Reviews of Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan’s Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 – August 1945. Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 – August 1945 [Bruce Gamble] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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As the final book in Bruce Gamble's esteemed trilogy on the War in the Pacific, Target: Rabaul picks up where Fortress Rabaul, the second installment, leaves off–and sets the stage for the major Allied aerial engagements of 1943-1945, which would result in the defeat of Japan.
March 1943, Washington, D.C.: Major General George Kenney, commander of the 5th Air Force, begins to formulate plans for Cartwheel–a 2-year campaign to neutralize Rabaul, Japan's most notorious stronghold, with the use of unescorted daylight bombing raids against the base and the heavily-defended satellite installations nearby. The undertaking would prove to be anything but straightforward, and the story of Rabaul's destruction remains one of the most gripping of World War II's Pacific Theater. In Target: Rabaul, award-winning military historian Bruce Gamble expertly narrates the Allied air raids against the stronghold: the premature celebrations by George Kenney and Gen. Douglas MacArthur; the bequeathing of authority to Adm. William F. "Bull" Halsey; the unprecedented number of near-constant air battles that immediately followed; the Japanese retreat to Truk Lagoon in 1944; and their ultimate surrender to Allied forces in August 1945. This amazing story, one that profiles the bravery and resolve of the Allies in the horrific Pacific battleground, is the turbulent conclusion to an acclaimed trilogy from one of today's most talented nonfiction military authors.
Reviews of William Barker, VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada’s Most Decorated War Hero. William Barker, VC: The Life, Death and Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero [Wayne Ralph] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3, 1894, he wracked up a total of 50 victories on the Italian and Western fronts. He fought a spectacular dogfight, single-handedly, against 10-plus German fighters (Barker estimated to Captain Johnston in 1919 approximately 15) on October 27, 1918, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross (which is traditionally awarded posthumously). His life was tragically cut short in a flying accident in Ottawa in 1930. Despite his decorations for bravery, his remains were buried in a crypt marked Smith (his wife's family) in Toronto. The author felt the need to address Barker's obscurity. In true Wayne Ralph style, he brings to life the country that was Canada in the early 20th century through this compelling story. This new illustrated edition celebrates Canada's mostdecorated WWI combatant. The exploits of William Barker, VC, DSO, MC merit lasting publication.
Reviews of The Fighter Pilot’s Handbook: Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight. The Fighter Pilot's Handbook: Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight (9781784188191): Gordon Thorburn: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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This study takes the reader on a journey from the first flying machines in the late 19th century, to the development of the specialized fighter aircraft armed with one or more machine guns. It takes in the development of the devices that allowed a machine gun to fire through the propeller arc, the coming of aerial photography and airborne wireless, parachutes, engine design, test flying and problems of flight, including the dreaded "spin" that killed so may pilots, and the invention of aerial tactics such as the Immelmann Turn. Here, too, are the pilots who became famous. Some, like Germany's "Red Baron," Britain's James McCudden, and Eddie Rickenbacker of the US, are still well-known. In 1914 it was all new, this business of flying at the enemy. It is a story of creativity, of machines, experiments, turning points, ebb and flow, and heroes. Starting from almost nothing, the fighting men established the principles that ultimately made aircraft the most important weapon of all.