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            Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot
              

            Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reyher, Charles R.

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            Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot chronicles the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander.. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional vi...ew of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of service with Trans World Airlines. After graduation as a pilot cadet, he became a bomb approach pilot at a bombardier training base for one year. Then, rated as a B-17 Flying Fortress 1st Pilot, he spent six months duty as a B-17 instructor pilot at an airbase training new B-17 crews as replacements for the 8th Air Force in England. Many months of training to be a B-29 Aircraft Commander followed. He arrived at newly constructed Northwest Field, Guam, in early June 1945. 125 factory-new B-29B Superfortresses made up the new 315th Very Heavy Bomb Wing. He and his crew flew 13 missions before the end of the war, all against oil targets. In addition to covering his wartime service, the author concludes the book with several chapters detailing various aspects of the air war against Japan and how he believes attacking Japan's oil refineries and supplies could have ended the war even without the use of the atomic bombs. 183 photographs, documents, drawings and illustrations. A Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir.
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            ISBN 9781716606298
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Lulu.com
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            United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term 2013, June 9, Through October 2, 2014
              

            United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term 2013, June 9, Through October 2, 2014 (Hardback)

            Edited by Court, Supreme; Judiciary

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            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20
            ISBN 9780160956041
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Government Printing Office
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            Series United States Reports
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            Lost in the Triangle
             

            Lost in the Triangle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Redman, Jim

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            On December 5, 1945, 14 men in five avenger torpedo bombers took off on a routine mission. They never returned...Flight 19 departed from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida on what was supposed to be a simple navigation and bombing training exercise involving flying a tria...ngular course out over the Bahamas and back to their Florida base. After the tower lost all radio contact with Flight 19, a PBM flying boat took off to search for the missing planes and men.The search plane and her entire crew of 13 also disappeared without a trace in the Triangle . . .
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            ISBN 9798670379441
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Independently Published
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            Grumman F2f/F3f and Civil Variants
              

            Grumman F2f/F3f and Civil Variants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dann, Richard

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            The early 1930s was a time of great change in the field of military fighter aviation. At the beginning of the decade, the state-of-the-art in fighter manufacture was the use of traditional construction techniques of welded tube fuselages and fabric covered surfaces. Fixed landing... gear and open cockpits were standard equipment. By mid-decade, the state-of-the-art was changing. Lightweight aluminum alloys were being developed that offered high strength and light weight. External bracing gave way to cantilevered aero surfaces. Enclosed cockpits, retractable landing gear and aerodynamic streamlining were becoming standard design features on civilian and military aircraft of the day. In the late 1920s, the U.S. Navy fighter market was dominated by Curtiss and Boeing with aircraft manufactured using conservative design and construction techniques that had been employed at the beginning of the decade. By the early 1930s, however, Boeing had updated their F4B/P-12 design, incorporating a stressed skin, semi-monocoque fuselage into later models of both. In the Autumn of 1929, three engineers from the Loening Aircraft Company on Long Island made the decision not to relocate to Pennsylvania during a merger. Instead, they resolved to form their own aircraft manufacturing company. Thus, Leroy Grumman, Leon Jake Swirbul and William Schwendler founded the Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Corporation, in December 1929. Following early successes with the FF-1/SF-1 naval aircraft, Grumman turned its attention to designing a single-seat naval fighter for use aboard the U.S. Navy's growing carrier fleet. With excellent performance attributes, the Navy purchased 55 F2F-1s. While performance of the F2F-1 were impressive, Grumman continued development, offering the Navy an improved design known as the F3F-1. With even better performance than the F2F, the Navy eventually ordered a total of 162 F3Fs in three major subvariants. Grumman's stubby F2F and F3F airplanes dominated U.S. Navy fight
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            ISBN 9781734972726
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Steve Ginter
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            Dewoitine D.520: D.520c-1, D.520dc
              

            Dewoitine D.520: D.520c-1, D.520dc (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rys, Marek

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              30 Nov 20
            ISBN 9788366148987
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
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            Series Top Drawings
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            Mitsubishi A6m Reisen Zeke Vol. 1
              

            Mitsubishi A6m Reisen Zeke Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Paduch, Dariusz

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 20
            ISBN 9788366673014
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Kagero
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            Series Monographs
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            The Fighter/Bomber Horten Ho 229
              

            The Fighter/Bomber Horten Ho 229 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rys, Marek

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 20
            ISBN 9788366148970
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            Publisher Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
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            Series Top Drawings
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