Fighting Hitler's Jets

The Extraordinary Story of the American Airmen Who Beat the Luftwaffe and Defeated Nazi Germany


Author: Robert F. Dorr

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760343985

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 931

Fighting Hitler's Jets is the personal story of the American fighter pilots who defeated the German Luftwaffe in the spring and summer of 1944, only to find themselves up against Adolf Hitler's Wunderwaffen, or “wonder weapons.”

Hitler's Jet Plane

The ME 262 Story


Author: Mano Ziegler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1848326998

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 4642

The Me 262 was the world's first operational military jet. Hitler believed that it would become Germany's 'miracle weapon' and took a great personal interest in its development. Pilot Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to its design and testing. Could the Me 262 have broken Allied supremacy in the air? Why did it take so long to come into service and why were hundreds of German pilots sacrificed in developing it? Why did the Me 262 prove not to be the unparalleled success that Goering claimed it would be and what role did Hitler play in this ultimate failure? These are some of the questions this book answers.

Jet Fighters


Author: Michael J. H. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861240883

Category: Fighter planes

Page: 157

View: 8163

Broken Me 262 Jet Fighters Part 1


Author: David Myhra PhD

Publisher: RCW Technology & Ebook Publishing



Page: 34

View: 439

Photographs and information of unfinished, war weary, crash-landed, cannibalized, new ones, but all "dead Messerschmidt Me262s, found scattered all over the former Nazi Germany at the end of World War II, 8may1945. Enjoy this nine part series!

North Atlantic Civilization at War: World War II Battles of Sky, Sand, Snow, Sea and Shore

World War II Battles of Sky, Sand, Snow, Sea and Shore


Author: Patrick Lloyd Hatcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315503115

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 314

This book recounts the World War II journeys of a soldier, a ship, and a bottle of spirits through, and around, five great turning-point battles. Those battles were influenced more by geography and climate than by generals and admirals. Properly titled they would be known as the Battles of the Sky (Britain), the Sand (El Alemein), the Snow (Stalingrad), the Sea (North Atlantic), and the Shore (Normandy). Slogging their way through this quintet are an eighteen-year-old G.I. from Missouri (as seen through his letters home), an "ugly duckling" of a Liberty ship (as seen through its Armed Guard reports), and a bottle of rum (as traced by those who, after the war, made money in selling war souvenirs). It is the history of the North Atlantic sea basin and its extensions at war: the story of the lulls between battles, when America's teenage warriors often watched war movies (Humphrey Bogart made and Warner Brothers released seven during the war), sang or listened to popular tunes by songsmiths like Irving Berlin, and drank rum-and-Coke (while listening to Dick Haymes sing the hit "Rum & Coca-Cola"). While accessible and vastly entertaining, this is a serious work of history. By treating World War II in Europe much as Fernand Braudel treated the origins of Western civilization in his masterpiece The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Hatcher brings Braudelian detachment to his narrative.

Fighting jets


Author: Bryce S. Walker,Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780809433629

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 8225

Traces the history of jet combat aircraft and discusses the use of jet fighter planes in the Korean War, Vietnamese War, and battles in the Middle East

World War II fighting jets


Author: Jeffrey L. Ethell,Alfred Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853104060

Category: Jet planes, Military

Page: 211

View: 1396

High Hulls

Flying Boats of the 1930s and 1940s


Author: Charles R. G. Bain

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: History

Page: 334

View: 1030

For a time, the flying boat was seen as the way of the future. These aircraft, so strange and foreign to the modern mind, once criss-crossed the world and fulfilled essential military roles. In his latest book for Fonthill, Charles Bain looks at the golden age of the flying boat, when these sometimes strange and often beautiful vessels spanned the globe. These vessels-a combination of ship and airplane-found themselves working as patrol aircraft, passenger aircraft, transports, and even as combat aircraft. This volume contains their stories, from memorable aircraft such as the Short Sunderland and Boeing 314 Clipper, to the craft that roamed the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War, to forgotten giants from Saunders-Roe and even strange jet fighters that once landed like ducks. It even includes the flying boat that has not let time get in the way of doing its job-the Martin Mars. Each of these aircraft has a story worthy of the telling, and often a memorable role to play in the history of aviation. `High Hulls' delves deeply into a long-vanished part of aviation's golden age.

Lufthansa to Luftwaffe - Hitlers Secret Air Force


Author: Peter Dancey


ISBN: 1446152391

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 7408

This book provides a complete history of the clandestine WW II Luftwaffe and its origins under the patronage of Lufthansa, secret training of its personel in Russia and Italy. Combat proving of its airplanes with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Units, deployments, personel, airplanes and sub-types, thw 'secret weapons' and the world's first combat jets. Hitler's less than cordial relations with Goring, the RLM and German Aviation industry