Author: Horst Boog
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2006-05-04
Volume VII of the 'Germany and the Second World War' series looks at Germany and her Japanese ally on the defensive after the tide of war turned in 1943. An exhaustive study of the air war over the Reich and the Luftwaffe's growing impotence is followed by an account of the invasion of occupied France and the Allies' advance to Germany's borders. A final section examines Japan's defeat and capitulation, and the creation of a new order in the Far East.
Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Release Date: 2013-06-11
This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.
Author: Edward T. Russell
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Atlantic Wall (France and Belgium)
United States Army Air Forces in World War 2. Tells the story of the U.S. and British Air Forces' breach of the Atlantic wall of Hitler's "Fortress Europe". Item 422-M. Other related products: World War II resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1140 Other products produced by the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program are available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1521
Author: Chris Yeoman
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Genre: Fighter pilots
Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War is a collaborative work by Christopher Yeoman (Rise Against Eagles) and Tor Idar Larsen (Viking Spitfire) which tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighters pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Accompanying gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are previously unpublished photographs and letter extracts which adds to the rich content provided by these enthusiastic authors whose passion for the subject matter is evidently apparent within each chapter. A fine tribute to the gallant aviators who took to the air in hostile skies, this book tells of courage and sacrifice in France, to daring and determination, to gain air supremacy over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain and Malta. This work also provides a wider story of RAF pilots of the Second World War, from those early battles in 1940 all the way up to a few days before VE-Day. These stories offer a broad and versatile insight into the life of fighter pilots from many countries, from different cultures but with a common determination of fighting Nazi Germany over Europe's aerial arenas.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-09
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Combat Flight Simulator 2, Hellcats Over the Pacific, IL-2 Sturmovik, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe, Battlehawks 1942, Jane's Attack Squadron, Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory, Aces High, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, B-17 Flying Fortress, Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets, Air Warrior, Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe, B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, European Air War, Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Firepower, Fighter Ace, Aces of the Pacific, Pacific Fighters, Luftwaffe Commander, Wings of Power II: WWII Fighters, Their Finest Hour, The Dam Busters, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, WarBirds, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, 1942: The Pacific Air War, Jane's WWII Fighters, Pacific Strike, WWII Aces, Spitfire Ace, Overlord, Rowan's Battle of Britain, Ace of Aces, Aircraft Powerpack. Excerpt: Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater is the successor to the highly successful Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series and Fighter Ace Series. CFS1 Was the first combat conversion of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. The gameplay takes place in the Pacific Theater of Operations, and includes campaigns loosely based on historical air battles, from both the American and Japanese perspectives. Because of the open-ended architecture of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, the platform for this simulator, many enthusiasts have created massive amounts of extra scenery, aircraft, missions and campaigns. Combat flight simulators, although derived from standard aircraft flight simulators, are not simply aimed at leisure flying in a nicely simulated environment. They deal mainly with aircraft performance, maneuvering, strategy and tactics, opponent behavio...
Author: William B. Colgan
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Among the offensive aerial missions employed in World War II, air-to-ground gun fighting was one of the most valuable. Strafing, which involved the extensive damage of ground, air and naval forces by pilots flying in deadly, low-altitude skies, helped the Allies to their victory. This historical text examines the role of strafing in combat, particularly during World War II, but also during the Korea and Vietnam wars. The nature of gunnery, strafing and gunfighting are explored within the context of particular missions and actions. First-hand accounts and gun camera film evidence contribute to the exploration of this most dangerous form of combat and honor the courage of America’s veterans who served as pilots or aerial crewmen.
This book is a complete narrative history of the Second World War in the air which starts by describing the early days of flight in order to put military air power in context when World War Two began. It then moves on to a step-by-step coverage of the air combat in each theatre of war. Offering a comprehensive history – that includes the lesser known campaigns such as the fighting in Burma, Italy and East Africa as well as the air offensive in Western Europe and the struggle in the Pacific – it also re-examines the RAF bombing of German cities and the moral issues raised. This is the first history of the air war to give full and proportionate coverage to the war in Russia, which until now has been largely ignored. The Second World War in the Air is a comprehensive review of the air war. It’s meticulously researched, readable and remains in touch with what the fighting meant for individuals in the various combatant nations.
Fifteen NATO officers reveal the awesome strength and secret shortcomings of our most advanced aircraft, including the Linz helicopter, the Harrier jet, the F-4 Phantom, and others. Photographs, illustrations.
Author: Margaret J. Goldstein
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
A chronicle of the United States and Allied forces' involvement in World War II Europe, including the political and social motivations for entering the war as well as major air, land, and sea campaigns.