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  • America’s Secret MiG Squadron

    The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG

    America's Secret MiG Squadrons is the story of a group of incredibly brave military pioneers who put their lives on the line to establish a training program that would prepare the US Air Force for a potential Cold War battle with Soviet aircraft. As a F-4 Phantom II pilot in Vietnam, Col. Peck had been shocked by the technological abilities of Soviet-built aircraft, and at the poor level of ... Read more

    $12.19 USD

  • Jet Age Man

    SAC B-47 and B-52 Operations in the Early Cold War

    by Earl McGill ...
    The events in Jet Age Man took place during the early Cold War, an era that will go down as a period when civilization teetered on the edge of the abyss. To some, nuclear deterrence appeared as utter madness, and was in fact commonly referred to as M.A.D. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction provoked protests and marches, and the architect of M.A.D, General Curtis LeMay, became a symbol of ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Bomber Mafia

    A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War

    **An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of warA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice**In The Bomber Mafia*,* Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pathfinder Pioneer

    The Memoir of a Lead Bomber Pilot in World War II

    One young man’s story of combat in the air, constant battles for survival, and the development of radar technology for use against the Luftwaffe.This is the story of how an eighteen-year-old miner shoveling ore from deep in the ground in Utah suddenly found himself, only two years later, 30,000 feet in the air over Nazi Germany, piloting a Flying Fortress in the first wave of America’s air ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Scratch One Flattop

    The First Carrier Air Campaign and the Battle of the Coral Sea

    A study of the historic World War II naval battle, the first involving aircraft carriers and first in which neither warship was in sight of the other.By the beginning of May 1942, five months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the US Navy was ready to challenge the Japanese moves in the South Pacific. When the Japanese sent troops to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Americans sent the carriers ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Higher Call

    An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

    **THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.”—CNN • “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”—USA Today • “Oh, it’s a good one!”—Fox NewsA “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times bestseller by the author of Spearhead.**December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Naval Aviation in the Korean War

    Aircraft, Ships and Men

    A history of the conflict in Korea with an emphasis on the crucial role of aviation.This in-depth history covers the role of US aircraft carriers and aircraft in stopping the North Korean initial push to the south; their role in the famous Inchon Landing and Pusan Perimeter break out; naval operations during the Marines’ Chosin Reservoir march to the sea in December 1950; and the stabilization of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck

    series British Flying Legends
    DESCRIPTION John Moffat: Legend of the Bismarck tells the remarkable story of a Fleet Air Arm pilot and flying legend who, with a single torpedo strike, delivered from an obsolete biplane, in a force nine gale, in the middle of the Atlantic, brought about the sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful battleship, the Bismarck. This short book gives the reader a concise and straightforward insight ... Read more

    $1.50 USD

  • The Ravens: The True Story Of A Secret War In Laos, Vietnam

    Officially the war in Laos did not exist – both North Vietnam and the USA denied they had troops there. In fact, thousands of North Vietnamese were invading the country and pouring down the Ho Chi Minh Trail on their way to the south, and the Americans were fighting a vigorous war against them from the air. The Ravens were the pilots, all volunteers, who flew through heavy groundfire to identify ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • The Wrong Stuff

    The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator

    by Truman Smith ...
    Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime’s worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • The Lady and the Tigers: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Served with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China, 1941-1942

    by Olga Greenlaw ...
    Olga Greenlaw kept the War Diary of the American Volunteer Group--the Flying Tigers--while those gallant mercenaries defended Burma and China from the Imperial Japanese Army during the opening months of the Pacific War. Returning to the United States in 1942, she wrote The Lady and the Tigers, which Leland Stowe hailed as "an authoritative, gutsy and true to life story of the AVG." Out of print ... Read more

    $4.95 USD

  • Come Fly the World

    The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

    by Julia Cooke ...
    Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted upRequired to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, ajet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • 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

    $2.99 USD

  • Avro Lancaster in Military Service, 1945–1965

    The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed an interesting and surprisingly colourful post-war career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on by profiling the type across its many variants.Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history of the Lancaster's post-war operational career (from 1945 ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Diary of a Bomb Aimer

