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US NAVAL AVIATION PIONEERS & WORLD WAR ONE BIOGRAPHIES
 
 
Admiral William A. Moffett and U.S. Naval Aviation. By Paolo Coletta, Bernarr B. Coletta. Edwin Mellen Press; ISBN: 0773485953
This volume focuses on Admiral William A. Moffett, a graduate of the U S Naval Academy in 1890 who served at sea and ashore for 22 years before he saw aircraft operate with the fleet. He administered a large aviation unit while commanding the US Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, and from 1918 to 1920 he commanded the battleship
"Mississipi", which carried aircraft. After that, he became the
Director of Naval Aviation and then the first Chief of the Buraeu of Aeronautics in 1921. Concentrating also on US naval aviation, the book includes a bibliography of Moffet's published writings. 

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Hardcover - 280 pages (July 1997)
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Fleet Admiral King. By Ernest King. Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306707721. Our Price: £67.50 
Autobiography by Fleet Admiral King. In August 1928, following flight training and further service at sea, King became Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The next year, he moved into command of the Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, and, in 1930, became captain of the large aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1933, he was made Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. During the later 1930s, he commanded the Battle Fleet's aircraft carriers. The Pearl Harbor disaster brought Admiral King back to Washington, D.C., as Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet in December 1941. He also became Chief of Naval Operations in March 1942, holding both positions through the rest of World War II, in which he guided the Navy's plans and global operations. 

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Hardcover new edition (1 December, 1976) 
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Master of Sea Power : A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (Classics of Naval Literature) by Thomas B. Buell, John B. Lundstrom. United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557500924  Our Price: £0.00 
In August 1928, following flight training and further service at sea, King became Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The next year, he moved into command of the Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, and, in 1930, became captain of the large aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1933, he was made Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. During the later 1930s, he commanded the Battle Fleet's aircraft carriers. The Pearl Harbor disaster brought Admiral King back to Washington, D.C., as Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet in December 1941. He also became Chief of Naval Operations in March 1942, holding both positions through the rest of World War II, in which he guided the Navy's plans and global operations. 

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Hardcover - 609 pages (May 1995) 
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The Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish. By Kenneth MacLeish, Geoffrey L. Rossano (Editor); United States Naval Institute.; ISBN: 0870215841. RRP: 
The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish;

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Hardcover - 242 pages (June 1991) 
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Admiral John H. Towers, The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy. By Clark G Reynolds. Naval Inst. P, US; ISBN: 0870210319. Our Price: £32.95 
Reynolds provides a thorough and complete biography of a man who made major contributions to the Allied success in the Second World War. John Henry Towers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906 and requested to be assigned to aviation duty. He was taught to fly by the first Naval Aviator, Lt. Theodore Ellyson, and qualified as Naval Aviator Number 3 in September 1911. At the Navy's first aviation camp in San Diego, Lt. Towers conducted the first testing associated with development of the original Curtiss seaplanes. In every chapter in the development of Naval Aviation, John Towers was there. He commanded the first aviation station, the Pensacola Base that became the flight training school for Navy pilots. As senior aviator in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations during World War I, his astute planning and leadership guided U.S. Naval Air Forces. Towers, an early advocate of US naval air power, struggled for recognition and promotion between the wars. His administrative ability during the war was largely responsible for the fact that the right aircraft were produced and delivered. He organized the expansion of the Navy from 2,000 to nearly 10,000 aircraft and directed Naval Aviation in the opening period of World War II.Insistence on leading a combat command resulted in his appointment as Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet where he directed the expansion of the carrier forces and led the air arm of the largest fleet ever assembled in history. His contributions were in large measure responsible for the victory in the Pacific. This is a book which describes the nuts and bolts of putting naval airpower to work.

