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Air Combat Reports By peter dancey
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AS soon as the aeroplane began flying combat missions the 'powers that be' decided that they needed to no exactly what the pilots were up to whilst in the air hence it was not long before they... More > introduced the appropriate form for the returning airman to record the details of his flight and mission. The Pilots Log< Less
Fighter Combat Tactics in SWPA By Pilots of Fifth Air Force
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The text in this monograph is from a booklet prepared during the war by the Fifth Air Force. It was written by the combat pilots of the Southwest Pacific area who managed to fight—and... More > survive—the best aircraft and pilots that the Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces could throw at them. Their comments were intended to aid the newer pilots just arriving on the scene, so that they would not have to learn from experience—and perhaps save their lives. Twenty-five fighter pilots, including William Giroux, Edwin Doss, Leroy Grosshuesch, Gerald Johnson, Richard Bong, Robert De Haven, Edward Roddy, Charles MacDonald, and Thomas McGuire, provide their rules for dealing with the Japanese in the air and on the ground. 17 photos, 9 illustrations. Full contents listing can be seen in the Book Preview along with additional sample pages.< Less
USAF Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command By Peter Dancey
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This book is a chronology of the US air force's 1992 drawdown and establishment of its new ACC and AMC commands, out of the previous SAC, TAC and MAC that formed its command structure from its... More > incpetion post-WW II until 1992. The resultant base closures, realigment, re-allocation and equipment withdrawals. The changes that followed the mid-term review in the 1990's and further equipment reductions, but with continued introduction of new 'stealth' types, for the 21st Century. Elint and Special Intelligence 'Rivet' types to remain in use in the hew millennium. The Balkan Wars and the NATO led Kosovo War, the first time NATO had flown operatiomal combat missions since its inception fifty years before and the first war in history to be won by airpower alone. How it was done! Gulf War II, Afghanistan, and the Expeditionary Air Wings.< Less
Combat He Wrote The Amazing True Story of "Combat" Hudson By Ross R. Olney
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Lt.Col. Charles S. Hudson,the most decorated bombardier in World War Two, lived a full life of adventure, danger, and challenge. During his exciting life, he was an athlete, a professional boxer, an... More > oil driller, an exotic animal hauler, involved in a major prison break (from outside) and a defendant in a federal drug trial, something the resulted in him being on a mob "hit list." Charmin' Charlie Hudson never slowed down, never worried, and lived his life to the fullest.< Less
Combat He Wrote The Amazing True Story of "Combat" Hudson By Ross R. Olney
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Lt.Col. Charles S. Hudson,the most decorated bombardier in World War Two, lived a full life of adventure, danger, and challenge. During his exciting life, he was an athlete, a professional boxer, an... More > oil driller, an exotic animal hauler, involved in a major prison break (from outside) and a defendant in a federal drug trial, something the resulted in him being on a mob "hit list." Charmin' Charlie Hudson never slowed down, never worried, and lived his life to the fullest.< Less
My Combat Diary With Eighth Air Force B-17s 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
My Combat Diary with "Liberty Bell-e": Eighth Air Force B-17 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
Hellenic Air Force By Davide Daverio
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The Hellenic Air Force depicted with 12 photographs, each one showing a different kind of aircraft. This is an up-to-date tribute to the most multicoloured Air Force in Europe, every photo was taken... More > in 2009 for covering 12 month of the next year.< Less
Combat He Wrote!! - The Amazing True Story of "Combat" Hudson By Ross R. Olney
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United States Army Air Force Lt. Col. Charles S. Hudson was the most decorated bombardier in the Second World War. And he was much, much more. He was an athlete, a pro boxer, an oil driller, a pro... More > golfer, an exotic animal pilot, on a mob hit list, a defendant in a major drug smuggling trial, and involved in a major prison break, from the outside. He lived a life of adventure, excitement, great humor, and wonderful highs and lows. This book, written with the full cooperation of Charmin' Charlie Hudson, covers it all in remarkable detail. Charlie is gone now, but his friends remember him with crystal clarity and, often, great humor and laughter. He was a very special man.< Less
Walking Wounded: Memoir of a Combat Veteran By Fred Tomasello Jr.
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Looking for excitement, a patriotic college sophomore joins the Marine Corps, completes officer training and experiences combat as an infantry platoon commander. Wounded, he recovers and joins the... More > Aerial Observer section where he calls in artillery and close air support. Wounded again, he returns to the United States and makes casualty calls notifying families of Marines wounded or killed in action. Using language that is authentic, raw and brutally honest, Fred Tomasello reveals the adverse effects of war and PTSD on a young man and his family.< Less