Aircraft of world war ii by chris chant, hardcover barnes. David mondeys most popular book is american aircraft of world war ii. The latter category includes my collection of profile publications. And aircraft of world war 2 is one of those books that should be in your library. How american business produced victory in world war ii, by the wars end, knudsen had gone from the. Ww2 german luftwaffe aircraft 19391945 military factory.
Having just read winged victory i put it at the top of my list in terms of novels though much of it has basis in fact. The classic second world war fleet air arm autobiography. A saga of churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz. After that italy was divided in two states, the axis italian social republic in the north and the allied italian kingdom in the south.
Japan lost her best pilots and some of her best ships. The german pilot escorted the b17 to the english channel and then saluted the american pilot and returned home. Its nice to have books that have information on aircraft of wwii. Shop world war i aviation books and collectibles abebooks. A new history of the second world war the new yorker. The best books on pilots of the second world war five books. The amazing story of finland in world war ii, 19391945. List of aircraft of japan during world war ii wikipedia. Extensive price list for thousands of authentic items representing history of soviet empire from 1917 to 1991 with emphasis on early years and war with nazi germany.
There are a total of 684 world war 2 aircraft 19391945 entries in the military factory. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. Just wanted a sampling on what your favorite books were on the great war in the air. Modern military aircraft aviation factfile chartwell books.
A new york times bestseller that brings to life one of the bloodiest battles of world war iiand the beginning of the end of the third reich. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Nara resources archives surviving from world war ii an excerpt copied with permission of the author, gerhard weinberg, from his book a world at arms. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The german fighter pilots experience in the mediterranean theatre 194144 and normandy, norway and germany 194445 hardcover by. The raids followed the failure of the german luftwaffe to defeat britains royal air force in the battle of britain julyseptember 1940. Buy issued air force collectable wwii military books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. Ive listed my library of ww1 aviation books below and grouped them into 1 hard bound books and 2 booklets. Us navy planes of world war ii the imperial japanese navy destroyed the united states navys fleet of battleships when it attacked pearl harbor, hawaii on december 7, 1941. World war ii history 112 of over 40,000 results for books. This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the us air force from 19391945.
The nazis were slower than the allies to replace downed aircraft they had. Instead, with an extraordinary array of facts and statistics, the book offers an account of the fatalism of war. Nevertheless, the canadian contribution to the air war of world war 2 should never be overlooked. David mondey has 32 books on goodreads with 381 ratings. Airplanes also played an important role in the war at sea through the use of aircraft. Introduces various kinds of fighter planes used by the army air force and by the navy and marines during world war two, their missions, and the weapons employed. Go to books section go to dvds section books about individual aircraft types can be found on our aircraft data pages. By the end of the conflict on 2 september 1945 germany, the united kingdom, and the united states all. From pusher biplanes in 1914 to the first monoplanes.
Janes world war ii tanks and fighting vehicles the complete guide. That really depends on how much detail you want, and whether you can live with information that is dated and in some instances incorrect. We are pleased to offer a selection of warbirdrelated books and videos through our affiliation with. May 17, 20 discover book depositorys huge selection of military aircraft books online. Janes world war ii tanks and fighting vehicles the. O riginally much of the information included on these web pages came from other aviation history web sites. The list of aircraft of world war ii includes all the aircraft used by those countries which were at war during world war ii from the period between their joining the conflict and the conflict ending for them. There are a total of 160 ww2 british aircraft 19391945 entries in the military factory. Truman and world war ii this truman library website contains a collection of documents. From the start of world war ii, in 1939, to its conclusion six years later, military aircraft developed from prewar biplanes such as the gloster gladiator, to classic aircraft the messerschmitt me 109 and the p51 mustangand on to the age of jet warplanesthe arado ar 234 and the gloster meteor. Browse and buy a vast selection of world war i aviation books and collectibles on.