    Flying with 12 Squadron in World War II

    Campbell Muirhead kept a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF service from the day that he set forth to train as a pilot in Canada and the USA in 1942 to the end of his wartime service with 12 Squadron Bomber Command. He was unable to pass the flying course and decided to retrain as a bomber because he wished to become operational as soon as possible. The book is particularly emotive as he wrote in ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Separate and Unequal: Race Relations in the AAF During World War II - War Department and the Black Community, Women's Army Corps (WAC), NAACP, Technical and Pilot Training, Segregation

    Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication explores the subject of race relations between white and black Americans in the Army Air Forces (AAF) during World War II. Those relations ran the gamut from harmonious to hostile, depending upon the unique circumstances existing within each unit, command, and theater. In analyzing racial ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Hogs in the Sand

    A Gulf War A-10 Pilot's Combat Journal

    by Buck Wyndham ...
    "I am awed by my destructive power. With a small squeeze of the gun trigger under my right index finger, I can rip the turret off a thirty-ton battle tank and throw it 200 feet across the desert, while the rest of the tank burns in an explosion of white-hot, burning phosphorescence. But the cold, morbid reality of it does not exist from where I sit and watch it happen. There's no dramatic chord. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Fighting Hitler's Jets

    The Extraordinary Story of the American Airmen Who Beat the Luftwaffe and Defeated Nazi Germany

    Fighting Hitler's Jets brings together in a single, character-driven narrative two groups of men at war: on one side, American fighter pilots and others who battled the secret “wonder weapons” with which Adolf Hitler hoped to turn the tide; on the other, the German scientists, engineers, and pilots who created and used these machines of war on the cutting edge of technology. Written by Robert F. ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Tiger in the Sea

    The Ditching of Flying Tiger 923 and the Desperate Struggle for Survival

    by Eric Lindner ...
    September 1962: On a moonless night over the raging Atlantic Ocean, a thousand miles from land, the engines of Flying Tiger flight 923 to Germany burst into flames, one by one.Pilot John Murray didn’t have long before the plane crashed headlong into the 20-foot waves at 120 mph.As the four flight attendants donned life vests, collected sharp objects, and explained how to brace for the ferocious ... Read more

    $18.39 USD

  • Price of Exit

    A True Story of Helicopter Pilots in Vietnam

    by Tom Marshall ...
    "The risk of a fatal catastrophe was constant. The NVA was the enemy, but the ultimate opponent was, quite simply, death. . . ."For assault helicopter crews flying in and around the NVA-infested DMZ, the U.S. pullout from Vietnam in 1970-71 was a desperate time of selfless courage. Now former army warrant officer Tom Marshall of the Phoenix, C Company, 158th Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne, ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • SMOKE FOR BREAKFAST: A Vietnam Combat Pilot's Story

    Smoke for Breakfast: A Vietnam Combat Pilot’s Story is a unique literary excursion into the private world of former airline Captain Brian Settles who flew almost 200 missions as a Vietnam combat pilot in the F-4 Phantom fighter jet. Written in the poetic language of a true wordsmith, the author invites the reader into his guts and glory world, the culture of bravery, combat flying, and what it ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War

    The Lavochkin fighters remain little known in the West, although with the Yakovlev fighter series they were the backbone of the Red Air Force fighter force during the Second World War. The author rectifies that with this comprehensive history of these fighters. With this book he describes in great detail the three main variants of the Lavochkin fighter series during the Second World War: the only ... Read more

    $9.67 USD

  • Squadrons Up!

    A Firsthand Story of the R.A.F.

    by Noel Monks ...
    This book is the story of the two R.A.F. fighter squadrons [1st and 73rd] attached to the Advanced Air Striking Force in France from September, 1939, until the eve of France’s capitulation in June, 1940. Written by the leading war correspondent of the Daily Mail, Noel Monks, “It is above all a study of the personality of air fighters, no two of whom, according to the author, were alike.”—NY Times ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille

    Told by its Commander

    The Lafayette Escadrille was an escadrille of the French Air Service, the Aéronautique Militaire, during World War I composed largely of American volunteer pilots flying fighters. It was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American and French revolutions. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD