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The Resource Wings of war : great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II, James P. Busha

Wings of war : great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II, James P. Busha

Label
Wings of war : great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II
Title
Wings of war
Title remainder
great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II
Statement of responsibility
James P. Busha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Experience the exciting combat tales of both Allied and Axis pilots around the world during World War II! 'Wings of war' encompasses the World War II air war from late 1939 through 1945 and provides a chronological snapshot not only of famous and significant events from the global air war, but also of other lesser-known events that are equally thrilling and important. Over three dozen different Allied and Axis airplanes are featured, giving you a unique experience at the controls of a variety of World War II's famed fighters, bombers, liaison, and jet airplanes. The action is truly global--from the skies over England, Greenland, mainland Europe, the African deserts, the CBI Theater, the entire Pacific Theater (including the Aleutians, Russia, Japan, and China) and many more, this is one book no fan of warbirds will want to miss!Here are just a few of the stories included about World War II aces from author Jim Busha's vast archival research and interviews: a pilot that flew a P-36 against the Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, while still in his Sunday pajamas; a B-25 pilot who launched off the USS 'Hornet' along with his fellow Doolittle Raiders; P-40 pilots who flew against Rommel and his Afrika Korps; and a PBY pilot who helped locate and recover a downed Zero over the Aleutians, which was later used as a test bed to learn its deadly tricks
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Busha, James P
Dewey number
940.54/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D785
LC item number
.B88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots, Military
Label
Wings of war : great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II, James P. Busha
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1939. War Clouds On The Horizon -- Learning to Fly the Luftwaffe Way Gunther Voltz -- Fleeing My Homeland Ludwick Martel -- 1940. Our Backs Abgains The Wall -- 603 Squadron Ludwick Martel -- Spitfire -- Spitfire Follies Robert Large -- Spitfire -- Tally Ho! Robert Foster -- Hurricane -- 1941. Outgunned And Outnumbered -- Where the Buffalo Roam Geoffrey Fisken -- Buffalo -- Wake-Up Call Besby Holmes -- P-36 -- Russian Roulette Gunther Voltz -- Fi 156 -- 1942. We Fought With What We Had -- Arctic Ice Capade in a P-38 Joseph Bradley McManus -- P-38 -- Flying Tank of the Desert Thomas Anderson -- P-40 -- Duel in the Desert Jerry Collinsworth ··Spitfire -- Bear Bait over Russia Willi Kriessman -- He 111 -- 1943. The Training Begins To Pay Off -- Ivans and Indians Norbert Hannig -- Bf 109 and Fw 190 -- Kings of the Cockpit Paul Poberezny -- PT-17, PT-19, and PT-23 -- Ruff Stuff Norbert Ruff -- P-38 -- First Blood James Swett -- F4F
  • Note continued: Luck of the Irish Peter McDermott -- P-39 -- Burma Banshee Brawl Philip Adair -- P-40 -- Ruthless Ruthie George Novotny -- P-40 and P-47 -- 1944. The Noose Begins To Tighten -- Steel Fist of the Luftwaffe Oscar Boesch -- Fw 190 -- Hunting the Hunters Lou Luma -- Mosquito -- Memories of a Hellcat Ace Alex Vraciu -- F6F -- Killer Corsairs Tom Hardy -- F4U Corsair -- Runt of the Litter Robert Rankin -- P-47 -- The Beast from Hell Foster Looney -- SB2C -- Summer of Hell over Hungary Mihaly Karatsonyi -- Bf 109 -- Strangers in a Strange Land Alfred Wood -- F6F -- Calamity over Kassel Bill Dewey -- B-24 -- When Worlds Collide Grant Fuller -- B-17 -- 1945. The End In Sight -- Uninvited Guest Oscar Boesch -- Fw 190 -- St. Valentine's Day Massacre Chuck Minahan -- B-26 -- Devil's Darling Thomas Rozga -- OY-1 (L-5) -- Duel of the Lightweights Merritt Francies and William Martin -- L-4 vs. Fi 156 -- A Fisher of Men Almon Oliver -- OS2U
  • Note continued: Pandora's Bockscar Charles Albury -- B-29
Control code
ocn908146111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780760348529
Lccn
2015013800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908146111
Label
Wings of war : great combat tales of Allied and Axis pilots from World War II, James P. Busha
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1939. War Clouds On The Horizon -- Learning to Fly the Luftwaffe Way Gunther Voltz -- Fleeing My Homeland Ludwick Martel -- 1940. Our Backs Abgains The Wall -- 603 Squadron Ludwick Martel -- Spitfire -- Spitfire Follies Robert Large -- Spitfire -- Tally Ho! Robert Foster -- Hurricane -- 1941. Outgunned And Outnumbered -- Where the Buffalo Roam Geoffrey Fisken -- Buffalo -- Wake-Up Call Besby Holmes -- P-36 -- Russian Roulette Gunther Voltz -- Fi 156 -- 1942. We Fought With What We Had -- Arctic Ice Capade in a P-38 Joseph Bradley McManus -- P-38 -- Flying Tank of the Desert Thomas Anderson -- P-40 -- Duel in the Desert Jerry Collinsworth ··Spitfire -- Bear Bait over Russia Willi Kriessman -- He 111 -- 1943. The Training Begins To Pay Off -- Ivans and Indians Norbert Hannig -- Bf 109 and Fw 190 -- Kings of the Cockpit Paul Poberezny -- PT-17, PT-19, and PT-23 -- Ruff Stuff Norbert Ruff -- P-38 -- First Blood James Swett -- F4F
  • Note continued: Luck of the Irish Peter McDermott -- P-39 -- Burma Banshee Brawl Philip Adair -- P-40 -- Ruthless Ruthie George Novotny -- P-40 and P-47 -- 1944. The Noose Begins To Tighten -- Steel Fist of the Luftwaffe Oscar Boesch -- Fw 190 -- Hunting the Hunters Lou Luma -- Mosquito -- Memories of a Hellcat Ace Alex Vraciu -- F6F -- Killer Corsairs Tom Hardy -- F4U Corsair -- Runt of the Litter Robert Rankin -- P-47 -- The Beast from Hell Foster Looney -- SB2C -- Summer of Hell over Hungary Mihaly Karatsonyi -- Bf 109 -- Strangers in a Strange Land Alfred Wood -- F6F -- Calamity over Kassel Bill Dewey -- B-24 -- When Worlds Collide Grant Fuller -- B-17 -- 1945. The End In Sight -- Uninvited Guest Oscar Boesch -- Fw 190 -- St. Valentine's Day Massacre Chuck Minahan -- B-26 -- Devil's Darling Thomas Rozga -- OY-1 (L-5) -- Duel of the Lightweights Merritt Francies and William Martin -- L-4 vs. Fi 156 -- A Fisher of Men Almon Oliver -- OS2U
  • Note continued: Pandora's Bockscar Charles Albury -- B-29
Control code
ocn908146111
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780760348529
Lccn
2015013800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908146111

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