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Wings, Wasp, & Warriors: Aviation Stories and Images By Travis Monday
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True stories for aviation history buffs. Topics include WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots); National WWII WASP Museum in Sweetwater; RAF (Royal Air Force) in Texas; Avenger Field in Sweetwater,... More > Texas; P-47 Fighter Pilot Otto Carter and "The Sweetwater Swatter"; Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater; C-47 Crash and Memorial in Nolan Co., Texas; Charles Lindbergh in the Pacific in World War II; Military Gliders in World War II, including story of Combat Glider Pilot George Theis in Operation Varsity; South Plains Army Air Field; Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas; 348th Fighter Group; 340th Fighter Squadron (Minutemen); 460th Fighter Squadron (Black Rams); B-24 flight instructor A. N. Densmore; WASP flight instructor, Rigdon Edwards; Neel Kearby; Bill Dunham; and others. Also includes many historic photos and original artwork by Scott Morgan, Michael Vincent, and Otto Carter, III.< Less
American Navy Aviation Heroes, drawings by Lt. Glenn Mason (Ret) By Michael Mason
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During World War II, Lt. Glenn Mason, USN, was located in the Pacific Theater as Aide to Admiral John Dale Price. These very detailed drawings are of the actions of the sailors and pilots that were... More > awarded the Congressional Medal Honor. Included are the citations and descriptions of valor signed by the President of the United States. The residing Allied authority over Okinawa, Admiral John Dale Price, the top Navy Air Corp Aviator (first aviator to land on an aircraft carrier at night) is shown with the top Army Air Corp Pilot, Jimmy Doolittle (led the first strike on Tokyo with Bombers launched from a flattop). Some drawings describe the evacuation of local people and the securing of Okinawa for the staging of the 3000 ship invasion of the Japanese mainland.< Less
The Brigade, A History: Its Organization And Employment In The U.S. Army By John J. McGrath
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This work studies the evolution, organizational structure, and employment of the maneuver brigade. In passing, it discusses other army brigades, such as those consisting of field artillery, aviation,... More > and engineer units. This special study illuminates the history and evolution of the brigade as an organization in the US Army, from the earliest days to the current era. It follows both organizational structure and how it was actually employed on the battlefield. It provides an organizational history of the maneuver brigade and case studies of its employment throughout the various wars. Apart from the text, the appendices at the end of the work provide a ready reference to all brigade organizations used in the Army since 1917 and the history of the brigade colors.< 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
Douglas A-20 Havoc Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Army Air Force
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Designed by Douglas Aviation engineer Ed Heinemann, the A-20 Havoc and its variants served in the U.S. Army Air Force and those of several allies. The plane was configured for attack, night fighter,... More > and bomber roles, and nearly 7,500 were built from 1939 through 1944. The first order for the Havoc came from the French, who extensively tested the prototype aircraft after the USAAF failed to place an order. The French insisted on modifications that included new 1000 hp Pratt & Whitney engines (later upgraded to 1100 hp) and a narrower fuselage. The improved A-20’s speed and handling compared favorably to a fighter aircraft. Little wonder it became one of the most extensively-built light bombers of WWII. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force and Douglas, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Army Air Force
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In April of 1942, sixteen American bombers raided Tokyo, Japan. The planes were land-based B-25 Mitchells, audaciously launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, and led by Lt. Col. Jimmy... More > Doolittle. The attack caused little actual damage, but dealt a serious blow to Japanese morale. More importantly, it gave hope to an American public still reeling from Pearl Harbor. Manufactured by North American Aviation, the B-25 saw service in every theatre of WWII. It carried a crew of six, and could loft a maximum load of 6,000 pounds of bombs. Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Army Air Force, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Bell P-39 Airacobra Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Army Airforc and Royal Air Force
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The P-39 Airacobra was designed by Bell’s brilliant engineer, Robert Woods. The plane featured a mid-engine design, intended to allow it to carry a lethal 37mm cannon in the nose. An... More > all-metal, low-wing design, the P-39 was the first fighter to feature tricycle landing gear. The plane debuted in 1939, and proved impressive in tests. Yet the aircraft lacked a large fuel capacity that limited range, and pilots learned that its performance dropped off markedly at altitudes above 17,000 feet. Despite this, over 9,500 P-39s were built. Almost half were sent to the USSR, where Soviet pilots, flying low-level attack missions, achieved devastating results. Ace Alexander Pokryshkin flew the plane exclusively and scored nearly 60 kills. Originally printed by the USAAF and the RAF, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was de-classified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
The Likes of Leicester By Ross Mallock
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An anthology of reminiscences by those who were lucky enough to fly in the Army shortly after the post-war Army Air Corps was born in 1957. Stories include operations in Aden, Borneo, East Africa,... More > Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Germany and GB< Less
Paragon of Secrets By Brad Parker
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This is the true story of Brad Parker, officer commanding a clandestine military force sent to Colombia by the President of the United States to find and kill Pablo Escobar. A master army aviator, he... More > was recruited to join an intelligence unit so secret it didn’t officially exist. The group was made up of a small number of active duty soldiers whose surveillance targets were directed by the President. This book relates the story of his military aviation career leading to details of some of the extraordinary operations he was involved in that span the globe. It also reveals the astonishing perfidy his unit discovered in the French government.< Less
Many a Slip By Ross Mallock, Ross Mallock
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In the early days of Army flying, The Army Air Corps had to 'make it up as they went along'. The personal stories in this book explain how things could go wrong as well as right, as Army Aviation... More > developed in the 1960s and 1970s, paving the way for the mighty Apache Attack Helicopter of today.< Less