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Online Catalogue:MILITARY HISTORY - Air

At Hitler's Side At Hitler's Side
Author:Nicolaus Von Below

This the personal account of a Luftwaffe aide who worked for Hitler from 1937 until the last days in Berlin, Nicholas von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when Goring selected him for the position of Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant. He was with Hitler at every stage as WWII was planned, started and unfolded, and his observations tell of Hitler's responses to momentous events as well as military decisions and policy-making at Fuhrer Headquarters. His account is a superb source describing Hitler's inner circle. Hardback/Illus
 
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Wings of the LuftwaffeWings of the Luftwaffe
Author:Captain Eric Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, RN.

The book consists of chapters that were originally written as individual features in AIR International and the reason for their publication collectively in book form is to provide as a permanent record an assessment by a former enemy of the characteristics of the principal Luftwaffe aircraft. Paperback/Illus
 
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Heinkel - HE177, 277, 274 Heinkel - HE177, 277, 274
Author:Manfred Griehl & Joachim Dressel

The story of the evolution of Heinkel's heavyweight is one of genius, disaster and despair. Many configurations were tried and tested as the designers struggled to iron out the problems of unreliability that were causing the deaths of many pilots and crew. This is the entire story of this unlucky aeroplane and its operational career. Hardback/Illus
 
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Mosquito The Wooden Wonder  (4th Edition)Mosquito The Wooden Wonder (4th Edition)
Author:Edward Bishop

The de Havilland Mosquito was the most successful and versatile military aircraft of the Second World war. The little wooden wonder, powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, starred in just about every possible role during the war. This is the story of the plan and it's crew. Hardback/Illus
 
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Junkers Ju 87 StukaJunkers Ju 87 Stuka
Author:Manfred Griehl

This book details the development of the Ju 87 from birth, through each model variant to its final demise. Many wartime photographs are included as well as original design drawings and plans. Hardback/Illus
 
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World War 2 - AirfieldsWorld War 2 - Airfields
Author:Philip Birtles

In this new addition to the Ian Allan list, Philip Birtles provides a guide to the current status of the airfields operated in Britain during the war. Each entry provides the reader with information about location, status and remains. In addition to the comprehensive text, the book also includes a selection of photographs to illustrate the various features discussed. Hardback/Illus
 
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Short SunderlandShort Sunderland
Author:Ken Delve

The aeroplane was the largest aircraft used by RAF Coastal Command during WWII. It was one of the few Allied aircraft to remain in service throughout WWII and it went on to serve for several more years before being replaced by land-based aircraft. The Sunderland also played an important role in the Berlin Airlift and served with several foreign air forces. Hardback/Illus
 
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One of the FewOne of the Few
Author:Group Captain Johnny Kent

This is Captain Kent's own story of his life in the RAF - from his struggles as a boy in the wilds of Canada to getting into the air, through his experience as a test pilot at Farnborough and his constant efforts to be flying wherever the action was during WW II. Paperback/Illus
 
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Hawker HurricaneHawker Hurricane
Author:Peter Jacobs

The Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important aeroplanes of WWII. It was a first-class fighter which went on to become a highly effective ground-attack aeroplane.The author tells the full story of this remarkable aeroplane, from its beginnings in the days before WWII, through its service in the Battle of Britain, over Europe, Russia, the desert and the Far East, and it use as a Naval Fighter. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Battle Of Britain July - October 1940The Battle Of Britain July - October 1940
Author:Matthew Parker

Through fascinating original interviews with the survivors of the battle on both sides, the book tells how Britain survived 1940 and inflicted on Hitler his first defeat. It includes the latest research on this seminal war of the air as well as never-before-seen letters, memoirs and photographs. It is a tale of tactics, aircraft, leadership, propaganda and politics, but , above all, it is a story of heroism and endurance of all those involved. Hardback/Illus
 
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VCs of the AirVCs of the Air
Author:John Frayn Turner

There were thirty-two VCs of the air during WW II. This book reflects the whole war in the air more graphically than any impersonal history could do. The story starts in the days before Dunkirk, and finishes a few days before the atom bombs were dropped on Japan. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Remorseless RoadThe Remorseless Road
Author:James McEwan

This is the compelling and at times harrowing account of the author's experience whilst serving in the RAF during WW II. His story reccounts his posting to the Far East, where he served alongside those resolute airmen that fought the Japanses and then his capture by the Japanese. Then follows his account of the ordeal and humilation of imprisonment, with only the atomic bomb putting an end to their plight. Hardback /Illus
 
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Luck and a LancasterLuck and a Lancaster
Author:Harry Yates, DFC

This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crew and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational effort and losses. Hardback/Illus.
 