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Hardcover (March 1992) 
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Sailor of the Air; The 1917-1919 Letters & Diary of Usn Cmm/a Irving Edward Sheely. By Lawrence D. Sheely (Editor). University of Alabama Press; ISBN: 0817307095. Our Price: £26.95 
Sheely's diary and letters, written during 19 months of training and service, offer a first-hand account of naval aviation in World War I. Sheely's story runs from his training at Pensacola, through combat over France and anti-submarine air patrols, to the close of war in England. 

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Hardcover - 264 pages (30 November, 1993) 
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Book Category: WORLD WAR TWO BIOGRAPHIES
 
 
 
Baa Baa Black Sheep, by Gregory Pappy Boyington. Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553263501. Our Price: £4.57 
This autobiography by  "Pappy" Boyington, World War II flying ace and CO of the VMF-214 "Black Sheep" US naval air squadron. The book takes you from Indo-China, where he flew for the Flying Tiger, and to the Solomon Islands where he led many successful missions over the Pacific Theater, earned a Medal of Honor, and was later shot down and captured by the Japanese. 

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Paperback Reissue (January 1977) 
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I Could Never Be So Lucky Again.  James H. Doolittle. Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553584642. Our Price: £4.57 
Autobiography of  famed aviation pioneer and general. The reminiscences of an authentic American hero who, while best known for leading a bold airstrike against Japan early in WW II, has made his mark in a wealth of other endeavors. Doolittle led America's first major strike against Japan following Pearl Harbor, 4 months earlier. On 18 April, 1942, after being spotted by a Japanese warship, Jimmy Doolittle and his 16 air crews took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo and other cities. Won the Congressional Medal of Honor for leading the first bombing attack on Tokyo during World War II. 

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Paperback - 544 pages (April 2001) 
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Fateful Rendezvous : The Life of Butch O'Hare. By Steve Ewing, John B. Lundstrom. Naval Institute Press; ISBN:1557502471. Our Price: £22.88 
Recounts the military accomplishments and life story of Butch
O'Hare, perhaps the most famous US naval aviator of WWII, who earned national fame in 1942 after saving the carrier Lexington by downing five attacking Japanese bombers, and then his own untimely death in battle.

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Hardcover - 352 pages (March 1997) 
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Going Back : A Navy Airman in the Pacific War  by Charles Furey. United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557502781. £23.69 
Going Back is more than just another memoir of the Pacific War. First of all, this is the story not of a flag officer or pilot but rather of an enlisted aircrewman. This alone makes it somewhat unique. Secondly, this is not simply a collection of anecdotes and "war stories." Rather, this is the poignant story of the author's journey through the war from his blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia to the farthest reaches of the vast Pacific and back.

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Hardcover - 368 pages (October 1997) 
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Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, by Bruce Gamble. Presidio Press; ISBN: 0891417168. Our Price: £18.27 
Relates the story of "Pappy" Boyington, World War II flying ace and leader of the VMF-214 "Black Sheep" US naval air squadron, who led many successful missions over the Pacific Theater, earned a Medal of Honor, and was shot down and captured by the Japanese. 

