by David Isby, C 47 R4d Units Of The Eto And Mto Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download C 47 R4d Units Of The Eto And Mto books, The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of the European war: the airborne assaults in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation Market Garden and the crossing of the Rhine. The mass fratricide off Sicily, the night drop for D-Day and the Bastogne supply missions are also covered, along with more typical accounts of training, formation flying, airdrops and casualty evacuation missions. This book details an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged design classic, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers.
by Steven J. Zaloga, Us Airborne Divisions In The Eto 1944 45 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Us Airborne Divisions In The Eto 1944 45 books, The delivery of entire divisions to battlefields behind enemy lines by parachute and glider was a unique feature of World War II, and by the end of the war the US Army deployed the largest airborne force in the world, created in only three years, and boasting such impressive units as the 82nd "All American" and 101st "Screaming Eagles." This book details the organization and operation history of these units throughout the war in Northwest Europe from 1944 to 1945, covering the desperate night drops over Normandy in support of the D-Day invasions, through the capture of Nijmegen during Operation Market-Garden to Operation Varsity, the last great airborne operation of the war to secure the crossing of the Rhine.
by Brian J. Duddy, Invasion Stripes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Invasion Stripes books, From the snows of Alaska to V-E Day in Europe, this is the biography of US Army Air Forces Captain Robert Uhrig during WWII. Told in his own words from extensive diary entries and letters to his wife, "Toots," the story starts in the late 1930s at Patterson Field OH and follows Bob through the war as an aircraft mechanic and then Engineering Officer for the 36th Troop Carrier Squadron and their Douglas C-47s. Bob's wartime career took him from the jump school at Ft Benning to supplying British units in North Africa to the Sicily and Normandy invasions and all the other airborne operations in Europe. Invasion Stripes is also a deeply personal story of love as Bob and Toots endure almost three years of wartime separation with only their photographs and letters to sustain them across thousands of miles. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, it is a unique and detailed first person story of the American airlift forces of WWII. 248 pages, black and white illustrations, maps.
by David Isby, The Decisive Duel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Decisive Duel books, London, 15 September 1940. The air battle over Britain on that day saw two of the most advanced fighter planes, the British Supermarine Spitfire and the German Messerschmitt Bf 109, battle for supremacy of the skies. The Decisive Duel tells the stories of these iconic, classic aircraft and the people that created them: Willy Messerschmitt, the German designer with a love for gliders and admiration for Hitler; R.J. Mitchell, his brilliant British counterpart, who struggled against illness to complete the design of the Spitfire. In fascinating detail, David Isby describes the crucial role the two opposed planes played, from the drawing boards to Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain to the final battles over Germany.
by David Isby, C 47 R4d Skytrain Units Of The Pacific And Cbi Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download C 47 R4d Skytrain Units Of The Pacific And Cbi books, C-47 is an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged classic design, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers. The C-47's wartime operations paved the way for post-war military air transport. It also demonstrated how the USAAF was able to invest in and carry out a mission that it had not devoted much time to preparing for in terms of pre-war doctrine (in contrast to strategic bombing). In addition to linking theatres (by flying across 'the Hump'), it showed how vital it was to operations within a theatre like New Guinea. Even if massed airborne invasions were not carried out in the PTO/CBI, all air arms need transports like the C-47.
by , Register Of Graduates And Former Cadets Of The United States Military Academy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Register Of Graduates And Former Cadets Of The United States Military Academy books,