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Air aces of World War II

Author: Robert Jackson
Publisher: Wiltshire [England] : Airlife, 2003.
Series: Vital guide.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conflict in the skies above the combat zones of World War II bred a new legion of heroes. They were all brave men, but some have become legends. This is a compact reference to the history and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jackson
ISBN: 1840374128 9781840374124
OCLC Number: 51194093
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 106 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Aces of the AVG : the Flying Tigers, USA --
Max Aitken, Canada --
Geoffrey Allard, Great Britain --
Douglas Bader, Great Britain --
Heinz Bär : leading jet ace, Germany --
Gerhard Barkhorn : ace of JG52, Germany --
Bob Bateson : Mosquito Attack, Great Britain --
Harold W. Bauer : "Indian Joe", USA --
Roland Beamont : fighter test pilot, Great Britain --
Martin Becker : bomber destroyer, Germany --
Don Bennett, Pathfinder pioneer, Australia --
George Beurling : Malta defender, Canada --
Don Blakeslee : Debden Eagle, USA --
Richard Bong : America's ace of aces, USA --
Gregory 'Pappy Boyington : Black Sheep leader, USA --
Bob Braham : Night Sky virtuoso, Great Britain --
Terence Bulloch : ace U-boat killer, Ireland --
Clive Caldwell : the Killer, Australia --
Frank Carey : the Cockney Ace, Great Britain --
Leonard Cheshire : master bomber, Great Britain --
Pierre Clostermann : ace of the fighting French, France --
John Cunningham : 'Cat's Eyes', Great Britain --
Alan Deere, ace with nine lives, New Zealand --
James H. Doolittle : the Tokyo Raider, USA --
Neville Duke : Western Desert ace, Great Britain --
Hughie Edwards: low-level ace, Great Britain --
Eugene Esmonde : Swordfish leader, Ireland --
'Paddy' Finucane : the fighting Irishman, Ireland --
Joseph J. Foss : Wildcat over Guadalcanal, USA --
Josef Frantisek : Battle of Britain, top scorer, Czechoslovakia --
Francis Gabreski : leader of the Fighting 56th, USA --
Adolf Galland, the first and the last, Germany --
Don Gentile, American Eagle, USA --
Guy Gibson : the Dam Buster, Great Britain --
Pierre Le Gloan : ace of the Battle of France, France --
Gordon Gollob : Austrian ace, Austria --
Colin Gray : the unsung hero, New Zealand --
Hans Hahn : a Luftwaffe 'original, Germany --
Robert M. Hanson : Corsair over Rabaul, USA --
Erich Hartmann : Ace of Aces, Germany --
Joachim Helbig : the anti-shipping ace, Germany --
'Hajo' Hermann : the 'Wild Boar', Germany --
Leslie Jacobsen : Battle over Norway, New Zealand --
George E. Jameson : Normandy night ace, New Zealand --
'Johnnie' Johnson : the Hunter, Great Britain --
Robert S. Johnson, Thunderbolt ace of aces, USA --
Ilmari Juutilainen : Ace of the Winter, Finland --
James Edgar 'Cobber' Cain : Hurricane over France --
John Kent : Fighter leader, Canada --
Ira C. Kepford : the 'Jolly Roger', USA --
Aleksandr Klubov : the Calm Killer, USSR --
Ivan Kozhedub : Allied top scorer, USSR --
Karel Kuttelwascher, Intruder ace, Czechoslovakia --
James 'Ginger' Lacey : ace fighter instructor, Great Britain --
Roderick Learoyd : the Canal Buster, Great Britain --
Helmut Lent, Defender of the Reich, Germany --
Lydia Litvak : the White Rose of Stalingrad, USSR --
Eric Lock : missing, believed killed, Great Britain --
Franco Lucchini : Italy's leading ace, Italy --
David Mccampbell : Hellcat over the Marianas, USA --
Thomas B. McGuire : Lightning over New Guinea, USA --
Archie McKellar : 'Wee Mac', Great Britain --
A.G. 'Sailor Malan : the ace who wrote the rules, South Africa --
Hugh Malcom : beyond the call of duty, Great Britain --
Hans-Joachim Marseille : the Star of Africa, Germany --
Marin la Mesĺée --
ace of the 'phoney war', France --
Bruno Meyer : Ground-attack ace, Germany --
John C. Meyer : Ace over the Ardennes, USA --
Werner Mölders : the national hero, Germany --
Kaneyoshi Muto : the talented ace, Japan --
Edouard Le Nigen : France's unknown hero, France --
Hiroyoshi Nishizawa : Japan's top scorer, Japan --
Normandie-Niemen : for the glory of France, France --
Walter Nowotny : jet fighter pioneer, Austria --
Jean 'Pyker' Offenburg : Belgium's ace, Belgium --
Edward 'Butch' O'Hare : carrier defender, USA --
Robin Olds : the two-war ace, USA --
Palm Sunday Massacre : a fistful of aces, Allied Air Forces --
'Pat' Pattle : RAF top scorer? South Africa --
Percy Pickard : special mission specialist, Great Britain --
Aleksandr Pokryshkin : the tactician, USSR --
George E. Preddy : Mustang ace, USA --
Josef 'Pips' Priller : in defence of Germany, Germany --
Jamie Rankin : the leader, Great Britain --
Walter Rubensdorffer : fighter-bomber pioneer, Germany --
Hans-Ulrich Rudel : tank-buster supreme, Germany --
Eugenie Rudneva : biplane bomber ace, USSR --
Saburo Sakai : ace of the rising sun, Japan --
Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein : the noble ace, Germany --
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer : night-fighter ace of aces, Germany --
Stanislaw Skalski : the fighting Pole, Poland --
Johannes Steinhoff : the respected ace, Germany --
Richard Stevens : the lonely warrior, Great Britain --
Tempest Aces : last battles over Germany, British Commonwealth/USA --
John S. Thach Wildcat tactician, USA --
Robert Stanford Tuck : from biplanes to jets, Great Britain --
Witold Urbanowicz : Polish fighter leader, Poland --
Eugene A. Valencia : the Hellcat fighting team, USA --
Stanley W. Vejtasa : seven down in one fight, USA --
John J. Voll : top ace of the Fifteenth Air Force, USA --
Boyd D. Wagner : first of the Air Corps aces, USA --
George S. Welch : pursuit at Pearl harbor, USA --
Helmut Wick : the impetuous ace, Germany --
Hubert Zemke : Wolfpack leader, USA.
Series Title: Vital guide.
Other Titles: Air aces of WWII
Air aces of World War Two
Air aces of World War 2
Responsibility: Robert Jackson.
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