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World War 2 In Review No. 56: Heinkel He 111 By Merriam Press
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review. The following articles on the German Heinkel He 111 bomber of World War II are in this issue: (1) German Heinkel He 111 Medium Bomber (2) Flying the Heinkel He... More > 111. Perhaps the best-recognized German bomber due to the distinctive, extensively glazed “greenhouse” nose of later versions, the Heinkel He 111 was the most numerous Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. The He 111 was used in a variety of roles on every front in the European theatre. It was used as a strategic bomber during the Battle of Britain, a torpedo bomber in the Atlantic and Arctic, and a medium bomber and a transport aircraft on the Western, Eastern, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African Front theatres. 253 B&W/color photos/illustrations.< Less
'Gardening by Moonlight' By Peter Kaššák & David Gunby
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205 Group RAF mining operations over the River Danube in 1944. The product of research in British, Australian,South African, German, Hungarian and Slovak archives, ‘Gardening by... More > Moonlight’ is about one of the least known and most effective of the Royal Air Force's bombing campaigns of the Second World War. Operating from a group of bases around Foggia, in Central Italy, the RAF's 205 Group mined the River Danube intensively between April and October 1944, radically curtailing the movement of Axis river shipping and at times halting it altogether. The Wellington and Liberator crews had to sow their mines (hence the slang term 'gardening') at low level on moonlit nights, running the gauntlet of night fighters, flak and balloon barrages. Their courage, skill and sacrifice are celebrated in what is an important account of a virtually unknown aspect of the war in the air.< Less
FW 190A-5/A-6 Flugzeug-Handbuch: Teil 0: Allgemeine Angaben By Luftwaffe
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This aircraft manual provides much technical information for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 and A-6 types. The information was apparently intended to aid ground crews in maintaining the aircraft.... More > Originally published 8 December 1943 by Der Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe and is entirely in German. 31 pages, 3 photos, 27 drawings.< Less
Me 262A-1 Flugzeug-Handbuch: Teil 3: Leitwerk By Luftwaffe
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This manual provides information and illustrations of the flight controls and surfaces on the Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 jet fighter. All the text is in German. The illustrations are photographs and... More > clear line drawings. Published in January 1944 by the Luftwaffe. 18 pages, 5 photos, 11 line drawings.< Less
Me 262A-1 Flugzeug-Handbuch: Teil 5: Tragwerk By Luftwaffe
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This manual provides information and illustrations of the wings and their construction on the Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 jet fighter. All the text is in German. The illustrations are clear line... More > drawings. Originally published in January 1944 by the Luftwaffe. 14 pages, 8 line drawings.< Less
Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" By Air Age
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This booklet provides a brief history of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft. In addition to the photographs, there are two double-page plan drawings, the first showing multiple views of the... More > P-40D, the second showing general layout data which provides precise measurements of the P-40D. Originally published in 1956 (although believed to have utilized material originally published circa 1944). Contents: History; Design; Structure; XP-40; P-40; P-40A; P-40B; P-40C; P-40D; P-40E; P-40F; Late Models. 16 pages, 8 photos, 2 plan drawings.< Less
Luftwaffe: Machines, Markings, Men, Medals By C.T. Eriksen & John Weal
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A brief overview of the Luftwaffe, its aircraft, personalities, rank insignia, organization, medals and awards, badges, uniforms, unit insignia, aircraft markings, etc. Originally published circa... More > 1960. 65 pages, 172 drawings, 1 color illustration.< Less
Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations By U.S. Army Air Forces
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Study of operating procedures and organization of tactical airpower as developed by Ninth Air Force. With history of Ninth AF. More than a narrative history, the study examines problems that the... More > Ninth experienced in conducting joint combat operations with ground forces across the rapidly moving battlefront in France and Germany. In its comprehensiveness, the study also touches on aircrew training and rotation, air base defense organization, civil engineering support, and intelligence. Originally published in March 1946 by HQ, Army Air Forces, Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Washington, D.C. This is the reprint edition in USAF Warrior Studies series, published in 1984 by the Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Contents: Critical Review of Ninth Air Force Operations and Organization; Conclusions and Recommendations: External and Internal; Bibliography; Abbreviations. 183 pages, 6 multi-colored maps, 6 charts.< Less
The View From the Bottom Up: Growing Up Fast in World War II By Robert Gilbert
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. This memoir is the story of a young aerial machine gunner, on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, who had to grow up fast. He participated as a teenaged enlisted... More > man in the World War II Big League of air war … the ETO. In his ball turret hanging under that storied bomber, he was positioned to defend his bomber from the Luftwaffe’s deadly fighter aircraft. This compelling story presents his perspective of the committed life he and his peers brought to manned bomber warfare, which is The View From The Bottom Up … literally and figuratively. This memoir is written against that historic backdrop and takes place during the Fall and Winter of 1944/45, when the USAAF and the RAF bombing reached its peak. It is not as much about the war as it is of the war and its effect on the young people involved. 29 photos and documents.< Less
Down to Earth: Fighter Attack on Ground Targets By VIII Fighter Command
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American fighter pilots of the Eighth Air Force provide their rules for conducting ground attack operations against the enemy. There was much more to ground attack than flying low and shooting up... More > anything and everything, and these pilots tell how they did it in their own words. An extremely rare manual published in August 1944, just when ground attack was becoming a major factor in the war across the European continent. Originally published 30 August 1944 by VIII Fighter Command. Note: This is the original manual that Osprey published in a new edition a few years ago (and despite the editor's claim, the original did have photos). 61 pages, 76 photos, 1 drawing, 1 diagram.< Less

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