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Eagles Over Gazala

Author : Michele Palermo
ISBN : 887565168X
Genre : History
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In early 1942 the Axis army was near to reaching Alexandria and the Suez Canal, dealing a significant blow to the British Empire and the ensuing 'Battle of Gazala' proved of great importance to the war in North Africa. Michele Palermo sheds new light on the impact of these air force operations and their effect on the balance of power between the contenders.
Category: History

Dowding S Eagles

Author : Norman Franks
ISBN : 9781473844216
Genre : History
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The Battle of Britain fought by The Few, as Churchill famously called them, will remain a legendary feat of arms for centuries to come. Sadly there remain only a handful today who can tell their stories so this collection of personal accounts is extremely timely.The Author has over the years gathered the stories of twenty-five survivors and in Dowding's Aces he brings these stirring stories together. Each account describes the actions and impressions of the individuals who fought lonely battles against a numerically superior enemy. The odds were stacked against The Few.Over 500 pilots were killed in action during the summer of 1940 and this book is as much about those who gave their lives for their country as those who risked everything but managed to survive.Together with photographs of the men and their aircraft, this is an inspiring book.
Category: History

Eagles Strike

Author : James Ambrose Brown
ISBN : UCAL:B4009389
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

A History Of The Mediterranean Air War 1940 1945

Author : Christopher Shores
ISBN : 9781910690970
Genre : History
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The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The costly efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops and prevent this turning into a rout is examined in depth. So too is the heavy fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilized. This period was ameliorated somewhat for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival – at last – of the first Spitfires. The buildup of both the army and air force which followed, coupled with new commanders on the ground, meant that Rommel’s Deutsche Afrika Korps was defeated at Alam el Halfa at the start of September, and then again, comprehensively, at the climactic battle of El Alamein in October. Joined now by the first units of the United States Army Air Force, the Allied air forces began to achieve a growing ascendancy over those of the Axis. The long, rather slow, pursuit of the Italo-German forces right across Libya is recounted, including the capture of Tripoli, followed by the breakthrough into Southern Tunisia at the end of March 1943. This allowed a linkup with the Allied forces in Tunisia (whose story will be related in Volume 3) to be achieved. In this volume follow to the fortunes of some of the great fighter aces of the Desert campaign such as Jochen Marseille and Otto Schulz of the Luftwaffe, Franco Bordoni-Bisleri of the Regia Aeronautica and Neville Duke, Billy Drake and ‘Eddie’ Edwards of the Commonwealth air forces. While the fighting above the constantly moving front lines form the main narrative of this book, the Allied and Axis night bombing offensives and the activities of the squadrons cooperating with the naval forces in the Mediterranean are certainly not neglected.
Category: History

All The Fine Young Eagles

Author : David L. Bashow
ISBN : 9781771621366
Genre : History
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During the six years of the Second World War, Canadian fighter pilots flew and fought with great distinction in every theatre of war to which Commonwealth fighter forces were deployed. All the Fine Young Eagles captures the spirit and magnitude of the Canadian contribution, which began in Europe's Low Countries in 1940 and ended among the Japanese Home Islands in 1945. In keeping with the country's developing autonomy, Canadians served in both RAF and RCAF units, fighting with great courage in their Spitfires, Hurricanes, Kittyhawks and Typhoons. All the Fine Young Eagles collects the wartime diaries and postwar reminiscences from a great variety of the Canadian fighter pilots who served in World War II. Their vivid first-hand accounts take the reader into the cockpit to experience dogfights, tactical manoeuvres, forced landings and injuries, as well as the often tedious periods between engagements. They also illuminate the day-to-day living conditions on base and include humorous accounts of the vivid personalities and lighter moments of wartime. To provide context for their stories, Bashow's authoritative voice offers both a large-scale historical framework and detailed information about tactics, equipment and people, including such famous flying aces as "Buzz" Beurling and "Moose" Fumerton. This updated second edition contains a substantial amount of new material that veterans have contributed since the publication of the first edition.
Category: History

Eagles Of The Third Reich

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham
ISBN : 0811734056
Genre : History
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Originally published under the title "Men of the Luftwaffe", "this insightful, well-researched book traces the rise and fall of Hitler's air force from the perspective of its top leaders, concentrating on problems of organization, policy and aircraft production rather than battles and campaigns" ("Publishers Weekly").
Category: History

