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Airborne Assault on Holland: An Interim Report By U.S. AAF
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Highlights the role of airpower as the Allies attempted to penetrate the Siegfried Line and reflects the circumstances of the time. Allied airborne and glider-borne units converged on Arnhem.... More > Unfortunately, stiff German resistance forced their eventual withdrawal. This boldly conceived operation involved the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces in a variety of missions: troop transport, fighter escort, flak neutralization, air cover, and re-supply of ground forces. Originally published shortly after key air campaigns, the Wings at War series captures the spirit and tone of America's World War II experience. Eyewitness accounts of Army Air Forces' aviators and details from the official histories enliven the story behind important AAF operations. Originally published in 1945 by HQ, Army Air Forces, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Washington, DC. This is the edition reprinted in 1992 by the Center for Air Force History, Washington, DC. 62 pages, 2 photos, 1 cover illustration, 6 maps.< Less
Hawker Hurricane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Royal Air Force
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The Hawker Hurricane flew in the Battle of Britain against the German Luftwaffe. While Spitfires took on Nazi fighters, the Hurricanes assaulted enemy bombers. Between 8 August and 21 September ... More > 1940 Hurricanes scored 1,593 kills out of the 2,739 total claimed. The plane was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. This pilot's flight operating manual was standard issue to R.A.F. pilots during WWII. Although this manual has been slightly reformatted to 8.5x11, care has been taken to preserve the authenticity of the text. Please note: British manuals are somewhat sparse in their descriptions and photos when compared to American manuals. Please look at the book preview before purchasing.< Less
The Muldoon's Guide to IBOLC and Ranger School By G H
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This is for new US Army Infantry Officers and anyone about to attend US Army Ranger School. What you will find here will answer common questions you will have along the same road we are all expected... More > to travel. What you will also find is a unique perspective that may put your mind at ease about some things and open your eyes to things you didn’t, and could not, anticipate before your arrival.< Less
Descent By Jennifer Gallagher
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You looked up at me with your giant blue eyes, tears streaming from your delicate face. You couldn't stop shaking. Father's sin had destroyed you, taken every bit of light out of those empty eyes. He... More > stands above you with his fist in the air. It was then that I knew; I would kill for you, little sister.< Less
Paranoia and the Fickle Finger of Fate By Arlow Grant
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In his first published work, Arlow Grant draws on his childhood and 20 years of military experience to give us the character of Harry, a sensitive young boy who joins the National Guard at the age of... More > 14 and fails to see the "irony of getting a school spanking in the winter and being handed his first assault rifle that summer." We meet Harry just prior to World War II, when "chronic parental absenteeism" means freedom for both city kids and rural kids alike. In this skillfully told tale, Grant presents a cast of misfit characters and rollicking escapades that take us through Harry's childhood, his military years, and into the present day.< Less
Paranoia and the Fickle Finger of Fate By Arlow Grant
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In his first published work, Arlow Grant draws on his childhood and 20 years of military experience to give us the character of Harry, a sensitive young boy who joins the National Guard at the age of... More > 14 and fails to see the "irony of getting a school spanking in the winter and being handed his first assault rifle that summer." We meet Harry just prior to World War II, when "chronic parental absenteeism" means freedom for both city kids and rural kids alike. In this skillfully told tale, Grant presents a cast of misfit characters and rollicking escapades that take us through Harry's childhood, his military years, and into the present day.< Less
BOOTS, CASKETS & THE EGGSHELL SHUFFLE: THE POETRY OF ARMYMOM By Christina Phillips Ream-Sharik
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This book is a collection of the main body of my war poetry, with a few non-war poems thrown in for good measure. I am the person I am today partly because of my association with these honorable... More > people who show their best faces in times of crisis. Dedicated to my son, who has recently retired from the US Army after 22 years, it is a salute to all military people, past, present, and future. Here's to the American Military and the folks who support them, with a special thanks to military troops from around the world who are our allies!< Less
BOOTS, CASKETS & THE EGGSHELL SHUFFLE: THE POETRY OF ARMYMOM By Christina Phillips Ream-Sharik
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This book is a collection of the main body of my war poetry, with a few non-war poems thrown in for good measure. I am the person I am today partly because of my association with these honorable... More > people who show their best faces in times of crisis. Dedicated to my son, who has recently retired from the US Army after 22 years, it is a salute to all military people, past, present, and future. Here's to the American Military and the folks who support them, with a special thanks to military troops from around the world who are our allies!< Less
Pastel: Deception in the Invasion of Japan By Dr. Thomas M. Huber
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In 1945, to end the Pacific War, American strategic plans foresaw an invasion of Japan's heavily defended home islands. Operations Olympic and Coronet, America's proposed landings on Kyushu and the... More > Tokyo Plain, were the largest amphibious invasions ever planned. Although precluded by the war's end, preparations for both were extensive. To gain the element of surprise, Washington and theater planners developed Operations Pastel and Coronet Deception, deception operations designed to convey to the Japanese a false story of where the actual assault landings would occur. In this work, Huber reveals the contents, origins, and effects of these two comprehensive, coordinated deception plans. Originally published in 1988 by the Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas. 61 pages, 6 maps, 2 figures, 1 table.< Less
Swift Sword By Doyle D. Glass
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Isolated and under attack by more than two North Vietnamese Battalions, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (M Co. 3/5) fought for its life with an unreliable rifle, The M-16. Only the courage... More > of the individual Marines, marvelous Close Air Support, and a heroic helicopter drop of tear gas on their position stalled the NVA assault. Swift Sword The Marines of Mike 3/5 is a true saga of a one day battle in the Queson valley, Vietnam.< Less