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American Eagles - The Illustrated History of American Aviation in World War I By Narayan Sengupta
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American Eagles is the thrilling history of the United States Air Service, US Naval Aviation and US Marine Aviation during World War I. It is about the aviators, their aircraft, their aerodromes and... More > their lives before, during and after the war. The book covers the Lafayette Escadrille, the United States Air Service, US Naval Aviation and US Marine Aviation and aviators such as Eddie Rickenbacker, Frank Luke, David Ingalls and Quentin Roosevelt. This book weaves fascinating stories, official histories and interviews of the brave, and sometimes not so brave, American pilots. The book features an extraordinary collection of 237 maps and photos. Many of the photos are newly discovered. All photos have been painstakingly digitally restored so that they are as beautiful as the day they were first taken. American Eagles also incorporates down to earth technical explanations to make an entertaining, compelling and extensively researched page-turner. 354 pages, 8.5 "x 11", 237 photos, maps and paintings.< Less
359th Fighter Group, 1943-1945 By Thomas H. Raines
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Merriam Press Military Reprint 6. Pictorial history of the 359th Fighter Group (Headquarters Squadron and 368th, 369th and 370th Fighter Squadrons), 448th Air Service Group (Headquarters and Base... More > Service Squadron), 824th Air Engineering Squadron, 648th Air Materiel Squadron, and 3rd Gunnery, Tow-Target Flight, Eighth Air Force, USAAF, based at East Wretham. The Group flew 346 missions in P-47s and, later, P-51s, between 13 December 1943 and 20 April 1945. Officially credited with 373 aerial kills, 23 probables, and 185 damaged. They destroyed 364 locomotives and over 1,000 rail cars, and destroyed and damaged hundreds of military vehicles. Narrative plus numerous facts and data. First Reprint Edition (July 2012). 514 photos, including portraits of all pilots, plus aircraft, operations, and combat.< Less
Close Air Support In Vietnam - Tactics and Techniques, 1961 - 1973 By Lt. Col Ralph A. Rowley
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This historical study deals with U.S. Air Force close air support operations within the Republic of Vietnam. with the emphasis on tactics and techniques. The author. Lt. Col. Ralph Rowley previously... More > wrote two monographs dealing with the important role played by Forward Air Controllers (Faces) in South Vietnam. In this study, he examines such operations from the viewpoint of the pilots and crews of the attack aircraft. These included T-28's, A-1E's, A-26's, A-7's, F-100's, B-26's and B-57's. The role of Air Force gunships -- the AC-47, AC-119, and the AC-130 -- and the armed Forward Air Controller (FAC) also are discussed by the author. In addition, he describes the key role played by the Tactical Air Control System, which the Air Force established in Vietnam in the early 1960's. Colonel Rowley's monograph is the twentieth classified historical study on the war published by the Office of Air Force History since 1962. This TS document was recently made unclasssified. Book is loaded with pictures.< Less
The Classified Projects of Area 51 By RON MILIONE
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The Groom Lake test facility was established in April 1955 by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Project Aquatone, the development of the Lockheed U-2 strategic reconnaissance aircraft. As... More > part of the project, the director, Richard M. Bissell, Jr., understood that, given the extreme secrecy enveloping the project, the flight test and pilot training programs could not be conducted at Edwards Air Force Base or Lockheed's Palmdale facility. A search for a suitable testing site for the U-2 was conducted under the same extreme security as the rest of the project. He notified Lockheed, who sent an inspection team out to Groom Lake. According to Lockheed's U-2 designer Kelly Johnson: We flew over it and within thirty seconds, you knew that was the place ... it was right by a dry lake. Man alive, we looked at that lake, and we all looked at each other. It was another Edwards, so we wheeled around, landed on that lake, taxied up to one end of it. It was a perfect natural landing field!< Less
Egmont By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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World War IIEgmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld[ 1] (14 July 1918 – 12 March 1944) was a Luftwaffe night fighter flying ace of royal descent during World War II. A flying ace or... More > fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was credited with 51 aerial victories, all of them claimed in nocturnal combat missions. [ 2]Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was born on 14 July 1918 in Salzburg, Austria and joined the infantry of the Austrian Bundesheer in 1936. He transferred to the emerging Luftwaffe, initially serving as a reconnaissance pilot in the Zerstörergeschwader 76 (ZG 76), before he transferred to the night fighter force. He claimed his first aerial victory on the night of 16 to 17 November 1940. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egmont_Prinz_zur_Lippe-Wei%C3%9Fenfeld Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Out of Time By Don Edmundson
