Consolidated B 24 Vol 1

Author: David Doyle
Editor: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764356155
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The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the world's most-produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book chronicles the design, development, and wartime use of the iconic early models of the B-24--those featuring the so-called "glass nose"--from the assembly line to their use in the famous raid on the refineries at Ploesti, Romania, in 1943. The story of these iconic early WWII aircraft is told through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published, which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. Large clear photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, unlock the secrets of this aircraft. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

B 24 Bridge Busters

Author: Colin Pateman
Editor: Fonthill Media
ISBN:
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B-24 Bridge Busters: RAF Liberators over Burma and Thailand provides a gripping and detailed account of RAF Liberator missions against the Japanese in Asia. British and Commonwealth aircrews displayed great gallantry in many instances on low-level precise bombing sorties destroying specific targets, including a great number of bridges constructed by the Japanese in their conquest to reach India. A number of detailed accounts are based upon personal flying logbooks and other unique material originating from the pilots and aircrews. 159 Squadron was the first four engined heavy bomber squadron which flew from India and operated over Burma. They instigated greater accuracy in destroying a multitude of vital targets. The legendary film The Bridge over the River Kwai (1957) evokes images that are historically set in celluloid; however, that blockbusting film had separated fact from fiction and this book examines the true events that took place through Bridge Busting , including techniques developed and deployed by the RAF against the Japanese.

Courage And Air Warfare

Author: Mark K. Wells
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204829
Size: 12,41 MB
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Colonel Wells investigates the nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. The book analyzes aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness, and compares the efforts of the US Eighth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command.

The 44th Bomb Group In World War Ii

Author: Ron Mackay
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN:
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The 44th Bomb Group, which flew the B-24 Liberator, was the "pioneer" unit for what evolved from the "Mighty Eighth's" 2nd Bomb Wing into a full-scale Bomb (and later Air) Division. The Group amassed an impressive 343 missions and won two Distinguished Unit Citations between November 1942 and April 1945, dropping nearly 19,000 tons of ordnance in the process including the legendary August 1943 Ploesti mission. These statistics were achieved at a material cost of around 200 aircraft, and a human cost of some 2,000 airmen MIA, as the 8th USAAF focused its strategic bombing campaign in the face of determined Luftwaffe opposition.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Editor:
ISBN:
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Ntse Nmms Olympiads Champs Class 7 Science Social Science Vol 1

Author: Disha Experts
Editor: Disha Publications
ISBN: 9384583022
Size: 12,20 MB
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Middle School is the most appropriate age when children can learn and focus on lot of other skills that will last for life. NTSE-NMMS/ OLYMPIADS Champs Class 7 Science/ Social Science Vol 1 is an attempt to guide and prepare students for NTSE/ Olympiad examinations. The book will not only prepare the students for these examinations but will also help in developing a good aptitude and problem solving skills. The Vol 1 covers the Scholastic part - Sciences and Social Sciences. Science is divided into Physics, Chemistry and Biology whereas Social Science is divided into History, Civics and Geography. The book provides, for each chapter, Key Concepts followed by Multiple Choice Questions Exercises. In order to generate interest, interesting facts have been provided along with the theory. Each chapter provides 2 levels of Exercises based on the level of difficulty. The Exercises contain Simple MCQs, Matching based MCQs, statement based MCQs, feature based MCQs, multiple answer based MCQs, passage based MCQs, picture based MCQs etc. The detailed solutions to the MCQ's are provided at the end of each chapter. This book will really prove to be an asset for Class 7 students as they hardly find any material which can help them in building a strong foundation.

Beneath Haunted Waters

Author: Peter Stekel
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493025325
Size: 18,99 MB
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Drama. Tragedy. Irony. Unsolved mysteries. And throw in a little greed. Beneath Haunted Waters is not a ghost story; it’s not that kind of “haunted” at all. These are waters haunted by generations of people who cannot forget the story of how two B-24 Liberator bombers disappeared in 1943 and what happened to the boys on board. During the World War II years, the convention was to call young men in their late teens to their late 20s, “boys.” The boys who piloted bombers and fighter aircraft during World War II were 19 or 20 years old - barely out of their childhood. Imagine boarding a 737 today and seeing a teenager at the controls instead of a person with greying temples. That was the situation during the war. Beneath Haunted Waters is a story about that era, when children flew large airplanes equipped with enough firepower to destroy cities. And yet, boys they were, and boys they will always be. But it’s primarily a story of how they died, not in combat, but by accident. During World War II the USA lost 7100 combat aircraft and 5300 trainers, along with 15,530 pilots, crew members, and ground personnel in over 52,000 domestic accidents. These statistics don’t compare to the huge numbers of RAF, 8th Air Force, and Luftwaffe losses during the European air war but the numbers are still frightening: Between 1942-1945, US aviation losses to accidents (12,400) exceeded combat losses (4500) to the Japanese. For every plane shot down in the South Pacific there were three lost to accidents within the United States. While memoirs of those who served, histories of military and political leaders, and books about combat abound, very little has been written about the terrible toll of aviation training accidents during the war. Beneath Haunted Waters is unique because it tells this hardly known and little appreciated story. Most information on this subject is covered in official reports. It appears in a casual way in many memoirs. There are a few histories of the air war during World War II that mention aviation accidents during training or once the boys were in theater. There has been no popular, academic, or comprehensive book on the subject. I propose to cover this subject within the more personal story of what happened to the two Liberators that wound up in Huntington Lake and Hester Lake. Usually, pilots and crews of World War II aircraft were neither old enough to vote nor to drink. Many had never driven a car or taken a train ride much less been in an airplane. Nine months after enlistment they were flying the most technologically advanced, high performance, machines ever built. The same could be said for their navigation equipment and radio gear. But aviation had been around for only 40 years! Aircraft design was still in its infancy. Engines failed, pilots flew into mountains, navigators got lost, radios broke, and weather forecasts were frequently and fatally wrong.

Armies Weapons

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Tablet To Table Vol 1

Author: Toni Risson
Editor: Tercio Publishing
ISBN: 1925033244
Size: 18,88 MB
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Lollies, Candies and Sweets The appeal of old-fashioned lollies and their indelible imprint on our childhood memories, with a feature story from lolly PhD scholar, Dr Toni Risson. Includes embedded videos on creating a Dolly Varden cake with trainer of chefs Lourayne Mahood from William Angliss Institute, as well as a look at our ongoing love affair with chocolate, and a romp through a lifetime of Kit Kat courtesy of Nestlé Australia.