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  • Cheating Deathby George J. Marrett

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 23.99

    They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of ?fast-movers,? these intrepid... more...

  • The Airborne in World War IIby Michael E. Haskew

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 19.59

    D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge?the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first saw action, and in Italy in 1943. Right on the tail of these planes, this expert history follows the airborne divisions from the redesignation... more...

  • The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Toldby Col. Robert Barr Smith; Esq. Laurence J. Yadon

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    In thirty-five chapters, The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Told covers many of the leading American and British Commonwealth fighter aces of WW I and II, together with a few bomber crews whose gallantry made a substantial contribution to the end of WW II. Other nations had their aces, but this book concentrates on American and Commonwealth... more...

  • A History of Air Warfareby John Andreas Olsen

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    ***Selected for the 2010 Chief of the United States Air Force's Reading List*** This one-volume anthology provides a comprehensive analysis of the role that air power has played in military conflicts over the past century. Comprising sixteen essays penned by a global cadre of leading military experts, A History of Air Warfare chronologically examines... more...

  • Broken Wingsby Stephen L. Renner

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Drawing upon a wealth of previously untranslated documents, Broken Wings tells how a European nation built an entire air force in secret. Carved up and banned from having a military air service after World War I, Hungary became determined to rearm itself. In the early 1920s, Allied inspectors were evaded and obstructed at every turn; great efforts... more...

  • The Final Mission of Extortion 17by Ed Darack

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 23.99

    On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter approached a landing zone in Afghanistan 40 miles southwest of Kabul. The helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was on a mission to reinforce American and coalition special operations troops. It would never return. Insurgents fired at the Chinook, severed one of its rear rotor blades, and brought... more...

  • Diamond Dakota Mysteryby Juliet Wills

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 24.50

    An extraordinary but true war-time tale of daring, mystery, luck and in excess of twenty million dollars worth of diamonds, and how they were lost, found and lost again. more...

  • Possums and Bird Dogsby Peter Nolan

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 33.62

    The story of 161 Reconnaissance Flight, the Australian Army Aviation unit deployed to Vietnam from September 1965 to March 1972, told through unit and personal records, pilot and aircraft log books and personal interviews with veterans. more...

  • Behind the Cyberspace Veilby Brian J. Collins

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    This work examines the ways in which the Air Force as an institution, once the exclusive domain of aviators, must adjust to meet the operational demand of network-centric warfare in the information age. more...

  • Limits of Air Powerby Mark Clodfelter

    Free Press 1989; US$ 32.95

    The Limits of Air Power analyzes the American bombing campaigns in Vietnam and shows why the use of air power, so effective in previous wars, proved unsuccessful in a limited war. Major Mark Clodfelter, a military historian, assesses the American use of air power from World War II through the Vietnam War, and shows how its effectiveness declined... more...