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  • Allied Strafing in World War IIby William B. Colgan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    Among the offensive aerial strategies employed in World War II, gun fighting was perhaps the most valuable. Strafing, which involved the extensive damage of ground, air and naval forces by pilots flying in deadly, low-altitude skies, helped the Allies to their victory. This historical text examines the role of strafing in combat, particularly during... more...

  • Voices In The Air 1939-1945by Laddie Lucas

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    A unique and enthralling anthology compiled by WWII flying ace, Laddie Lucas, Voices in the Air tells the story of the air battles of the Second World War in the voices of those who took part. Drawn largely on the writings of the combatants themselves from all sides of the conflict, this book offers a vivid and highly individual account of the great... more...

  • China's Wingsby Gregory Crouch

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00

    From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II—and boldly safeguarded them during that conflict— China’s Wings is one of the... more...

  • Four Degrees Celsiusby Kerry Karram

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    This dramatic story of the rescue of eight men on a prospecting mission in the Arctic covers a period of four suspenseful months in the fall of 1929. A rescue team, headed by bush pilot Andy Cruikshank, at a time when aviation was in its infancy, encountered harrowing experiences but finally completed its mission. more...

  • Once A Fighter Pilotby Jerry W. Cook

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 19.00

    * The true adventure tales of a U.S. Air Force fighter who flew more than 400 combat hours while on duty in Vietnam * Provides a rare insider's glimpse into the world of the flying elite, detailing their education, training, emotions, and day to day experiences * Poignant, sometimes funny, brutally honest, always exciting, and an eye-opening look... more...

  • Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayerby Brian D. O'Neill

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 24.00

    Incorporating a wealth of new material, here is the riveting story of the bombing raids that broke the back of Nazi Germany, praised as "a well-researched, highly readable account of a B-17 combat crew's experience ... excellent." (Roger A. Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth) more...

  • Air Power and Armiesby Sir John Cotesworth Slessor; Phillip Meilinger

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Sir John Cotesworth Slessor (1897–1979) was one of Great Britain's most influential airmen. He played a significant role in building the World War II Anglo-American air power partnership as an air planner on the Royal Air Force Staff, the British Chiefs of Staff, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. He coordinated allied strategy in 1940–41, helped... more...

  • The Command of the Airby Giulio Douhet; Joseph Patrick Harahan; Richard H. Kohn; Dino Ferrari; Joseph Patrick Harahan; Richard H. Kohn

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    The Italian General Giulio Douhet reigns as one of the twentieth century’s foremost strategic air power theorists. As such scholars as Raymond Flugel have pointed out, Douhet’s theories were crucial at a pivotal pre-World War II Army Air Force institution, the Air Corps Tactical School. more...

  • RAF Southendby Peter Brown

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    RAF Southend focuses in diary-type format on the airport between October 1940 and August 1944, from when it became a fighter station in its own right, to it becoming an armament practice camp later in the war. It describes the manning and maintenance of the forward fighter station, often under attack, and follows the varying fortunes of the staff and... more...

  • A Contemptible Little Flying Corpsby I. McInnes; J. V. Webb

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99

    Many books have been written about pilots of the Royal Flying Corps but the men on the ground, who kept the planes in the air and the guns firing, have been sadly neglected - and yet their role was a vital one. This truly remarkable book, the production of which must have seemed an impossible task, has more than remedied the situation. The authors... more...