Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War 2

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These are the highly evocative wartime memoirs of a young NCO pilot whose operational experience was with Beaufighters and Mosquitoes flying in the long-range night-fighter role.

It is not a gung-ho account of daring-do, but a 'warts and all' story of what life was really like in that time of international crisis. No punches are pulled when the author experienced badly designed and dangerous aircraft, such as the Merlin-engined Beaufighter that was almost impossible to fly and killed many pilots during training, nor are the blinding errors made by those staff officers who conceived impossible tasks and operations which these young airmen were ordered to fly and survive.
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The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII

Reviews of The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII. The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII [Thomas M. Tomlinson] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, the author – the so-called “Threadbare Buzzard” among what he saw as the preening fliers of WWII – tells the stories of dogfights and fighter planes used by the Marine Corps in the Pacific. Before the United States entered World War II. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, the author – the so-called "Threadbare Buzzard" among what he saw as the preening fliers of WWII – tells the stories of dogfights and fighter planes used by the Marine Corps in the Pacific. Before the United States entered World War II, Tomlinson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to get into action and flying. Following Pearl Harbor, he and most of the other Americans serving in the RCAF were "repatriated" into the U.S. military, most into the Army Air Corps. Tomlinson was one of the few who chose the Marine Corps and after training, he was off to the Southwest Pacific and Guadalcanal with VMF-214, the squadron that became the Black Sheep. Late in the war, while flying off a carrier during raids against Japan, Tomlinson's four-plane division was assigned to be a high-altitude radio relay for the attacking forces. During this mission they encountered the jet stream, at that time a little-known phenomena, especially among fighter pilots accustomed to lower, less hostile altitudes. Hours later, lost, out of radio range, and out of fuel, they ditched in the northwest Pacific. Three of the four were rescued by the Sea Devil (SS 400). Tomlinson ended up in the naval hospital at Pearl Harbor for the closing months of the war. Filled with details about flying the Corsair.

Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

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The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.

In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate the tiny country and its 600,000 settlers. A second Holocaust was in the making.
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Wing Leader: The Top Scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of WWII (Witness to War)

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The thrilling story of the top scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II 'Johnnie' Johnson, who served with Fighter Command squadrons throughout the war, scoring his 38th and final victory in September 1944. From the moment the author joins his first operational Spitfire squadron in August 1940, the reader is taken on an epic journey through the great aerial fighter actions of the war including the Battle of Britain, sweeps across the Channel and over France, Dieppe and Normandy; and finally, operations across the Rhine and into Germany itself.

P-38 Lightning Aces of the Pacific and CBI (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 14)

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The P-38 was used on virtually every front to which the USAAF were committed, but enjoyed its greatest successes in the Pacific and China-Burma-India (CBI) theatres. The speed, range and firepower of the P-38 made it the favourite of nearly all aircrew fighting in the Solomons, New Guinea and the Philippines, and over 1800 Japanese aircraft fell to its guns. From the first encounters at the end of 1942 until the Lightning scored the final Fifth Air force victories in August 1945, these pilots made the Pacific skies very much their own battleground.