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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
The Long Blue Line Disrupted: USS Serpens (AK-97) and the Largest Loss of Life in US Coast Guard History By Douglas E. Campbell & Robert G. Breen
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The story of USS Serpens (AK-97) is an important chapter in Coast Guard history - the most tragic loss of life in the more than 220 years of Coast Guard service to the United States. Contained... More > within these pages is the official ship’s War Diary along with some 200 personal letters sent from Serpens’ crew to their friends and loved ones waiting for them to return home. On 29 January 1945, while sitting off Guadalcanal, Serpens exploded. Of the roughly 250 crew and Army stevedores on board at the time, only two Coastguardsmen survived. While this is the story of ship and crew, the final chapter still needs to be written – the awarding of the Purple Heart. It was awarded, the two who survived and several families of those killed received them, and then through misstep or miscommunication, the medal was rescinded. This is not acceptable.< Less
JLR-Military By John Ray
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John L. Ray's personal memories and recollections of the years he served in the United States Army, from Recruit to Retirement.
From Artillery to Air Corps By Paul Van Kavelaar
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. The WWII 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... More > covers the period 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 POW after his B-24 was shot down over Germany in which he was the plane’s radio operator. 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
Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces By Wolf Appleton Ministry
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Hundreds of superb line drawings of many of the shoulder patches worn by U.S. forces, mostly during World War II (some from World War I and between the wars). No descriptions or color information as... More > this was intended merely as a guide to identify the various patches. Originally published sometime shortly after the war by the author. 19 pages, 341 drawings.< Less
The 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 612TH TANK DESTROYER BATTALION THAT SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER DURING WORLD WAR II WITH DISTINCTION. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE TIME THE 612TH WAS ATTACHED TO THE 28TH... More > INFANTRY DIVISION, IT ALSO SERVED ATTACHED TO OTHER UNITS. THE BATTALION ARRIVED SOON AFTER D-DAY AND FOUGHT IN MANY BATTLES TO INCLUDE THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND THE INVASION OF GERMANY. A FINE ADDITION TO ANY WORLD WAR II LIBRARY 102 PAGES WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, MANY NEVER OR RARELY PUBLISHED. WRITTEN IN AN EASY TO READ FORMAT.< Less
Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939 By Edward J. Drea
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"Nomonhan" was a strong beginning for the Combat Studies Institute’s publishing program. Author Drea’s mastery of the Japanese-language source material, his interviews, his... More > thorough use of U.S. archival material all make this a superb study that stands the test of time. Goldman and Coox have written on Nomonhan sice this volume was released, however neither does what Drea does here: render a complete, battalion-level account of the battles from the Japanese perspective. This is tactical level combat explained at its best. Previously available only in hard-to read html and Acrobat files, this completely redesigned book includes 19 maps, dozens of tables and pictures (including combat photographs), appendices, notes, and a bibliography. About the author: Dr. Edward J. Drea was a research fellow with the Combat Studies Institute. He received his masters degree in history from Sophia University, Tokyo and his PhD from the University of Kansas. He lived and studied in Japan for six years.< Less
An Ocean Apart: A War Bride's Tale By Melanie A. Ippolito
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The citizens of Belfast, Northern Ireland were keenly aware of the war raging in Europe and elsewhere. They duly put up their blackout curtain, formed fire-watch patrols and stood patiently in... More > endless queues with their ration booklets. They never expected the German Luftwaffe would actually bother to attack their remote island. That complacency was shattered in April of 1941. After that first attack, eighteen year old Elizabeth Fleming refused to evacuate along with her two younger sisters, to the seaside town of Bangor, thirteen miles up the southern side of the Belfast Lough. Just over a week later, Elizabeth was caught away from home during the second and most deadly attack. She was plagued with nightmares for months afterwards. In late April of 1942, Richard Harrison, a laboratory technician serving with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, boarded an army transport ship in route to N. Ireland. Six weeks later the two would meet at a dance in a Belfast ballroom.< Less
Fortune Favors the Brave; the 334th Infantry Regiment in World War II By Walt Cross
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THIS IS THE UNIT HISTORY OF THE 334TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE 84TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN EUROPE DURING WWII. THESE ARE STORIES OF REAL SOLDIERS, REAL BATTLES, REAL HISTORY AND HEROES.
Flash - Bang the Unit History of the 285th Field Artillery (Observation) Battalion By Walt Cross
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Many Malmedy massacre books exist. This is the first book to tell the unit history of the 285th Field Artillery (Observation) Battalion. Its service in WWII and eventual activation a second time in... More > January of 1955 to serve as a part of the famous XVIIIth Airborne Corps.< Less

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