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The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II: Weapon of Denial - Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea, Japanese Onslaught, Coral Sea through Milne Bay, Air Power and the Supply War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Pacific forces in World War II, viewed the Battle of the Bismarck Sea as a disaster for the Japanese and a triumph for the Allies. In that great air-sea confrontation, U.S. and Australian air forces proved that air power could be decisive in preventing the resupply of ground troops by sea.
Reflections on Air Force Independence - Transition from the Army Air Forces (AAF), Creation of USAF, Strategic Air Command (SAC), World War II, Atomic Bomb
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This work makes the pivotal connections between politics and the searing experience of war to explain how and why the USAF was established. The analysis addresses not only technology, bureaucracy, and politics, but also people. The service's founding airmen were more than flyers and technologists; they were, above all, men of faith who believed in what they were doing.
Gasoline To Patton: A Different War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In late July 1944, WWII, General Patton's Third Army armor moved so fast across France they left their supply lines behind and had to wait five days for fuel---fuel diverted to General Montgomery's slower armor. Why? This exhaustively researched book by a retired U.S. Brigadier General asks this: Might WWII have ended seven months earlier in 1944, if politics had not favored Monty over Patton?
Military Training Basic Field Manual 21-5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A WW2 Military Field Manual containing detailed instructions for US military training. Originally digitized by the US Army Combined Arms Center and transcribed by Leon Kowalski Sr. into ebook format.
Noel Knight - Warrumbungle Warrior in Bomber Command
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Noel Knight was a grazier from the Warrumbungles, near Coonabarabran NSW Australia. He was 31 when he began his tour with RAF Bomber Command during the hieight of the bombing offensive on Germany in 1943. Noel, a navigator in Lancaster bombers, survived his tour, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross, and returned to his pastoral pursuits. Many others were not so lucky.
D-Day In 90 Minutes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
There are few adjectives, which have not been applied to the combined amphibious and airborne assault operation that took place on June the 6th 1944. Two and a half years in the planning, Operation Overlord, the invasion of German occupied France would require every tool in the allied arsenal. In this concise history authors, William R. Bradle and Robert Child examine the invasion in detail.
They Also Served - An Autobiography of a Wellington Bomber Pilot
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 147,080. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2013 and represented by Stephen Hather. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a true account of Les Hather's (my father) exploits as a Wellington Bomber pilot in the Second World War. Les has written a detailed factual account of his bombing operations From March 1943 to December 1944. In this period my father flew 71 sorties over North Africa, the Middle East and Italy with 104 Squadron over two tours of duty.
Spitfire Guardians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Supermarine Spitfire is an iconic fighter aircraft of WWII, and the men that flew and maintained them, part of a select few to understand the legend. This is their story in their own words. A companion ebook to the broadcast documentary as seen on the History Channel, and the 7 Network.
The Strategic Air War Against Germany and Japan: A Memoir - Integrating Strategy, Air Doctrine, Plans, Early Operations, German Electric Power Complex as a Target System
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book seeks to recount the air experience and development before World War II, to describe the objectives, plans and effects of strategic air warfare in Europe and in the Pacific, and to offer criticism, opinion, and lessons of that great conflict.
The Sea Disposal of Chemical Weapons
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Price: $19.00 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
Ticking Time Bomb. Between 1946 and 1990, on the order of 754,975 tons (over 1.5 billion pounds or 684 million kilograms) of chemical weapons were disposed in European waters. At least 21 European Nations are now potentially at risk because of the expected toxic effect on marine life and the food chain.
Dear Sergeant Honey Part IV The Greatest Generation Goes Home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A compilation of letters and diaries of a woman soldier in World War II. This is not a recollection or a retelling. The letters and diary entries are on a day-by-day basis as she lived it. Hildegarde Molnar was one of the select few of Women's Army Corps (WAC) service members to be sent overseas. She had a unique job as a court reporter for the Judge Advocate General's section. This is Part IV.
Bombing the European Axis Powers: A Historical Digest of the Combined Bomber Offensive, 1939-1945 - World War II, B-17, B-24, Bombing Germany and Italy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 253,460. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
At its core this work is a database covering Anglo-American strategic bomber operations against Germany, Italy, and Axis associated or occupied Europe.
"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter with Churchill (to the fury of America Firsters), the Japanese were ready to kick off a war, most Americans were more interested in baseball and radio shows than in a distant conflict, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.
Dear Sergeant Honey Part III
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A compilation of letters and diaries of a woman soldier in World War II. This is not a recollection or a retelling. The letters and diary entries are on a day-by-day basis as she lived it. Hildegarde Molnar was one of the select few of Women's Army Corps (WAC) service members to be sent overseas. She had a unique job as a court reporter for the Judge Advocate General's section. This is Part III
Fire Effects of Bombing Attacks - The Firebombing and Destruction of Hamburg and Dresden in World War II by Incendiary Attack, Fire Storms, Effectiveness of Barriers, Japanese Fire Bombing
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The enormous effectiveness of fire as a weapon of war was demonstrated in World War II. Structural damage caused by fire accounted for 80 percent of the total damage to the cities attacked by airborne weapons.
Comprehensive History of U.S. Naval Aviation in World War II - Complete Chronology, Pearl Harbor, Kamikazes, Aircraft, Wake Island, Halsey, Moffett, Zero, Suicide Torpedoes, Fighter Tactics
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 176,060. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a comprehensive compilation of Navy history material providing extensive information about the role of Naval aviation in World War II. The first part of the compilation is a full chronology of events in Naval aviation during the war. Thirty-nine unique articles comprise part two, and the third section focuses on aspects of the Pacific theater.
One Man's War - the RAF from 1939-46
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The experiences of an ordinary country boy joining the RAF in September 1939, at 18, and within months retrieving crashed planes at the Battle of Britain, then the deserts of North Africa, El Alamein, and invading Sicily, Italy, Corsica and France at D-Day of the South, in August 1944. Along the way getting blown up, bombed, burnt and ill.
U.S. Naval Aviation in the Pacific - World War II - Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Tarawa, Toyko, Tactical Effectiveness, Weapons
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,830. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This important U.S. Navy history about naval aviation in the Pacific during World War II was published in 1947.
Marines in World War II Commemorative Series - Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam, Operation Forager, Medal of Honor Recipients, Fonte Ridge, General Cushman, Colt Pistol, War Dogs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The historic battle of the Marines in the Pacific War to recapture Guam is recounted in this U.S. Marines history book. Some of the subjects covered include: Operation Forager, Medal of Honor recipients, taking of Chonito Ridge, Orote Peninsula, Fonte Ridge, General Robert E. Cushman, Colt .45 pistol, war dogs, General Obata.
Marines in World War II Commemorative Series - Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima, Mount Suribachi, Kamikaze Pilots, Marine Zippo Tanks, MacArthur and Roosevelt, V Amphibious Corps
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The historic battles of the Marines in the Pacific War are recounted in this U.S. Marines history book. Some of the subjects covered include: Mount Suribachi, Kamikaze Pilots, Marine Zippo Tanks, MacArthur and Roosevelt, V Amphibious Corps.