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Hardcover - 480 pages 1 (1 December, 2000) 
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Admiral Halsey's Story. By William Frederick Halsey. Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306707705. Our Price: £54.50 
Admiral William Frederick Halsey, whilst in command as COMSPAC, 3rd U.S. Pacific Fleet, played a decisive role in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. As his carrier force entered Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941, he and the men under his command looked at the carnage in the smoke and flames billowing over Pearl Harbor and could barely control their rage. Halsey later led the Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific and save the Guadacanal landings as well as inflicting major defeats on the Japanese Navy in the several naval battles in and around the Solomon Islands. During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Halsey led the largest carrier task force ever created into the Philippine Islands and made some controversial decisions that would invoke many debates long after his death. 
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Hardcover (1 December, 1976) 
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Bluejacket Admiral: The Navy Career of Chick Hayward  by John T. Hayward, Carl W. Borklund. United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557501890. £27.08 
This autobiography covers Vice Adm. John T. "Chick" Hayward's long and colorful career which spanned the decades from the US naval aviation's infancy to the dawn of the jet age. He was one of those rare people who was eminently successful yet humanly colorful, a high school dropout who became a nuclear physicist. The story of his role in the development of the atomic bomb and his interaction with the other Los Alamos scientists is justification enough for a biography, but Hayward's contributions to the twentieth-century U.S. Navy go significantly beyond that period. Hayward saw combat in World War II and participated in the Korean War and Cuban missile crisis, and helped make many of the decisions that shaped the present-day navy. 
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Hardcover - 352 pages (August 1, 2000) 
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Crossing the Line : A Bluejacket's World War II Odyssey (Bluejacket Books) by Alvin Kernan. ISBN: 155750461X . Our Price: $17.95
This worthwhile World War II autobiography is the memoirs of a Wyoming ranch boy who joined the US navy in 1941 to get away from rural poverty. He began the war aboard the carrier U.S.S. Enterprise on the day Pearl Harbor was attacked and ended it aboard an escort carrier off Japan. His experiences in between included many demanding missions as an aerial gunner, having to abandon the sinking U.S.S. Hornet, and other episodes with different flavors, such as shore patrol duty, visits to prostitutes, and winning a grubstake for college after the war in a poker game.

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Paperback new edition (1 August,1997) 
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Fleet Admiral King. By Ernest King. Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306707721. Our Price: £67.50 
Autobiography by Fleet Admiral King. In August 1928, following flight training and further service at sea, King became Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The next year, he moved into command of the Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, and, in 1930, became captain of the large aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1933, he was made Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. During the later 1930s, he commanded the Battle Fleet's aircraft carriers. The Pearl Harbor disaster brought Admiral King back to Washington, D.C., as Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet in December 1941. He also became Chief of Naval Operations in March 1942, holding both positions through the rest of World War II, in which he guided the Navy's plans and global operations. 
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Hardcover new edition (1 December, 1976) 
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Master of Sea Power : A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (Classics of Naval Literature) by Thomas B. Buell, John B. Lundstrom. United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557500924  Our Price: £0.00 
In August 1928, following flight training and further service at sea, King became Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. The next year, he moved into command of the Naval Air Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia, and, in 1930, became captain of the large aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1933, he was made Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. During the later 1930s, he commanded the Battle Fleet's aircraft carriers. The Pearl Harbor disaster brought Admiral King back to Washington, D.C., as Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet in December 1941. He also became Chief of Naval Operations in March 1942, holding both positions through the rest of World War II, in which he guided the Navy's plans and global operations. 

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Hardcover - 609 pages (May 1995) 
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A Marine Dive-bomber Pilot at Guadalcanal by  John Howard McEniry. University of Alabama Press; ISBN: 0817303308. Our Price: £18.50 
Personal account of World War II air combat over the South Pacific in VSMB-32.

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Hardcover - 182 pages (March  1988)
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The First Hellcat Ace, by Hamilton McWhorter, Jay A. Stout, Noel Galyer. Pacifica Military History; ISBN: 0935553495. Our Price: £15.96 
This book is about what it was like for a carrier fighter pilot. About missing one's family, and about squadron members and friends lost in  battle, About just getting through it. Mac McWorter survived three carrier deployments in World War II. He earned a reputation as one of the Navy's deadliest fighter pilots. His memoir is not the stuff of shootouts in the air, although there is plenty of that. He first saw combat during November 1942 in North African against the Vichy French, and in the Pacific was the first pilot to ace in the Hellcat in November 1943. Finally he had 12 air victories to his name. His story is of comradeship, and sacrifice, survival and getting a job done. It's a story that needed to be told and needs to be read. Lest we forget Hamilton "Mac" McWhorter and those who served with him. 

