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  • Star-Spangled Spitfires

    by Tony Holmes ...
    series Images of War
    Through the medium of period photography, Star-Spangled Spitfires chronicles the combat operations of the USAAF units equipped with the iconic Supermarine fighter whilst employed in both the European and Mediterranean theaters of war, from the summer of 1942 right up to the end of the conflict.Only a handful of British combat aircraft wore the stars and bars of the USAAF during the Second World ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot

    This is a first-hand account of the authors grandfather, Guy Mainwaring Knocker and his experiences as a pilot in the R.F.C. in the First World War written as a series of letters and diary entries. He wrote letters virtually every day to his family, while he trained in England and was in service in France, and often illustrated them with little sketches. Guy was a gifted artist, particularly ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Meteor from the Cockpit

    Britains First Jet Fighter

    by Peter Caygill ...
    The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their lives to its rugged construction. For a whole ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943–45

    by Neil Page ...
    series Casemate Illustrated
    The second volume of this “excellent” overview of Germany’s World War II fighter pilots, filled with photos, maps, and aircraft profiles (Air Power History).This volume of Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe traces the story of the Luftwaffe’s day fighter arm from 1942 through to the end of the war in Europe, covering missions over Russia in 1943, over the West and the Reich, the Eastern Front and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945

    by Frank Schwede ...
    series Fact File
    Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. Consequently, powerful aircraft emerged during this ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Tangmere

    Famous Royal Air Force Fighter Station, An Authorized History

    The complete history of the Royal Air Force fighter station that played a vital role in D-Day, the Battle of Britain and throughout WWII.In its day, RAF Tangmere was one of the most famous and strategically important fighter stations in the British Isles. At the outbreak of World War II, it sent the first RAF squadron to France. During the Battle of Britain, Tangmere was one of the main fighter ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Military Low Flying in the UK

    The Skill of Pilots and Photographers

    The UK has some of the most dramatic landscapes for NATO pilots to exercise the increasingly important military art of high-speed low flying. It also offers splendid opportunities for photography of close-up dramatic shots taken from the hillsides and mountains of Wales, Scotland and other steep terrain within the UK. Pilots training for operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other potential war ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Typhoon Pilot

    by Desmond Scott ...
    A decorated WWII flying ace and Royal Air Force Group Captain recounts his experience in the air over Europe in this thrilling military memoir.New Zealand fighter pilot Desmond Scott joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. Over the course of his illustrious service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar, and a Distinguished Service Order. For the heroic act of rescuing a pilot from a ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Beneath Haunted Waters

    The Tragic Tale of Two B-24s Lost in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during World War II

    by Peter Stekel ...
    Drama. Tragedy. Irony. Unsolved mysteries. And throw in a little greed. Beneath Haunted Waters is not a ghost story; it’s not that kind of “haunted” at all. These are waters haunted by generations of people who cannot forget the story of how two B-24 Liberator bombers disappeared in 1943 and what happened to the boys on board.During the World War II years, the convention was to call young men in ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Yom Kippur War

    And the Airlift Strike That Saved Israel

    Walter J. Boyne's The Yom Kippur War is a spellbinding chronicle of the international chess game that was played out in October 1973. It is a story of diplomacy and military might that accounts for many of the dilemmas faced in the present-day Middle East.It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and ... Read more

    $4.99 USD $2.99 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

    $13.99 USD

  • On Wave and Wing

    The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

    What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing , Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Last Fighter Pilot

    The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

    by Don Brown ...
    *A NATIONAL BESTSELLER!*The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book.From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • 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

    $10.59 USD

  • No Greater Valor

    The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory

    by Jerome Corsi ...
    Jerome Corsi’s newest opus, No Greater Valor, examines the Siege of Bastogne—one of the most heroic victories of WWII—with a focus on the surprising faith of the Americans who fought there.In December of 1944, an outmanned, outgunned, and surrounded US force fought Hitler’s overwhelming Panzer divisions to a miraculous standstill at Bastogne. The underdogs had saved the war for the Allies. It was ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Lucky 666

    The Impossible Mission

    “A fast-paced, well-researched…irresistible” (USA TODAY) World War II aviation account of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice that reads like Unbroken meets The Dirty Dozen from the authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is.It’s 1942, just after the blow to Pearl Harbor and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and the United States is reeling. A group of raw ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Honest John

    HONEST JOHN is the dramatic unvarnished autobiography of Walker “Bud” Mahurin, an American fighter ace who performed extraordinary feats of skill and bravery in shooting down more than twenty enemy planes in two wars, only to be called a traitor by many after he was forced to sign a germ-warfare confession by the Chinese Communists.In his own words, Col. Mahurin recalls the youth from Fort Wayne, ... Read more

    $4.00 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

    $9.59 USD

  • B-52 Stratofortress

    The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber

    by Bill Yenne ...
     The B-52 is the longest serving and most versatile of the United States Air Force's combat aircraft. The Stratofortress entered active service in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the air force's inventory through 2040. The jet-powered bomber was a mainstay of America's Cold War nuclear-deterrent strategy, providing air power that balanced the land and sea military forces. The massive ... Read more

    $31.99 USD $28.79 USD

  • Aces High

    The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II

    by Bill Yenne ...
    Capturing the hearts of a beleaguered nation, the fighter pilots of World War II engaged in a kind of battle that became the stuff of legend. They cut through the sky in their P-38s to go one-on-one against the enemy—and those who survived the deadly showdowns with enough courage and skill earned the right to be called aces. But two men in particular rose to become something more. They became ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Mavericks of the Sky

    The First Daring Pilots of the U.S. Air Mail

    It was the pilots of the U.S. Air Mail service who made it possible for flight to evolve from an impractical and deadly fad to today's worldwide network of airlines. Nicknamed "The Suicide Club," this small but daring cadre of pilots took a fleet of flimsy World War I "Jenny" Biplanes and blazed a trail of sky routes across the country. In the midst of the Jazz Age, they were dashing, group–proud, ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • 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

    $23.99 USD $21.59 USD