our freedoms are dieing off and it's only a matter of a few more years and the last of the WW2 vets will be gone. My dad worked on several of the planes in the story and flew in the B-17 as the flight engineer and top turret gunner. Went for a swim in the North Sea but was rescued. Ok, I'm getting maudlin. I'll stop now.

First rule of slayers is "don't die" but the zeroth rule of life is, everybody dies sooner or later.

I really liked how you ended the story though, that was great. I really enjoyed the whole story and I look forward to reading more of your work.

Thank you for posting it
Chris in CA
Review By [DieselDriver] • Date [13 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from NoirDetective
This was one of the most interesting AU buffy stories I have ever read. It is really piece of art well there are few things I didnt like as much Buff and barb scores are little bit overshot including idolising P-38 capabilities in European theatre but still great story.
Review By [NoirDetective] • Date [13 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 20: Home" from Starfox
Great story! I love alternate histories, especially set in WW2.
Review By [Starfox] • Date [11 Jan 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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