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Consolidated B-24: American Bombers at
War Vol. I
Campbell & Campbell. The history
of the B-24 is presented here in hundreds of
photos, over seventy inWWII era color, and most
unpublished. Nose art and markings, and overall
shots, present all aspects of the various models.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress: The Ultimate
Look fromDrawing Board to VJ-Day
Wolf.Thisbook,using rare,previouslyunexplored
sources, intends to provide the definitive look at
the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for
the air enthusiast, historian and modeler. The
author was granted rare access to the Pima Air
& Space Museum’s restored B-29 for inspection
and photography.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress: American
Bombers at War Vol. II
John M. Campbell.
The famed B-29 Superfortress is presented in
this all new collection of WWII and Korean War
era photos. Many of the 850+ photos appear
here for the first time and are identified as to
unit and location.
American Military Gliders of WWII:
formed in the rapid buildup of American
military might prior to the nation’s entry
of pilots and fleet of gliders that executed
challenging combat missions unlike anything done before or since. Size: 11.5”x9” •
The Legendary Norden Bombsight
Albert L. Pardini.
This book is the first detailed volume to cover the famous
Norden Bombsight which was one of the most secret
weapons used before and during WWII by the U.S. in
its bomber aircraft.
Talisman: A Collection of Nose Art
& Campbell. This new collection of nose-art shows
in over 650 photos, many in color, the various
“good-luck” figures and symbols as featured on
B-17s, B-24s, B-25s, B-29s, P-40s, P-51s as
well as foreign aircraft in U.S. markings from all
theaters of WW II and Korea.
American Fighter-Bombers in WWII: USAAF
Jabos in the MTO and ETO
WilliamWolf. This
extensive book is the first in-depth examination
of American air-to-ground attack and explores
numerous aspects of the subject. Air superiority,
interdiction and close air support along with
combat reports and pilot narratives – are put
into the context of ground operations.
Queen of the Midnight Skies: The Story of
America’s Air Force Night Fighters
Pape &
Harrison. Chronicles not only the aptly named
P-61 “Black Widow,” but also the Douglas P-70
series, the P-38 night fighter variants, the Bristol
Beaufighter, B-25s and the DeHavilland Mosquito
– the proposed XA-26A and the P-39 nightfighters
are also discussed.
Northrop P-61 Black Widow: The Com-
plete History and Combat Record
& Campbell. This book brings you astonishing
detail on all the P-61 variants, from the first
XP-61 prototype through the final long range
escort and photo-recon versions.
Report of Joint Fighter Conference: NAS Patux-
ent River, MD - 16-23 October 1944
. This official
verbatim transcript is a fascinating look into the minds
of U.S. and British engineers, company and NACA test
pilots, and Army and Navy/Marine Corps combat pilots,
and presents their late 1944 views of then-current and
possible future fighter aircraft.
The Great Pacific Air Offensive of WWII Series
John W. Lambert. These
are pictorial studies of the Allied air offensive that defeated Japanese air forces
in the vast Pacific Ocean region, destroyed Japan’s navy and its supply lines, and
finally devastated the war making potential of the Japanese homeland. The photos
come from official archives as well as from the private collections of veterans.
Vol.1: Return to the Philippines 1944
Covers the period from 1943 to 1944 after the
Allies stemmed the tide of Japanese conquest
in the South Pacific. Allied victories defeated
or isolated Japanese forces in New Guinea,
the Solomons, the Mandated Islands, and the
Marianas, setting the stage for the invasion of
Leyte and the Philippines.
Vol.2: Severing the Empire’s Lifeline 1945
Presents theearly1945 liberationof thePhilippines
and Burma; devastating Allied carrier task force
strikes from Indo China to Japan; and the invasion
of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, on the doorstep of the
Japanese home islands.
Vol.3: On Japan’s Doorstep 1945
. Describes
the final air assault on the Japanese homeland by
Marianas-based B-29s; tactical air forces based
on Okinawa, Ie Shima, and Iwo Jima; and by the
aircraft carrier armada of Task Force 38.
Victory Roll: The American Fighter Pilot
and Aircraft in WWII
William Wolf. He was
selected from the cream of American youth, with
admission standards much more restrictive than
any other branch of the military. Well-trained
pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against
an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to
afford the luxury of extended training, brought
about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forc-
es. This is their story.Size: 8.5”x11” • 670 bw
Carrier Air Group Commanders: The Men
and Their Machines
Robert Lawson. The
study of the U.S. Navy’s air group and air wing
commanders is a study of carrier aviation itself.
This detailed volume presents a history of the
establishmentof thecarrierairgroupcommander
billet and the attendant formal air groups.
Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Mark-
ings of the 8th Air Force in WWII - Vol.1:
(VIII) Bomber Command
Robert A. Watkins.
This volume focuses on all forty-eight bomb groups
comprising the 8th AF and features color illustra-
tions depicting the evolution of all fuselage, wing
and tail markings assigned to the individual units.
Size:9”x12”•500color illustrations•128pp.
Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Mark-
ings of the 8th Air Force in WWII - Vol.2:
(VIII) Fighter Command
Robert A. Watkins.
This second volume focuses on the Fighter Groups,
Scouting Force and Special Operations units of
the Mighty Eighth. Battle Colors approaches a
visual subject in a visual manner utilizing full color
illustrations and wartime photos.
Size:9”x12”•600color illustrations•144pp.
Battle Colors Vol.3: Insignia and Tactical
Markings of the Ninth Air Force in WWII
Robert A. Watkins. This third volume in the Battle
Colors series focuses on the unit insignia and
tactical aircraft markings of the 9th USAAF in the
European Theater of Operations during WWII. All
combat elements assigned to the Ninth AAF in
the UK from 1943-45 are included.
Size:9”x12”•400color illustrations•168pp.
Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Mark-
ings of the USAAF inWWII - Vol.4: European,
African, Middle Eastern Theaters
Robert A.
Watkins. Covered within this work are the 9th,
12th, and 15th AAFs from the first to last combat
operations by U.S. air power in the Mediterranean
Theater of Operations.
Size:9”x12”•400color illustrations•144pp.
Battle Colors Vol.5: Pacific Theater of
Operations - Insignia and Aircraft Mark-
ings of the U.S. Army Air Forces in World
War II
Robert A. Watkins. Volume five of the
Battle Colors series shifts to the Pacific Theater
of Operations with a focus on the Fifth, Seventh,
Eleventh and Thirteenth U.S. Army Air Forces. As
with previous volumes the primary emphasis of
this work is group/squadron emblems in addition
to combat aircraft tactical markings.
Size:9”x12”•923color images•160pp.
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