France 0n Fragile Wings
A Libertyman's Adventures 1917–19
in the 168th Aero Squadron, AEF
by William B. Stine and Sharon R. Stine
As a young man Harold Stine never traveled far from his home in Charleston, West Virginia, a place of forested mountains, deep valleys and muddy, lethargic rivers. Friends and family, church and school were the secure web that encased his life. And yet he left this life to fly in France as a reconnaissance pilot in The Great War. His two years in France were the singular sojourn of his life, catapulting him from comfort into chaos.
To better understand his father’s odyssey (based on pilot’s log, diary and a box of some 300 photographs and postcards), William Stine and his wife, Sharon, retraced his journeys in France. They found Harold’s flying fields, located towns where he was stationed, matched his photographs and postcards with the scenes that unfolded before them and used his photographs to engage local people.
6”×9”, 264 pages, 255 photos & drawings, 9 maps, paperback, $19.95.
Air War Grenada
By Stephen Harding
Operation Fury, the October, 1983, invasion of the island of Grenada by U.S. and Caribbean forces, was a campaign whose origins, conduct and outcome were greatly influenced by the capabilities of modern aircraft. This book is a pictorial record of the activities of Air Force, Navy, Marine and Army aviators engaged in the initial assault on the island.
11"x8 1/2", 56 pages, 62 black-and-white photos, 8 color photos, maps, paperback, $6.95.
Ambassador of Air Travel
The Untold Story of Lindbergh’s 1927-1928 Good Will Tours
by Ev Cassagneres
The Daniel Guggenheim Fund never did a finer thing for civil aviation and air travel than when it arranged and financed Charles A. Lindbergh’s 1927–1928 Central American and U.S. tours. The tours were a remarkable demonstration of the efficiency, dependability and safety of airplanes which were to break through the longtime public apathy and awaken the public, politicians and business persons to the possibility of air travel.
8 1/2"x 11", 360 pages, hundreds of photos, maps, hardcover, $24.95.
West Virginia Air Power
A Pictorial History of the 130th & 167th Tactical Airlift Groups
by Jack A. Smith
The West Virginia Air National Guard’s roots came from the deactivation of the 369th Fighter Squadron after WWII. The 167th Fighter squadron was formed in May 1946 and federally recognized by the Army Air Corps on 7 March 1947. In Dec. 1955, the 167th Fighter Squadron was moved to Martinsburg, WV from Charleston.
8 1/2"x11", 76 pages, 186 photos, four color pages, paperback, $9.95.
The Post-War B-17 Flying Fortress: The Survivors
by Scott A. Thompson
The era of the B-17 is finally drawing to a close more than fifty years after the Boeing Model 299 first left the drawing board. Those remaining in the U.S. are the survivors of several decades of combat, military and civil use. For the most part, they have become pampered queens, especially those owned by private individuals and museums. They shine and glisten, often wearing precisely authentic paint and running better than the day they were built. They deserve pampering, for they are the literal end of the line.
8 1/2"x11", 216 pages, 207 photos, 24 interior color photos, paperback, $24.95. ISBN 1-57510-077-0
The Story of the Consolidated B-32 Bomber
by Stephen Harding & James I. Long
In any discussion of American heavy bombers of WWII the aircraft most frequently mentioned are the B-17, the B-24 and the B-29. This is understandable, for those aerial workhorses were produced in great numbers, served in nearly every theater of war and formed the backbone of the U.S. Army Air Force’s strategic bombing against the Axis. It is equally understandable why the B-32, with only 115 produced (less than one tenth of one percent of the total), is the least remembered.
11"x8 1/2", 64 pages, 62 photos, paperback, $8.95.
A Cold War Legacy
A Tribute to Strategic Air Command, 1946–1992
This book is a tribute to the Strategic Air Command spanning the years of 1946 to 1992 when the command was established. SAC had accomplished its mission of nuclear deterrence during the Cold War and supported a multitude of higher headquarters taskings.
8 1/2"x11", 760 pages, over 1000 photos, maps, 16 color pages, hardcover, $55 plus $6 for shipping and handling.
