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Fighter Pilot S Heaven

Author : Donald S. Lopez
ISBN : 9781588343628
Genre : History
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.
Category: History

Heaven Next Stop

Author : Gunther Bloemertz
ISBN : 0750920548
Genre : Fighter pilots
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Gunther Bloemertz was one of the legendary Abbeville Boys of Jagdgeschwader 26 who flew Focke Wulf Fe190 day fighters from their base in Northern France. He describes life and death on the squadron, his fellow pilots and their almost daily duels with RAF Spitfires and USAAF Flying Fortresses, fought at both ground level and in the stratosphere over the Pas de Calais. Following the D-Day landings, his Gesdchwader was eventually forced to retreat into Germany in August 1944 from where they fought an increasingly desperate battle against the Allied massed bomber streams.
Category: Fighter pilots

Fighter Pilots Heaven Pb

Author : Lopez Ds
ISBN : 9781560989165
Genre : History
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.
Category: History

Fighter Pilot S Heaven

Author : Donald S. Lopez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012364258
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be "behind the stick" as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft. An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Citizen Airman

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ISBN : UIUC:30112104101347
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

War Heaven

Author : Mack Maloney
ISBN : 9781612321561
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Save Me A Place In Heaven

Author : Jerry Deriso
ISBN : 9781469119458
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fighter Pilot

Author : Mac 'Serge' Tucker
ISBN : 9781743318706
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sit down and strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride to the sound barrier and beyond with a real life Topgun!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Coldest Assassin In Heaven Or Hell

Author : Henri Jah Marquis
ISBN : 1477275959
Genre : Fiction
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In the pitch black warehouse the four officers fears escalated tenfold as they fumbled through the dark, stumbled over tables and chairs, and commanded each other to stay close. Miyuki and Minatsu saw their every move through their Israeli made night vision goggles and didn't vacillate on the first two to kill. Picking out their prey like a lioness does a lagging gazelle, they quickly weaved through the dark. Minatsu struck first slicing through the air until her razor sharp Samurai sword connected with flesh and beheading her foe. Seconds later Miyuki followed, slicing through the lanky cop as if he were paper thin. No time was given to the remaining two, death was forthcoming and swift. Calm and chaotically seductive...beautiful, and then there were none. The Red Dragon Twins retreated, once again as myths into the awaiting night.
Category: Fiction

American Raiders

Author : Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
ISBN : 1604731362
Genre : History
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World War II Cold War . At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2s, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these secrets before the Soviet Red Army found them. The last battle of World War II, then, was not for military victory but for the technology of the Third Reich. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets Wolfgang Samuel assembles from official Air Force records and survivors' interviews the largely untold stories of the disarmament of the once mighty Luftwaffe and of Operation Lusty--the hunt for Nazi technologies. In April 1945 American armies were on the brink of winning their greatest military victory, yet America's technological backwardness was shocking when measured against that of the retreating enemy. Senior officers, including the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces Henry Harley Hap Arnold, knew all too well the seemingly overwhelming victory was less than it appeared. There was just too much luck involved in its outcome. Two intrepid American Army Air Forces colonels set out to regain America's technological edge. One, Harold E. Watson, went after the German jets; the other, Donald L. Putt, went after the Nazis' intellectual capital--their world-class scientists. With the help of German and American pilots, Watson brought the jets to America; Putt persevered as well and succeeded in bringing the German scientists to the Army Air Forces' aircraft test and evaluation center at Wright Field. A young P-38 fighter pilot, Lloyd Wenzel, a Texan of German descent, then turned these enemy aliens into productive American citizens--men who built the rockets that took America to the moon, conquered the sound barrier, and laid the foundation for America's civil and military aviation of the future. American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets details the contest won, a triumph that shaped America's victories in the Cold War. Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story, I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, and The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II, all published by University Press of Mississippi. He lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia."
Category: History

