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A Flight Below Ground By Peter Cook
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The concept of having airfields underground has been a long considered possibility however those who promote the idea are considered to be slightly unbalanced. However when all the issues and... More > advantages are considered then the feasibility and possibility of such facilities becomes a possible reality. The environmental benefits and new technology make the use of them a cool challenge. For many people the concept of underground airfields must seem to be totally crazy, an idea dreamed up by a mad man, but that is what they thought about men taking to the skies in flying machines.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 44 By Merriam Press
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. The following articles on World War II are in this issue: (1) Anti-tank Guns Part 2: Belgian, Czech, French (2) A Long Voyage Home: Rene Malevergne and the... More > Invasion of North Africa (3) Battle of the Eastern Solomons: Interrogation of Commanders H. Sekino and Masatake Okumiya, IJN (4) Duxford Airfield (5) French Loire 70 Flying Boat (6) Soviet Ilyushin DB-3 Bomber (7) Italian Fiat M11/39 Medium Tank (8) Attack on Hill 593 by the Polish II Corps: Cassino, Italy, May 18-24, 1944 (9) Wojtek, the Polish Soldier Bear (10) Royal Indian Army Service Corps (11) Soviet Radio-Electronic Combat in World War II (12) You Can Still be a Gentleman… Even Though You Served in the Pacific (13) “The World Will Hold its Breath…”: 22 June 1941, The First Day of Operation Barbarossa (14) Why France Fell. 424 B&W/color photos/illustrations.< Less
Brave Man Fallen By Richard J. Voynik
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. The Story of the Man, His Crew, Their Planes and His Final Mission: Regensburg, Germany, 25 February 1944. Author’s boyhood idol, bombardier aboard a... More > B-17 Flying Fortress during 1944, flying from Deopham Green Airbase, England, with 452nd Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force. Included is the bombardier's personal war diary plus biographies and memories of three of the surviving crew members. Moving tribute to those who served and died in the Eighth Air Force, and to the few who survive today. 88 photos, 3 illustrations, 3 documents.< Less
Battle of Britain By peter dancey
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The 'Battle of Britain' has given rise to a steady stream of related aviation publications ever since. This volume by this author concentrates on the air fighting tactics of RAF and in particular the... More > Luftwaffe assault on Fighter Command airfields in an effort to destroy the British fighters on the ground.< Less
Military Soils Engineering By U.S. Army
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This manual emphasizes the soils engineering aspects of road and airfield construction. The references give detailed information on other soils engineering topics that are discussed in general terms.... More > It also provides a discussion of the formation and characteristics of soil using the Unified System, and also information on AASHTO and the UDSA systems as well. It describes the compaction of soils and quality control, settlement and shearing resistance of soils, the movement of water through soils, frost action, and the bearing capacity of soils that serve as foundations, slopes, embankments, dikes, dams, and earth-retaining structures. This manual also describes the geologic factors that affect the properties and occurrences of natural mineral/soil construction materials used to build dams, tunnels, roads, airfields, and bridges. Finally, it has an excellent treatment of basic geology as it relates to soil mechanics, a subject not well covered in most soils texts.< Less
Engineers at War (United States Army in Vietnam Series) By Adrian G. Traas, Center of Military History United States Department of the Army
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Engineers at War describes the role of military engineers, especially the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Vietnam War. It is a story of the engineers' battle against an elusive and determined... More > enemy in one of the harshest underdeveloped regions of the world. Despite these challenges, engineer soldiers successfully carried out their combat and construction missions. The building effort in South Vietnam allowed the United States to deploy and operate a modern 500,000-man force in a far-off region. Although the engineers faced huge construction tasks, they were always ready to support the combat troops. They built ports and depots, carved airfields and airstrips out of jungle and mountain plateaus, repaired roads and bridges, and constructed bases. Because of these efforts, ground combat troops with their supporting engineers were able to fight the enemy from well-established bases. Although most of the construction was temporary, more durable facilities, such as airfields, port and depot complexes,< Less
Friedrich Johann By Conrad von Lindsfeld
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Friedrich Johann is a young Luftwaffe officer, who is shot down at the end of September 1939 above Poland. He is gravely wounded and is not allowed to fly anymore. He is assigned the position as... More > commander of a small airfield in the Netherlands. Christmas 1940 he marries the sweetheart of his youth and lives with her from early 1941 in the country till May 1945. Their life is described in a number of events, which somtimes seem improbable. Especially the end of the war for them looks as a hardly believable fairy tale.< Less
The Girl Flyers, Gypsies of the Air By Bess Moyer
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In book one of this two-book set, twin sisters Terry and Prim Mapes help their crippled father defeat the evil Bud Hyslop in his plans to kidnap family and friends until Dick Mapes turns over his... More > private airfield. There is action on the ground and in the air, a man with snaggled brown teeth, an old family enemy popping up, and the theft of their favorite airplane.< Less
Chocolate and Chicory: York and beyond, by bicycle By Lisa North
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Exploring the lesser-known local history beyond York's walls. Visiting woodlands and villages, asylums and airfields, and the fields where chicory once grew. Meeting a local hero or two along the... More > way. Includes eight mapped routes for travelling by bicycle - but can also be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa ... See www.yorkstories.co.uk for more information.< Less
Civil Aviation Scotland By peter dancey
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At the height of the oil and gas exploration in the north Sea off the east coast of Scotland it was British Airways, Loganair and Bristow Helicopters that provided the industries internal... More > transportation needs Bristows the important business of delivering the crews to the rigs. In addition other passengers not associated with the industry had to catered for and substantial movement of freight to many small airfields often in adverse weather conditions.< Less

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