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Stories of a B-17 Bomber Pilot By Andrew Anzanos
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Stories by a B-17 pilot who went from a ninth grade plow boy to commander of a B-17. Some humor has been added as well as the fears and valor associated with the 8th Air Force flyers. The 8th Air... More > Force suffered more extensive casualties than any other major combatment group.< Less
United States Strategic Bombers 1945 - 2012 By Stuart Slade
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By 1944, the US had the world's largest AF with 2.4 million personnel and 80,000 A/C. After WWII, the US relied on a strategy of deterrence using nuclear weapons. Accordingly, the US gave preference... More > to its long-range atomic bombing force now known as SAC. The B-36 could hit targets thousands of miles away. -The B-29 and B-50 were replaced by B-47s while the B-36 replaced the B-52. The bombers' went supersonic with the B-58 Hustler. Finally, the ultimate expression of the strategic bomber was realized with the B-70 Valkyrie, a Mach 3 beauty with true intercontinental range. -The FB-111 replaced the B-58 while the new B-1 Lancer entered the fleet alongside the venerable B-52. An entirely new concept of bomber was developed as the B-2 Spirit. This relied on its stealth, but the sheer cost meant that only a handful of B-2s were built and the number of bombers continued to decline. -Yet, in the early 21st century, the strategic bomber was confirmed yet again in Iraq. This is the history of the US strategic bomber.< Less
B-29 Airplane Commander Training Manual in Color By United States Army Air Force
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The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also... More > the heaviest production plane of the war, with terrific range and bomb-carrying capabilities. Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of raids in 1944-45. Finally, in August of 1945, the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" dropped the atomic bombs and forced Japan to surrender. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force, this B-29 Airplane Commander Pilot's Training Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the Superfortress. Classified “Restricted”, the text was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This impressive facsimile presents the manual in its entirety. It is over 200 pages long, and reproduced in its original multi-color glory for the first time ever.< Less
B-29 Airplane Commander Training Manual By United States Army Air Force
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The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also... More > the heaviest production plane of the war, with terrific range and bomb-carrying capabilities. Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of raids in 1944-45. Finally, in August of 1945, the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" dropped the atomic bombs and forced Japan to surrender. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force, this B-29 Airplane Commander Pilot's Training Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the Superfortress. Classified “Restricted”, the text was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This impressive 8.5x11 facsimile presents the manual in its entirety. It features over 200 black and white pages of pilot and crew information, and puts you right in the cockpit of one of history's great planes!< Less
Nor The Years Condemn By Rob Davis
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A modern researcher stumbles across a dark secret from the wartime bombing operations era. In alternate chapters, the modern and wartime stories unfold until the last chapters run consecutively and... More > the ghosts of dead airmen return to their old aerodrome.< Less
Nor The Years Condemn By Rob Davis
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A modern researcher stumbles across a dark secret from the wartime bombing operations era. In alternate chapters, the modern and wartime stories unfold until the last chapters run consecutively and... More > the ghosts of dead airmen return to their old aerodrome.< Less
Floating By William Pedoe
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November 1952. Vernon Browne arrives in Toronto from England with little luggage other than a chip on his shoulder and suppressed memories. Something happened during his time in Bomber Command to... More > scar his mind. Good luck and the ability to bowl a cricket ball dangerously fast land Vern a job at a boys’ school in Toronto. There he finds a colleague with a pigeon obsession, a little girl who survived polio, an older one-eyed teacher with a beautiful wife, a boy who wants to get him fired, and a tyrant named Stump. Vern drifts through his first year helped or checked by everyone he meets. Then on a warm summer day he chances on a village named Purpleville. . . . Book 3 of the series 'Until Peace.'< Less
A Memoir By John Kelly
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John Kelly, a son of Liverpool, on his childhood, war service as a Lancaster navigator, postwar career in the Customs and Excise Office, his family and grandchildren, and his active retirement
A Memoir By John Kelly
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John Kelly, a son of Liverpool, on his childhood, war service as a Lancaster navigator, postwar career in the Customs and Excise Office, his family and grandchildren, and his active retirement
Finishing School By David Bruce
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It is March 1944, and while Bomber Command’s campaign of attrition bombing against Germany is at its bloody height, Flight Lieutenant Hugh MacKay is allowed to return to operations after a long... More > interval, having sustained serious injuries in a horrific crash the previous year. His first task; to take command of a sprog crew which has just lost their pilot and to guide these young men through their final stage of training at Lancaster Finishing School. His next task; to bring them through their first operation alive – or perish in the attempt. MacKay, for whom nothing but the operational life now exists, has an outlook as bleak as the war-torn skies over Germany, but the sudden arrival of a woman in his life challenges his simple assumptions. Will fate be the final arbiter as he leads his crew on their first main force operation – the RAF’s ‘Big Chop’ night – the disastrous raid on Nuremberg?< Less