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Hardcover - 248 pages (March 2001) 
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The Wrong Stuff : Flying on the Edge of Disaster by John Moore. Phalanx Pub. Co.; ISBN: 188380910X. Our Price: £12.17.
The author recounts his training as an aviation cadet during the last years of World War II, his two tours of duty in Korea, and his work as a test pilot in the early days of jet aircraft

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Hardcover - 216 pages (1997) 
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Ace!: A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II. by Col. Bruce R. Porter with Eric Hammel. ["Pappy" Boyington, intro.] Pacifica Press. ISBN: 093553312. £13.52 
Originally published in 1985, Porter recounts his
career beginning as a naval aviation cadet in 1940 to his service in the South Pacific and concluding with a rare double night kill and earning the desgnation of "ace" over Okinawa. Here are the enthusiastic recommendations of five Marine Medal of Honor winners: ". . . reflects the keen
analytical mind of a fighter pilot's technical skills projected into combat.
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Hardcover - (1998) 
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Bull Halsey. By Elmer Belmont Potter, Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 0870211463. Our Price: £27.45 
Traces the life of Admiral William F. Halsey and examines his actions as the leader of the American forces in the South Pacific during World War II. 

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Hardcover - 421 pages (October 1985) 
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Admiral John H. Towers, The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy. By Clark G Reynolds. Naval Inst. P, US; ISBN: 0870210319. Our Price: £32.95 
Reynolds provides a thorough and complete biography of a man who made major contributions to the Allied success in the Second World War. John Henry Towers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906 and requested to be assigned to aviation duty. He was taught to fly by the first Naval Aviator, Lt. Theodore Ellyson, and qualified as Naval Aviator Number 3 in September 1911. At the Navy's first aviation camp in San Diego, Lt. Towers conducted the first testing associated with development of the original Curtiss seaplanes. In every chapter in the development of Naval Aviation, John Towers was there. He commanded the first aviation station, the Pensacola Base that became the flight training school for Navy pilots. As senior aviator in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations during World War I, his astute planning and leadership guided U.S. Naval Air Forces. Towers, an early advocate of US naval air power, struggled for recognition and promotion between the wars. His administrative ability during the war was largely responsible for the fact that the right aircraft were produced and delivered. He organized the expansion of the Navy from 2,000 to nearly 10,000 aircraft and directed Naval Aviation in the opening period of World War II.Insistence on leading a combat command resulted in his appointment as Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet where he directed the expansion of the carrier forces and led the air arm of the largest fleet ever assembled in history. His contributions were in large measure responsible for the victory in the Pacific. This is a book which describes the nuts and bolts of putting naval airpower to work.

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Hardcover (March 1992) 
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Above and Beyond. By Charles Patrick Weiland. Pacifica Press. 1997. ISBN: 0935553223
These are the memoirs of a young man who joined the US Marines in 1940 and became an aviator. He saw plenty of action in the Pacific and rose up the ladder of command evetually leading VMF-452, a Corsair squadron that
eventually was assigned to the ill-fated USS Franklin.

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Hardcover - (1997)
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US POSTWAR AND MODERN BIOGRAPHIES

 
 
Hornet's Nest : The Experiences of One of the Navy's First Female Fighter Pilots by Missy Cummings (Mary L. Cummings). Universe.com; ISBN: 0595001904. £16.63 
Missy Cummings Hornet's Nest is a refreshingly truthful look at the life of  a young female pilot breaking ground into an area that previously was off-limits to women. She vividly describes the trials and tribulations laid before her and other women beginning the journey to become fighter pilots. She has given us all a glimpse of what a person must do to attain ones goals. Cummings' Hornet's Nest is a must read for anybody who wants the real inside story about the United States Navy." As Missy Cummings takes you through her naval academy days and her times in the phillipines and all over you will get a great idea of what like is like for her and for others like her while you have fun reading an inspiring book.
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Paperback - 416 pages (April 24, 2000) 
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She's Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator's Sea Journal . By Loree Draude Hirschman, Dave Hirschman . Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557503354. Our Price: £18.27 
This book is the diary of "just another navy pilot"
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Hardcover - 264 pages (12 May,  2000) 
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Wings and Warriors : My Life As a Naval Aviator by Donald D. Engen. Smithsonian Institution Press; ISBN: 1560987715. Our Price: £10.95 
This part autobiography, part historical narrative of his first twenty-five years as a naval aviator, gives the reader a fascinating glimpse into the development of the Navy's aviation capabilities during the latter half of the twentieth century. Flying from bases and carriers throughout the world, Engen and his fellow pilots achieved new heights, speeds, and distances in death-defying tests that epitomized a period of exhilarating experimentation. 

