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  • Hell Above Earthby Stephen Frater

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    "The riveting true story of a World War II bomber pilot and the co-pilot who received orders to kill him?After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation?the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride." ?Kirkus Reviews An unforgettable and thrilling... more...

  • If Chaos Reignsby Flint Whitlock

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    ?Gentlemen, do not be daunted if chaos reigns; it undoubtedly will.? So said Brigadier S. James Hill, commanding officer of the British 3rd Parachute Brigade, in an address to his troops shortly before the launching of Operation Overlord?the D-Day invasion of Normandy. No more prophetic words were ever spoken, for chaos indeed reigned on that day,... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Naval Aviator 1937-45by Osamu Tagaya

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    The fateful attack on Pearl Harbor forced the Western world to revise its opinion of Japan's airmen. Before the war, Japanese aviators had been seen as figures of ridicule and disdain; yet the ruthless skill and efficiency of their performance in December 1941 and the months that followed won them a new reputation as a breed of oriental superman.... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45by Henry Sakaida

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The outcome of the Pacific War was heavily influenced by the results of naval battles between the Imperial Japanese fleet and the US Navy. One of the key elements was Japan's large fighter component, which had gained experience over Manchuria, China and Mongolia in the late 1930s. Flying A5Ms, at least 21 pilots achieved 'acedom' securing air superiority... more...

  • Jagdverband 44by Robert Forsyth

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    There was no Luftwaffe fighter unit like Jagdverband 44. Formed in February 1945, the unit grew out of Hitler's bizarre decision that the Me 262 jet fighter should be used as a bomber, despite its potential in the daylight defensive battles over the Reich. Seen as a grave mistake by Göring, a small fighter unit was formed in southern Germany to 'prove'... more...

  • Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45by Gary Nila

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II. It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and Saito regarding... more...

  • Ki-43 'Oscar' Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa Peregrine was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War 2. Designed for manoeuverability and speed, the low-wing model meant that firepower and safety had to be sacrificed, with only two machine guns per plane. Despite this, more Japanese pilots achieved Ace status flying the Hayabusa than... more...

  • Kings of the Airby Ian Sumner

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    In comparison to their British and German counterparts, the French airmen of the Great War are not well known. Yet their aerial exploits were just as remarkable, and their contribution to the war effort on the Western Front was equally important. That is why Ian Sumner's vivid history of the men of the French air force during the war is of such... more...

  • Leaving Orbitby Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger , that dream... more...

  • Lentolaivue 24by Kari Stenman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 16.95

    Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of... more...