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  • 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

  • Barney Greatrex

    From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - the stirring story of an Australian hero

    The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.A school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. Bombing Germany night after night, Barney's 61 Squadron faced continual enemy fighter attacks and anti ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $1.74 AUD

  • Spider Zero Seven

    by Mike Borlace ...
    Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s.Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces, Borlace and his fellow ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War

    Northwestern Europe – from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany

    Alarmstart (scramble) charts the experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, diaries and flying log books, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published. For anyone interested in the air war 1939‒45, the information provided is of inestimable value. There are no more ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Flight Testing to Win

    An autobiograpghy of a test pilot

    by Tony Blackman ...
    No aircraft is absolutely safe. This book is about Aviation, from learning to fly, becoming a test pilot, flight testing, demonstrating on some of the third world's worst airfields, then specializing in Avionics and finally joining the Board of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, helping to formulate the regulations that the author had spent so many years living by. Many stories are told, including ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Silver Spitfire

    The Legendary WWII RAF Fighter Pilot in his Own Words

    A brilliantly vivid Second World War memoir by one of 'the Few' Spitfire fighter pilots.Following the D-Day landings, Battle of Britain hero Tom Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron. As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Spitfire Ace of Aces

    The Wartime Story of Johnnie Johnson

    by Dilip Sarkar ...
    Johnnie Johnson is a character literally straight out of the pages of ' Boys Own'. By the end of the Second World War the RAF Spitfire pilot was a household name in Britain, feted by Churchill and Eisenhower. Although he missed the Battle of Britain, when slow- flying bombers were abundant and easy targets for fighters, by 1945 he had notched up 381/2 enemy 'kills' - all fighters, which took far ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $7.99 AUD

  • Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War

    Though not so well known as the land and air campaigns, the campaign at sea in the 1991 Gulf War was vital in subduing Saddam Hussein's invasion forces and driving them out of Kuwait. U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines launched hundreds of cruise missile attacks against Iraqi targets throughout the war, and carriers sent air strikes deep into enemy territory. The battleships Missouri and ... Read more

    $4.39 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

    $9.99 AUD

  • Adak

    The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586

    In the tradition of great tales of men against the sea, this story offers a compelling look at courage and commitment in the face of certain tragedy. It is a powerful blend of human drama and real-life naval operations, but unlike most books in the genre, its heroes are airmen not seamen, and most survived their ordeal. Published on the twentieth-fifth anniversary of Alfa Foxtrot 586's fatal ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Come Up and Get Me

    An Autobiography of Colonel Joe Kittinger

    A few years after his release from a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp in 1973, Colonel Joseph Kittinger retired from the Air Force. Restless and unchallenged, he turned to ballooning, a lifelong passion as well as a constant diversion for his imagination during his imprisonment. His primary goal was a solitary circumnavigation of the globe, and in its pursuit he set several ballooning ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Secrets of the Spitfire

    The Story of Beverley Shenstone, the Man Who Perfected the Elliptical Wing

    by Lance Cole ...
    This book tells the tale of the brilliant aerodynamicist Beverley Shenstone MASc, HonFRAes, FAIAA,AFIAS, FCASI, HonOSTIV. As R.J. Mitchells chief aerodynamicist, it was Shenstone who designed the Spitfires wing the wing that gave the Spitfire it crucial advantage in the Battle of Britain and beyond. A quiet man, Shenstone never sought glory for his work, yet in recent years he has been credited as ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Flashpoints

    Air Warfare in the Cold War

    From acclaimed aviation historian Michael Napier, this is a highly illustrated survey of the aerial fighting in the flashpoints of the Cold War.The Cold War years were a period of unprecedented peace in Europe, yet they also saw a number of localised but nonetheless very intense wars throughout the wider world in which air power played a vital role. Flashpoints describes eight of these Cold War ... Read more

    $35.99 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

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • 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

    $12.99 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

    $10.99 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

  • 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

    $8.99 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

    $10.99 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

    $6.99 AUD

  • Over the Edge: Troubleshooters 3

    Book 3 - Troubleshooters
    Troubleshooters: They Never Let You Down**.** The third addictive romantic suspense novel in New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, filled with thrilling adventure, excitement and passion. In OVER THE EDGE, Lieutenant Teri Howe and Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok are made to undertake a daring rescue mission. But there is more than just their lives at stake.. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD