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  • Flying Start

    A Fighter Pilot's War Years

    by Hugh Dundas ...
    “A personal and vivid view of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) engagement of the Luftwaffe in World War II . . . Exciting, valuable, and good reading.” —Library JournalThis is the autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, who was one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. He writes of his wartime experiences, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • The Thirty Days' War

    A pulse-pounding aviation thriller

    by Max Hennessy ...
    series The By Air, By Land, By Sea Collection #3
    A swarm of enemy aircraft. A hopeless task. A brilliant commander.Kubaiyah, an RAF airstrip squeezed between a razor-like ridge and a harsh desert plain, must be defended. But with the Nazis poised to conquer the Middle East and Britain stripped of her allies, things look bleak.Only the eccentric and gifted flying officer, Anthony Boumphrey, can save them. Armed with forty planes, all of which are ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Victor Boys

    True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber

    "The stirring story of the achievements of the Victor, told by those who flew it and fixed it . . . well illustrated with spectacular photographs.” —Oxford MailThe Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq War. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Lightning Boys 2

    More True Tales from Pilots and Crew of the English Electric Lightning

    by Richard Pike ...
    Exciting, first-hand accounts from Lightning aircrews—the sequel to the bestselling book from the author of the Hunter Boys and Phantom Boys volumes.Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion to the first collection and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Buccaneer Boys

    True Tales by Those who Flew the 'Last All-British Bomber'

    The historian and author of The Sowreys details the history of the British fighter plane and what life was like for its crews flying missions around the world.Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force, and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Buccaneer Boys traces the history of the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Lightning Boys

    True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

    by Richard Pike ...
    “A good read both to aviators in general and to the Lightning fraternity in particular” (Royal Air Force Historical Society).According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. With over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, this book relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • This is Minuteman: Two-Three... Go!

    Memoirs of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

    by Wayne Chasson ...
    “This book is OUTSTANDING! The Author has seen some really exciting times in his life, in addition to some WOW flight hours. I read this in two days, and didn't want it to end. A VERY GREAT READ!” —MikeRelive six decades of flying helicopters including an extended tour in Vietnam and the mountains of Afghanistan, with a little Iraq, Kuwait, and National Guard thrown in. This is Minuteman: Two, ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Luck and a Lancaster

    Chance and Survival in World War II

    by Harry Yates ...
    This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crew and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational effort and losses. It is about young airmen the ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Spitfire! The Experiences Of A Fighter Pilot [Illustrated Edition]

    Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos.The title of this book no doubt tells you what it is about. The name “Spitfire” first became a household word during the “Blitz” of last year, but before this these wonderful aircraft had given us valiant service at Dunkirk.In this book I have set down the experiences of a pilot in a ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • Hitler's Jet Plane

    The ME 262 Story

    by Mano Ziegler ...
    An expert account with new research of how the Luftwaffe’s first ever military jet plane failed to make its mark on World War II.The first operational military jet in the world, towards the end of the Second World War the ME 262 was to be the German “miracle weapon.” Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to the design, testing, and training and even served in it ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • Turning Point

    The Battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War II

    The Battle for Milne Bay - Japan's first defeat on land in the Second World War - was a defining moment in the evolution of the indomitable Australian fighting spirit. For the men of the AIF, the militia and the RAAF, it was the turning point in the Pacific, and their finest - though now largely forgotten - hour. Forgotten, until now.In August 1942, Japan's forces were unstoppable. Having ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    'Readers look for and admire good writers and great writing. They will find it, in spades, in The Battle of the Bismarck Sea.' - The Canberra TimesIn the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 44 Days

    75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

    'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPHIn March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Under a Spitfire Sky

    A heartwarming and romantic WW2 saga

    by Ellie Curzon ...
    Can they find love in the darkest days of war?It's 1944, and Florence is a talented engineer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, patching up planes to make sure that the brave Spitfire pilots of Cottisbourne airbase return safely day after day.When she befriends the new squadron leader - shy, handsome Siegfried - it seems that romance might blossom under the war-torn skies. But Florence is nursing ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Spitfire!: The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot

    by Brian Lane ...
    Lane was the author of Spitfire!, originally published in 1942 under the pseudonym B.J. Ellan. The book is a first hand account of his experiences as a front line Spitfire pilot and is one of only a few contemporaneous autobiographical accounts of the life of a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot

    Southern England. Late summer 1940. The nation is fighting for its very survival and the Luftwaffe's aerial offensive is unrelenting. All that lies between invasion and salvation for Britain is the 'thin blue line' of RAF Fighter Command and its pilots. This newly illustrated anniversary edition of Life as a Battle of Britain Pilot reveals what it was like to fly a fighter plane in the Battle of ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters

    series British Flying Legends
    DESCRIPTION “An excellent book to read at this time during the anniversary of the bombing of the German dams by what seemed impossible odds.” Review. Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943, providing a fitting and timely tribute to a truly courageous aviator. ... ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Achtung Spitfire! (True Combat)

    `Shimmering in the morning sun, wave upon wave of bombers, driving for London. Stepped above and behind, the serried ranks of Messerschmitts. Covering mile upon mile of sky, as far as the eye could see. It was at once magnificent and terrible. I broke hard into attack, pulling the Spitfire into a climbing, spiralling turn as I did so…`Read about the development of the Spitfire in Taking to the ... Read more

    $1.78 AUD

  • Gun Button to Fire: A Hurricane Pilots Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain

    A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain

    by Tom Neil, DFC ...
    This is a fighter pilot's story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting to 249 Squadron.Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked into the maelstrom of air fighting on which the survival of Britain was to ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • An Ace of the Eighth

    An American Fighter Pilot's Air War in Europe

    FOR A FIGHTER PILOT IN THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, DEATH WAS ALWAYS A HEARTBEAT AWAY.When the skies of Europe blazed with the fiercest air battles in history, fighter pilots like Norman “Bud” Fortier were in the thick of it, flying four hundred miles an hour at thirty thousand feet, dodging flak and dueling with Nazi aces. In their role as “escorts” to Flying Fortresses and Liberators, the fighter ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • Woodbine Red Leader

    A P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater

    by George Loving ...
    A COMBAT ACE’S ACCOUNT OF PILOTING THE GREATEST SINGLE-SEAT FIGHTER IN WORLD WAR IIWorld War II marked the end of an era; fighter pilots still flew by the seat of their pants, and George Loving recaptures the exhilarating world of aerial combat in all its stark terror and fiery glory. His first fighter was the famed Spitfire, hero of the Battle of Britain. By 1943, however, it was obsolescent and ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Black Sheep One

    The Life of Gregory Pappy Boyington

    by Bruce Gamble ...
    Black Sheep One is the first biography of legendary warrior and World War II hero Gregory Boyington.In 1936, Boyington became an aviation cadet and earned the “wings of gold” of a naval aviator. After only a short period on active duty, however, he was “encouraged” to resign from the Marine Corps due to his unconventional behavior. Remarkably, this inauspicious beginning was just the prologue to a ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • A Higher Call

    The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry during the Second World War

    by Adam Makos ...
    This instant Sunday Times bestseller tells the story of two fighter pilots whose remarkable encounter during World War II became the stuff of legend.Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Under a Bomber's Moon: The true story of two airmen at war over Germany

    They were the best of enemies dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each others paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realisation displaces their ... Read more

    $6.15 AUD