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United States Army Air Corps Fighter Planes By peter dancey
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Fully illustrated review of the inter-war Pursuit planes flown by the USAAC. The last of a long line of American fighting biplanes
From Artillery to Air Corps By Paul Van Kavelaar
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Sub-titled: The World War II Memoir of a Green Mountain Cannoneer Turned B-24 Radioman. The experiences of a young enlisted man in the Army from 1936 through 1945. The first half covers the period... More > from 1936 through early 1944. As he describes his training, assignments and perceptions of various incidents, the reader sees how he was integrated into the military culture. The second half details his experiences as a prisoner of war after his B-24 Liberator was shot down over Germany. He was the plane’s radio operator. He was a POW in four different camps from March 1944 through liberation in 1945: Stalag Lufts 8, 4 and 17 and the POW camp at Moosberg. The book vividly depicts life at each of these sites and the transport from one to another. There are 44 photos taken with a smuggled miniature camera of life in the camps and liberation. 64 photos.< Less
Identification of Aircraft for Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps By US AAF
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Wartime identification manual used by ground observers to identify friendly and enemy aircraft. Produced in 1942 by HQ, Army Air Forces. Provides details of the Ground Observer Corps, what its... More > mission is and how it operates, how to use the manual to identify aircraft, and each aircraft illustrated with silhouette drawings and one or more photos (view the preview for this book for the complete contents). Numerous drawings and photos.< Less
Identification of Aircraft for Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps By US AAF
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Wartime identification manual used by ground observers to identify friendly and enemy aircraft. Produced in 1942 by HQ, Army Air Forces. Provides details of the Ground Observer Corps, what its... More > mission is and how it operates, how to use the manual to identify aircraft, and each aircraft illustrated with silhouette drawings and one or more photos (view the preview for this book for the complete contents). Numerous drawings and photos.< Less
WWII U.S. Army Air Forces Pilot's Information File By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1943, this Pilots' Information File was standard issue for the men of the U.S. Army Air Forces during wwii. In its pages you will find a wide-ranging discussion of aviation... More > topics, from flight safety, to air space rules, dive recovery, how to deal with engine failure, icing, how to bail out, and even how to ditch a B-17 bomber. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and drawings, the pilot’s information file makes a delightful reference for the museum docent, aircraft modeler, enthusiast, and for pilots of all ages. This high-quality, soft-bound reprint features the original text in its entirety, and has attractive full color covers.< Less
My Three Years In the Army Air Forces In World War II By William Thomas Wright
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This is the story of an 18-year-old who was always fascinated with airplanes and wanted to learn to fly. He enlisted in the Army air Corps in 1942 and became a fighter pilot in Europe in 1944 and... More > 1945. He flew 65 missions with the 368th Fighter Group primarily in support of the ground forces as they moved from Normandy through France and into Germany. It describes the challenges of learning to fly a military airplane both in training and in combat. It also reveals some details of the life in training and in combat that help mature young men for their future family life and careers.< Less
My Three Years in the Army Air Forces in World War II By William Thomas Wright
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This is the story of an 18-year-old who was always fascinated with airplanes and wanted to learn to fly. He enlisted in the Army air Corps in 1942 and became a fighter pilot in Europe in 1944 and... More > 1945. He flew 65 missions with the 368th Fighter Group primarily in support of the ground forces as they moved from Normandy through France and into Germany. It describes the challenges of learning to fly a military airplane both in training and in combat. It also reveals some details of the life in training and in combat that help mature young men for their future family life and careers.< Less
Design: Petroleum Fuel Facilities - Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) By Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
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This guidance is for individual project planning and for preparing engineering and construction documentation. Basic guidance is provided to professional facility planners, engineers, and architects... More > for use in designing liquid fueling and dispensing facilities, liquefied petroleum gas facilities, and compressed natural gas facilities. Included are basic requirements for the design of fueling systems; the design of receiving, dispensing, and storage facilities; ballast treatment and sludge removal; corrosion and fire protection; and environmental requirements.< Less
A Memoir of Army Life In World War II By Vahl Vladyka
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A memoir of Army Life in World War II as told by Army Air Corp B-24 pilot Vahl Vladyka.
European Adaptation To Expeditionary Warfare: Implications For The U.S. Army By Andrew Dorman, Strategic Studies Institute
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The NATO Alliance deterred Soviet aggression towards Western Europe by maintaining a large ground force of several corps supported by numerous air armadas. Success lay partly on vigilance and partly... More > on the large heavy mechanized and armored divisions, which were suited for intensive combat in Central Europe. That era has passed, unlikely to be replicated again. To its credit, the Alliance recognized this change and began adapting almost immediately. In this monograph, Dr. Andrew Dorman briefly examines the European response to the changing security environment and the opportunities presented by the European Security and Defense Policy Expeditionary Force. As he correctly observes, the establishment of a European expeditionary force will be no easy matter, will require substantial investment, and will take years to complete. However, it is the right course for Europe to take. The European Union (EU) cannot manage emerging security issues using Cold War legacy forces because they are too ponderous to deploy.< Less