Enemy Coast Ahead Illustrated Edition

Author: Wing Commander Guy P. Gibson VC DSO & Bar DFC & Bar
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786257572
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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos. THE classic account of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War Two. This is probably the best-known memoir by a Bomber Command Officer. The author first saw active service with 83 Squadron in 1939 flying against German naval targets. After completing 39 missions he transferred to Fighter Command where he flew as a night-fighter pilot with 29 Squadron. In 1942, he was given command of 106 Squadron. Such was his success flying Lancasters that when 617 Squadron was formed for the specific task of attacking the Ruhr valley dams, the author was given command. Awarded the VC for the famous ‘Dam Busters’ raid, the author was commissioned to write this book, a task which he completed shortly before his death in 1944.-Print Ed. “A remarkable piece of descriptive writing. It records the night-to-night life of a bomber pilot with modesty, humour, and a rich understanding.it is extraordinarily adult work for such a young man.”...”This is a magnificent story well and simply told by as great a warrior as these islands ever bred. It is also History.” Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur Harris

Air To Ground Battle For Italy Illustrated Edition

Author: Michael McCarthy
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786252643
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Includes over 20 Illustrations. The story of a young fighter pilot from basic training through the end of the war in Europe, this short memoir is a welcome addition to the literature of World War II aviation. It is noteworthy for a number of reasons. It illuminates the world of tactical aviation, which has taken a backseat to stories of strategic bombing and air superiority combat...Perhaps most importantly, it combines the immediacy of contemporary impressions with the reflections possible after a long and distinguished Air Force career. Michael C. McCarthy was part of the first wave of young Americans who joined up in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. His peer group...arrived at the North African front in the spring of 1943 as part of an enormous bow wave of American human and industrial mobilization. His account of flight training is one of the best available anywhere and captures—in microcosm—the huge undertaking required to produce thousands of highly trained combat crews for the Allied war effort. McCarthy and his comrades joined the veterans of the prewar Army Air Corps who had held the line from El Alamein through the desperate battles around Kasserine Pass. McCarthy spent his entire war with the 57th Fighter Group, first flying the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and later the powerful Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. His battlefield was not in the stratosphere over the Third Reich...His war began with a ferry flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Cape Bon, Tunisia, after the Axis defeat in North Africa; through the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 and the long slog up the Italian peninsula in 1943-1944 including landings at Salerno, Anzio, and the battles around Monte Cassino, with a brief detour in support of the invasion of southern France. Their unglamorous business was conducting interdiction and close air support, part of a lengthy and costly combined-arms effort to leverage the Germans out of their powerful defensive positions on the Italian peninsula.

Official History Of The Royal Air Force 1935 1945 Vol Ii Fight Avails Illustrated Edition

Author: Denis Richards
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782893423
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Includes, 20 maps/diagrams and 23 Illustrations/photos The Royal Air Force is the oldest independent air force in the world, having gained its spurs over the trenches of Flanders in the First World War it was officially established in 1918. However it was during the Second World War that it would achieve its greatest successes yet, from an inauspicious start following post war budget cuts it would rise to become a decisive factor in the campaign to remove the Nazis from Europe and the Japanese from mainland Asia. The three volume Official History gives a sound and broad narrative of all of the campaigns, actions and engagements that the Royal Air Force was party to across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia. The text was set out in manageable chapters, each dealing with a particular episode of the struggle against Fascism; and is written in an easy and accessible style free from the specialised vocabulary of flying or aerial combat. This second volume covers the period - 1941-1944, including The Fall of Burma The Capitulation The Continuing struggle during the Battle of the Atlantic The Victory in the North African Campaign The Capture of Sicily The Battle of Monte Cassino and the Fall of Rome The Bombing campaign against Germany gains momentum

Raf Bomber Command In Fact Film And Fiction

Author: Jonathan Falconer
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
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A record of much that has been filmed, written or sound-recorded in English between 1939 and 1995 on the subject of RAF Bomber Command's offensive against Nazi Germany, which remains highly controversial. Includes an index for cross-referencing purposes.

Thunderbolt The Extraordinary Story Of A World War Ii Ace Illustrated Edition

Author: Martin Caidin
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1786251817
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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 180 maps, plans, and photos. “The key to victory in World War II Europe lay in wresting control of the skies from the Nazis. America’s most courageous pilots hurled their underrated P-47 Thunderbolts time and again against the Luftwaffe’s over-whelming power, and won. This is the true life story of one of the greatest Thunderbolt aces of all, Robert S. Johnson: his training, his early failures, his brushes with death, and his twenty-eight kills that helped smash the German juggernaut. Step by step, dogfight by dogfight, maneuver by maneuver, he details daring aerial exploits against monumental odds with America’s fabled 56th Fighter Group, a special breed of men who changed the course of history.”-Print ed.

21 Army Group Normandy To The Baltic Illustrated Edition

Author: Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Law Montgomery of Alamein KG GCB DSO PC
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782897615
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[Illustrated with 46 highly detailed maps of the actions] Field Marshal Montgomery commanded the Eighth Army from 13th August 1942 until the 31st December 1943, and the 21st Army Group from 1st January 1944 until the German surrender on the 5th May, 1945. Whilst in command of the British Army of the Rhine, in occupation of Germany, shortly after the end of the Second World War Montgomery set out to record the exploits and victories of the troops under his command. Both this volume and its companion volume, El Alamein to the River Sangro, are superb examples of military history as presented by one of the greatest generals to command victorious armies in the field. The texts are taken from his personal war diaries and are distinguished by his incisive style. The whole strategy and course of these two campaigns are presented to the reader with great clarity and accuracy. In Normandy to the Baltic the Field Marshal unfolds that greater task — the planning and implementation of the greatest invasion the world has ever known — Operation Overlord. He describes the whole plan behind. D Day and the Battle of Normandy. He continues with the battle for Caen and the capture of Cherbourg, the closing of the Falaise Pocket and the crossing of the Seine—through into the Low Countries and the Battle of Arnhem and the famous Battle of the Ardennes. He concludes with the battle of the Rhineland, the crossing of the Rhine and the rush across northern Germany to the final surrender. The whole pattern of the complex allied effort — British, Canadian and American — is described with extraordinary detail and each episode is analysed in retrospect.

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Enemy Coast Ahead

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Forfatteren, der modtog Victoria Korset under 2. verdenskrig, beskriver her luftoperationer og navnlig præcisionsbombning, som han blev meget involveret i såvel i forsøgsfasen som i udførelsen af operationerne.