Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest pilot's memoirs of WWII - a true aviation
‘It has everything a war memoir should have’ LEN DEIGHTON‘OF ALL THE AIRCRAFT I HAD EVER SEEN, THESE WERE THE MOST WICKED-LOOKING BASTARDS. THE CORSAIR LOOKED TRULY VICIOUS …’In 1942 Norman Hanson learnt to fly the Royal Navy’s newest fighter: the US-built Chance Vought Corsair. Fast, rugged and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots it also proved to be a lethal weapon.Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious, Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese. Facing a desparate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away.Brought to life in vivid, visceral detail, Carrier Pilot is one of the finest aviator’s memoirs of the war; an awe-inspiring, thrilling, sometimes terrifying account of war in the air.PRAISE FOR CARRIER PILOT'Just outstanding. Carrier Pilot is up there with First Light and The Big Show as one of the best pilot’s memoirs of WWII.’ ROWLAND WHITE, AUTHOR OF VULCAN 607'Hanson's thrilling memoir takes you right into the cockpit in a way few writers have ever managed. The lethal world of the wartime Royal Navy carrier pilot, with its casual and shocking violence, horrific attrition, yet...
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Fighters of WWII: Spitfire, Mustang, and
- ASIN: B078G2676C
Night Fighter Navigator: Beaufighters and Mosquitos in
Yorkshireman Dennis Gosling joined the RAF on May 24 1940. Having completed his training he was posted to 219 Squadron flying the night-fighter version of the Beaufighter from Tangmere in 1941. As a navigator, he became part of a two-man team that would endure throughout his first operational tour. In those infant day of radar interception he honed his skills in the night skies above southern England and the English Channel but without a firm kill. On 12 February 1942, he and his pilot were instructed to pick up a brand new aircraft and deliver it to North Africa, flying via Gibraltar, a hazardous flight at extreme range. In March the crew were posted to 1435 Flight of 89 Squadron with the task of defending the besieged island of Malta. The four Beaufighters of the flight flew into a horrific scenario of almost constant bombing raids by the Luftwaffe and Italian Air Force. Because of these raids the damage to aircraft on the ground was devastating and the Flight was often reduced to a single serviceable aircraft. His first success came in April 1942 with a confirmed kill, and then shortly after his 21st birthday on 13 May a triumphant night on the 17th brought 3 certain kills and one damaged enemy aircraft. From being the virgins of the squadron they shot into the record books, h...
- ASIN: 1848841884
The Flying Greek: An Immigrant Fighter Ace's WWII Odyssey with the RAF, USAAF, and French
Steve N. Pisanos’s The Flying Greek is both the classic tale of an immigrant’s bond with America and an aerial adventure. When young Pisanos arrived in the U.S. in 1938, he worked, studied English, and learned to fly. He earned a private pilot’s license in 1941, and soon after Germany invaded Greece, he volunteered for the embattled British Royal Air Force. He served with the 268 and 71 Eagle Squadrons. The 71 Eagle Squadron was one of three Eagle squadrons comprised of U.S. volunteers. In 1942, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen while in London, England. He was the first individual in American history to become a citizen while outside the U.S. border, and his becoming a citizen allowed him to be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces. In riveting detail, Pisanos recounts his combat record, from fighter sweeps and bomber escort missions to dogfighting, flying the Spitfire, the P-47, and the P-51. While flying a P-47 named Miss Plainfield, he scored his first aerial victory on May 21, 1943. By January 1, 1944, he had become an ace. After his tenth confirmed kill, he crash-landed his P-51 in France and spent six months with the French Resistance, successfully evading capture. Because of his exposure to the French operations, the Air Force could not ris...
- ASIN: 1597970786
Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of
Summer, 1940: western Europe has been conquered, and all that stands between Hitler and the invasion of England is the matter of air supremacy. And the RAF…Hitler’s top-secret Directive No. 16, July 1940: ‘The English air force must be beaten down to such an extent, that it can no longer muster any power of attack worth mentioning against the German advance.’‘Fighter’ is Len Deighton’s thrilling history of the ensuing Battle of Britain – the aerial combat between the RAF and the Luftwaffe that was fought over the summer of 1940. Ex-RAF pilot Deighton has written a balanced study of strategies and tactics that also expertly recounts the development of the aeroplanes that fought each other in the skies – the Spitfires and Messerschmitts – and of radar. Behind the strategies and tactics, and in the cockpits of the aeroplanes, are the men brought vividly to life by Deighton’s skill as a novelist.
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Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the
Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over Poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. The ultimate Ju 88 fighter variant was the G-model of 1944, which boasted a FuG 220 or 227 radar, an astounding array of cannon and machine gun armament, and advanced Junkers Jumo or BMW engines. A dedicated nightfighter, the first Ju 88G-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs. Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command right up to VE Day.Illustrated with original artwork, Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 tells the story of the aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout the war, whether patrolling over the Bay of Biscay, to the Arctic circle opposing Allied convoys and, most successfully, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defense of the Reich operations from late 1941.