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Paperback - 340 pages (August 1999) 
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Captain Hook : A Pilot's Tragedy and Triumph in the Vietnam War. By Wynn F. Foster, James B. Stockdale. Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557502560. Our Price: £23.69   RRP: 
This work by Wynn F. Foster, a retired Navy pilot who flew more than 200 combat missions over Korea and Vietnam, lost an arm in combat over North Vietnam. This book, Captain Hook, describes that fateful mission and his successful struggle to remain on active duty in the aftermath. 
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Hardcover - 242 pages (September 1992) 
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Feet Wet: Reflections of a Carrier Pilot. By Paul T Gillcrist. Schiffer Publishing; ISBN: 0764302841. Our Price: £24.95 
Rear Admiral Gillcrest, USN, a veteran US Navy carrier pilot recounts his nearly thirty years of experience, including combat flights in Vietnam, and explains how carrier aircraft are launched and landed. 

Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillcrist, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot, served also as a test pilot and weapons delivery instructor, and actively flew from sixteen aircraft carriers for over twenty-seven years. The author writes with authority as
a former fighter squadron commanding officer who recorded 167 combat missions over Vietnam flying the F-8 Crusader. Subsequently, he commanded a carrier air wing and finally served, the rank of Rear Admiral, as the wing commander for all pacific Fleet fighter squadrons. His pilot's logbook includes over 6,000 hours, in seventy-one different types of aircraft from 1952 to 1981. He retired in 1985 as Assistant
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations(air Warfare).

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Hardcover - 351 pages 2nd revised  edition (July 1997) 
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Vulture's Row: Thirty Years in Naval Aviation, by Paul T Gillcrist. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764300474 
Told in anecdotal form, Vulture's Row tells a fascinating story about an important period covering nearly one half of the entire history of U.S. naval aviation. "Vulture's Row" is an area dubbed by naval flyers, on the island structure of an aircraft carrier where pilots who aren't flying can overlook carrier launchings and recoveries on the deck below. This new book by acclaimed author Paul Gillcrist is a series of true stories about the U.S. Navy carrier aviation from the perspective of a Navy pilot who spent thirty-three years directly involved in that exciting profession. The book begins with a series of vignettes in the period of the mid-1950s when the U.S. Navy introduced swept wing, jet-powered fighters into the aircraft carrier navy, flying from straight-deck carriers whose flight decks were made of teak wood. The thread of stories follows the author's career in chronological sequence, in various venues throughout the Navy. There are accounts from his first carrier deployment to the western Pacific, followed by events as a weapons delivery instructor at the predecessor to TOPGUN in El Centro, California. Some of his experiences as a Navy pilot are recorded in a section about Patuxent River, Maryland, the Navy's test center. Additional episodes include an
unforgettable wing-walking flight. flying Japanese Zeros in the movie TORA!TORA!TORA! and the author's subsequent tour of duty in Pentagon conducting proficiency flights from our nation's capital. There are also accounts of combat missions over Vietnam and the author's experiences in both wing commander jobs, flying the F-4 Phantom II and
 the F-14 Tomcat. The last story is about his two flights, as a fifty-two year old Admiral, in the controversial F-20 Tigershark.
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Call Sign Revlon : The Life and Death of Navy Fighter Pilot Kara Hultgreen. By  Sally Spears. Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 1557508097. Our Price: £18.27 
That the death of Navy Lt. Kara Hultgren has caused and will continue to cause controversy is without doubt...see several of the reviews on this web page. "Call Sign Revlon" has its own opinion, which many will doubtless disagree with, but considering that it's written by the mother of the deceased, it is an astonishingly even-handed account of the life and death of the Navy's first female fleet fighter pilot. 
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Hardcover - 320 pages (November 1998)
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Into the Tiger's Jaw : America's First Black Marine Aviator - The Autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen. By Frank E. Petersen, J. Alfred Phelps Presidio Press; ISBN: 0891416757. Our Price: £15.22 
The author, J. Alfred Phelps, has done an incredible job of
portraying an intelligent, ambitious and angry young man through his years of rebellion fighting the odds and triumphing. The book reflects on a military career that began in 1940 and covered three wars. 

