Reviews of The 5th Fighter Command in World War II, Vol. 3: 5th FC vs. Japan – Aces, Units, Aircraft, and Tactics. The 5th Fighter Command in World War II, Vol. 3: 5th FC vs. Japan – Aces, Units, Aircraft, and Tactics (9780764347382): William Wolf: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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Following his first two massive volumes describing the day-by-day history of the 5th Fighter Command and associated tactical, strategic, and grand strategy, William Wolf completes the trilogy with this volume. The aces of the 5FC are now personalized, and their fighters described, and Japanese aces are portrayed for the first time. American and Japanese pilot training and their importance to the outcome of the war is discussed and compared. Details of the 5FC Groups and Squadrons are revealed, as are those of the Japanese Naval and Army Air Forces. The details of the aircraft of the two combatants are compared, and the vulnerability of Japanese aircraft is discussed. The flying of the six aircraft types of the 5th Fighter Command is first described from Pilot Flight Manuals, then by the aces who flew them. Japanese and American combat maneuvers and tactics are described. The crucial importance of logistics and the construction of airfields are also discussed, along with maintenance and repair. Finally, the air war is presented from the Japanese viewpoint, including the causes for the defeat of its air forces.
Reviews of Grumman F4F Wildcat: Early WWII Fighter of the US Navy (Legends of Warfare: Aviation). Grumman F4F Wildcat: Early WWII Fighter of the US Navy (Legends of Warfare: Aviation) (9780764354335): David Doyle: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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The F4F and FM Wildcat aircraft was the US Navy's front-line fighter in the early days of WWII. This iconic aircraft was designed and produced by Grumman, as well as the newly-formed Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors. As larger and more powerful fighters joined the fleet in the later stages of the war, the Wildcat remained in the fray, flying from the decks of escort carriers, which were too small to permit the operation of the later aircraft. The Wildcat was remarkable not only because it served through the duration of the war, but also because it was the mount of some of the nation's most distinguished aces, including Butch O'Hare and Joe Foss.
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The standard reference now revised and expanded. Dr. Robinson has opened up his vast photo archives to enhance this new edition of his classic work. Much of the new photographic material is published here for the first time.
Reviews of The Famous B-24 “Witchcraft”: The Enchanted Liberator―a Unique U.S. Bomber’s Experience During WWII. The Famous B-24 “Witchcraft”: The Enchanted Liberator―a Unique U.S. Bomber's Experience During WWII (9780764348884): Perry Watts: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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This book captures the story of "Witchcraft," a B-24 Liberator, based in Rackheath, England, toward the end of World War II, that had a unique record in the 8th Army Air Force of flying 130 credited missions without aborting.This is a sequel to author Perry Watts' 2006 book (also published by Schiffer) on the 467th Heavy Bombardment Group, which sets this Liberator in context. In this book, Watts starts with Witchcraft's creation in the then-largest factory in the world in Michigan, then chronicles its transit like many Liberators to the UK via Brazil and Africa. The narrative provides detailed stories of Witchcraft's often hazardous missions with its Group over occupied Europe and during the battle for Germany 1944-5. This is a special testimony to why and how the B-24 played a key role in the World War II liberation of occupied Europe.