Aircraft allied code name first flown number built service kawanishi. Best childrens books about world war ii 19391945 young readers are fascinated with world war ii, but teachers and parents have a hard time finding books to recommend. The battle of midway was an epic wwii clash between the u. Aviation history and world war two sources and links. It first saw service in 1941 and became the rafs main bomber during the war. I hope that i have added some value, in bringing it together, adding some missing pieces, and putting it together in a consistent fashion. The book was a huge commercial success, selling one million hardcover copies and going through twenty printings in its first year. A total of 55,500 were killed in bomber aircraft through the entire war.
Home browse history military history wars, battles, and military interventions world war ii world war ii air warfare. The 100 year quest to perfect the aircraft carrier. The encyclopedia of aircraft of world war ii by paul e. Popular ww2 aviation books showing 150 of 297 nakajima ki43 hayabusa. World war ii was the first war in which jet aircraft participated in combat with examples being used on both sides of the conflict during the latter stages of the war. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh perspectives and uncover. The greatest intelligence operation of world war ii. The amazing story of finland in world war ii, 19391945 a soldier with a pack reindeer, on slippery ice, near the tiny village of nautsi, in northern lapland, finland, on october 26, 1941. Books by david mondey author of american aircraft of. The lockheed p38 lightning is a world war iiera american pistonengined fighter aircraft. There are a total of 65 ww2 canadian aircraft 19391945 entries in the military factory. World war ii aviation 102 viewers aviation 50 viewers new. Discover the best world war ii history in best sellers.
This page lists all of the combat aircraft used in world war 2 including fighter, bomber and transport types. Get the best deals on original ww ii us books when you shop the largest online selection at. Discover book depositorys huge selection of military aircraft books online. The first prototype lancaster flew in january, 1941. Buy british aircraft of world war ii reissue by mondey, david isbn. How detroit factories retooled during wwii to defeat.
This comprehensive guide to the aircraft of world war ii features more than 120 military aircraft. List of books and articles about world war ii air warfare. The lancaster bomber was one of the most famous aircraft of world war ii. Best childrens books about world war ii 19391945 253. Combat aircraft that were everyday companions to airmen in the world war ii generation have become extraordinary treasures to many in the next. It was issued as a stiff card covered loose leaf cover, with the intention that as information changed or new aircraft were introduced or indeed, old ones taken out of service the pages would be changed by the user. Us navy airplanes of world war ii aviation central. The japanese used a tactic called kamikaze where they would purposely crash a plane into an enemy ship to sink it.
Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Aircraft of world war 1 by lloyd, john and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. I n world war two, airplanes of all types fighters, bombers, transports, etc. Buy a cheap copy of american aircraft of world war ii book by david mondey. Saving britain 1940 by patrick bishop, ju 88 aces of world war 2 by robert forsyth, dornier do 335. Hanson begins by putting the second world war in a classical context. To accept cookies from this site, please click the allow cookies button below.
M3 lee tanks under construction in the huge new tank factory of the detroit arsenal. We also provide aircraft of 1946 to showcase those aircraft that might have been deployed should the war have continued into 1946. Six months later, naval aviators sunk four japanese aircraft carriers at the battle of midway. Great aircraft of history ww2 fighters, bombers, and more.
P51b mustang the bastard stepchild that saved the 8th af has been sent by osprey publications for print. Ww2 german luftwaffe aircraft 19391945 the luftwaffe provided the second critical component to the successful armored blitzkrieg campaigns beginning world war 2 it was a large part of the early german success. List of regia aeronautica aircraft used in world war ii. Interesting facts about the aircraft of world war ii. History books from wildblue press cover ranges from rasputin to north korea and many other. The blitz, september 1940may 1941, nighttime bombing raids against london and other british cities by nazi germany during world war ii.
