Aviation

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  • Amelia

    This intimate biography describes a compelling young woman who rejected society's traditional female role and how she overcame the stigma such independence brought her. Amelia Earhart inspired many to reach for the skies. Her indefatigable spirit was, and still is, an inspiration. Learn More
  • A Chain Of Events

    On April 14, 1994, on a clear morning over northern Iraq's no-fly zone, two U.S. Air Force F-15 jets encountered two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters on a routine mission. Within ten minutes, the F-15s misidentified the helicopters and shot them down with fire-and-forget missiles. Learn More
  • Ploesti

    On August 1, 1943, an enormous armada of America B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level over the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. This mission was Operation Tidal Wave. Its target—"the taproot of German might,” Hitler's giant oil refineries at Ploesti. Hundreds of U.S. Learn More
  • Before Amelia

    Before Amelia is the remarkable story of the world's women pioneer aviators who braved the skies during the early days of flight. While most books have only examined the women aviators of a single country, Eileen Lebow looks at an international spectrum of pilots and their influence on each other. Learn More
  • Battling Buzzards

    Convinced by 1943 that the assault upon Nazi-held Europe would yield swiftly to elite troops, the U.S. Army created parachute regimental combat teams. Drawing on daring volunteers willing to hurl themselves from airplanes and hit the ground fighting, the 517th PRCT became one of the most highly trained airborne units in the world. Learn More
  • An Ace Of The Eighth

    An Ace of the Eighth is the classic and dynamic coming-of-age story of Bud Fortier who, against all the odds, moved up the chain of command to become an exemplary pilot and combat leader. • A thoughtful and frank memoir about the making of a fighter ace • First-hand history of World War II aviation Learn More
  • Woodbine Red Leader

    Modest and understated, Loving's memoir is testament to the unique traits it took to rise to the top in the highly competitive and dangerous world of the fighter pilot. Loving flew 151 missions as a combat fighter pilot, in both Spitfires and P-51s, over Italy, South France, Germany, Czechoslovakia and other occupied countries of Eastern Europe. Learn More
  • The Black Sheep

    • The complete true story of one of the best known and most colourful combat units of WWII • Dispels the myths surrounding this premier fighting force The Black Sheep is the critically acclaimed history of America's greatest squadron of WWII fighter pilots and its legendary commander Gregory "Pappy” Boyington. Learn More
  • Jungle Ace (M)

    Flying P-38s, Jerry Johnson shot down 24 aircraft in 265 combat missions in the Pacific theater. At the age of only twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific. Learn More

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