I Could Never Be So Lucky Again

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After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory

General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all.
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The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour

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The Candy Bombers is the true tale of the ill- assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat. By feeding and supplying West Berlin by air for nearly a year, these brave men won the hearts of America's defeated enemies, and inspired people around the world to believe in America's fundamental goodness. Their valor and kind acts helped the country avoid World War III, and won the greatest battle of the Cold War-without firing a shot.

The Mighty Eighth in WWII: A Memoir

Reviews of The Mighty Eighth in WWII: A Memoir. The Mighty Eighth in WWII: A Memoir [J. Kemp McLaughlin USAFR (Ret.)] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On an early morning in the fall of 1942, Kemp McLaughlin's group set out for a raid on a French target. Immediately after dropping its bombs. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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On an early morning in the fall of 1942, Kemp McLaughlin's group set out for a raid on a French target. Immediately after dropping its bombs, McLaughlin's plane was hit. A huge fire burned a four-foot hole in his wing, his waist gunner bailed out, his radio operator was wounded, the plane lost all oxygen, and his pilot put on a parachute and sat on the escape hatch, waiting for the plane to explode. And this was only McLaughlin's first sortie. McLaughlin went on to pilot the mission command plane on the second raid against Schweinfurt, the largest air raid in history, which resulted in the destruction of 70 percent of German ball bearing production capability. McLaughlin also participated in the bombing of heavy water installations in Norway. The Mighty Eighth in WWII also includes the stories of downed pilots in France and Holland who traveled under the cover of night through the countryside, evading the Nazis who had seen their planes go down. As a group leader, McLaughlin was responsible for the planning and execution of air raids, forced to follow the directives of senior (and sometimes less informed) officers. His position as one of the managers of the massive sky trains allows him to provide unique insight into the work of maintenance and armament crews, preflight briefings, and off-duty activities of the airmen. No other memoir of World War II reveals so much about both the actual bombing runs against Nazi Germany and the management of personnel and material that made those airborne armadas possible.

Cobra! The Attack Helicopter: Fifty Years of Sharks Teeth and Fangs

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The history of the Cobra helicopter is a long and varied one, characterized by extensive deployment in some of the most dynamic theaters of war. Designed in 1965, we are fast approaching the 50th Anniversary of the craft's inception into the world of combat flight, so it seems timely that we should be presented with this, a comprehensive historical account of the various landmarks of the Cobra's service history. This heavily illustrated volume relays the story of the Cobra from the days of early development and concept dissection right through to modern day uses, in both combat and civil contexts. Details of the early trials at Rucker are detailed, as is the birth of air mobile deployment, offering an illuminating insight into a most eventful period of developmental expansion. A full account of the Cobra's service history during the Vietnam campaign is also on display, describing the various tactics and weapons employed. The development of iconic variants such as the King Cobra and Supercobra is outlined, their individual histories set alongside those of lesser-known and under-sung types, one off designs and oddities that add yet more color to this fascinating history.

Included alongside the authors text are firsthand accounts that supplement the history, enlivening the facts with accounts of authentic pilot experience, the handling and flying characteristics that can perhaps only truly be described by those in command of such machinery.
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FLYING FURY: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps [Illustrated Edition]

Reviews of FLYING FURY: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps [Illustrated Edition]. FLYING FURY: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps [Illustrated Edition] – Kindle edition by Major James Thomas McCudden VC DSO and Bar MC and Bar MM. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading FLYING FURY: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps [Illustrated Edition].. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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[Illustrated Edition – contains 30 photos of the author, his squadron, planes and exploits]

The highest scoring British Air Ace reveals his daily life at the front, in the air and in combat with the Germans above the Western Front.
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