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Boeing B-52 StratofortressBoeing B-52 Stratofortress
Author:Peter E. Davies and Tony Thornborough with Tony Cassanova

The authors assisted by over forty 'veterans', tell the story of this exceptional aircraft in this addition to the Crowood Aviation Series. The development of the B-52 is explained with text boxes and appendices to describe its equipment, weapons, mission profiles and notable achievements. Hardback/Illus
 
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MosquitoMosquito
Author:Philip J. Birtles

In this fully illustrated history, the design, development and production of the aircraft is described in detail, and includes particulars of its construction and the dispersed production methods adopted by its manufacturer. Its widely varied operational roles are examined and a series of comprehensive appendices gives full details of Mosquito production figures and other relevant data. Paperback/Illus
 
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Hawker HunterHawker Hunter
Author:Barry Jones

Barry Jones tells the full story of the Hawker Hunter covering the testing and development, and operational and experimental uses of what were not only a beautiful design, but also a true 'pilot's aeroplane'. Hardback/Illus
 
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Avro LancasterAvro Lancaster
Author:Ken Delve

This is the entire history of one of the most famous aircrafts of all time. The plane played a major part in the battles of Berlin and the Rhur. Post war it's range made it suitable as a maritime patrol aircraft. Hardback/Illus
 
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De Havilland Vampire - The Complete HistoryDe Havilland Vampire - The Complete History
Author:David Watkins

The book is illustrated throughout with a varied selection of photographs and line drawings, many previously unpublished. It will appeal to historians and everyone interested in the RAF and its early jet aircraft. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Darlington SpitfireThe Darlington Spitfire
Author:Peter Caygill

This is the operational history of Spitfire W3320, with first hand accounts supplied by many of those who flew it throughout its wartime service. The story spans three and half years of WWII. Hardback/Illus
 
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Fighting FirstsFighting Firsts
Author:John Guttman

This is the often-surprising story of the combat debut of famous fighter aircraft, from the first victory of an RFC B.E.2A in 1914 through to the Gloster Meteor and the Messerschmitt Me-262 of 1944 - 30 years of fantastic development in fighter design.
 
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Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
Author:John Frayn Turner

Based on extensive interviews with the legendary World War II Fighter pilot, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled later in life. The book includes the stories of his wartime activities, both in the air and as a POW. Hardback/Illus
 
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Ace of Diamonds - SchnauferAce of Diamonds - Schnaufer
Author:Peter Hinchcliffe

Schnaufer was an outstanding night-fighter pilot for the Luftwaffe in WWII. From his first operational flight in 1942 to his final one in 1945 he and his crew shot down a confirmed total of 121 British fighters. This is his story. Hardback/Illus

 
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PfadfinderPfadfinder
Author:Ken Wakefield

The Luftwaffe Pathfinder operations between 1940-44 are chronicled in this detailed history of their missions over Britain during a critical period of the war. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Luftwaffe AlbumThe Luftwaffe Album
Author:Joachim Dressel and Manfred Griehl

The book contains over 600 photographs, which illustrate selected aircraft in prototype, during construction, in action, and in close detail to feature weaponry, engines, cockpits, markings and other design elements of interest. Paperback/Illus
 
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Blue Fires The Lost Secrets of Nazi TechnologyBlue Fires The Lost Secrets of Nazi Technology
Author:Gary Hyland

The extraordinary story of the top secret Nazi technologies adopted and adapted by the allies after WW II. The book tells an amazing story of espionage and technology, cover-ups and conspiracies, cock-ups and total disasters. It traces a line from the secret societies of 1930s Germany where the nascent ideology of Nazism took shape to the cutting edge of aeronautical innovation. Hardback/Illus
 
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North American F-86 SabreNorth American F-86 Sabre
Author:Duncan Curtis

The plane was the most widely produced post-war western fighter and saw action in Korea and many other smaller wars and skirmishes across the globe. The author tells the full story of its design and development in this well illustrated and meticulously researched book. Covering both the F-86 and its close relative, the US Navy's FJ Fury, it is a comprehensive and fascinating account of a fine aircraft. Hardback/Illus
 
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A-10 Thunderbolt IIA-10 Thunderbolt II
Author:Peter C. Smith

Fairchild's A-10 Thunderbolt II is a distinctive-looking aeroplane designed for a very definate role. This is the full story of the aeroplane from its inception and development, through its service career and right up to the present. Deeply researched and well illustrated, this is a welcome addition to the Crowood Aviation Series. Hardback/Illus
 
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