Undaunted: Five True Stories from World War II (A Short Read)

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* This collection is only 34-pages long and can be read in less than an hour.
– “Excellent read” – J. Fraumano
– “Remarkable Stories.” – S. Bohdan
– “Great set of short war stories.” – B. Anderson

"Undaunted: Five True Stories from World War II" is a brief collection of short stories of heroes from World War II who served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Marines, and the U.S. Merchant Marines.
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The B-17: The Flying Forts

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There is no such thunder in history — nor ever will be again — as the deep-throated roar of the mighty, four-engined B-17s that streamed across the skies in World War II. The long runways are silent now, the men and planes are gone. But out of the massive files of records available, and the memories of the men who flew, Martin Caidin has assembled this dramatic portrait of America's most formidable heavy bomber of the war. The B-17: The Flying Forts recreates a vanished era and a great and gallant plane — a plane that could absorb three thousand enemy bullets, fly with no rudder, and complete its mission on two engines. A plane that American pilots flew at Pearl Harbor, Tunis, Midway, Palermo, Schweinfurt, Regensberg, Normandy, and Berlin, in thousands of missions and through hundreds of thousands of miles of flak-filled skies. A plane that proved itself in every combat theater as the greatest heavy bomber of World War II.

Mosquito: Menacing the Reich: Combat Action in the Twin-engine Wooden Wonder of World War II

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'On 15 November it came suddenly out of nowhere inches above the hangars with a crackling thunderclap of twin Merlins. As we watched, bewitched, it was flung about the sky in a beyond belief display for a bomber that could out perform any fighter. Well-bred whisper of a touch down, a door opened and down the ladder came suede shoes, yellow socks and the rest of Geoffrey de Havilland.’

The memories of Sergeant (later Flight Lieutenant DFC) Mike Carreck who was an observer with 105 Squadron when he first laid eyes on the new de Havilland Mosquito. This was an aircraft that would prove itself to be one of the most versatile and revered aircraft to fly with the RAF in World War II.
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Air Power and Maneuver Warfare – Early German Campaigns (von Richthofen), World War II, German 1941 Campaign in Russia, Israel, Soviets

Reviews of Air Power and Maneuver Warfare – Early German Campaigns (von Richthofen), World War II, German 1941 Campaign in Russia, Israel, Soviets. Air Power and Maneuver Warfare – Early German Campaigns (von Richthofen), World War II, German 1941 Campaign in Russia, Israel, Soviets – Kindle edition by U.S. Air Force (USAF). Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Air Power and Maneuver Warfare – Early German Campaigns (von Richthofen), World War II, German 1941 Campaign in Russia, Israel, Soviets.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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This unique volume represents an attempt "to clarify the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare since 1939, a subject that derives its importance from the fact that maneuver warfare has been the Army's official doctrine since the early eighties…[it will help the reader learn] about the past, present, and future of air power on one hand and maneuver warfare on the other."

To address the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare, including the logistic aspect of the latter, this study is constructed as follows. Chapter 1 is analytical, offering a discussion of the nature of maneuver warfare, its dominant concepts, and the way of thought that it represents. Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 consist of case studies. Arranged in chronological order, they describe the German campaigns in Spain (1936) and in France and the Low Countries (1940), the German campaign in Russia (1941), Soviet operational warfare (1941-45), and the Israeli experience (1967 and 1973), respectively. The final chapter pulls the threads together. In essence, it argues that maneuver implies a transformation of applied air power from "tactical" to "operational," with a corresponding shift in the method of sortie allocation and aircraft mix. In maneuver warfare, close-in battlefield interdiction is as important as ever but is becoming increasingly an army mission undertaken by attack helicopters and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Further behind the enemy's front, operational air warfare entails a shift away from random attacks against supply lines towards a highly focused effort to destroy follow-up forces, prevent counterattacks, and isolate the battlefield. This shift in the use of air forces from tactical to operational is akin to using a fission weapon as a trigger for a fusion device. Whereas "tactical" merely uses the power of tactical aviation on its own, "operational" leverages it and produces new levels of synergy in the interactions of ground and air forces.
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Rabaul 1943–44: Reducing Japan’s great island fortress (Air Campaign)

Reviews of Rabaul 1943–44: Reducing Japan’s great island fortress (Air Campaign). Rabaul 1943-44: Reducing Japan's great island fortress (Air Campaign) [Mark Lardas, Mark Postlethwaite] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely.

The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power–it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.