Books for Aviators, page 2

   Battle of Britain: Cinebook Recounts By B. Asso

At the beginning of World War II, the Third Reich sped into  France and other areas of Europe taking the world by surprise.  The British expeditionary force is pushed to  Dunkirk; for a few months, the fate of England and indeed, the world, rests  squarely on the shoulders of a few courageous RAF pilots.

   Naval Aviation Cadet Benson By Joseph J  Reis Jr

This novel is a rich and riveting tale of one young man’s  journey from civilian life to earning the Navy’s coveted Wings of Gold.  Along the way, readers share in Cadet Lance Benson’s  adventure’s and misadventures.  Written  by a retired naval aviator, this book is rich with authenticity.

 To Save a City: The Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949 By Roger G. Miller

One of the most fascinating stories following the days of World  War II was the siege of Berlin when the communists surrounded the city.  A handful of men from the United States,  Great Britain, and France supplied West Berlin with nearly three million tons  of staples and goods by aerial delivery.

   When Dad’s at Sea By Mindy Pelton, Illustrated by Robert Gantt Steele

This is a story for children.  Emily, a young girl has to deal with long  separations from her father when he goes to sea to serve his duty as a Navy  pilot.

   RICHARD HILLARY: The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and Author of The  Last Enemy By David Ross

Richard Hillary served with the 603rd squadron of  the RAF at the start of World War II.  He  became an ace during the Battle of Britain, but was shot down in September 1940.  He suffered severe burns to his face and  hands and during his convalescence, wrote The  Last Enemy.  He died in the war at  the age of 23.

   Tony By Patrick Lennon

Tony Jannus became the first licensed airline pilot in the  nation.  In the early days of aviation,  Jannus accomplished a lot of “firsts.” He was the chief pilot for the first  scheduled airline, he piloted the plane for the first parachute jump, and he  was the first to take a president’s daughter for her first airplane ride.

 The Professional Naval Officer: A Course to Steer By James A.  Winnefeld

This is an important publication every naval officer or  future naval officer should have in his or her professional library.  Admiral Winnefeld supplies all the necessary information for anyone to create a  successful career in naval service.

 Touch the Sky: Aviation and Other Stories By David Helms

This book  is an anthology of aviation and others stories sent around traveling.  The book begins with a novella, “The Sky  Queen,” the story of a transatlantic passage on a Douglas C-54 on which the  cargo is Top Secret and vital to the Normandy invasion 1944.

  Target Luftwaffe: The Tragedy and the Triumph of World War II Air Victory By William A.  Ong

This is an account of the United  States progress in the air war over Europe against the Germans.  It chronicles much of what happened in World War  II from the standpoint of aviation.  It  takes the reader from the start of the war to its conclusion over Hiroshima.

 Born to Fly: The Heroic Story of Downed U.S. Navy Pilot Lt. Shane Osborn By Shane Osborn

Shane Osborn  served as a Navy pilot flying the EP-3E Orion aircraft gathering intelligence  off the coast of China.  One out in  disputed airspace near Hainan Island, a Chinese interceptor aircraft collided  with his aircraft.  This is his account  of the collision and his incarceration along with his 23 person his crew.

 Secret Squadrons of the Eighth By Pat Carty

Psychological  warfare got its start during World War II with the eighth Air Force.  Certain squadrons they used throughout small and  secret airfields in England, flew leaflet-dropping missions over Europe well as  electronic warfare countermeasures against the German radio and radar  facilities.

 Flight of the Old Dog By Dale Brown

This novel is  based in the days of the Reagan Administration and the end of the Cold  War.  The Soviets, shortly after the Strategic  Defense Initiative comes online, develop their own secret laser weapon.  Dale Brown, a former B-52 pilot, crafted this  intriguing novel of suspense.

 Learning to be an Alaskan Bush Pilot By Gerald  Potter

This is another  must read for any young pilot who might be considering an aviation career  flying the bush in Alaska.  Potter talks  of both success and failure which will allow anyone to learn about flying in  Alaska vicariously through his experiences.

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