Military aviation / war

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  • Fury from the North: North Korean Air Force in the Korean War, 1950-1953

    Douglas C. Dildy
    Helion and Company
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    88 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1912390337 ISBN-13: 978-1912390335
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is part of an interesting series that describes the air wars of Asian conflicts after the Second World War. This time it is about the deploy of the KPAF, The North-Korean Air Force during the war between North- and South-Korea. It was a complicated conflict, by which not only Korea itself was involved, but […]

  • South Pacific Air War Volume 3: Coral Sea & Aftermath May - June 1942

    Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman
    Avonmore books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    248 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0994588992 ISBN-13: 978-0994588999

    This one of the few books about WW II theaters that describes both sides of the conflict. It gives not only the allied version, but also a detailed version of the Japanese operations, including many names, photographs and sometimes personal stories about the warriors on both sides. The greater picture of this episode is Japan’s […]

  • Review The Empire Strikes South Japan’s Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45

    Tom Lewis
    Avonmore Books
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    184 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0648665933 ISBN-13: 978-0648665939
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    After many books which present only the allied version of WW II theaters it is refreshing to review this book ‘The Empire Strikes South’ which describes both sides of the conflict. Having visited family close to Darwin and being confronted over there with the still vivid memory of the devastating Japanese bombardment on Februay 19th, […]

  • Boekbespreking Jachtvliegers doen een boekje open

    Martin Leeuwis
    Leeuwis Publications
    2020
    Dutch
    X X X X X X
    244 pg.
    978 94 90008 222
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    Als je dit oer-Hollandse boek ‘Jachtvliegers doen een boekje open’ ziet of in je handen hebt, wil je het op je boekenplank! Alleen de kaft al! De inmiddels wereldberoemde uitgever Martin Leeuwis -bekend van met name de uitgave van aviationhumor-boeken- heeft het hem weer geflikt. Deze keer met de publicatie van dit leuke ‘verzamelboek’; krachtig […]

  • Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War

    Csaba B. Stenge
    Helion & Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    448 pg.
    9781911512 684
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This good new book ‘Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War’ gives the reader an overview of the “forgotten” Hungarian aces who fought their air battles in the second world war on German side. Their opponents were mainly Russians and Americans. Interesting part of the book is the Hungarian […]

  • Call Signs- US Army Airplane Stories

    Steve Koenig
    BookBaby
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1543981232 ISBN-13: 978-1543981230
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This charming in hard cover and pocket sized executed book called ‘Call Signs- US Army Airplane Stories’ contains stories about the flight experiences of US Army pilots, a group of pilots that do not have the glamorous  image of the fighter and bomber pilots we mostly all read about. However it is a fascinating book […]

  • Through Adversity- Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air 1939-‘45 Volume 1

    Ben Kite
    Helion and Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    508 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1912866234 ISBN-13: 978-1912866236
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    It is unique to see how, every now and then, some people do manage to write a totally new refreshing book about WO II, from just a different view. Ben Kite is one of them! Thousands of books have been written about the activities by the British and their allies in the air. Ben Kite […]

  • Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir

    Leonard Cheshire and Robert Owen
    Fighting High Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1999812867 ISBN-13: 978-1999812867
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books on Bomber Command have been published after the war about the efforts of the RAF during WW 2 and especially about Bomber Command that from the beginning until the end of the war harassed Germany with continuous night bombardments. This book is an nice exception because it was written by Leonard Cheshire a highly […]

  • D-Day Dakotas

    Martin Bowman
    Pen and sword books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    9781526746153
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    A book on D-day Dakotas! D-Day 1944 has recently been commemorated because it is 75 years ago that the invasion on the Normandy coast took place by allied troops. The landings on the coast have broadly been reported and filmed, for everyone to see which sacrifices have been brought to let this invasion succeed. Less […]

  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter : A History

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen and Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781473863262
    Review written by: René Verjans

    The book about the ‘Missile with a man strapped to it’, ‘Starfighter’ or ‘one-o-four’, starts with the remark that it is quite possible that the F-104 is one of the most photographed planes of all times. I think that Bowman is right. Unfortunately, I have not been able to take many pictures of a flying […]