The First Flight Around the World
April 6–September 28, 1924
A Pictorial History
by Carroll V. Glines and Stan Cohen
It is uncertain who first advanced the idea of sending U.S. Army Air Service pilots on a flight around the world. It is known, however, that the thought of such a flight in fixed-wing aircraft first began to form in the minds of a few military pilots as early as 1922. Maj. Gen. Mason M. Patrick, Chief of the Air Service, officially endorsed the proposal in early 1923. The Douglas Aircraft Co. built four specially designed biplanes. On April 6, 1924, they took off from Seattle. Two made it the entire distance.
8 1/2"x11", 176 pages, 248 photos, 29 interior color photos, maps, paperback, $17.95. ISBN 1-57510-072-X
What Really Happened at Howland
by George Carrington
Liked by almost every person who ever met her, and loved by most, Earhart became an American institution in the 1930s. As part of the growing American aviation industry in Los Angeles and at Lockheed, she joined the group of pilots, worldwide, who broke the barriers of speed, time and distance, in the advancement of air transport. Their sacrifices and accomplishments laid the foundation for the domestic airlines of today.
6"x9", 212 pages, 50 photos, maps, paperback, $16.95.
The Full Story of the Anglo-French SST
by Richard K. Schrader
Concorde is the epitome of elegance. The flow of her sleek fuselage and graceful wings illustrates refinement and reveals the reason for her great speed. Her unique vertical stabilizer and rudder—sweeping back, and then forward—present a finishing touch that caps the aesthetic value of her being.
8 1/2"x11", 84 pages, 90 photos, paperback, $9.95.
Peter Three Eight
The Pilots’ Story
by John Stanaway
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning Fighter was one of America’s most important contributions to the Allied victory in WWII. It was the first U.S. fighter that seriously challenged the German Messerschmitt 109. It was also the first Allied fighter to wrest control of the air from Mitsubishi’s vaunted A6m Zero. Well over 3,000 Axis aircraft were credited as shot down by Lightnings; the P-38 became the symbol of the ultimate victory over Japan.
8 1/2"x11", 140 pages, 250, photos, paperback, $9.95.
A Pictorial History of the Pioneer Carrier in the Pacific
by Stan Cohen
Since 1929, Hawaiian Airlines has grown with the island territory that became our 50th state. Although serving the islands has always been the company’s core business, in years past the Hawaiian Airlines logo has been seen over the Sinai Desert and in the crowded airways above London and Paris. Today, their route system spans the Pacific.
8 1/2"x11", 128 pages, 175 photos, paperback, $12.95.
Mustangs & Unicorns
A History of the 359th FG
by Jack H. Smith
War is a dirty business and the side that presses the advantage quickly and relentlessly will usually win, bringing the conflict to a mercifully swift conclusion. To that end the 359th carried out its assignments with aggressiveness and sometimes pure abandon. That spirit was exemplified by Capt. Ralph E. Kibler of the 370th FS—he chased an Fw190 down the streets of Hamm, Germany, until it crashed head-on into a three-story building.
8 1/2"x11", 252 pages, 473 photos, paperback, $19.95.
A Pictorial History of Doolittle’s Tokyo Raid, April 18, 1942
by Stan Cohen
World War II inflicted suffering and death on a larger scale than ever before, it also produced many acts of bravery and heroism that continue to stir our hearts. For sheer daring, danger and drama, Doolittle’s raid must rank near the top of any such list. Though their short time over Tokyo scarcely scratched the paint on the Japanese war machine, the raiders achieved an important psychological victory. Few other events of the war had such an emotional impact on both the enemy and the American people.
8 1/2"x11", 152 pages, 165 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
Four Came Home
The Gripping Story of the Survivors of Jimmy Doolittle’s Two Lost Crews
by Carroll V. Glines
On April 18, 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led the first bombing raid against Japan. Two five-man crews didn’t make it back. Landing on Japanese-occupied territory in China, two drowned and the rest were captured one by one, as thousands of Japanese soldiers, in a massive manhunt, swept southward from Shanghai, scorching the earth behind them and slaughtering a quarter of a million Chinese peasants. For the Americans, capture meant solitary imprisonment, starvation, torture, and for some, death. Only four came home.
