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Aviation

  • 'Twelve to One' V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacificby Tony Holmes; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    This volume details the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. The highest scoring US pilots of World War 2 fought against the Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy over the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. Flying P-38s and P-47s, men such as Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire won the Medal of Honor... more...

  • 1 Groupby Patrick Otter

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Following the recent unveiling of the monument to Bomber Command in London's Green Park, the publication of this lovingly crafted account of the exploits of oft-overlooked 1 Group is set to be a timely one. Patrick Otter combines an appropriate level of detail regarding operations, aircraft, bases and incidents, with accounts of human endurance... more...

  • 1 Group Bomber Commandby Chris Ward

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.00

    During the period immediately before the Second World War, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type of aircraft, including Wellingtons, Sterlings, and Lancasters. Chris Ward presents us here with the history of 1 Group Bomber Command,... more...

  • 100 Group (Bomber Support)by Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk. The growing importance of the 'electronic war' in the air in 1943 caused the creation of 100 Group to fly both defensive and offensive sorties employing highly secret Radio Counter Measure equipment. The Group flew... more...

  • 16 Air Assault Brigade – Britain’S Rapid Reaction Forceby Tim Ripley

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    After the S.A.S., 16 Brigade is the most high profile formation in the British Army but to date there has been no complete history of its operations and activities. The aim of this book is to produce a history of Britain’s Elite Rapid Reaction Force 16 Air Assault Brigade.It will provide a historical narrative of 16 Brigade’s operations since... more...

  • 1940by Mitch Peeke

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 12.99

    The epic story of 1940 is not confined to the great air battle over England that summer; The Battle of Britain. Whilst that battle was indeed a major turning point in the course of the Second World War, it was only fought because of the ultimate outcome of the battle that preceded it. When Hitler's forces swiftly overran the Low Countries and then... more...

  • 23rd Fighter Groupby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Staffed with inexperienced USAAF pilots and led by a handful of seasoned veterans of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), the 23rd FG was formed in the field at Kunming, in China, on July 4, 1942 and flew combat missions that same day. The group's three squadrons - the 74th, 75th and 76th Fighter Squadrons - were initially equipped with war-weary P-40s... more...

  • 23rd Fighter Groupby Carl Molesworth; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 16.95

    Famous for the fearsome sharksmouths that adorned their planes, the 23rd FG fought a guerrilla war against the Japanese, steadily moving pilots and aircraft from one remote air base in China to another to keep the enemy off balance. Because China could only be supplied by air from India, there were constant shortages of aircraft, fuel and ammunition... more...

  • 2nd Air Division Air Force USAAF 1942-45by Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99

    As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk and Suffolk. The Second Air Division's first bombing mission was flown on November 7, 1942; the last on April 25, 1945. A total of 95, 948 sorties were flown in 493 operational missions by the division's B-24s, dropping... more...

  • 3 Group Bomber Commandby Chris Ward

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 10.99

    During the immediate period before World War Two, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type of aircraft.3 Group had almost completely re-equipped with the Wellington by 4 September 1939 to carry out the second bombing operation of the... more...