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American Flight Jackets Airmen Aircraft

Author: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764310652
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This new comprehensive look at the evolution of the American flight jacket from World War I to Desert Storm addresses not only the types worn, but focuses primarily on the art and adornment applied to the jackets. The most colorful and creative period for flight jacket art was World War II, and it is this era that comprises a major portion of this book. Additionally, many of the pieces are attributed to the original owner with biographical information, contemporary photographs of the individual, and the aircraft on which he served. Personal combat accounts are also included. Also covered are other military jackets used by flyers. American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft was compiled over a number of years by Jon Maguire and John Conway. The authors became friends through a mutual passion for aviation history and collecting. This book provides a valuable reference for the historians and collectors alike, and includes over 1000 photographs.

Project 9

Author: Dennis R. Okerstrom
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082627322X
Size: 79.16 MB
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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H. H. “Hap” Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom’s in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America’s first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six.

Art Of The Flight Jacket

Author: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887407949
Size: 60.70 MB
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Following the success of their first volume American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm, Jon Maguire and John Conway focus solely on the painted leather jackets of the World War II years in this all new volume.

U S Army Rangers Special Forces Of World War Ii

Author: Robert Todd Ross
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN:
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U.S. Army Rangers & Special Forces of World War II tells the story of the U.S. Armys elite Rangers and special forces largely through pictures. Never before has such an expansive view of World War II been offered in one volume. Furthermore, an extensive search of public and private archives unearthed an astonishing number of rare and never before seen images, some in color. Most notable are the nearly twenty exemplary photographs of Lieutenant Colonel William O. Darbys Ranger Force in Italy, taken by Robert Capa, who is considered by many to be the greatest combat photographer of all time. Complementing the period photographs are numerous color plates detailing the rare and often unique items of insignia, weaponry, and equipment that marked the soldiers whose heavy task it was to lead the way.

Antique Sweetheart Jewelry

Author: Nicholas D. Snider
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887409028
Size: 10.95 MB
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This second book by Nick Snider presents the popular collectible military sweetheart jewelry and collectibles that were so important to the home front during World War I and II. Over 200 color photographs, most of full-page size, display thousands of items of jewelry, banners, pillow covers, paper items and compacts, as well as special sections on the Seabee(Construction Batallion) and WASP(Women's Airforce Service Pilot) items. Experience the human side of warfare through appreciation of the patriotic items displayed herein.

American Military History

Author: Daniel K. Blewett
Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia
ISBN:
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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Warman S Americana Collectibles

Author: Ellen T. Schroy
Publisher: Warman's
ISBN: 9780873419765
Size: 19.31 MB
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Provides descriptions and price listings for such American antiques as pottery, games, comic books, cookie cutters, children's toys, and beer bottles.

Books In Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Gear Up

Author: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887407444
Size: 31.63 MB
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Provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by United States Army Air Force flyers in World War II.