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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...

  • 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...

  • 100 Missions Northby Ken Bell

    Potomac Books Inc. 2003; US$ 19.95

    In 100 Missions North , Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous "Thud", in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. What was it like to face these odds day after day? We learn that men sustained by faith in each other and joined by the unique bonds of combat can overcome... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 303rd Bombardment Groupby Brian O'Neill; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    The first title in the Elite Units series to deal with an American bombardment group, this title focuses on the 303rd BG, dubbed the 'Hells Angels.' One of the very first B-17 units assigned to the newly created Eighth Air Force in England in September 1942, the 303rd was in the vanguard of the daylight bombing campaign through to VE-Day. Awarded a... more...

  • 352nd Fighter Groupby Tom Ivie; Tom Tullis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Nicknamed the ?Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney? due to the garish all-blue noses of their P-51s, the 352nd FG was one of the most successful fighter groups in the Eighth Air Force. Credited with destroying almost 800 enemy aircraft between 1943 and 1945, the 352nd finished fourth in the ranking of all groups within VIII Fighter Command. Initially equipped... more...

  • 354th Fighter Groupby William Hess; Chris Davey

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?I think the success of the 354th as the leading group in the European theatre for aerial victories is due to several things. First was the initial training of the squadrons before deployment to England. Colonel Ken Martin nurtured the group from its infancy, and all the excellence that later showed through could be placed at his doorstep. Despite... more...