The First and the Last

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Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (1912 -1996) was a German Luftwaffe General and one of the greatest flying aces of World War II. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western and the Defence of the Reich fronts. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with an astonishing 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies. He is a legend of air combat, and this is his heroic story. First published in 1954, this is a reprint of the original edition and not any revised version. It was a best-seller in 14 languages and sold three million copies. It was also very well received by the British and American airforces as a frank and honest statement of how the war was won and lost in the air. Time magazine,too, called this book "The clearest picture yet of how the Germans lost their war in the air."

Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington

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GOING DOWNTOWN
The War Against Hanoi and Washington

Jack Broughton
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Mosquito Mayhem: de Havilland’s Wooden Wonder in Action in WWII

Reviews of Mosquito Mayhem: de Havilland’s Wooden Wonder in Action in WWII. Mosquito Mayhem: de Havilland's Wooden Wonder in Action in WWII [Martin W. Bowman] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “The flak started about four or five minutes before the target and immediately it was apparent that it was intense and extremely accurate. Oboe entailed the pilot flying dead straight and level for ten minutes on the attack run. Suddenly a tremendous flash lit up the sky about 50 yards ahead of our nose and exactly at our altitude. Within a tenth of a second we were through the cloud of dirty yellowish-brown smoke and into the blackness beyond. I shall never forget the spontaneous reaction of both my pilot and myself. We turned our heads slowly and looked long and deep into one another’s eyes – no word was spoken – no words were needed.”

The Mosquito was probably World War II’s most versatile combat aircraft. This book contains hundreds of firsthand accounts from many of the two–man crews who flew in them; pilots and navigators. It portrays the dramatic experiences of flying in its many roles as pathfinder. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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“The flak started about four or five minutes before the target and immediately it was apparent that it was intense and extremely accurate. Oboe entailed the pilot flying dead straight and level for ten minutes on the attack run. Suddenly a tremendous flash lit up the sky about 50 yards ahead of our nose and exactly at our altitude. Within a tenth of a second we were through the cloud of dirty yellowish-brown smoke and into the blackness beyond. I shall never forget the spontaneous reaction of both my pilot and myself. We turned our heads slowly and looked long and deep into one another’s eyes – no word was spoken – no words were needed.”

The Mosquito was probably World War II’s most versatile combat aircraft. This book contains hundreds of firsthand accounts from many of the two–man crews who flew in them; pilots and navigators. It portrays the dramatic experiences of flying in its many roles as pathfinder, night fighter, reconnaissance aircraft, precision bombing and low-level ground attack aircraft. It describes many of the RAF’s most audacious raids on prime but difficult targets where carpet bombing by heavy bombers was likely to be ineffective and cause unnecessary casualties to civilians. It is a remarkable record of the aircraft and the men that flew them.

The Wrong Stuff : The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator

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Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime’s worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith’s gripping memoir of that time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.

In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover (Passion for Flight Book 2)

Reviews of In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover (Passion for Flight Book 2). In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover (Passion for Flight Book 2) – Kindle edition by Di Freeze. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover (Passion for Flight Book 2).. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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In the Cockpit with Bob Hoover is the second volume in a series of short biographies (20,000 words or less) regarding notable pilots whose passion for flight inspires young and old alike to take to the skies. Di Freeze interviewed Bob Hoover for this short biography, and filled in facts with his autobiography, Forever Flying, with his permission. Hoover reviewed and approved this approximately 11,000-word bio for accuracy. This is not meant to be a comprehensive history of Bob Hoover's life, but it contains the major milestones in his aviation history.

Bob Hoover became infatuated with aviation when Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic flight in 1927. Years later, he would meet Lindbergh and inspire people with his own aviation feats.
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