Guinness Book of World Records 1984
The Encyclopedia of American Aircraft Anthony Robinson 1979 Over 800 illustrations ... over 1200 aircraft types.
Aces At War Eric Hammel 2020-12-05 ACES AT WAR The American Aces Speak Eric Hammel Adding to the first three volumes of his acclaimed series, The American Aces Speak, leading combat historian Eric Hammel comes through with yet another engrossing collection of thirty-eight first-person accounts by American fighter aces serving in World War II, the Israeli War of Independence, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War As are the three earlier volumes, Aces At War is a highly charged excursion into life and death in the air, told by men who excelled at piston-engine and jet-engine aerial combat and lived to tell about it. It is an emotional rendering of what brave airmen felt and how they fought in the now-dim days of America’s living national history. Ride with Flying Tigers ace Charlie Bond as he is shot down in flames over the Chinese city he alone has been able to defend against Japanese bombers. Share the loneliness of command as Lieutenant Commander Tom Blackburn decides the fate of the fellow Navy pilot whose F4U Corsair malfunctions in a desperate battle over Rabaul. Feel 2d Lieutenant Deacon Priest’s overwhelming sense of duty to a friend as he lands his P-51 Mustang behind German lines to rescue his downed squadron commander. Share Lieutenant Colonel Ed Heller’s desperation as he fights his way out of his uncontrollable F-86 Sabre jet over the wrong side of the Yalu River. And join Major Jim Kasler as he leads what might be the most important air strike of the Vietnam War. These are America’s eagles, and the stories they tell are their own, in their very own words.
The American Aces Speak: Aces against Japan Eric M. Hammel 1992
Summer Chickens (and a Velvet Web) James Nathan Post 2002-07-01 Both written originally as screenplays, these two fast-moving novellas share the author's somewhat twisted and hopefully amusing take on sex, and also a cast of his quirkiest characters. One is a light romantic madcap comedy, and the other is a dark psycho-sexual thriller.Meet a runaway host mother about to deliver a billionaire baby, a puritanical General with a dark secret, a secretary who hunts rapists, a phony preacher with a deadly surprise in his Bible, a ruthless but naive tabloid reporter looking for an expose, a socialite teenager who operates a lurid fetish website, and a nice middle-aged couple out tempting themselves with a taste of the swinging fast life. Good not entirely clean fun.
War in Pacific Skies Charlie & Ann Cooper 2010-11-06 Covers the most famous air engagements in WWII's Pacific Theater of Operation in an exquisite and beautiful fusion of art and history. Paintings of acclaimed aviation artist Jack Fellows are supplemented by color maps, previously unpublished photographs, original artwork, and personal accounts. Climb in to the cockpit of some of America's most heralded war birds: the P-38 that carried Richard Bong to his 40 kills and fly along with Paul Tibitts in the "Enola Gay" as it makes its final approach on Hiroshima.
The Automobile and American Life, 2d ed. John Heitmann 2018-08-03 Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars' inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.
Dictionary of Aviation Anthony Robinson 1984 En historisk gennemgang af personer, fly og operationer, der har markeret udviklingen i luftkrigsførelsen.
American Modeler 1969
Aircraft of World War II Stewart Wilson 1998 A comprehensive directory of the aircraft that saw service during WWII, with over 300 entries covering the fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and strike aircraft, trainers and transports built in some 15 nations around the world. Entries list: country of origin; aircraft type; powerplants; dimensions; weights; armament; performance; operators; production; and history of each featured aircraft. Sftbd., 8 1/2"x 11", 176 pgs., 322 bandw ill.
From Sapper to Spitfire Spy Sally-Anne Greville Heygate 2015-08-31 David Greville-Heygate was one of the few men who served in both the army and the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but it was in the sky that he really earned his stripes. Stalking the skies flying photo-reconnaissance missions with No. 16 Squadron over Northern France, he was to win the illustrious and highly coveted Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Another highlight saw him in action in the skies above the French coastline in preparation for the D-Day landings, taking photographs that would provide the allies with essential intelligence upon which to base their plans. Based in Holland in December 1944, David flew armed recces with No.168 Squadron then transferred to No.2 Squadron where he reported on troop movements behind German lines. During the course of a dynamic and eventful career, he flew a wide variety of iconic wartime aircraft including Lysanders, Mustangs, Typhoons and Spitfires in England, the Netherlands and Germany.Although there have been many stories about the Battle of Britain there has been less published about the life of a photo reconnaissance pilot during this time. David's thrilling exploits in the sky and the part he played within the context of the wider war are enlivened here to great effect by his daughter, Sally-Anne Greville Heygate, herself a professional photographer. Using snippets from diary entries, letters, logbooks, squadron records and other documents, she has managed to construct an engaging history of a talented photo-reconnaissance pilot and the war in which he fought.
The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy Book #2) Sarah Sundin 2019-02-05 Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion. Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement. Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near. And secrets can't stay buried forever. Bestselling author Sarah Sundin returns readers to the shores of Normandy, this time in the air, as the second Paxton brother prepares to face the past--and the most fearsome battle of his life.
Flypast 2008
The Pineapple Air Force John W. Lambert 1990 Beretter om de amerikanske luftoperationer i Stillehavskrigen under 2. verdenskrig
Armed Forces Journal International 1943
Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force Jerry Scutts 2012-11-20 Unquestionably the best American fighter of World War 2, the North American P-51 Mustang served in large numbers with the USAAF's Eighth Air Force from late 1943 until VE Day, and was the mount of most aces in-theatre. Charged with the responsibility of escorting huge formations of B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator bombers on daylight raids deep into Germany, the P-51 pilots of the various fighter groups within the 'Mighty Eighth' went head to head with the cream of the Luftwaffe's fighter squadrons for control of the skies over the Third Reich. Aircraft of the Aces 1, 19 and 24 are also available in a single volume as 'Aces of the Mighty Eighth'.
Wen Bon Byron R. Winborn 1994 During the Second World War Byron Winborn was part of a covert military operation in an area of southeastern China overrun and nominally controlled by Japanese forces. As a Naval lieutenant attached to the Fourteenth Army Air Force, he and his colleagues in a Technical Air Intelligence unit scavenged behind the lines for wreckage from downed enemy aircraft, seeking valuable technical information which they reported back to their superiors in Washington. Winborn's memoir of these experiences is rendered in an informal and understated conversational style including near encounters with Japanese troops, confrontations with Chinese bandits and semi-comic negotiations with the local populace, along with thoughtful observations about the contrasting attitudes and life styles between the culture in which he found himself and that from which he had come. At the end of hostilities, "Wen Bon" as his Chinese associates addressed him, was ordered to Shanghai, where he and other veterans of southeastern China contributed their unconventional "can-do" talents to expediting traffic in a Naval Air Priorities Office, for a hectic finale to his singular tour of exotic duty.
Guinness Book of World Records Alan Russel 1987-11
The Aeroplane 1945
P-51 Mustang Gardner N. Hatch 1993 Fittingly named for a wild horse, this fighter became widely recognized for its power and beauty. It was a key element in Allied air superiority in Europe during WWII, destroying 9,081 enemy aircraft, and with similar results in the Korean War. Striking photos and the personal stories of the men who flew it help to tell the story of this superior aircraft. Full color photos of restored P-51s. Revised and updated
Encyclopedia of World War Two Spencer Tucker 2005 An unprecedented achievement in publishing—a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist—on the central conflict of the 20th century,The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society.
Air Force Magazine 1999
The National Air and Space Museum Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan 1979 Profusely illustrated text discusses the exhibits and collections of The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
1989 Guinness Book of World Records Donald McFarlan 1988 The thirty-fourth annual compilation of world records is arranged in an easy-to-follow, ready-reference format and encompasses a host of facts, figures, and feasts from sports, science, the arts, human achievement, and more
Victory Roll: William Wolf 2002 He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. This is their story.
Guinness Book of World Records 1987 Norris McWhirter 1987-03 The Guinness Book of World Records is the #1 record book of all time--over 50 million copies have been sold! The new giant 1987 edition contains the most incredible collection ever of facts, feats, and figures from around the globe.
