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War Birds
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Elliott White Springs
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-30 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

Following the declaration of war by the United States, more than 200 American men, unwilling to wait until US squadrons could be raised, volunteered to join the
Letters from a War Bird
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Elliott White Springs
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-01 - Publisher:

Ranked among the top five American flying aces of World War I, Elliot White Springs (1896-1959) was credited with shooting down twelve enemy aircraft during his
Camel Pilot Supreme
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Annette Carson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-15 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

In aviation’s pioneering days the best and bravest airmen pushed the boundaries of flight in all dimensions and attitudes. When aeroplanes went to war this ex
The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots' Kitbag
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Mark Hillier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Reichsmarschall Gring told Hitler that it would take less than a month for his much-vaunted Luftwaffe to conquer the RAF and pave the way for the German invasio
The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Mark Hillier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-30 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

The scenes are familiar ones; the young Brylcream Boys sat at dispersal waiting for the haunting call of Scramble, lounging in their shirt sleeves and fur-lined
Masters of the Air
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Roger Gunn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-07 - Publisher: Dundurn

First World War pilots Alan McLeod, Andrew McKeever, and Donald MacLaren had incredible skills and ability in the air. Each was distinctively different from the
Royal Flying Corps Kitbag
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Mark Hillier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-30 - Publisher: Frontline Books

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Win
Cavalry of the Clouds
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John Sweetman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-08 - Publisher: The History Press

In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were 'the cavalry of the clouds ... the knighthood of this war ...' This romantic image was fostered post-war b
The History of RAF Aerobatic Teams From 1920
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: David Watkins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-13 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

"The Royal Air Force has long recognized the value of display flying for pilot training, prestige and recruiting purposes, and the standard of its formation aer
Sky As Frontier
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: David T. Courtwright
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

A look at how aviation's frontier lasted only a scant 3 decades, then vanished as commercial and military imperatives made flying routine.