- Brand: Osprey Publishing
- ASIN: 1472829212
FloZ WWII British Spitfire MK VB 1/72 diecast Plane Model
This is NOT A KID’S TOY. ONLY SUITABLE FOR AGE 14+ Facts:The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts; about 54 remain airworthy, and many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world.
- Brand: FloZ
- ASIN: B07KDB8RZV
Aces High: A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces of
A revised collection of the biographies of the highest scoring Allied fighter pilots of World War II. All details of their combat are arranged in tabular form. Included are a selection of photographs from hitherto private collections.
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British Spitfire Fighter plane ww2 ww11
- Color: Blue
- Brand: DC AIRSHOW AND WARPLANES T SHIRTS
- ASIN: B07HVKXTHK
Night Fighter over Germany: Flying Beaufighters and Mosquitoes in World War
These are the highly evocative wartime memoirs of a young NCO pilot whose operational experience was with Beaufighters and Mosquitoes flying in the long-range night-fighter role. It is not a gung-ho account of daring-do, but a 'warts and all' story of what life was really like in that time of international crisis. No punches are pulled when the author experienced badly designed and dangerous aircraft, such as the Merlin-engined Beaufighter that was almost impossible to fly and killed many pilots during training, nor are the blinding errors made by those staff officers who conceived impossible tasks and operations which these young airmen were ordered to fly and survive. Threaded into a fascinating story of flying with the then leading-edge electronic technology, are the entirely human tales of nights out on the town, when stressed crews could relieve the stress of combat. Some hilarious accounts of wild nights on the ground blend comfortably with the dark skies over Europe and the endless search for the invisible Luftwaffe who were tasked with the destruction of Allied heavy bombers.
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Fighter Planes of WWII
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3Drose 8 X 8 X 0.25 Inches Mouse Pad Hawker Hurricane, British and Allied Wwii Fighter Plane, David Wall
Hawker Hurricane, British and allied WWII Fighter Plane-AU02 DWA6007 - David Wall Mouse Pad is 8" x 8" x .25" and is made of heavy-duty recycled rubber. Matte finish image will not fade or peel. Machine washable using a mild detergent and air dry.
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- ASIN: B00A89PFXA
- UPC: 888414286551
Spitfire Vintage British WWII Fighter Airplane Design Gift - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and
- Color: Black
- Brand: World War II 2 Design Designs
- ASIN: B07QG3KBVN
WWII British Fighter
Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing fighters from World War II. Find out why this Hurricane, the first eight-gun monoplane fighter produced by Britain, played such a significant role in a major turning point in the war. Hear the story of the Avro Lancaster, the Royal Air Force Bomber Command's most famous WWII bomber. Lastly, Fly one of Britain's most famous planes! The Supermarine Spitfire remains one of the all-time classic fighters and certainly one of the most recognized.
- ASIN: B00A0O440I
- UPC: 781735524633
Hawker Hurricane, British and allied WWII Fighter Plane - Greeting Cards, 6 x 6 inches, set of 12
Hawker Hurricane, British and Allied WWII fighter plane-au02 DWA6007 - David wall greeting card is a great way to say "thank you" or to acknowledge any occasion. These blank cards are made of heavy-duty card stock that allows for smudge free writing. Cards are creased for easy folding and come with white envelopes. Available individually or in sets of 6 and 12.
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B00A8ARVK4
- UPC: 190133296583
777images Digital Painting - Classic Airplanes - Supermarine Spitfire. British Royal Air Force fighter WW2 in battle colors - 22oz Stein Mug
Supermarine Spitfire. British Royal Air Force fighter WW2 in battle colors Stein Mug is a great way to enjoy any beverage. This 22 oz ceramic stein features a large sturdy handle, gold banding at rim and base, along with a decorative casting throughout. Why drink out of an ordinary mug when a custom printed mug is so much cooler? Image is printed on both sides. Hand washing is recommended, not for use in microwave.
- Color: White
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B01LWAKXQN
Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War
Published in association with the National Museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book that brings together breathtaking classic and never-before-seen wartime images of pilots and their aircraft. Soaring high above the fields and cities of Europe and Asia, as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots of World War II engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies—whoever won the skies would win the war. Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, and including rare, masterfully restored images of aircraft like the Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, and the Messerschmitt 109, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation.
- ASIN: 0785837167
3D Rose Supermarine Spitfire. British Royal Air Force Fighter WW2 in Battle Colors Drawing
Page thickness is good for drawing and twin loop binding spines. Easy for drawing painting scrapbooks, this distinctive spiral certain laborious coated guide comprises acid unfastened brilliant white paper and contours dual loop twine spring binding.
