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Aviation

  • United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014by Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...

  • Dornier Do 24 Unitsby Peter Jong; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career... more...

  • Polish Spitfire Acesby Wojtek Matusiak; Robert Grudzien

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Of all Allied airmen, Polish pilots had had the most experience of fighting the Luftwaffe by the time the war came to Britain. As the Battle of Britain raged, they quickly proved themselves as highly aggressive and skilful interceptors, especially when flying the famous Spitfire. The Polish Air Force eventually became the largest non-Commonwealth Spitfire... more...

  • Check Six!by Jim Curran; Terrence Popravak Jr.

    Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95

    There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James "Jug" Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered... more...

  • Hit the Targetby Bill Yenne

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High , comes the stirring true story of the Eighth Air Force in World War II. Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months... more...

  • After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Nextby John Nichol

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. more...

  • After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Nextby John Nichol

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Former RAF Tornado Navigator and Gulf War veteran John Nichol sets out on a personal journey to discover what happened to 617 Squadron after the flood. more...

  • The Squadron That Died Twice - The story of No. 82 Squadron RAF, which in 1940 lost 23 out of 24 aircraft in two bombing raidsby Gordon Thorburn

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    Apart from the quiet chatter of a few mechanics, who were checking that one aircraft was too badly damaged ever to fly again, there was a shocked silence over the aerodrome as everyone there tried to understand the impossible. Twelve twin-engined bombers of 82 Squadron RAF had set out on a fi ne May morning in 1940, from Watton, Norfolk, in a brave... more...

  • Secret Wings of World War IIby Lance Cole

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German... more...

  • The Air Force Way of Warby Brian D. Laslie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    On December 18, 1972, more than one hundred U.S. B-52 bombers flew over North Vietnam to initiate Operation Linebacker II. During the next eleven days, sixteen of these planes were shot down and another four suffered heavy damage. These losses soon proved so devastating that Strategic Air Command was ordered to halt the bombing. The U.S. Air Force's... more...