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Hardcover - 416 pages (October 1998) 
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Sailors in the Sky : Memoir of a Navy Aircrewman in the Korean War by Jack Sauter. ISBN: 0786401133. Our Price: £23.35 
So many books have been written about the adventures of military pilots that you'd think that only commissioned officers flew. Actually, there were and are many non-commissioned flyers as well. These enlisted gunners, radio operators, navigators, flight engineers, and technicians...who were sent into the air right out of high school...had many interesting stories to tell too. Until recently, their adventures have been largely ignored. Thanks to authors like Jack Sauter, however, the story of the enlisted military aircrewman is finally seeing light of day. Sauter was a Navy enlisted man who flew as a radar operator on Douglas Skyraiders around the time of the Korean War.
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Hornets over Kuwait by Jay A. Stout. United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557508356. £20.10 
Biographical book about the Gulf War. The author share with us in diary form the life at the battle field on the ground & in the air. This s not only about flight missions but also the entertaining times on the ground with his squadron when not flying any mission. Perhaps, the most interesting part is about the missions that the author flew, most of which were bombing mission, & informing the reader about the dangers that they faced & the enjoyment after hitting their targets. 

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Hardcover - 240 pages (May 1997) 
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The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, by Theodore Taylor. Avon Books (Trd); ISBN: 0380976897. Our Price: £14.03 
Most modern histories of the U.S. Navy and of African Americans mention Ensign Jesse Leroy Brown, the first African American naval aviator. This is the first full-scale biography of Brown, who never saw his twenty-fifth birthday but managed large achievements in that short span. Born a sharecropper's son in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Brown got through high school, into college, and then into naval aviation training by a combination of scholarship, athletic prowess, sheer determination,  formidable control of his temper, and the complexity of race relations at the time. He found plenty of enemies, but also friends in the unlikeliest places. Married and by then a father, he went to Korea in 1950 and was shot down covering the marine retreat from Chosin. The squadron mate who crash-landed in the vain hope of prying Brown out of the wreckage received the Medal of Honor. A compelling portrait of a quiet hero, of the racial climate between 1926 and 1950, and of the last days of propeller-driven naval aviation.

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Hardcover - 300 pages 1 Ed edition (November 1998) 
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Phantom over Vietnam : Fighter Pilot, USMC, by John Trotti. Presidio Press; ISBN: 0891415998
A straight-forward memoir of two-tour US Marine Phantom "F-4 jock" fighter pilot, John Trotti. His story  brings out the frustrations and bravery of the American aerial warrior in Vietnam. Trotti uses the exotic fighter pilot's language, but explains the meanings in context, so the readar understands what is going on and can visualize every movement of the aircraft. The book follows Trotti from his arrival in Vietnam in the war's early and heady days, then notes the apparent changes when the optimism fades. After an interval spent training newer aviators stateside, Trotti returns for more. His descriptions of the flights are weighthed down by detail on such topics as the F-4 Phantom's mechanics, aero-navigation and airborne communications protocol

