American Flight Jackets Airmen Aircraft

Autor: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764310652
File Size: 57,36 MB
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This new comprehensive look at the evolution of the American flight jacket from World War I to Desert Storm addresses not only the types worn, but focuses primarily on the art and adornment applied to the jackets. The most colorful and creative period for flight jacket art was World War II, and it is this era that comprises a major portion of this book. Additionally, many of the pieces are attributed to the original owner with biographical information, contemporary photographs of the individual, and the aircraft on which he served. Personal combat accounts are also included. Also covered are other military jackets used by flyers. American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft was compiled over a number of years by Jon Maguire and John Conway. The authors became friends through a mutual passion for aviation history and collecting. This book provides a valuable reference for the historians and collectors alike, and includes over 1000 photographs.

Art Of The Flight Jacket

Autor: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887407949
File Size: 26,12 MB
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Following the success of their first volume American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm, Jon Maguire and John Conway focus solely on the painted leather jackets of the World War II years in this all new volume.

Project 9

Autor: Dennis R. Okerstrom
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082627322X
File Size: 73,78 MB
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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H. H. “Hap” Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom’s in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America’s first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six.

Silver Wings Pinks Greens

Autor: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887405785
File Size: 79,19 MB
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This new look at the uniforms and insignia of the USAAF during the World War II years covers a broad range of clothing, collar insignia, rank insignia, shoulder/sleeve insignia and squadron patches. Additionally, there is an in-depth examination of wing qualification badges. Actual items are presented in nearly 600 illustrations in full color, and also as they appeared in actual war-era photos. Actual uniform regulations and illustrations from the 1943 and 1944 Officers Guides are also provided. Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens will be a useful addition to the libraries of collectors, historians, modelers and veterns alike. Jon Maguire is also the author of American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers' Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm(with John Conway). Jon lives in Oklahoma City, Ok.

U S Army Rangers Special Forces Of World War Ii

Autor: Robert Todd Ross
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN:
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U.S. Army Rangers & Special Forces of World War II tells the story of the U.S. Armys elite Rangers and special forces largely through pictures. Never before has such an expansive view of World War II been offered in one volume. Furthermore, an extensive search of public and private archives unearthed an astonishing number of rare and never before seen images, some in color. Most notable are the nearly twenty exemplary photographs of Lieutenant Colonel William O. Darbys Ranger Force in Italy, taken by Robert Capa, who is considered by many to be the greatest combat photographer of all time. Complementing the period photographs are numerous color plates detailing the rare and often unique items of insignia, weaponry, and equipment that marked the soldiers whose heavy task it was to lead the way.

Gear Up

Autor: Jon A. Maguire
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887407444
File Size: 80,42 MB
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Provides an in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by United States Army Air Force flyers in World War II.

Antique Sweetheart Jewelry

Autor: Nicholas D. Snider
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887409028
File Size: 52,24 MB
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This second book by Nick Snider presents the popular collectible military sweetheart jewelry and collectibles that were so important to the home front during World War I and II. Over 200 color photographs, most of full-page size, display thousands of items of jewelry, banners, pillow covers, paper items and compacts, as well as special sections on the Seabee(Construction Batallion) and WASP(Women's Airforce Service Pilot) items. Experience the human side of warfare through appreciation of the patriotic items displayed herein.

Motorcycle Jackets

Autor: Rin Tanaka
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764325199
File Size: 34,94 MB
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The leather motorcycle jacket is more than a coat; it's a mentality. Beginning in the early twentieth century, airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles redefined freedom, idealized speed, and captured the hearts of men and women alike. The leather jackets developed to protect pilots, racers, and motorists from the elements came to symbolize a romantic sense of rugged adventure. In particular, motorcycle jackets maintained this ideal for decades to come. The first of its kind, this beautiful classic book traces the evolution of the motorcycle jacket over the past century. Hundreds of jackets and accessories from dozens of leather companies past and present are featured in over 1,000 rich color photos--with careful attention to details, original catalog pages, and full pricing information. Surrounding the jackets is a fascinating array of historical photos that capture the motorcycle culture and will make any enthusiast swoon.

American Military History

Autor: Daniel K. Blewett
Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia
ISBN:
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Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Warman S Americana Collectibles

Autor: Ellen T. Schroy
Publisher: Warman's
ISBN: 9780873419765
File Size: 64,20 MB
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Provides descriptions and price listings for such American antiques as pottery, games, comic books, cookie cutters, children's toys, and beer bottles.