Reviews in English

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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, […]

  • Luckiest Engineer- From Farm Boy to Skunk Works and Beyond

    Robert A. Retsch
    BookBaby
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    290 pg.
    B086442LSW/ ISBN-10: 1705400698 ISBN-13: 978-1705400692
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Luckiest Engineer is an autobiography about the life of an engineer working in the aircraft industry. Starting with describing his childhood years followed by the years that led him to become a successful engineer, Robert Retsch lead us through the road that gave him a professional and innovating career. Once working at the Fokker works […]

  • Newgate's Knocker: An Aviation Thriller

    Greg W. Peterson
    Private
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    397 pg.
    ASIN: B0864QFJKV
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    ‘Newgate’s Knocker: An Aviation Thriller’ is the name of this new book!  The subtitle Death Pulse provides a clue to the plot of this first book of  Greg Peterson. It is a story about a planned terrorist attack on the USA, with more than superficial likeness to the dramatic events of 9/11.  So planes play […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stranded

    J.E. Timlin
    Blossom Spring Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    267 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1916173535 ISBN-13: 978-1916173538
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A review on the book ‘Standed’! There we go. Timlin’s goal was to write an adventure book for kids with a strong focus on aviation. It is the story about two friends with rather opposed personalities and interests, who get themselves and a bunch of fellow kids and some grown ups involved in a aircaft […]

  • 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 […]