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World War II RAF Airfields in Norfolk

by Martin Bowman

As part of the Aviation Heritage Trail series, this book covers airfields in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. 12 Group was formed in 1937 within Fighter Command to become responsible for...


Squadron Leader Tommy Broom Dfc**: The Legendary Pathfinder Mosquito Navigator

by Tom Parry Evans

Tommy Broom is one of the RAF's most legendary and popular heroes of World War II. He joined the service at eighteen years of age in 1932 and after service in the Middle East, he first saw action against Germany...


Through the Eyes of the World's Fighter Aces: The Greatest Fighter Pilot's of World War Two

by Robert Jackson

This is the story of the fighter aces who flew throughout the war in many different operational theatres. The book opens with the first Polish Aces during the German invasion and continues with Finland's pilots...


Target for Tonight: A Pilot's Memoirs of Flying Long-Range Reconnaissance and Pathfinder Missions in World War II

by D Braithwaite (Squadron Leader DFC)

The author was born of a well-to-do Yorkshire family and joined the Auxiliary Air Force on his eighteenth birthday in 1939. On the occasion of Chamberlain's speech to the British nation on September 3 the situation...


Red Sky in the Morning: The Battle of the Barants Sea 1942

by Michael Pearson

The Arctic convoys that sailed through the cold malevolent waters of the Barents Sea ran the gauntlet of German air and sea attacks as they struggled to transport vital supplies to Britain's Russian allies....


Night Fighter Over Germany: The Long Road to the Sky

by Graham White

These are the highly evocative wartime memoirs of a young NCO pilot whose operational experience was with Beaufighters and Mosquitoes flying in the long-range night-fighter role. It is not a gung-ho account...


North-West Aircraft Wrecks: New Insights Into Dramatic Last Flights

by Nick Wotherspoon

This is a different approach to Aviation Archaeology. The book includes 18 crash sites and each chapter includes a description of how the incident occurred and the reasons behind the crash. Copious notes then...


Flying the Buccaneer: Britain's Cold War Warrior

by Peter Caygill

Originally conceived as a carrier-born maritime attack aircraft, the Blackburn design included many original features such as Boundary Layer Control, a system which blew hot air over the flying surfaces to increase...


Jets at Sea: Naval Aviation in Transition 1945 - 55

by Leo Marriott

As World War Two drew to a close, jet-powered aircraft were beginning to be introduced into service. To take advantage of this major development it was necessary for all the world's air powers to rethink combat...


The Fly by Nights: RAF Bomber Command Sorties 1944-45

by Donald Feesey

At the age of eighteen Don Feesey volunteered for pilot training with the RAF. Having almost completed his course to become a fighter pilot, an eye problem was detected and he was switched to navigational training....


Silvered Wings: The Memoirs of Air Vice-Marshal Sir John Severne KCVO OBE AFC DL

by John Severne

John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the author's great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters...


Number Seven Bomber Squadron RAF in World War II

by Tom Docherty

This is the story of one of the RAF's oldest and most distinguished heavy bomber squadrons in WW2, although an outline history of the unit since it was formed in WW1 and its post-war history are included. It...


Sink the French!: At War with Our Ally - 1940

by David Wragg

The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the...


Flying from My Mind: Innovative and Record-Breaking Microlight and Aircraft Designs

by David Cook

This fascinating story begins in 1973 when David Cook built a glider in an attempt to win the Selsey Birdman Rally - an annual event where all types of creations are launched from the end of Bognor Pier. Between...


English Electric Canberra: The History and Development of a Classic Jet

by Bruce Halpenny

This amazing airplane first flew in 1949 and is still in front-line service with the RAF. It has served in a variety of roles including those of tactical bomber, photo-reconnaissance, navigational trainer, maritime...


Dinghy Drop: 279 Squadron RAF 1941-1946

by Tom Docherty

September 1941 approval was given for the formation of two long-range Air-Sea Rescue squadrons. No 279 Squadron was formed at Bircham Newton in Norfolk. In the period leading up to the formation of the squadron...


By the Skin of My Teeth: Flying RAF Spitfires and Mustangs in World War II and USAF Sabre Jets in the Korean War

by Colin Downes

This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions...


Baling Out: Amazing Dramas of Military Flying

by Robert Jackson

To bale out of a stricken airplane is a pilot's or aircrew's final chance to escape death. It is a traumatic and hazardous exercise that is only practiced in extremis and is in itself full of danger with no...


Airfields & Airmen of the Channel Coast

by Michael O'Connor

In this latest addition to the Airfields and Airmen Series, Mike O'Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War. In addition to...


Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings and Rescues

by Alec Brew

When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This...