Eagles Victorious

Author : Henry James Martin
ISBN : UOM:39015066340434
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Fighters Over The Desert

Author : Christopher F. Shores
ISBN : UOM:39015002993684
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Beskriver RAF- og Luftwaffe- jageroperationer i Nord-Afrika i begyndelsen af 2. verdenskrig
Category: World War, 1939-1945

These Eagles

Author : Australia. Royal Australian Air Force
ISBN : IND:32000002140897
Genre : Air pilots
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Category: Air pilots

The Eagles War

Author : Vern Haugland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081380573
Genre : Fighter pilots
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Fortæller historien om de første amerikanere, der meldte sig frivilligt til R.A.F. for at deltage i kampen mod aksemagterne. De 3 amerikansk bemandede eskadriller blev senere kernen i den nye 8th Air Force.
Category: Fighter pilots

The Saga Of 54 And More

Author : Charles Arthur Hair
ISBN : WISC:89058511031
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Augsburg Eagle

Author : William Green
ISBN : UOM:39015036230863
Genre : Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes)
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Category: Messerschmitt 109 (Fighter planes)

Eagle Strike

Author : Jan Breytenbach
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132884979
Genre : Angola
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Category: Angola

Eagle In Flames

Author : E. R. Hooton
ISBN : 186019995X
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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In his earlier book, Hooton traced the German Air Force through its glory days of build up to war from 1933 and its original success as part of the Blitzkrieg offensive. Here he charts its downfall, from all-conquering force to defeat.'
Category: Aeronautics, Military

South African Forces World War Ii

Author : South African War Histories Advisory Committee
ISBN : UOM:39015010549585
Genre : South Africa
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Category: South Africa

A Pride Of Eagles

Author : Beryl Salt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025255535
Genre : History
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This volume chronicles the story of military aviation in Rhodesia from the early romantic days of "bush" flying in the 20s and 30s when aircraft were refuelled from jerry cans and landing grounds were often the local golf course. In 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, the tiny Rhodesian Air Force became the first to take up battle stations. The three Rhodesian squadrons served in East Africa, the Western Desert, Italy and Western Europe. At home, Rhodesia became a vast training ground for airmen from Britain, the Commonwealth, and Greece. After the war, Rhodesia rebuilt its air force on a tiny budget -- equipping it with Ansons, Spitfires, Vampires, Canberras, Hunters and Alouettes. In later years, after the imposition of sanctions and during the bitter bush war years, many remarkable innovations were made to keep the RhAF flying in the vanguard of counter-msurgency operations. This colorful look at the Rhodesian Air Force is sure to be of interest to military historians everywhere!
Category: History

They Gave Me A Seafire

Author : Commander R 'Mike' Crosley DSC RN
ISBN : 9781473821910
Genre : History
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A classic in every sense of the word, the re-issuing of this book is sure to provoke an enthusiastic response. First published in 1986 by Airlife, its publishing history has seen a great number of glowing reviews generated, coming from both historians and participants in the proceedings that the author so eloquently relays.??The book charts Crosley's service career in the Fleet Air Arm during the entire period of the Second World War. Part of his service saw him in action aboard HMS Eagle, flying Sea Hurricanes on the Harpoon and Pedestal Malta convoys of June and August 1942. It was during this time that he shot down his first enemy aircraft and survived the dramatic sinking of HMS Eagle. From there he graduated on to Seafires, (the Naval equivalent of the Spitfire), and flew this type in Combat Air Patrols over Norway and ramrod strikes from Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa in November 1942), through to D-Day in June 1944 in the European Theatre of Operations, and then in the Pacific abroad HMS Implacable as part of the British Pacific Fleet in 1945 until the end of the Pacific War, by which time he had command of his own combined squadron, 801 and 880.??The narrative is well written in a frank and often scathingly critical way of Fleet Air Arm operations during the Second World War and beyond. The book looks set to bring the endeavours of Crosley to a whole new generation of enthusiasts, and it should appeal across the board to fans of aviation, naval history and families and friends of Armed Forces, past and present.
Category: History

Air War Chronology 1939 1945

Author : Myron J. Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015013324796
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

The Tiger Kills

Author : Walter George Hingston
ISBN : UCBK:C006714045
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Emneord: Indisk Regimentshistorie; Wadi Akarit; Mareth line; Gazala; Benghazi; Jebel
Category: World War, 1939-1945