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World War II Album Volume 23: USAAF
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Merriam Press World War II Album Volume 23 (Third Edition, 2015). Articles on the USAAF in World War II: Brief introduction; Air Forces insignia; USAAF rank insignia; Major General Frank Maxwell... More > Andrews; An Ace Called Gentile (Don Gentile, 4th Fighter Group); Boeing XB-15 Super Flying Fortress; Airfields of the Eighth: Grafton Underwood; 55th Fighter Group; 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy); James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle; The Doolittle Raid: World War II’s Greatest Gamble. 610 photos and illustrations.< Less
Brig-Gen Paul Tibbets USAAF B-29 pilot
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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
Boeing B-29 Stratofortress
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From Artillery to Air Corps
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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
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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
Off the Runway (Black & White)
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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
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Fascinating account of the author's varied career from prior to World War II, working at the Naval Gun Factory and Aberdeen Proving Ground, wartime service with Aviation Ordnance in AAF, postwar... More > career with Army Ordnance. Deals primarily with service at Springfield Armory in 1950s and 1960s. 17 photos, 5 figures, 7 tables. Full contents listing can be seen in the Book Preview along with additional sample pages.< Less
Identification of Aircraft for Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps
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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
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Series of photographs some not previously published for the Spitfire enthusiast and modeller
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