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WWII AVIATION: U.S. GENERAL AND AIRCRAFT HISTORIES • U.S. ACES, BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS
USAAF Aircraft Markings and Camouflage
1941-47: The History of USAAF Aircraft
Markings, Insignia, Camouflage, and
Colors
Archer & Archer. Covers the USAAF,
pre-war and post-war, up to the formation of
the independent USAF in 1947. All schemes
are shown in full color, as three-view drawings
where applicable.
Size:9”x12”•480color/bwphotos•352pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0246-9•hard•$79.95
North American T-6 Texan
Pere
Redón.NorthAmericanAviationdesigned
one of the most popular aircraft of all
time, theT-6Texan.Over24,404 in260
versionsandvariantswereproduced.This
WWII-vintage propeller-driven aircraft
is covered in its various forms and uses,
including combat and training. Detailed
specifications,unit insignia,andhistorical
andpresent-dayphotographsareprovided.
Size:11”x8.5”•100color/bwphotos•48pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4788-7•soft•$19.99
North American P-51 Mustang: A Photo
Chronicle
Larry Davis. This book begins with
Mustang production in early 1941 and covers
all types in its variety of markings and warfronts.
Size:8.5”x11”•200color/bwphotos•112pp.
ISBN:0-88740-411-1•soft•$19.95
Corsair: The Saga of the Legendary Bent-
Wing Fighter-Bomber
WalterA.Musciano.This
bookdescribesthedevelopmentofthe legendary
F4UCorsair,andfollows it intobattlefromGuadal-
canal to the Indian Ocean, Central Pacific Ocean,
Korea,Africa,andCentralAmerica,andthroughout
its lengthymilitarycareer intoKorea.Also included
arechapterson themostdecoratedCorsairpilots,
survivingexamples,detailedappendices,detailed
line schemes, and maps.
Size:8.5”x11”•800color/bw images•400pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3232-6•hard•$79.99
Vega Ventura: The Operational Story of
Lockheed’s Lucky Star
John C. Stanaway.
Fashioned from the Lockheed Model 18 airliner,
the Ventura went on to fight on nearly every
WWII battlefront as a penetration bomber,
anti-submarine patrol aircraft, reconnaissance
bomber, and even nightfighter.
Size:8.5”x11”•200color/bwphotos•112pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0087-3•soft•$19.95
Fairwing–Brazil: Tales of the South
Atlantic in World War II
. John R.
Harrison, PhoM2/c-USNR. This compi-
lation of anecdotes, photographs, and
maps is presented to provide the reader
with a perspective on the experiences of
U.S. service personnel who were lucky
enough to serve in Brazil against the
Axis Powers during WWII.
Size:11”x8.5”•304 images•392pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4665-1•hardcover•$45.00
The Boeing XF8B-1 Fighter: Last of
the Line
Jared A. Zichek. The Boeing
XF8B-1 “Five-in-One” fighter was the
last piston engine fighter built by Boeing
and nearly the last fighter built by the
company until its merger withMcDonnell
Douglas in 1997. This book contains an
authoritative text along with 100s of rare
photos, drawings, color profiles, artist’s
impressions, and extensive extracts
from manuals.
Size:11”x8.5”•700color/bwphotos•376pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2587-6•hard•$59.95
U.S. ACES, BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS
Black Sunday: Ploesti!
Michael Hill. Tidal
Wave! August 1, 1943. The legendary low-level
raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the 376th, 93rd,
44th, 389th and 98th Bomb Groups, is de-
scribed by author/historian Mike Hill in this
large format book.
Size:9”x12”•350bwphotos•256pp.
ISBN:0-88740-519-3•hard•$59.99
Fighter Aces of the USA: New Revised and
Expanded Edition
Toliver & Constable. The
most complete book ever published on American
fighter aces, and includes dozens of aces’ combat
accounts, plus capsule biographies. Evolution of
aircraft, tactics and armament is seen through
the eyes of the 1400 elite Americans who earned
the coveted title “Ace.”
Size:9”x12”•850bwphotos•400pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0348-1•hard•$59.95
Gabby: A Fighter Pilot’s Life
Gabreski &
Molesworth. Drawing on private documents and
photos, Gabreski, along with writer Molesworth,
tells his thrilling eyewitness story with a candor
and a vivid style that will earn this brave pilot a
whole new generation of admirers.
Size:8.5”x11”•200color/bwphotos•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0442-9•hard•$45.00
Herky! The Memoirs of a Checker Ace
Herschel H. Green. The dramatic life story of one
of the legendary USAAF fighter pilots of WWII.