Duels in the Sky Eric Brown 1989
Guinness Book of World Records 1987 Alan Russell 1986-10
Army and Navy Journal 1943-02
Carpenter Peter James McGuire 1944
Aces Against Japan Eric M. Hammel 1992 Amerikanske flyver-esser beretter om deres luftkampe med japanerne under 2. verdenskrig.
Carpenter 1944
The American Aces Speak: Aces against Japan II Eric M. Hammel 1992
No Glamour--no Glory Anthony J. Kupferer 1989
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aviation 1979
Scrapbook from the Service of James C. Keesling Jr 2019 Description: Brown covers with an oval ornament in blue in the center with "Scrap Book" in gold above it. On the first page of the scrapbook is written: "James C. Keesling Jr. Recognition Aircraft, Naval Vessels, [and] Armored Vehicles [Allied: American, British, and Russian; Axis: German, Italian and Japanese]." The scrapbook contains images and basic technical data of the followings: Flying Fortress B-17 E & F (Boeing) U.S. Army Bomber; Stirling (Short Bros.) RAF [Royal Air Force] Heavy Bomber; Halifax (Handley-Page) RAF [Royal Air Force] Heavy Bomber; Lancaster (Avro) RAF [Royal Air Force] Heavy Bomber; Liberator B-24 (Consolidated) U.S. Army Bomber; Mitchell B-25 (North American) U.S. Army Bomber; Lighting P-38 (Lockheed) U.S. Army Fighter; Me-110 (Messerschmitt) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Fighter Bomber; Do-217 (Dornier) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Bomber; Wellington (Vickers) RAF [Royal Air Force] Medium Bomber; He 111 K Mk Va (Heinkel) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Bomber; Havoc A-20 (Douglas) U.S. Army Attack Bomber; Beaufighter (Bristol) RAF [Royal Air Force] Night Fighter; Marauder B-26 (Martin) U.S. Army Bomber; Mosquito (De Havilland) RAF [Royal Air Force] Bomber-Fighter; Ju-88 (Junkers) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Bomber; SM-79 (Savoia Marchetti) Italy Torpedo-Bomber; Type 97 MB Mitsubishi (Sally) Japan Medium Bomber; Mustang P-51 A-36 (North American) U.S. Army Fighter Attack-Dive Bomber; Typhoon (Hawker) RAF [Royal Air Force] Fighter; Aircobra P.39 (Bell) U.S. Army Fighter; Warhawk P-40 (Curtiss) U.S. Army Fighter; Spitfire (Supermarine) RAF [Royal Air Force] Fighter; Hurricane (Hawker) RAF [Royal Air Force] Fighter; Macchi-202 Italy Fighter; Ju-87 (Stuka) (Junkers) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Dive-Bomber; Me-109F (Messerschmitt) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Fighter; Dauntless A-24 (Douglas) U.S. Army Dive Bomber; Thunderbolt P-47 (Republic) U.S. Army Fighter, below the picture of the P-47 is a newspaper article with photograph of James C. Keesling which reads: "In The Service: Open the dam without a flood, was the order, and Keeslingâ€TMs air group did it: Maj. James C. Keesling recently had a ringside seat in the planning and execution of the successful attack in which Ninth Air Force fighter-bombers were used for the first time in the Third Armyâ€TMs theatre to breach a 1,200-foot dam [on the etang de Lindre lake near the town of Dieuze in eastern France] at the request of General Patton. Serving with a crack P47 Thunderbolt group, †̃The Maulers,â€TM of the 19th Tactical Air Command, Major Keesling performs special staff section ground work essential to the completion of dive-bombing and strafing missions…He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Keesling of San Francisco. Prior to entering the army air forces in August, 1942, Major Keesling was legal and sales representative for a petroleum firm. His wife, the former Amelia Stebbins, their twin boys and an older son, lives at 491 Santa Rita avenue" published in Daily Palo Alto Times [in California] on February 28, 1945; Avenger TBF (Grummann) U.S. Army Torpedo Bomber; FW-190 (Focke-Wulf) G.A.F. [German Air Force] Fighter; Corsair F4U (Chance Vought) U.S. Navy