The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

Reviews of The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II. The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II [Don Brown, Capt. Jerry Yellin] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. *On the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list!* The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a must-read book. From April to August of 1945. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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The New York Post calls The Last Fighter Pilot a "must-read" book.
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Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945

Reviews of Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945. Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945 [Barrett Tillman] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. WHIRLWIND is the first book to tell the complete, awe-inspiring story of the Allied air war against Japan—the most important strategic bombing campaign inhistory. From the audacious Doolittle raid in 1942 to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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WHIRLWIND is the first book to tell the complete, awe-inspiring story of the Allied air war against Japan—the most important strategic bombing campaign inhistory. From the audacious Doolittle raid in 1942 to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, award-winning historian Barrett Tillman recounts the saga from the perspectives of American and British aircrews who flew unprecedented missions overthousands of miles of ocean, as well as of the generalsand admirals who commanded them.

Whether describing the experiences of bomber crews based in China or the Marianas, fighter pilotson Iwo Jima, or carrier aviators at sea, Tillman provides vivid details of the lives of the fliers and their support personnel. Whirlwind takes readers into the cockpits and gun turrets of the mighty B-29 Superfortress, the largest bomber built up to that time. Tillman dramatically re-creates the sweep of wartime emotions that crews endured on fifteen-hour missions, grappling with the extreme tedium of cramped spaces and with adrenaline spikes in flak-studded skies, knowing that a bailout would put them at the mercy of a merciless enemy or an unforgiving sea.
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Japan’s World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America

Reviews of Japan’s World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America. Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America (9780874749113): Robert C. Mikesh: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Between 1944 and 1945, the Japanese military launched almost ten thousand bomb-bearing balloons across the Pacific ocean. Intended to spark forest fires and shake American morale, the balloons were beset by technical problems and never achieved their destructive potential, but were nonetheless responsible for the only six war deaths on the United States mainland. Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America provides a comprehensive account of this obscure chapter in modern warfare. Filled with photographs and diagrams, it traces both the technological and political development of the program and documents its effects on America.

God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey’s Commemorative Series, Wwii)

Reviews of God’s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey’s Commemorative Series, Wwii). God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey's Commemorative Series, Wwii) (9780080374406): Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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God's Samurai is the unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, it is also the personal story of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. His tale is an informative, personal look at the war "from the other side."

Nakajima B5N ‘Kate’ and B6N ‘Jill’ Units (Combat Aircraft)

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Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named “Kate”) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the U.S. aircraft carriers USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and USS Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. Its replacement, the Nakajima B6N “Jill,” while a marked improvement over its illustrious predecessor, was never able to achieve its full potential in combat due to advances in Allied aircraft, finding itself relegated to the dreaded Kamikaze strikes in the latter part of the war.

Using previously unpublished photographs as well as color illustrations, this book will cover the history of the “Kate” and “Jill” torpedo/attack bombers, including their design and development, as well as the combat highs and lows of the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier torpedo bombers.