By the time Green was grounded by orders of
higher headquarters, he was the leading ace of
the 15th Air Force with eighteen aerial victories.
Size:8.5”x11”•150bwphotos•192pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0073-3•hard•$45.00
Happy Jack’s Go Buggy: A Fighter Pilot’s
Story
Jack Ilfrey. Fly with Ilfrey in his P-38 as he
and his unit become the first group of American
aircraft to fly from the USA to England. Thrill to
the stories of aerial combat over North Africa as
Ilfrey becomes one of America’s first WWII aces.
Size:8.5”x11”•190color/bwphotos•128pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0664-2•hard•$35.00
Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group
Frank Speer. The 4th Fighter Group, armed
with P-51s and aggressive, seasoned pilots,
battled the Luftwaffe in the air and on the
ground, achieving an impressive score of 1,016
German planes destroyed, the highest score of
all Allied Groups.
Size:8.5”x11”•150color/bwphotos•144pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3374-3•hard•$59.99
I Could Never Be So Lucky Again: An Autobi-
ography of James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle
with C.V.
Glines. Pilot, scholar, daredevil, general, Doolittle was
one of America’s greatest heroes. Now, for the first time,
here is his life story as only Doolittle himself can tell it.
Size:6”x9”•72bwphotos•622pp.
ISBN:978-0-88740-737-6•hard•$29.99
Serenade to the Big Bird: A New Edition of the Classic B-17
Tribute
Bert Stiles. After completing a tour of
duty in B-17s, Stiles transferred to a fighter
squadron. Just four months later he was killed
in action. His book portrays the tragedy of war,
and specifically the loss to the world of a fine,
sensitive, talented writer who had only a short
time to prove his merit.
Size:6”x9”•25bwphotos•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-1396-7•hard•$29.99
The Clay Pigeons: A B-17 Pilot’s Story of WWII
E.
Helene Sage. This book is centered around the author’s
father’s WWII diary. Sage was a B-17 pilot who flew
twenty-nine missions out of Thurleigh, England, as
a member of the 8th Air Force, 306th BG, 367th BS
(“The Clay Pigeons”).
Size:6”x9”•100color/bwphotos•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3951-6•hard•$35.00
Whistling Death: The Test Pilot’s Story of the
F4U Corsair
Boone T. Guyton. Whistling Death is the
true story, by the test pilot, of the rush to produce the
F4U Corsair, the Navy fighter that brought America air
superiority over the Japanese Zero in WWII. Guyton,
an experimental test pilot at Chance Vought during
and after WWII, flew 105 types of aircraft in forty-five
years as a pilot. Size: 6”x9” • 40 bw photos • 288pp.
ISBN:978-0-88740-732-1•hard•$29.99
Paddles! The Foibles and Finesse of One WWII
Landing Signal Officer
John A. Harper. One young
naval officer’s brief WWII career as a carrier Landing
Signal Officer. It begins with conversion of a twenty-one
year old ensign from fighter gunnery instructor to
senior Landing Signal Officer in just four months, and
follows him through twenty-seven months of fast paced
air operations in the naval air combat environment.
Size:6”x9”•30bwphotos•336pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0077-6•hard•$24.95
Flying Tiger: A Crew Chief’s Story: The
War Diary of an AVG Crew Chief
Losonsky
& Losonsky. The war diary of a Flying Tiger
American Volunteer Group crew chief from
the 3rd Pursuit Squadron. This book contains
Losonsky’swardiary,which issupplementedwith
interviews and dialogue, and over 200 photos.
Size:8.5”x11”•200photos•112pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0045-8•hard•$35.00
With Chennault in China: A Flying Tiger’s Diary
Robert M. Smith. Written by a radio operator who
served as a member of the AVG (American Volunteer
Group) throughout their existence, this fascinating,
intimate story of Chennault’s “Flying Tigers” is loaded
with original photos and numerous first-hand accounts
from the author’s personal diary.
Size:6”x9”•110bwphotos•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0287-6•hard•$29.95
FlyingTiger toAir Commando
Chuck Baisden.This
is an enlisted man’s story of over twenty years of service
to his country. From enlistment in the Army Air Corps
at age nineteen as a Private to his retirement at age
forty-four as a Master Sgt.,his unusual tale will interest
all aviation, history, and gunnery buffs.
Size:6”x9”•100bwphotos•160pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0690-1•hard•$24.95
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