Fighter; Wildcat F4F (Grummann) U.S. Navy Fighter; ("Zero") Type 0 SSF Mitsubishi (Zeke) Japan S.S. Fighter; Type 99 D5 Aichi (Val) Japan Dive Bomber; South Dakota Class (4) BB United States; Maryland Class (3) BB United States; New Mexico Class (3) BB United States; Saratoga Class (I) CV United States; Ranger Class (I) [CV United States]; Long Island Class (2) ACV United States; Wichita Class (I) CA United States; Portland Class (2) CA United States; Cleveland Class (32) CL United States; Atlanta Class (6) United States; Omaha Class (10) CL United States; Fletcher Class (119) [DD United States]; Bagley Class (22) DD United States; 4-Stackers Class (110) DD United States; Nagato Class (4) BB Japan; Kongo Class (4) BB Japan; Hosho Class (I) CV Japan; Shokaku Class (2) CV Japan; Mogami Class (4) CA Japan; Nachi Class (4) CA Japan; Kuma Class (5) CL Japan; Fubuki Class (23) DD Japan; King George V Class (4) BB [Great Britain]; Queen Elizabeth Class (4) BB Great Britain; Illustrious Class (6) CV Great Britain; County Cruisers Class (10) CA Great Britain; Leander Class (3) CL Great Britain; "C" & "D" Classes (13) CL Great Britain; Javelin Class (24) DD Great Britain; Littorio Class (4) BB Italy; Condottieri Class "E" Type (2) CL Italy; Aviere Class (19) DD Italy; Condottieri Class "C" & "D" Types (4) CL Italy; Tirpitz Class (I) BB [Germany]; Admiral Hipper Class (3) CA Germany; Narvik Class ( ) DD Germany; M3 Light Tank Honey U.S.; M5 Light Tank Gen. Stuart U.S.; M3 Medium Tank Gen. Grant U.S.; M4 Medium Tank Gen. Sherman U.S.; M7 S.P.A. Priest U.S.; M8 S.P.A. U.S.; M2592 Light Tank Tankette Japan; M2594 Medium Tank Japan; M2595 Light Tank Japan; Mark II Light Tank Germany; Mark III Medium Tank Germany; Mark IV Medium Tank Germany; BT M/31 Light Tank Russia; T-28 Medium Tank Russia; T-34 Medium Tank Russia; Mark V Medium Tank Covenanter Britain; Mark III Medium Tank Valentine Britain; Cloud Code Chart from the United States Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau; a newspaper article: The Monterey Peninsula and 40 Years of Growth From Farms to Urban Homes and Businesses in Four Decades [aerials photos of the Del Monte Polo Fields towards Seaside, Fort Ord and the Salinas Valley in California].
Aviation News 2004
Gunslingers James P. Busha 2022-05-01 By the time the war clouds of Europe and Asia spilled onto the shores of the United States, the allied military found itself outmanned, outgunned and out flown. The United States, still reeling from the Great Depression, was in a technological disadvantage in all branches of the military. This included, of course, a viable air force. There have been volumes of books written about the development of US airpower and the technological specifications of each American or Allied aircraft. This is not one of them. This book focuses on the young men who answered the call to duty and were literally transformed from “farm boys to fighter pilots.” It offers a rare glimpse of what it was like to fly a variety of frontline fighters in World War II. From Army Air Force P-39 Aircobras, P-40 Warhawk’s, P-38 Lightning’s, P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustang’s to US Navy F4F Wildcats, F4U Corsairs and F6F Hellcats. Each story is told in descriptive detail, with the inclusion of actual combat reports contained in many of the stories. Many of the pilots depicted also achieved the status of ace with five or more aerial victories.
U. S. Aviation in Wartime, Containing Identification Illustrations of Leading Allied and Axis Aircraft American Council on Public Affairs 1944
The Blandford Book of Warplanes Kenneth Munson 1981 This technical reference to more than 120 past and present military aircraft includes artwork which illustrates side and split-plan views of the camouflage and markings of each model

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