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Scottish Aerodromes of the First World War

Malcolm Fife

Scotland's role in the Second World War aerial conflict is well documented, but its involvement in this field in the First World War has been largely ignored and few physical remains of First World War aerodromes survive today. Seeking to redress the balance, Malcolm Fife's detailed history charts many important bases and fields around the country. Beginning in the pre-war period, he discusses seaplane stations, airship stations, Naval, defence, training and manufacturing sites, before documenting the changes in the post-war years. From Turnhouse, near Edinburgh, and Turnberry, to Royal Naval Air Service aerodromes such as East Fortune and Donibristle, this illustrated guide will appeal to both military and aviation enthusiaasts and interested locals.

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LUCHTVAARTARCHEOLOGIE IN BELGIE: Speuren naar relicken uit de luchtvaartgeschiedenis (Belgie in Oorlog Speciaal, 4) (Dutch Edition)

Cynrik DeDecker

Aircraft Archaeology in Belgium.

A fascinating overview of the state of aviation archaeology in Belgium. Many aircraft were lost over the skies of Belgium to enemy fighters and antiaircraft fire. The author is a member of the Belgian Aviation History Association and has been on many excavations, often being able to return personal effects to the surviving relatives of aircrew that were killed in these crashes.

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Sinking the Rising Sun: Dog Fighting & Dive Bombing in World War II: A Navy Fighter Pilot's Story

William E Davis

Awarded the Navy Cross, Lieutenant William Davis, III, of the United States Naval Reserve was cited for "extraordinary heroism" while serving as pilot of a carrier based fighter aircraft on 25 October 1944. "Flying through intense anti-aircraft fire," the citation read, "he made an aggressive attack on a Japanese carrier, first strafing and then delivering a well placed bomb from low altitude. After this attack the carrier was left burning and subsequently sank." The burning carrier was the Zuikaku, the last Japanese carrier afloat that had taken part in the Pearl Harbor attack.

In this gripping memoir, Davis gives us a fighter pilots view of World War II. Recreating the life-and-death drama of dog fighting and dive bombing over the Pacific, Davis recounts how his squadron shot down 155 enemy planes while losing only 2 of their own in aerial combat. No torpedo bomber or dive bomber they escorted was ever downed by an enemy aircraft. His is a story of "courage and skill . . . in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval service," as his citation noted. It is also a rare true-life account of what such heroics feel like behind a cockpit, in the face of a deadly enemy.

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Light Strike: Harrier IIs, Hornets and Corsair IIs (Osprey Military Aircraft)

Joe Cupido

Documents in text and photographs the multi-role units of the modern air wing, the squadrons within the light-strike community which fulfil both fighter and attack roles for the US Navy's fleet of carriers and the USMC's assault forces.

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