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Paperback Reprint edition (November 1996) 
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OTHER BIOGRAPHIES (GERMAN, JAPANESE,  ITALIAN)
 
 
The Reluctant Admiral; Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy. By Hiroyuki Agawa, John Bester (Translator). Kodansha Europe; ISBN: 087011512X. Our Price: £9.99 
This text presents an account of Yamamoto, the man who planned Pearl Harbor and died a dramatic death in the South Pacific. Admiral Yamamoto commanded the Combined Fleet before the outbreak of the Pacific War. He was responsible for planning the Attack on Pearl Harbor and most other major operations during this time. His scheme for eliminating the U.S. fleet as a major opponent led to the June 1942 Battle of Midway, in which the Japan lost naval superiority in the
Pacific. Yamamoto continued as Combined Fleet commander through the following Guadalcanal Campaign, but was killed 
on 18 April 1943 by USAAF aircraft.

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Paperback - 408 pages (1995) 
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Battleship Bismarck : A Survivor's Story, by Burkard Baron von Mullenheim-Rechberg. Naval Institute Press; ISBN: 0870210270. Our Price: £22.54 
Chronicles the entire career of the Bismarck, from its commissioning to its sinking by the Allies, as recounted by one of its surviving crewmembers. 

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Hardcover - 467 pages Revised (November 1990) 
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Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days . By Karl Doenitz. Cassell Military; ISBN: 0304356867. Our Price: £5.59 
The book covers Doenitz's early career with submarines in WWI and follows both his, and the U-Boat arms', successes and failures through WW2. Full details of the U-Boat campaigns during WW2 are included as well as the opinions, ideas and commentry on the period by Doenitz. Of particular interest are the comments regarding British and American conduct during the War. 

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Paperback - 535 pages New Ed (7 December, 2000) 
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The First and the Last. By Adolf Galland. Buccaneer Books Inc; ISBN: 0899667287. Our Price: £25.59 
Canadian Airmen and the First World War This is Adolph Galland's autobiographical account of his experiences throughout World War Two. It starts with him as a flight commander on the Western Front then progresses through as he assumes the role as the Inspector General of the Fighter Arm of the Luftwaffe and then back to commanding a flight of jet fighters right up to the German surrender. He had well over 100 air combat victories despite being promoted to general at age 30 (the youngest of any of the war).
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Hardcover (June 1990) 
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The Luftwaffe Fighter Force, the view from the cockpit, by Adolf Galland, Hubertus Hitschhold, Heinrich Bar, et al, David C. Isby (Editor). Greenhill Books; ISBN: 1853673277. Our Price: £18.99 
This compilation of in-depth accounts by major figures in the German fighter force in World War II describes, in the words of the men who did the flying and the fighting, how the Luftwaffe operated and carried out its missions. 

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Hardcover - 256 pages (October 1998) 
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God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey's Commemorative Series, Wwii) by Gordon William Prange, Donald M. Goldstein (Contributor), Katherine V. Dillon (Contributor). Brasseys, Inc.; ISBN: 0080374409
The story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career naval aviator who led the air attack on Pearl Harbor, served through the entire war, was in Hiroshima the day before and the day after the atomic bombing, and was even aboard the Missouri at the surrender ceremonies.

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Hardcover - 349 pages  (September 1990)

 
 
From Pearl Harbor to Calvary, Finding Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor By Mitsuo Fuchida. BLI. Free brochure.
Recollections by the Japanese naval aviation Commanding Officer who led the strike against Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Order a free copy of the full-color brochure "Finding Forgiveness at Pearl Harbor."

Brochure - (1970)
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Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story. By Mitsuo Fuchida & Masatake Okumiya. Bluejacket Books; ISBN: 1557504288. Our Price: £11.56 
The most important battle of the Pacific war, told from the Japanese point of view. Written by the most senior Japanese naval aviators to survive the war including Mitsuo Fuchida, the Commanding offficer who led the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Paperback - 352 pages (March 2001) 
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