Although its scholarly reputation is often debated, the rise and fall of the third reich remains one of the most influential tomes about world war ii to this day. It technically happened a few months after the war had ended, but it involved the u. A list of aircraft used by italy during world war ii until its capitulation to the allies in september 1943. A history of ww2 in 25 airplanes m ustangs, mitchells, catalinas, liberators, corsairs. A history of ww2 in 25 airplanes military aviation air. Afterwards, air power became the absolute arbiter of the new world order that emerged. As the b17s of the 4th bomb group crossed the dutch coast, the fighters of jg26, based nearby, commenced a protracted aerial assault but were. I have some general aircraft books, but am looking for some more focused on those of ww2. Allied aircraft of world war ii 19391945 worlds great weapons by chris chant sep 1, 2014. Both combat and noncombat aircraft are covered by text. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Examining the design, development and deployment of the aircraft throughout history, from world war ii and korea through to current actions.
During ww2, luftwaffe pilot franz stigler refused to destroy a damaged b17. Booktopia buy military aircraft books online from australias leading online. Interesting list, there are a number here ive been wanting to read, and a few i hadnt heard of which look interesting. Discover librarianselected research resources on world war ii air warfare from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Anyone know any good ww2 aircraft books, with pictures descriptionsdetails. Japanese and italian aircraft military aviation library world war ii by bill gunston and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This is one of the most famous mysterious incidents of all time.
Also see my selection of ww1 photos, that contain some interesting info on airplanes and pilot uniforms. The encyclopedia of aircraft of wwii eden, paul on. As for a fairly comprehensive overview of planes, but short on absolute accuracy, try to find the 1960s reprint of janes all the worlds aircraft 1919. Aircraft developed but not used operationally in the war are in the prototypes section at the end. From early helicopters to bombers meant to attack the united states, these are some of the most interesting airplanes to ever fly. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Interesting stories and random facts from the second world. In japanese army air forcertafcafipsf service paperback by. Prototypes for aircraft that entered service under a different design number are. The reference section of the book gives detailed technical information on the aircraft s that royal air force used during wwii with specs and photos. Navy and the imperial japanese navy that played out six months after the attack.
And in fact all arms of british forces and home defence organisations during ww2. The encyclopedia of aircraft of wwii is an exhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in europe and the pacific, including such famous aircraft as the p51 mustang, supermarine spitfire, yakovlev yak3, messerschmitt me 109 and vought f4u corsair. The following article on war in the pacific during world war two is an excerpt from barrett tillmans book on wave and wing. Camouflage aand markings paul ludwig and malcolm laird, ventura publications, wellington, new zealand, 1998 isbn 0958359431. This is a list of aircraft used by the imperial japanese army and imperial japanese navy during world war ii fighters. A readers guide to the air war our pick of the best books and memoirs on world war ii aviation.
With over 120 aircraft of wwii, from the bf109, fw190, p51, dc3 or c47 as it was known during the war years, spitfire, mosquito, bf110, he111, ju88 and a lot more. A nice volume which describes the aircraft s used by the royal air force during the world war ii with technical details, factual narratives, pilot anecdotes and rare action photographs. For most of finlands history, the country had lived on the periphery of world events, but for a few weeks during the winter of 193940, finland stood at. Return to the world war 2 aircraft by country index. From the moment world war ii beganwith the german invasion of polandto its end in 1945 with the american bombings of hiroshimanagasaki, it was clear that aircraft would play a crucial tactical role. The first successful jet aircraft, the heinkel he 178, flew only five days before the start of the war, on 1 september 1939. American aircraft of world war ii mondey, david on. Including the aircraft used in the spanish civil war 193639. Wwii planes were responsible for some of the most cat.
Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Military aircraft of world war ii aviation central. Issued air force collectable wwii military books for sale ebay. It should come as no surprise that during world war ii, airplane designers around the world built some fascinating experimental airplanes. American aircraft of world war ii book by david mondey. Also included are prototypes and conceptual types that never saw the light of day.800 778 845 162 1244 1297 31 176 186 569 119 856 389 245 433 615 1095 730 168 1352 553 1128 350 555 766 1419 127 165 1497 165 369 680 1176 1207 164 1176 893 647 977 1371 1100 1101 638 490 1406 1479