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- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95
First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38
On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2008; US$ 17.95
Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive?no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force does, that flight personnel may be faced at any time with a bailout or crash landing in hostile territory without supplies, the advice here is... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.78
'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
The fascinating history of one man's rise from naval flight officer to Hollywood hero. Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 32.95
Dr. John Andreas Olsen has written an insightful, compelling biography of retired U.S. Air Force colonel John A. Warden III, the brilliant but controversial air warfare theorist and architect of Operation Desert Storm?s air campaign. Warden?s radical ideas about air power?s purposes and applications, promulgated at the expense of his own career, sparked... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 28.62
Hauptbeschreibung Luftstreitkräfte nahmen in den militärischen Planungen des Kalten Krieges auf beiden Seiten des Eisernen Vorhanges eine zentrale Stellung ein. Vor allem die mitteleuropäischen Staaten sahen sich aufgrund einer möglichen atomaren Bedrohung aus der Luft gezwungen, ihre Luftverteidigung auf supranationaler Ebene in den Bündnissen zu... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.99
Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah Lake investigates Scotland's contribution to military flying over the last hundred years. With a wealth of previously unpublished or little-known... more...