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  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 94.00

    The United States Air Force: A Chronology captures the sweep of U.S. Air Force history from the service's inception to present times. Concise entries, arranged by date, touch upon military events such as victories and defeats; significant political, administrative, and technological changes affecting the service; and significant events in the careers... more...

  • Mick Mannockby Dr Adrian Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 170.00

    Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot rediscovers Britain's most successful fighter pilot of the First World War. It traces the myth of an 'ace with one eye', examining how Mannock has been represented in both biography and in fiction, and asks why he is still commemorated today. The author suggests Mannock's tactics drew on his socialist beliefs, and argues... more...

  • Gabler Lexikon Logistikby Peter Klaus; Winfried Krieger

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 42.99

    Logistik und Supply Chain Management gehören heute zu den wichtigsten unternehmerischen Aufgaben und ihre Bedeutung wächst kontinuierlich. Denn optimierte logistische Prozessketten verbessern die Wirtschaftlichkeit und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen entscheidend. Das Lexikon erläutert, was für die Gestaltung und kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung... more...

  • Flying for Freedomby Alan Brown

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    After the Dunkirk debacle in May 1940, Britain's primary weapon of defence was her air force. The exploits of the RAF's bomber crews and fighter pilots featured almost nightly on the radio and in the cinema newsreels; the men themselves were the objects of great admiration and respect. Yet, how many of these brave airmen were not British nationals?... more...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 42.00

    According to Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris, "Flight has been part of the human dream for aeons, and its military application has likely been the dark side of that dream for almost as long." In the twentieth century, this dream and its dark side unfolded as the air forces of the world went to war, bringing destruction and reassessment with each... more...

  • Arming the Luftwaffeby Daniel Uziel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political,... more...

  • Military Airfields of Britain: Southern Englandby Ken Delve

    Crowood 2011; US$ 24.99

    Entries cover every military airfield within the counties, from WW1 to the present day and comprise: Brief history of the airfield, construction and use including decoy sites; comprehensive list of flying units with dates and aircraft types; list of HQ units based at the airfield; details of memorials; maps and plans of almost every airfield; location... more...

  • Joining the United States Air Forceby Snow Wildsmith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Air Force. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of... more...

  • RED STAR AIRACOBRAby Evgeniy Mariinskiy

    Helion & Company 2006; US$ 16.99

    Evgeniy Mariinskiy, a Soviet fighter ace and Hero of the Soviet Union, shot down 20 enemy planes in aerial combat over the Eastern Front between 1943 and 1945. He frequently engaged enemy fighters and bombers, shot down many but was himself shot down several times. This is his extraordinary story. His vivid inside view of the ruthless war in the air... more...

  • Sharks of the Airby James Neal Harvey

    Casemate 2011; US$ 19.95

    In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world’s first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100 mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of... more...