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  • P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43by John Stanaway

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    The first P-38s became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in April 1941, and the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of 1942. Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P-38 were in action even sooner when F-4 (P-38E) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after... more...

  • F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-senby Edward Young; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7 Zero-sen. The former was Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, and its creation was shaped by the combat experiences of Naval Aviators... more...

  • What Is the Required Level of Noncontingency Temporary Duty for Air Force Personnel?by Lawrence Hanser; Maren Leed; Marc N. Elliott

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    This work examines the extent to which contingency temporary duty (TDY) may be impinging on noncontingency temporary duty to the potential detriment of Air Force training and readiness. more...

  • Policy and Methodology to Incorporate Wartime Plans into Total U.S. Air Force Manpower Requirements by Manuel J. Carrillo; Hugh G. Massey; Joseph G. Bolten

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The Air Force is reexamining how it plans its manpower resources, especially for scenarios less extensive than the traditional two major theater wars. This report presents and demonstrates a methodology RAND developed to assist in this process, drawing lessons from the recent Total Force Assessment. more...

  • Pistolsby Jeff Kinard

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs. more...

  • Battle Order 204by Christobel Mattingley

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 16.31

    The riveting true story account of a young WW2 pilot's heroic journey, illustrated throughout with fascinating photographs, maps and excerpts from his log books. more...

  • Airborneby Tom Clancy

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 16.00

    They are America's front lines--serving proudly in forward areas around the world. Representing the very best from the Army and Air Force, the Airborne Task Force is an unstoppable combination of manpower and firepower. Now, Tom Clancy examines this elite branch of our nation's armed forces. With pinpoint accuracy and a style more compelling than... more...

  • Carrierby Tom Clancy

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00

    They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom... more...

  • Fighter Boysby Patrick Bishop

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 17.00

    For 123 days in the summer of 1940, 3,000 youthful airmen in the Royal Air Force fought back against Hitler?s advancing forces with a  heroism that astonished the world. Drawing on interviews with scores of surviving pilots as well as diaries and letters never before seen, military historian and journalist Patrick Bishop re-creates with astonishing... more...

  • Coming to Coloradoby Wolfgang Samuel

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 30.00

    In his acclaimed memoir German Boy: A Refugee's Story , Wolfgang W. E. Samuel relates his experiences as a child surviving war and its hellish aftermath in occupied Germany. On January 24, 1951, exactly six years after his traumatic flight from Russian tanks, Samuel finds himself standing at the railing of a ship taking him to the land of his dreams--America.... more...