United States Air Force and Its Antecedents

Author: James T. Controvich
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850101
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This bibliography lists published and printed unit histories for the United States Air Force and Its Antecedents, including Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, Squadrons, Aviation Engineers, and the Women's Army Corps.

Out of the Desert

Author: John E. Blundell
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563115360
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The daring low level mission to the oil refineries of Ploesti has long been considered as one of the most significant missions of World War Il. The allies were determined to annihilate the very source of the fuel which fed the German war machine. In Out of the Desert, a distinguished veteran of the 98th Bomb Group, John Blundell, provides not only an insider's point of view on the mission, but also compelling photos of the heroes and hardships faced by America's Force for Freedom"" -- the 98th Bomb Group. ""

Flight To Everywhere With Illustrations

Author: Ivan Dmitri
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789121043
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A PICTURE JOURNEY OVER 12,000 MILES OF AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND ROUTES THROUGH JUNGLE, DESERT AND ARCTIC First published in 1944, this is the first part of a stunning book that provides an in-depth look at the far-flung operations of the Air Transport Command and Army Air Forces, and provides a valuable contribution to the understanding of America’s heroic air accomplishments. Richly illustrated throughout with photographs and sketches by Ivan Dmitri. A renowned U.S. artist and colour photography pioneer, Dmitri produced the first ever color photograph gracing the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s edition dated May 29, 1937, and his second cover in 1944, depicting his photo of General ‘Hap’ Arnold with B-17’s flying overhead, proved so popular that the United States used the photo image to print a very rare World War II war effort poster.

The Lions of Iwo Jima

Author: Fred Haynes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805083255
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A narrative account of the battle of Iwo Jima by a Combat Team 28 captain offers insight into the conflict's brutality and high death toll, discussing the team's battlefield performance and their grueling daily experiences throughout the confrontation.

B 24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force

Author: Robert F Dorr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782008349
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The B-24 was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being some of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in World War 2. The stirling work of the Fifteenth Air Force is often overshadowed by the glamorous 'Mighty Eighth', yet the men flying the B-24 fought ceaselessly right through to VE Day. This is the third of five titles planned to chart the operational history of the Consolidated heavy bomber, and is the first single volume to exclusively cover the Fifteenth Air Force's B-24 units.

Brittle Power

Author: Amory B. Lovins
Publisher:
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Points out how vulnerable America's energy system is to sabotage, technical failures, and natural disasters, and discusses the advantages of decentralization

Fortress Ploesti

Author: Jay Stout
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 161200041X
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Unlike previous books on Ploesti, Jay Stout goes well beyond the famous big and bloody raid of August 1943 and depicts the entire 1944 strategic campaign of twenty-plus missions that all but knocked Ploesti out of the war and denied the German war machine the fuel and lubricants it so desperately needed. While Fortress Ploesti is the narrative history of the entire air campaign to deny the Ploesti oil complex to the Axis powers, it is also a launching point for the author's inquiries into many aspects of the American strategic bombing effort in World War II. It delivers across the board. Stout, who served as a Marine F/A-18 pilot in the First Gulf War, asks questions about aviation combat history and technique that any modern combat pilot would be dying to ask. He carries the ball far beyond the goal post set by all other Ploesti historians. He has gone out of his way to describe the defenses throughout the campaign, and he brings in the voices of Ploesti's defenders to complement the tales of Allied airmen who brought Ploesti to ruin. He describes the role of the bombers, that of the fighters, the ant-aircraft defenses, even the technique of obscuring the Ploesti complex with smoke. In the end, Stout's narrative describes the entire Ploesti effort for the very first time in print, and, by proxy, guides the reader through the intricacies of the entire Allied strategic bombing campaign in Europe, and all the weapons and techniques the Axis powers used to parry it. His lucid presentation of complex issues at the tactical and strategic levels is impressive. Jay Stout's previous books include Hornets Over Kuwait, his Gulf War memoir and, as co-author, The First Hellcat Ace.

The War in the Air 1914 1994

Author: RAAF Aerospace Centre
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This book contains the proceedings of a conference held by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Canberra in 1994. Since its publication by the RAAF2s Air Power Studies Centre in that year, the book has become a widely used reference at universities, military academies, and other educational institutions around the world. This American edition is a somewhat shortened version with minor editorial changes. The contributors discuss the evolution of airpower from World War I to the near future. Essay subjects include World War I; doctrinal development in the interwar period; strategic bombing and support of surface forces in World War II; and airpower in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Arab-Israeli Wars, Falklands War, and Persian Gulf War; plus coverage of airpower in such peripheral conflicts as Operation El Dorado Canyon, the Malayan Emergency, and the Israeli raid on the Osirak nuclear reactor.

The Cretan Runner

Author: George Psychoundakis
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590179056
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George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: “It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer.” The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, before Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan Resistance and the young shepherd’s career as a wartime runner. In this unique account of the Resistance, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor. Includes thirty-two black-and-white photographs and a map.