This fourth volume in the series covers operations from the capture of Caen and Cherbourg through to the advance up to the Rhine and Operation Market Garden. It is recommended to all readers as a fundamental expansion of the accounts of the ground campaign already published by MLRS, and needs to be read. Complete with all appendices and maps.
This is a detailed report published after the Second World War on the supply system used by the Germans for the German Air Force. It covers all levels of command and all aspects of the German methods of supply including manufacturing, movement, field installations, transport and repair and salvage. There are also two chapters on the campaign in the Ukraine and identification of equipment.
A very detailed monograph on operations carried out by the US Army Air Force during the Italian Campaign up to the end of 1943.The title covers the planning for the invasion of Italy, Operations BAYTOWN and AVALANCHE, and a detailed narrative covering all air operations from the invasion through to the end of 1943. The text includes both strategic and tactical air operations, and is a companion to the AHB narratives covering RAF operations in Italy.Luftwaffe and Italian Air Force accounts will be published when processing is complete.
This monograph covers the subject of air support of ground forces in all the major theatres of operations in the Second World War. It describes operations in France and the Low countries in 1940, in the Mediterranean, in Burma and in Normandy from 1944. There are 14 significant appendices, one of which relates the history of the German Ground Attack Arm. The book adds to the knowledge of this aspect of the air/land battle, and is a complimentary volume to Air Support in the Second World War (also published by MLRS) which is arranged in a different way. Readers are strongly advised to purchase both volumes for comparison purposes, and for the differences in emphasis between the two.
This is a companion volume to Air Support (also published by MLRS). It has a different emphasis on the subject and, importantly, includes a number of coloured maps not in the other volume. It starts in Norway, continuing through France 1940, the Mediterranean, Burma and Malaya, and then covers the Normandy operations. The illustrations cover important areas of operations and organisation, and include a detailed map of the German defences at Cassino, and of Operations Crusader, Goodwood and Varsity. Once more, readers are advised that this volume should be read in conjunction with Air Support to get a full picture of this important aspect of the air/land battle as fought in the Second World War.
Air/Sea Rescue was of great importance in the Second World War, for many aircraft had to come down in the Channel and elsewhere, and their rescue from a watery grave was a great achievement. This book covers both the operational side of this service and the equipment needed to try to save airmen from death by drowning or exposure.
Many readers will already be familiar with Otway's history of airborne forces and with Bill Buckingham's equally important history of the development of airborne forces (also published by MLRS). This is the story from the point of view of the Air Ministry and is a very good companion to the already mentioned texts. It covers the initial stages of formation of airborne forces, and then covers the operations. Appendices add more detail about parachutes, gliders, aircraft, operating procedures and other factors. Accompanied by some valuable maps and photographs.
This paper is one of the US Air Historical Branch series, written by senior German Officers after the war, and is probably the only English language analysis in depth of how the Germans saw the Allied air war and its strategy. It covers all important aspects of the air war waged by the British and American Air Forces against the Germans as well as looking at the overall strategy and the Air Forces involved. It also looks at such matters as the problems of fighter escorts for the bombers, as well as the bomber operations and the targets they were attacking. The first half of the paper covers operations by the Royal Air force, the second those of the USAAF. A rare find which is recommended to all historians in that it presents a picture of this aspect of warfare not seen elsewhere.
This is the official USAAF manual on armament for the B-24 and is replete with every possible detail about the bombing equipment and the defensive armament. It covers in great detail the turrets including the Martin turret. Colour pages contain graphic warnings of the consequences of failing to apply the rules! A dream book for any aircraft enthusiast.
In any picture or film of London during the war present in the sky was almost inevitably one or more barrage balloons. The balloons were attached to their winches with heavy duty cables, and it was the cables that presented the danger - any aircraft flying onto the cables would be damaged - most often destroyed. This is the story of the balloons and how they were used throughout the war as a static but effective defense against German and other aircraft. The narrative starts in 1914 and continues to 1945. With all appendices and maps.
This volume continues the story begun in Volume I, and starts with the last weeks of peace. It then covers the loss of Borneo, air attacks on Singapore and its fall, operations in Sumatra and Java and the First Burmese Campaign. Strengths of both RAF and Japanese air elements are given in detail in the appendices as well as a summary of army strength in Malaya on 7 December 1941 and a note on Japanese air forces in Malaya.
This is a reprint of the original, offical Luftwaffe handbook (L.Dv. 553/4) on the Dornier Do-17 bomber. It is in German, but for non-German speakers there are so many photographs and drawings that the book will inspire learning the language! It is a remarkable handbook, covering every aspect of the aircraft, with detailed descriptions and line drawings of every part of the aircraft. This manual will be joined soon by many others, both English and German, and detailing Allied and German aircraft - ideal for aircraft historians and modellers.
This flight manual is a perfect example of the detail and illustrative skills of the Americans in the Second World War. Every item of the aircraft is described in full, the illustrations are simply superb, and the colour plates warn of the results of errors. An exciting book, of value to aircraft enthusiasts, historians and even ilustrators.
The German V-bomb campaign was meant to bring Great Britain to her knees with an unrelenting hail of pilotless missiles causing destruction and bringing death in an overwhelming manner. The fact that it failed despite some isolated successes and how it failed is the theme of this volume of the Air Defence of Great Britain series. The volume stands alone and is one of the most important and complete analyses of this new style of warfare which had a significant legacy after the war. Complete with all tables and appendices.
This detailed description of flying training in the RAF covers the period from 1919 to 1944. It is a historical and chronological account of the subject and includes training before the war, the Empire Air Training Scheme, the crisis after May 1940, the development of training from November 1940 and the 'New Deal.' The writing is informative and of great value to all who want to know the real details of how fighter and bomber crew were trained, where and when.