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  • The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain

    'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' Seventy-five years on the unforgettable words of Winston Churchill ring as powerfully as they did in August 1940 when the young men of the RAF stood as the last line of defence against Hitler's far more powerful Luftwaffe.This emotional yet factual book describes the three and a half months (10 July 31 October 1940) ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tiger Cub

    A 74 Squadron Fighter Pilot in WWII: The Story of John Freeborn DFC*

    The stirring biography of the RAF flying ace, one of the great pilots of the Battle of Britain, and the famous squadron that catapulted him into history.Acting Pilot Officer John Freeborn reported to RAF Hornchurch on 29 October, 1938. John was posted from Flying Training School to join the already acclaimed 74 “Tiger” Squadron at eighteen years of age. At that time the Squadron was equipped with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Victory at Midway

    The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II

    In the five months after Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy won a string of victories in a campaign to consolidate control of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. In June of 1942, Japan suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Midway and was never again able to take the offensive in the Pacific. Bringing fresh perspective to the battle and its consequences, the author identifies Japan ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Terror of the Autumn Skies

    The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I

    by Blaine Pardoe ...
    Frank Luke, Jr. was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still knights of the air,” Luke was an ungallant loner-a kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But during two torrid weeks in September 1918, he was the deadliest man on the Western Front. In only ten missions, he destroyed fourteen heavily-defended German balloons and four airplanes, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Moral Imperative

    1972, Combat Rescue, and the End of America's War in Vietnam

    series Modern War Studies
    In 1972, America was completing its withdrawal from the long and divisive war in Vietnam. Air power covered the departure of ground forces, and search and rescue teams from all services and Air America covered the airmen and soldiers still in the fight. Day and night these military and civilian aircrews stood alert to respond to “Mayday” calls. The rescue forces were the answer to every man’s ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Higher

    100 Years of Boeing

    by Russ Banham ...
    “A lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched overview of the aerospace giant’s first century.” —Aviation WeekOver the course of a century, the Boeing Company grew from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into the world’s largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is filled with ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wedemeyer Reports!

    As the chief planner for General Marshall, and co-author of the Victory Plan, General Wedemeyer had a truly significant hand in shaping and directing the Allied War effort against the Fascist powers. In these brilliant, excellently written memoirs he reveals the planning and execution of Grand Strategy on a global scale that toppled Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.““The Second World War,” says ... Read more

    $3.49 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Damn Lucky

    One Man's Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History

    by Kevin Maurer ...
    From Kevin Maurer—the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning coauthor of No Easy Day—comes the true story of a World War II bomber pilot who survived twenty-five missions in Damn Lucky, “an epic, thrillingly written, utterly immersive account of a very lucky, incredible survivor of the war in the skies to defeat Hitler” (New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw).“We were young citizen ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Aircraft

    The Definitive Visual History

    by DK ...
    series DK Definitive Transport Guides
    Take an action-included flight through the history of aircraft and discover the intrepid pioneers who made a dream realityUncover the engineering behind more than 800 aircraft models, from military jets to commercial planes. This visual history ebook captures the fascinating story of airplanes and aviation, and how their groundbreaking discovery has influenced the 21st Century.Inside the pages of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Deadly Sky

    The American Combat Airman in World War II

    **“From the training camps to the combat missions, this is war from the perspective of the young Americans who lived through it: the pilots, the bombardiers, the navigators, and the gunners of all the combat services in both Europe and in the Pacific. It is an engaging and vivid portrayal of war in the skies from 1941 to 1945.”—Craig L. Symonds, Author of World War II at SeaJohn C. McManus, author ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Bomber Command

    by Max Hastings ...
    This award-winning classic of WWII military history chronicles the Royal Air Force’s bombing campaign against Germany.RAF Bomber Command’s air offensive against the cities of Nazi Germany was one of the most epic campaigns of World War II. The struggle began meekly in 1939 with only a few aircraft—Whitleys, Hampdens, and Wellingtons—flying blindly through the night on their ill-conceived bombing ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kill Chain

    The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

    An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare from journalist Andrew Cockburn, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing.Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Combat Over Korea

    This volume chronicles aerial combat of the Korean War through both historical narrative and the personal accounts of Allied airmen and POWs.In Combat Over Korea, military historian Philip D. Chinnery offers a vivid account of aerial warfare above the forbidding terrain of the Korean peninsula. The firsthand accounts presented here run the gamut from air combat between fighters to a B29 ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mitsubishi Zero

    Japan's Legendary Fighter

    A history of the Japanese aircraft, “illustrated by well reproduced black and white photographs” details the plane’s impressive WWII aviation record. (Aviation News)The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the greatest fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hurricane

    The Plane That Saved Britain

    The riveting exploits of a fighter aircraft – and an underrated aerial hero of the Second World WarThe Hawker Hurricane was flying on the outbreak of war in 1939. Six years later, having saved Britain, it was still playing a major part in the war effort.Widely remembered in its fighter role and unjustly left in the shade of the Spitfire, the Hurricane’s role was varied and pivotal: as a fighter, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway

    by David Rigby ...
    During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told – until now.It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the counterintuitive choice to then search to the north instead ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Mayday Over Wichita

    The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History

    by D. W. Carter ...
    The little-known story of a major catastrophe in a 1960s African American community: A “commendable, if unsettling, account.” —Richard Kluger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Simple JusticeOn the cold Saturday morning of January 16, 1965, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker carrying thirty-one thousand gallons of jet fuel crashed into a congested African American neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. When ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • From Lightnings to MiGs

    A Cold War Pilot's Operations, Test Flying & an Airspeed Record

    by Russ Peart ...
    A Royal Air Force pilot chronicles his career flying during the Cold War in this memoir featuring previously unseen photographs.It was supposed to be just a training flight. The two Soviet-manufactured MiG 21s, each with two practice bombs and four air-to-ground rockets, were lined up on the runway in Bangladesh at the height of the Cold War, when air traffic control suddenly reported an incursion ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sagittarius Rising

    by Cecil Lewis ...
    A memoir by a WWI fighter pilot, with the adventurous spirit of War Horse and the charm of The Little PrinceA singular, lyrical book, Sagittarius Rising is at once an exuberant memoir from the Lost Generation and a riveting tale of the early days of flight during World War I. Cecil Lewis lied his way into the British Army’s Royal Flying Corps at age sixteen and was ordered to a squadron on the ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Air War for Yugoslavia Greece and Crete 1940-41

    The air battle for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete began in June 1940 with the Italian declaration of war. In the past, there has been much controversy amongst air historians on many of the details of the operations. It was here, for example, that "Pat" Pattie believed by many to be the Royal Air Force's "unknown" top-scoring fighter pilot of the whole war, saw most of his action.Just how many kills ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Fight in the Clouds

    The Extraordinary Combat Experience of P-51 Mustang Pilots During World War II

    Get as close as you’ll get to a World War II–era P-51 Mustang without flying one yourself with this spellbinding collection of tales from the men who actually flew the planes into war.The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang first started appearing in real numbers in 1943, at the climax of the Allied campaign in World War II. Able to fly long ranges, it was the perfect escort, keeping bombers ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $0.99 USD

  • Back Bearings

    A Navigator's Tale

    by Eric Cropper ...
    Eric Croppers RAF career started in 1943 and ended in 1968. It covered a period when the navigation of aircraft changed from astro, dead reckoning and drift bearings all plotted by pencil on charts, to press-button radio and satellite information that can instantly pinpoint a position anywhere on the planet to within 5 meters. The then vital skills of a good navigator are now mostly redundant. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus