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Tactical Air Command: An Illustrated History 1946-1992
Stock #: KB10414
Author: Mike Hill

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

Never before has such a complete pictorial history of Tactical Air Command been put together. The planes, demonstration teams, and foreign units of TAC are covered in pictorial and textual detail from the the 1940s to the 1990s. Included in this excellent account are lists of the aces of the Korean War, aerial victories in Vietnam, and air-to-air victories during Desert Storm. more»

Subject: Aviation


Tail Code USAF: The Complete History of USAF Tactical Aircraft Tail Code Markings
Stock #: KB10416
Author: Patrick Martin

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.00

This full color book is a fully comprehensive reference work on USAF tail code markings, and covers all major command untis; Pacific Air Forces, Alaskan Air Command, TAC, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, USAFE, Air Training Command, Air Forces Logistics Command, and Air Force Systems Command. The tail codes are listed alphabetically and are cross-referenced in a tail code summary for ease of use. The 300 photographs show the variety of aircraft in the USAF arsenal. more»

Subject: Aviation


Target Dresden
Stock #: KB10074
Author: Alan Cooper

List Price: $18.95
Karen's Price: $17.95

On the night of 13-14 February, 796 Lancasters and 9 Mosquitoes of RAF Bomber Command, dropped 1,478 tons of high explosive and 1,182 tons of incendiaries on the city. Target Dresden chronicles the development of bombing from the earliest days through the Zeppelin and Gotha raids of the First World War to the development of strategic bombing of WWII and examines how it affected post war thinking. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 14th Fighter Group in World War II
Stock #: KB10196
Author: John W. Lambert

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.00

The Allied invasion of North Africa in November 1942 included the USAAF's Lockheed P-38 equipped 14th Fighter Group. Flying long-range, high-altitude escort missions as well as low level ground support sorties, the 14th engaged in three months of grinding attrition. Another squadron arrived from the U.S. along with new P-38s and the revitalized 14th returned to the Mediterranean air war in May 1943 where they flew combat for another two years battling the German, Hungarian, Rumanian, and even the Russian air forces. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 350th Fighter Group in the Mediterranean Campaign - 2 November 1942 to 2 May 1945
Stock #: KB10202

List Price: $19.95
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This facsimile reprint of the actual 350th Fighter Group war book appears here in a new quality edition. The 350th Fighter Group flew against the Luftwaffe during the Moroccan, Tunisian, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns in P-39s and P-47s. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 356th Fighter Group in World War II in Action over Europe with the P-47 and P-51
Stock #: KB10204
Author: Kent D. Miller

List Price: $59.95
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Here for the first time is the story of the 356th Fighter Group which flew in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War. As the principle of bomber escort was strictly adhered to by the 356th's leaders, pilots of the group often had to pass up opportunities to engage enemy fighters and increase their scores. While this fact helped earn the 356th a reputation as being a "hard luck" outfit, due to their low victory to loss ratio, the gratitude and praise from the bomber crews more than offset this misnomer. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 363rd Fighter Group in World War II in Action over Germany with the P-51 Mustang
Stock #: KB10206
Author: Kent Miller

List Price: $49.95
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This history sheds light on the achievements of the 363rd for the period it flew escort and ground support missions over Europe. The day-to-day operations are interspersed with quotes from the group and squadron diaries, and supplemented by an exhaustive appendix to give the reader a look into the combat activities of this little known Army Air Force organization. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 370th Fighter Group in World War II in Action over Europe with the P-38 and P-51
Stock #: KB10208
Author: Jay Jones

List Price: $59.95
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This is a history of the 370th Fighter Group in World War II, conveyed in the words and photos of the veterans. The 370th was organized in 1943 to fly the P-47 Thunderbolt. When the group arrived in England in early 1944, they were assigned to the 9th Air Force and converted to fly P-38 Lightnings. They were involved in every major Allied offensive from D-Day onward. This is one of the most thorough and comprehensive group histories written and is a must for veterans, their families, and enthusiasts. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 388th TFW at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base 1972
Stock #: KB10366
Author: Don Logan

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

This new book covers the 388th TFW; a Composite Wing based at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, consisting of fighters, Wild Weasel aircraft, airborne jamming aircraft and AWACS aircraft. The book discusses in detail the Wing, the Squadrons and the aircraft they flew: the F-4. F-105G Wild Weasel, A-7D, EB-66, EC-121, and C-130. Also covered are the mission types, as well as operations of the Wing during the Linebacker Campaign over North Vietnam. Narratives of all the 388th MiG kills and aircraft losses during 1972 are included. The book contains over 170 color and black and white photographs taken by the author, as well as theatre maps. A selection of official and unofficial flight suit patches is also included. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in World War II
Stock #: KB10209
Author: Jeff Kolln

List Price: $45.00
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As one of seventeen night fighter squadrons established during the course of World War II, the 421st Night Fighter Squadron carried the war into the night skies over the battlefields of the Southwest Pacific when most other fighter squadrons remained on the ground. In the squadron's years of service they would be based in a number of places ranging from New Guinea, Leyte, and finally ending up as an "Occupational" squadron in Japan after the war. The 421st would again rise in later years as the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron and fight in the skies of Vietnam, and later be one of the first squadrons flying in Operation Desert Storm – true to its tradition the 421st would fly night missions over Iraq. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 448th Bomb Group (H): Liberators over Germany in World War II
Stock #: KB10223
Author: Jeffrey E. Brett

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The 448th Bomb Group from its inception at Gowen Field, Idaho, in 1943 until the cessation of hostilities in Europe in 1945. An in-depth, personal look into the men who carried the war to the heart of the German Reich. Although the 448th Bomb Group never received the notoriety of some of the more famous Groups of the Eighth Air Force, it was one of the many units that successfully completed its mission every day. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: The 44th Bomb Group in World War II
Stock #: KB10214
Author: Ron Mackay & Steve Adams

List Price: $59.95
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The 44th Bomb Group, which flew the B-24 Liberator, was the "pioneer" unit for what evolved from the "Mighty Eighth's" 2nd Bomb Wing into a full-scale Bomb (and later Air) Division. The Group amassed an impressive 343 missions and won two Distinguished Unit Citations between November 1942 and April 1945, dropping nearly 19,000 tons of ordnance in the process including the legendary August 1943 Ploesti mission. These statistics were achieved at a material cost of around 200 aircraft, and a human cost of some 2,000 airmen MIA, as the 8th USAAF focused its strategic bombing campaign in the face of determined Luftwaffe opposition. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 451st Bomb Group in World War II: A Pictorial History
Stock #: KB10224
Author: Mike Hill

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This new book is an illustrated history of the 451st Bomb Group in World War II. As part of the USAAF's 15th Air Force, they flew their B-24 Liberators from Castellucia, Italy to heavily defended targets throughout the Mediterranean theater of war. During their combat tour the 451st was awarded three Presidential Unit Citations for their ability to get to the target no matter what the enemy threw at them. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 464th Bomb Group in World War II - in Action over the Third Reich with the B-24 Liberator
Stock #: KB10226
Author: Michael Hill

List Price: $59.95
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Flying the legendary B-24 Liberator, the 464th Bomb Group was stationed at Pantanella, Italy and flew combat missions against the heart of Hitler's Third Reich. During their service they flew almost daily against targets like Ploesti, Blechammer, and Vienna. This is their history as told by daily records, personal stories and interviews with the men who served with the 464th. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 467th Bombardment Group (H) in World War II - in Combat with the B-24 Liberator over Europe
Stock #: KB10227
Author: Perry Watts

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In this new 8th Air Force unit history, Perry Watts sets out the history of the USAAF 467th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was based at Rackheath, Norfolk, in the east of England, during 1944-1945. In contrast to the operational focus of many books on the USAAF in the period, the author presents the B-24 Liberator Group's story as a seamless whole. The main feature of this work lies in its usage of a wealth of primary sources, ranging from contemporaries' diaries and notes of airmen of every rank from private to deputy base commander, to USAAF official records of incidents and occurrences in the line of duty. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 479th Fighter Group in World War II: in Action over Europe with the P-38 and P-51
Stock #: KB10212
Author: Terry A. Fairfield

List Price: $69.95
Karen's Price: $63.95

This book is the result of nearly six years of research, gathering of materials and interviews. It presents a chronological listing of the 479th Fighter Group's activities during the World War II era, from its beginnings until its deactivation. Based upon a summation of the group's historical records, the account also contains personal anecdotes provided by many of the group's former members as well as over 650 photos that serve to illustrate the narration. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 4th Fighter Wing in the Korean War
Stock #: KB10336
Author: Larry Davis

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.00

This book covers the history of the 4th Fighter Wing, from re-activation in 1946, through the end of the "short TDY" to Korea in 1957. The early history covers the entire F-80 era, including the first jet aerobatic team, and the introduction of the legendary F-86 Sabre in 1949. From daily squadron diaries, the coverage on Korea begins with the move to Korea in November 1950, through the first operations in December, including a first person account of LtCol Bruce Hinton's first MiG kill. Photo coverage includes most of the aces and their aircraft, maintenance, and airfield scenes. A complete list of every victory, and all the losses, is also contained. Interviews with pilots, crew chiefs, and factory tech reps tell the complete story of the "Fourth But First" before, during, and after the Korean War. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 79th Fighter Group over Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in World War II
Stock #: KB10200
Author: Don Woerpel

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.00

This book is about the men of the 79th Fighter Group on the "forgotten" Mediterranean front in World War II. It tells who they were, what they did, and because it is set in the broader context of the entire conflict in that theater is shows how the war on the ground influenced their war in the air. more»

Subject: Aviation


The 8th Air Force: Victory and Sacrifice: Victory and Sacrifice - A World War II Photo History
Stock #: KB10189
Author: John W. Lambert

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $36.95

The defeat of Germany was the first priority of the Allies in World War II. Japan would come later. The destruction of Germany 's vast military-industrial base was the mission assigned to the RAF and the U.S. Eighth Air Force. This volume seeks to provide an historical perspective of the air campaign over Western Europe, utilizing 270 representative photos and detailed captions to depict the deadly nature of that aerial combat some six decades ago. more»

Subject: Aviation


The A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam: The Spad's Last War
Stock #: KB10341
Author: Wayne Mutza

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

Through its remarkable service during the war in Southeast Asia, the Skyraider became legendary. This book takes not only a look at an old airplane, but at the warriors who flew and maintained the machine they called the "Spad." This volume captures the essence of combat in the Spad, and explains the broad range of Spad operations. The text, which is rich with the narratives of Spad pilots and ground crew, is complemented by over 300 original photographs, seventy emblems, and detailed listings of every Skyraider that flew in the war, and the colorful units to which they were assigned. more»

Subject: Aviation

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