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Keep 'Em Flying By Cpl. Wendel Heberling, USAAF
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The photos of a 5th Air Force Service Mechanic in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Cpl. Heberling served as an airplane mechanic in both the 27th Air Depot Group, and the 80th Airdrome... More > Squadron, servicing front line combat units, most notably the 90th Bomb Group, the famed The Jolly Rogers. His photos and negatives, all Army Censor approved, and stored away for 70 years are reproduced here as stark reminders of the aircraft, camp life, Luzon Invasion and the post battle destruction of Manila. The New Guinea section gives the reader just a taste of the privations found in a part of the world featuring the harshest of environments the Service Groups labored under just to keep airworthy planes ready for their missions. His experiences no doubt model that of thousands of fellow service mechanics. nodocs.< Less
Brig-Gen Paul Tibbets USAAF B-29 pilot By Peter Dancey
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Paul Tibbets pilot born on 23 February 1915 died on 1 November 2007 was the USAAF Boeing B-29 pilot whose 1945 mission to the Japanese city of Hiroshima made him the first man to drop an Atomic... More > bomb. Tibbets flew the mission in the famous plane he named Enola Gay after his mother, who had encouraged him to join the Army Air Corps against his fathers advise. Tibbets was the CO of a Special Unit of modified Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and was to train the unit for the Special needs of the Uranium 235 device, the 'Little Boy' Atomic bomb.< Less
Courage Above The Clouds By Paul Allonby
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The story about USAAF B17 'Mi-Amigo' that crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, England on 22nd February 1944.
Boeing B-29 Stratofortress By peter dancey
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Many nooks have been published about the Boeing B-29 the world's first nuclear bomber, this ebook is an adjunct to this authors Boeing - A History, giving details of the 1945 homeland attacks on... More > Japan and its post-WW II Korean War deployment< Less
Off the Runway (Black & White) By Lisa Parnell
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Includes pictures from the era. Learn about the men of the 487th Bomb Group based in Lavenham, England during World War Two. Also included are stories from people who lived and worked around the... More > base and those who remember the Americans arriving, as well as a glance at life in London.< Less
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
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
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
Spitfire Photo Gallery By peter dancey
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Series of photographs some not previously published for the Spitfire enthusiast and modeller
Lest We Forget: A Navigator's Tale By Jack Adams
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A POW's account of his time in a german concentration camp during WWII.