7"x10", 184 pages, over 40 photos, paperback, $14.95.
From Model T to P-38 Lightning
Celebrating the Life of William Frank Schottelkorb
by Robert W. Schottelkorb
This is the story of Bill, a young man who was born in western Montana and lived there until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet on April 25, 1941. Bill had dreamed of flying since his youth and his golden opportunity came when he signed up for the Primary Course of the Civil Aeronautics Administration’s Civilian Pilot Training, better known as CPT, in September 1940.
8 1/2"x11", 201 pages, 172 photos, maps, drawings, hardcover, $24.95.
The Grim Reapers at Work in the Pacific Theater
The Third Attack Group of the U.S. Fifth Air Force
by John P. Henebry
After graduating from Notre Dame in 1940, John Henebry entered the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Program. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Pacific Theater. During WWII he flew 219 combat missions. In 1948, at the age of 30, Henebry was promoted to Brigadier General, making him one of the youngest generals in U.S.A.F. history.
7"x10", 222 pages, 87 photos, maps, drawings, hardback, $24.95.
The Buzzard Brigade
Torpedo Squadron Ten at War
by Stephen L. Moore with William J. Shinneman and Robert Gruebel
Torpedo Squadron Ten struck hard at the heart of the Japanese resistance in the Pacific Theater during WWII, attacking key enemy bases in the Marshalls, Truk Atoll, Palau, New Guinea, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and even Honshu and Kyushu on Japan’s mainland. Known as the “Buzzard Brigade," VT-10 completed three successful combat cruises, operating from the aircraft carriers Enterprise CV-6 and Intrepid CV-11. Placed into commission in March 1942, the squadron saw combat in some of the fiercest battles of the war: Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, Philippine Sea and Okinawa.
8 1/2"x11", 326 pages, 144 photos, maps, hardcover, $29.95.
Wings to the Orient
Pan American Clipper Planes, 1935 to 1945
A Pictorial History
by Stan Cohen
This book is about three types of airplanes, several individuals, and a new concept in overseas travel. The airplanes commonly called “Clippers,” are the Sikorsky S-42, the Martin M-130 and the Boeing B-314. The individuals include Juan Trippe, founder of America’s pioneering overseas airline, Pan Am. The new concept, formulated by Pan Am during the 1930s, involves island-hopping by air. The ocean to conquer, the vast Pacific.
8 1/2"x11", 226 pages, 304 photos, paperback, $14.95.
Italy’s Air Marshal Italo Balbo
by Blaine Taylor
As the father of the modern Italian Air Force, the Aeronautica, during the years 1926–33, Balbo attained the rank of Duce’s Air Marshal and secured a place in aviation history as the initiator of four spectacular flights of Savoia—flying boats—two across the Mediterranean, and another two across the Atlantic. Unique in their day, they have never been repeated, nor are they likely to be.
8 1/2"x11", 144 pages, more than 500 photos, maps, paperback, $14.95.
167th Fighter Squadron West Virginia Air National Guard, 1955–1961
by Jack H. Smith
Like the P-51 Mustang, the Sabre has been the subject of a lot of writing and justifiably so, it was the greatest fighter of its day. As the premier fighter of the Korean War, the Sabre earned its place in aviation history. As the replacement for the Mustang in the 167th F.I.S., it also earned a place in the history of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
8 1/2"x11", 56 pages, 99 photos, paperback, $7.95.
The Fighter that Changed World War II
by Jim Rearden
Found upside down in an Alaskan bog in the eighth month of our war with Japan, a Japanese fighter plane was retrieved and soon test flown by U.S. pilots. Knowledge gained from those flights ended the dominance of the Zero in the Pacific.
7"x10", black and white photos, 128 pages, paperback: $12.95.
Travel Air NC9084
The History of a 75-year-old Working Airplane
by Jim Rearden
Documented with copies of old log books and dozens of photos, this is the surprising history of a 75-year-old airplane built in a factory owned by airplanes giants Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech, and Lloyd Stearman.
6 1/2"x9 1/2", black and white photos, 126 pages, paperback: $14.95.