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Frank Mancini was a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and was a member of the Omega Squadron with the 26th Tactical Insertion and Recon Wing based at the Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New... More > Mexico. He was 26 years of age, had a wife, Maria, and 4 years old son named Anthony. Maria was pregnant with a son that they would name Anthony. However, on a mission to monitor two hurricanes in the southwest, all members of the Omega Squadron made it home safely, except Frank. It was determined that he and his the newly commissioned aircraft; the Boeing K-31 Wind Raker Flying Saucer was destroyed by the storms. the remaining 7 flying saucers were soon decommissioned and the pilots were given the Boeing Boeing S-4 Curve Tail Hornets. as for Frank, he returned 26 years later to a much different world from whence he came; especially coming face-to-face with his son Anthony who happened to be the same age as Frank.< Less
The Classified Projects of Area 51 By RON MILIONE
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The Groom Lake test facility was established in April 1955 by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Project Aquatone, the development of the Lockheed U-2 strategic reconnaissance aircraft. As... More > part of the project, the director, Richard M. Bissell, Jr., understood that, given the extreme secrecy enveloping the project, the flight test and pilot training programs could not be conducted at Edwards Air Force Base or Lockheed's Palmdale facility. A search for a suitable testing site for the U-2 was conducted under the same extreme security as the rest of the project. He notified Lockheed, who sent an inspection team out to Groom Lake. According to Lockheed's U-2 designer Kelly Johnson: We flew over it and within thirty seconds, you knew that was the place ... it was right by a dry lake. Man alive, we looked at that lake, and we all looked at each other. It was another Edwards, so we wheeled around, landed on that lake, taxied up to one end of it. It was a perfect natural landing field ...< Less
A Winding Road To The Land Of Enchantment By Gerald W Thomas
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Gerald W. Thomas recounts growing up on a ranch in Idaho during the Great Depression, playing baseball with Jackie and Mack Robinson, joining the Navy after Pearl Harbor, and serving as a TBM Torpedo... More > Bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic and Pacific. In an air attack on Bodo, Norway, his plane was heavily damaged by AA fire. In spite of an oil leak that covered the cockpit canopy and reduced visibility to almost zero, he was able to crash-land on the carrier, saving himself and his two crewmen. In the Pacific, he participated in air attacks on Manilla, Mindoro, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. He had just returned to the USS ESSEX after a strike on Luzon when the carrier was hit by a Kamikaze, killing 16. Thomas was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Air Medals, and 2 Presidential Citations for his combat actions in WWII. After the war, Thomas earned a PhD and after a distinguished academic career, became president of New Mexico State University.< Less
A Yankee Doodle Dandy's Daughter By Marge Barnard
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As a teenager growing up on a farm near Healdsburg, California, Marge’s head was filled with thoughts of proms, pranks and other school activities when the U.S. abruptly entered World War II.... More > It was a time of great curiosity in equal measure with fear and a longing for things to return to normal. Her generation was forced to grow up fast, into a world that was never the same as it had been. Marge tells of the war years at San Jose State College, virtually an all-girls school, and her decision to join the Navy WAVES while still in college. She went off to boot camp at Hunter’s College in New York City and served on active duty at North Island Naval Air Base in San Diego, where she updated aeronautical charts for pilots and witnessed the amazing evolution from piston to jet-powered fighter aircraft. The book, sprinkled with correspondence between two WAVES, both working with airplanes, contains many original fighter plane photos taken by Marge and fellow WAVE, Jean Broadbent.< Less
Unfit to Fly: Andreas Lubitz By Pamela Lillian Valemont
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What if I told you that, as a professional numerologist with research spanning more than 35 years, I have found that the very numerical attributes which made Andreas Lubitz yearn from childhood to... More > fly an aeroplane, equipped him with the intellectual ability to study and learn complex aeronautical skills and finally earn his commercial pilot’s licence, were inextricably bound to his depressive illness? What if a genetic profile had revealed his potential not only for having a major depressive episode, but also a detached retina? What if a simple operation could have prevented his having a retinal tear that effectively destroyed his career as an aviator? Would any or all of this have prevented the tragedy? We will never know, because none of the above ever happened. What did happen, was one of the worst commercial so-called "aircraft assisted" suicides in history. If we never seek to find the answers it could happen again, and it assuredly will. The answers may already have been found here in this book.< Less

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