Books tagged: air war

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We Came to Fight a War
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
So, you want to know what it feels like on a bomb run in an unpressurized B-17 aircraft at 28,000 feet—40, 50, 60 degrees below zero, knowing that at any millisecond jagged pieces of razor sharp shrapnel can rip through your body. And if you have to jump, it is a little high. As B-17 Pilot, Bill Flynn, used to say, “Don’t worry about the ones you can see. Worry about the ones you can't."
Ramrod the Combat Snake
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Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Until the day a friendly FAC presented us combat pilots with a mascot, all any of us knew about snakes was that they were slimy creatures that could poison you, eat you, twist your bones, or crush you at their leisure. But that was before we came to know and love our squadron's resident reptile, whose name was ... RAMROD
Clerk! The Vietnam Memoir of Paul A. Myers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Infantry PFC Paul A. Myers was assigned to the elite operations section G-3 at Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, at Camp Eagle in March 1970 as clerk for the Doctrine, Organization, and Training Section. From this vantage point, he followed the infantry and air war in the northern two provinces of South Vietnam, the corner where the DMZ, Laos, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam intersect.
The Cloud Knights
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Series: Knights of the Air, Book 1. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 98,710. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Full version. Thousands of years after the seas rose and the skies fell, a young man fights to become a fighter pilot, but that is the one thing no peasant can be. This is a world of biplanes versus airships, politics and treason, and a hero determined to rise from the ranks to become a Cloud Knight, fighting for freedom in a world were even honour is for sale.
Nor the Years Condemn
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,370. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
At the beginning of World War 2, Britain was in the deepest trouble imaginable. 5 minutes flying time away crouched a monster. Alone against it, Britain called out to her Empire. For pilots. From all corners of that Empire, they volunteered. Only the best & brightest were chosen. Daniel Quinn was one of these young men who came to fly against the monster. They had a 1-in-3 chance of survival.
EVER Part One: The War in the Waste
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Series: EVER, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 166,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Crispin is a circus kid, working as a daemon handler and aerialist... until an accident on the high wire casts him out into a world even stranger that the circus that nurtured him. Crispin falls headlong into the arms of Rae, an orphan girl of equally exotic origins. And soars in daemon-powered biplanes over the wastelands of the Raw, joining the awesome battle between Ferupe and Kirekune.
Combat Crew
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Combat Crew is one of the best memoirs about the air war over Europe ever written. John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943 when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80%. After each raid Comer gathered the crew together and pieced together the air battle from a 360-degree perspective. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occured.
Hindbusters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This book is a personal account of the battle for Mavinga in South Eastern Angola during September and October 1985. It covers the Operation Second Congress advance on UNITA's Jamba headquarters area and the response from the South African forces charged with stopping the advance. Operation Weldmesh was a specialized operation aimed at destroying the FAPA helicopter air support to FAPLA.
Thunder and Lightning: Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates - The War to Liberate Kuwait, Attacks on Iraq and Saddam Hussien, Aerial Bombing
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Mann undertakes a critical analysis of air and space warfare as planned and waged in Operation Desert Storm. He explores debates about airpower and its uses as they played themselves out before, during, and after the successes of the Gulf War.
Air-to-Ground Battle for Italy: A World War II Memoir by a P-40 and P-47 Fighter Pilot - Fears, Uncertainties, and Accomplishments of Ordinary Americans at War
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Brig. General Michael C. McCarthy wrote this World War II memoir from his perspective as a fighter pilot who flew two years with one squadron first in the P-40 then P-47.