Gustave Whitehead and the Wright Brothers: Who Flew First?

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Who flew first? Advances in flight physics and the digitization of archives now allow closer examination of the claims of aviation pioneers. Did they really do what they claimed? The author, John Brown, uses modern methods to revisit the claims of the Wright Brothers and to examine the history of their contemporary, Gustave Whitehead. The result reveals an entirely different history of first flight than that which many have come to believe.

Israel’s Best Defense: The First Full Story of the Israeli Air Force

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An experienced pilot traces the evolution of the Israeli Air Force in a candid study of the IAF's triumphs and failures, personnel, and role in modern Israeli history. 15,000 first printing.

In the Skies of France: A Chronicle of JG 2 “Richthofen” Volume 1: 1934 – 1940

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It has taken more than 60 years for this first detailed history of the second fighter wing of the Luftwaffe to appear, a chronicle of Jagdgeschwader 2. Conducting operations principally over France and the Channel, JG 2 was destined to become one of the most celebrated of German fighter units, accorded extensive coverage by the propaganda services of the Reich. Awarded the honour title "Richthofen" as early as 1935, JG 2 spearheaded the campaign in the West and the assault againt England in the Battle of Britain. The unit remained in France when the majority of German fighter units were dispatched eastwards for the invasion of Russia during the spring of 1941. Tasked with defending the airspace of Brittany, Normandy and much of Picardy along the French Channel coastline, JG 2 constituted a bulwark against the incursions of the RAF and USAF. Despite the unit's heavy losses sustained during WW II, the authors managed to locate around one hundred JG 2 veterans and their personal accounts and photographs bring this history vividly to life and imbue it with a human dimension which many will find moving. This first volume of the history of JG 2 covers the early years of the unit from its origins to the turn of the year 1940/1941.

We Served Too: The Story of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots of WWII

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For many years, a group of pilots kept their achievements quite. Their service during World War II would only be known by few. They are not mentioned in our history books, nor is their story taught in schools. Their accomplishment of being the first women pilots to fly in the military would even be forgotten.

They were the first women pilots to ever fly for the US military. However, after a nasty and aggressive campaign by male pilots who wanted the WASP jobs, they were the only war time unit that was denied military status by Congress and sent home before the war was over and their job was done because of gender discrimination. The WASP were denied military status, and received no insurance or benefits during or after the war, and if a WASP died during training or while on a mission, their families were not allowed to put a service star in the window, nor could they receive a military burial. It wasn’t until the middle of the 1970‘s that they would be recognized as World War II veterans, and it wasn’t until 2010, that those women who died during their service would be honored by the United States government and their surviving war time sisters would receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

The Fighter Pilot’s Handbook: Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight

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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.