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."

Flying For France: With the American Escadrille at Verdun

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An illustrate re-publication of an eye witness account of air combat against the Germans during World War I. James R. McConnell flew these missions as a sergeant-pilot in the American Escadrille. He received the Croix de Guerre with Palm for conspicuous bravery. McConnell's book inspired the 2006 movie Flyboys.

Without Precedent: Commando, Fighter Pilot and the True Story of Australia’s First Purple Heart

Reviews of Without Precedent: Commando, Fighter Pilot and the True Story of Australia’s First Purple Heart. Without Precedent: Commando, Fighter Pilot and the True Story of Australia's First Purple Heart [Owen Zupp] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An ordinary man. An extraordinary life. 'Without Precedent' recounts the life of commando and fighter pilot. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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An ordinary man. An extraordinary life.

'Without Precedent' recounts the life of commando and fighter pilot, Phillip Zupp. One man who served in two very different wars.
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The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot

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The riveting firsthand account of World War II pilot Robert Morgan, his crew, and the legendary Memphis Belle—written with Ron Powers, cowriter of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers.

A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest Generation who fought in America’s greatest battles—and of the war one man waged both in and out of the skies. High-spirited, young Robert Morgan was transformed from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts into a steel-nerved pilot forged in the cauldron of World War II’s most dangerous and desperate aerial encounters. This is the triumphant tale of that transformation—and of the airplane and crew that never failed to bring him back home.

Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket’s Odyssey in World War II (Yale Library of Military History)

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In this memoir of life aboard aircraft carriers during World War II, Alvin Kernan combines vivid recollections of his experience as a young enlisted sailor with a rich historical account of the Pacific war. Kernan served in many battles and was aboard the Hornet when it was sunk by torpedoes in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.
“One of the most arresting naval autobiographies yet published.”—Sir John Keegan
“An honest story of collective courage, evocative, well-written, and fixed before the colors fade.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[Kernan] recounts a wonderful and exciting American story about a poor farm boy from Wyoming who enlisted in the Navy. . . .[He] has written eight other books. I will go back and read them all.”—John Lehman, Air & Space
“Details . . . make the moment vivid; that is what it was like, on the Hornet in its last hours.”—Samuel Hynes, New York Times Book Review