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WWII 1939 Polish Bomber PZL 37 LOS By Jaroslaw Skora
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PZL 37 “LOS” (Moose) was the most modern aircraft as part of the Polish Air Force during the German invasion in September 1939. The aircraft was designed in 1934 by Jerzy Dabrowski. The... More > publication includes the origins and development of construction of bombers in Poland. A detailed technical description of all the PZL 37 versions. The author also presents the course of fights with the use of PZL 37 in September 1939. The book contains numerous photographs, drawings of aircraft projects, and the colorful boards with camouflage and markings.< Less
Bombers In The Night Sky By Hugh Timmerman
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In 1944, as a thirteen-year old, I saw a Halifax bomber come down in a ball of fire close to our home in the Netherlands. Sixty-three years later, I met up with the pilot of that plane living in... More > Canada. This book describes not only his evasion but also my own wartime experience.< Less
Bombers In The Night Sky By Hugh Timmerman
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In 1944, as a thirteen-year old, I saw a Halifax bomber come down in a ball of fire close to our home in the Netherlands. Sixty-three years later, I met up with the pilot of that plane living in... More > Canada. This book describes not only his evasion but also my own wartime experience.< Less
Impact: The WWII American Bomber That Changed the Lives of Ten Americans and the Entire Town of Weisel, Germany By Theo Dillenberger
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On March 9, 1945, an American B-17 bomber took two hits while bombing the industrial plant "VDM-Werke Heddernheim" in Frankfurt am Main and made an emergency landing near the small town of... More > Weisel, Germany. This singular event rippled through many lives with surprising intensity. Eight crewmembers ended up in captivity and the two others paid with their lives. The residents of Weisel were thrust into contact with "the enemy" for the first time, and for them, the aircraft held possibilities that were then undreamed of... Theo Dillenberger has reconstructed this incident in careful detail and has not only brought astonishing things to light, but he has also unearthed the long-hidden memories that have burned deep inside all concerned. Sixty-one years after that fateful incident, Dillenberger succeeded in finding living crewmembers in the U.S. and in initiating contact between those former soldiers and the townspeople of Weisel.< Less
My Frantic II Adventure in WWII By Dr. Arthur L Adams
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The memoirs of a WW II B-17 pilot,with focus on a top secret mission to Poltava, Russia that became the worst USAAF disaster of WW II, and kept secret from the American public for many years after... More > the war.< Less
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
B-17 Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Periscope Film LLC
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The Boeing B-17 was the first mass-produced, four-engine heavy bomber. Used throughout World War II for strategic bombing, the plane earned a reputation for its toughness and versatility. Carrying... More > a crew of ten, and 8,000 pounds of bombs on long range missions, the '17 wreaked havoc on Germany during the critical years 1942-45. The "Memphis Belle", the first B-17 to fly 25 missions over Europe, is perhaps the most famous plane to emerge from the European Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in December of 1942, the B-17 Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know about the “Queen of the Skies.” Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
B-24 Liberator Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator first saw combat in June of 1942, making a daring raid into Nazi-occupied Romania to bomb the oil fields at Ploesti. Nearly 18,500 Liberators were built during the... More > war years, making it by far the most-produced American combat aircraft. It served in many roles beyond heavy bomber, transport, and anti-submarine patrol, and flew in Africa, Europe, India, the Atlantic, India and the Pacific Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in 1942, the B-24 Liberator Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< 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
Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Navy
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The Douglas SBD Dauntless served as the U.S. Navy’s front line dive bomber from the outbreak of WWII thru 1943. Dauntless’ proved their mettle at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway,... More > where crews accounted for four Japanese carriers. The plane also saw action in support of the Marines at Guadalcanal. Their last combat stint was at the Battle of the Phillipine Sea in 1944. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy during WWII, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently 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