Heaven On Earth

Author : Joshua Graves
ISBN : 9781426759901
Genre : Religion
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So often, our view of the good life is the busy, exhausted, driven, and unhappy life. But what if there was a different way to live--now, not when we get to heaven, but now? A short list of “blessings” called the Beatitudes is Jesus’ declaration of what “the good life” is, and an invitation to immerse ourselves in it. If we understand the Beatitudes, we realize they are less about what we do and more about what God is doing--what God values, how he operates, and what’s he’s up to in our (actually his) world. Authors Seidman and Graves offer a practical guide to changing our course to realize the good life now.
Category: Religion

Sabres Over Mig Alley

Author : Kenneth P. Werrell
ISBN : 9781612513447
Genre : History
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This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.
Category: History

Barbarossa And The Retreat To Moscow

Author : Artem Drabkin
ISBN : 9781844155637
Genre : History
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The onset of war in the summer of 1941 was a disaster for the Soviet Air Force. In a few weeks, faced by the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, most of the Soviet frontline aircraft were destroyed, and the casualty rate among the pilots was cripplingly high. Yet the surviving few gained precious battle experience and they formed the core of the fighter force that turned the tables on the Germans and eventually won air superiority over the Eastern Front. Many of these Soviet pilots are still alive today and in this book they vividly recall the air battles of 60 years ago.
Category: History

Amazons To Fighter Pilots A Q

Author : Reina Pennington
ISBN : 0313327076
Genre : Women sailors
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With entries overviewing groups such as the Amazons, women in the Spanish Civil War, and Native American women and entries profiling over 300 women, tells their stories, focusing particularly on women who fought. With a focus on those who fought, this two-volume reference for scholars and general readers contains alphabetically arranged entries on some 300 military women from antiquity to the present. The entries are also listed by geographic region, time period, branch of service, prisoner status, and by group or organization. Pennington (affiliation not cited) presents a historical overview of women in the military and in war in the introduction, while an extensive timeline traces the accomplishments of women in military history reaching back to 9000 BCE. Bibliographic surveys of women as prisoners of war and women's participation in military medicine are found in the appendix.
Category: Women sailors

Interceptor

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ISBN : UIUC:30112076284865
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Fighter Pilot

Author : William R. Dunn
ISBN : 9780813146096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At the age of twelve, American William R. Dunn decided to become a fighter pilot. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Army and was soon transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was the first pilot in the famous Eagle Squadron of American volunteers to shoot down an enemy aircraft and later became the first American ace of the war. After joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943, he saw action in the Normandy invasion and in Patton's sweep across France. Twenty years later he fought again in Vietnam. Dunn keenly conveys the fighter pilot's experience of war -- the tension of combat, the harsh grip of fear, the love of aircraft, the elation of victory, the boisterous comradeship and competition of the pilot brotherhood. Fighter Pilot is both a gripping story and a unique historical document.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Land Of The Radioactive Midnight Sun

Author : Sean Michael Flynn
ISBN : 1429973978
Genre : Travel
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"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.
Category: Travel

Black Diamond The Commander

Author : Anthony Scheiber
ISBN : 9781469757438
Genre : Fiction
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Black Diamond: The Commander is the exciting, fast paced story of Michael Thomas Striker, a rugged young military officer falsely accused of murdering a senior official admidst the smoldering battlefields of Mars. Just as his sentence is being levied, his courageous band of commandos rescue him from the clutches of a justice system gone terribly wrong. While making his escape through the treacherous dangers of the asteroid belt, the Commander is enlisted to become the next guardian of a mysterious gemstone, the royal symbol of a powerful alien civilization ruling an entire quadrant of star systems at the center of the galaxy. When the Commander learns his beloved has been kidnapped by pirates, he and his elite commando team, the Cobra Squadron, battle their way across the solar system to face a ruthless pirate warlord invulnerable in an underground fortress hidden deep below Jupiter's inhospitable surface. Black Diamond: The Commander delivers the ultimate rescue adventure filled with heroism, suspense, high tech driven intrigue, and spine tingling action every perilous step of the way!
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