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B01LWBQ3W8
- UPC: 191767099960
Spotter Playing Cards, Authentic Reissue, WW II Bicycle Brand, Red,
We are pleased to offer this pack of authentic reproduction "International Aircraft Silhouette Spotter Cards," originally produced for the United States military in 1942. Box includes instruction card and two jokers, sealed, and cellophane wrapped. These are genuine Bicycle brand playing cards produced in the USA by the United States Playing Card Company from their original plates.These cards feature silhouette images of Allied and enemy aircraft in use during WW II. These decks were designed to be entertaining as well as educational. The images depict a front, side and bottom silhouette of the aircraft, the view ground observers would be most likely to see.
- Brand: Bicycle
- ASIN: B01G4EFBAE
- UPC: 073854023037
Andre Shop Spitfire Wall Decals - British Fighter WW2 Decals - Jet Aircraft Plane Airplane Military Wall Sticker Vinyl - Boy Room Decor Custom
Are you looking forfancy and affordablehome decoror car decal stickers made in the USA? Look no further! We’ve got an amazing, immense collection of wall murals and vinyl stickers and decals! MADE IN THE USAAND DELIVERED PROMPTLY We are proud to offer the best quality wall art stickers on the market! Our vinyl decals and stickers are produced in the USA! We ship vinyl decals same day we’ve got your order! 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION is our priority! Check your tracking number; if you don’t get your decals in time – CONTACT US immediately! We’ll send you a replacement FREE! ENJOY DIVERSITY We’ve got Christmas decals, motivational gym posters, decals for windows to protect birds, auto decals and bumper stickers, decals with flowers, birds, sayings, graphics, etc. Our vinyl muralsare perfect for office or home, living room, bathroom or kitchen,laptop, door & window, car or truck. We’ve got decals for girls’ rooms &decals for boys’ rooms. ENJOY CUSTOMIZATION We offer CUSTOM printing! Just email us your photos, logos, sayings etc. and we will print them for you on vinyl wall stickers! COLOR & SIZE: Each order for vinyl stickers is printed in aSINGLEcolor. A wide variety of colors is available. After placing your order, email us the color you prefer,otherwise, ...
- Brand: Andre Shop
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SKY FIGHTERS 1/1942-AIR WAR PULP-THRILLS-WWII-GERMAN TANKS-BRITISH
British Spitfires attack German tanks WWII pulp fiction Cover overhang has been trimmed Spine faded
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MiniArt 35599 British Rucksacks, Bags & Folded Canvas WWII, Buildings and Accessories Collection 1/35 Scale Model
MiniArt 35599 British Rucksacks, Bags & Folded Canvas WWII, Buildings and Accessories Collection 1/35 Scale Model Kit MiniArt has continued to release products that make dressing up your vehicles or dioramas with items from a manufacturer easy rather than being forced down the scratch building route. There are six grey sprues that make up this set. There are two bags that represent gas mask bags, 4 rucksacks in different styles, three different supplies sacks, and 6 canvas rolls in different sizes; all with a nice creasing detail. This kit will add visual interest when added to a model or diorama.
- ASIN: B07PPXLFCZ
- UPC: 689358607637
WW2 Spitfire RAF Fighter Aircraft Battle of Britain Plane Enamel
Spitfire charm measures approximately 1.5 inches across
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- UPC: 680750291158
Ahawoso Outdoor Garden Flags 28"x40" Inch Airshow Blue Plane Detailed Drawing Supermarine Spitfire Ww Vintage Fighter Ww2 Army Airplane War Vertical Double Sided Home Decorative House Yard
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- Color: Multi 52
- Brand: Ahawoso
- ASIN: B07R4PVT31
- UPC: 031084504887
British RAF Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Decal - 7" tall x 11"
Size:7" tall x 11" wide★ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ★ Is it hard to apply your decals? No, our decals are easy to apply and remove. We include a simple instruction sheet with your order. Our decals adhere to any clean, smooth, dry surface: walls, windows, doors, glass, metal, plastic, appliances, and finished wood.Will the decals damage my walls? No. As long as your wall is undamaged the decals will not harm the surface when they are removed. What about applying decals to painted surfaces? Wait 7-10 days before applying wall decals to freshly painted surfaces. What if I'm not happy with my order? We're committed to meeting or exceeding your expectations. If a problem arises we will promptly respond and solve it. Since 2001 we've sold over 50,000 decals worldwide. Our decals have been used in everything from large custom commercial projects to decorating a child's room. Our goal is for each job to lead to another, either from re-orders or word-of-mouth referrals. We want you satisfied so you keep us in mind when you need something in the future and you'll tell others about our beautiful products and amazing customer service!
- Brand: Wilson Graphics Wall Decals
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RAF Fighter Pilot (World War II)
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