Book by Thomas E. Doll
Reviews of Spitfires & Yellow Tail Mustangs: The U.S. 52nd Fighter Group in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series). Spitfires & Yellow Tail Mustangs: The U.S. 52nd Fighter Group in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series) [Tom Ivie, Paul Ludwig] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Story of one of the best fighter units in the Mediterranean theater, which earned two Distinguished Unit Citations and produced 21 acesVivid episodes of aerial combat during the key campaigns for Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, and moreNicknamed "Yellow Tails" for the color markings on their aircraftThe unit flew British Spitfires before switching to P-51 MustangsIncludes rare photos and color artwork
By the time the Korean War erupted, the F-51 Mustang was seen as obsolete, but that view quickly changed when the USAF rushed 145 of them to the theatre in late 1950. They had the endurance to attack targets in Korea from bases in Japan, where the modern F-86 fighters and other jets did not. Rather than the interceptor and escort fighter roles the Mustang had performed during World War 2, in the Korean War they were assigned to ground attack missions – striking at communist troop columns advancing south. This is the chronicle of the Mustang units that fought in the Korean War, detailing the type's involvement in a series of intense actions, its successes and its considerable losses. Drawing on meticulous research and gripping first-hand accounts from aircrew, this book explains how the faithful Mustang was able to roll back the years, fight, and prove itself in a new era of aerial warfare.
Reviews of Flying Through Time: A Journey into History in a WWII Biplane. Flying Through Time: A Journey into History in a WWII Biplane (9781574884470): Jim Doyle: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
Imagine what it would be like to talk and fly with the men who flew the airplanes of World War II. What was in their minds as they made their first solos? And what was air combat like? Flying Through Time is the closest many of us will come to understanding what it was like to be a WWII aviator.
Tens of thousands of America’s pilots during World War II trained in the Boeing Stearman biplane. For most, it was their first airplane in a series of larger, faster, and more dangerous aircraft that they used to fight the war. The pilots would never forget their first flights in a Stearman and the adventures that followed. Jim Doyle, owner of a restored 1941 Stearman, retraced the wartime journeys of his plane, crossing the country twice; flying over California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas; and touching down at each of the eight bases at which it served. Flying Through Time is the story of Doyle’s challenging flight and of the uncertainties of piloting a sixty-year-old biplane almost 8,000 miles. His experiences meeting, talking, and flying with the men who flew the legendary Stearman paint a vivid picture of the intense, emotion-filled days of World War II. The pilots’ recollections, refreshed for many when they took the controls of Doyle’s plane, are woven throughout the narrative of his trip. These anecdotes, and new information from an archive discovered during the flight, tell of fears, courage, humor, and the sheer adventure of the events that owned the veterans’ youth. This is seat-of-the-pants flying at its most thrilling, recalling a time when ordinary young Americans were called upon to be heroes.
Reviews of Hell’s Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II. Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II – Kindle edition by Jay A. Stout. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany’s ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished.