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  • The US Eighth Air Force in Europeby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book describes the period when the American daylight offensive faltered and nearly failed and recalls the terrible losses suffered by Liberators on the low-level attack on the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania and by the B-17s on the notorious Schweinfurt and Regensburg raids which entered 8th Air Force folklore as ‘Black Thursday’. Fascinating... more...

  • US Naval Aviator: 1941-45by Robert Hargis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    The US naval aviator of World War II played a pivotal part in the winning of the war. From the warm waters of the Pacific to the icy conditions of the Bering Sea (including the battle of Midway), the Naval aviator was on hand to fight the enemy in any and all conditions. Between 1940 and 1942 the training of the naval aviator lasted eleven months,... more...

  • The Unsubstantial Airby Samuel Hynes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words and voices of the aviators themselves. A World War II pilot... more...

  • Vulcan 607by Rowland White

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 . . . April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast. The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more... more...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 29.95

    Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail , the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors... more...

  • Wingless Eagleby Herbert A. Johnson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    At the start of the twentieth century the United States led the world in advances in aviation, with the first successful engine-powered flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Dayton, Ohio, beginning in 1903. Fifteen years later, however, American airmen flew European-designed aircraft because American planes were woefully inadequate for service... more...

  • The Yom Kippur Warby Walter J. Boyne

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Aces of the Legion Condorby Robert Forsyth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    For Germany, the Spanish Civil War proved a perfect testing ground for new technologies and tactics. During the war, some 19,000 German 'volunteers' formed an aviation group called the Legion Condor in support of the fascists. Originally flying He-51s, they were soon upgraded to 109s. These fighters proved dominant in the Spanish skies, and many members... more...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • American Attack Aircraft Since 1926by E. R. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a concise historical survey of the various types of aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps to accomplish air attack missions since 1926. The text covers four types of fixed-wing aircraft: designated attack aircraft; light, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers;... more...