Download e-book for iPad: An Only Son of the 381st: The Life of Andy Piter, Jr. by Donald Madar

By Donald Madar

An basically Son of the 381st

The lifetime of Andy Piter, Jr.

As a member of the 381st Bomb team in global battle II, Andy served his state proudly. despite the fact that, 10 days ahead of the conflict resulted in Europe, tragedy struck the 381st as they misplaced 31 males at the Isle of guy and Andy used to be one in all them. April twenty third, 1945 - an afternoon that may reside without end within the hearts of the boys of the 381st.

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After the Hero's Welcome: A POW Wife's Story of the Battle - download pdf or read online

By Dorothy H. McDaniel

"As an American requested to serve, i used to be ready to struggle, to be wounded, to be captured or even ready to die, yet i used to be now not ready to be deserted. it really is that one American isn't really well worth the attempt to be stumbled on, we, as americans, have lost."
These are the phrases of Captain Eugene "Red" McDaniel, who for 6 years was once prisoner of warfare in the course of the Vietnam struggle. for 3 of these years, he was once indexed "missing in action." in the course of these tumultuous years, his spouse Dorothy McDaniel clung to her religion, realizing that he used to be nonetheless alive.
It was once her struggle to discover details on her POW husband, and his next free up from a North Vietnam criminal that brought on them either to struggle to have the us govt behavior seek and rescue missions for prisoners they believed have been nonetheless being held.
In this twentieth anniversary version of After the Hero's Welcome, learn the tale that indicates the conflict did not finish for both Dorothy or her husband whilst he was once published. The warfare on behalf of the various POWs nonetheless in North Vietnam prisons used to be simply getting started.

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Download e-book for iPad: Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore: Malta 1942 (Duel) by Donald Nijboer,Jim Laurier,Gareth Hector

By Donald Nijboer,Jim Laurier,Gareth Hector

the shortcoming of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory within the Mediterranean in the course of global conflict II, because the islands supplied the Allies with a base from which to undertaking air energy. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission have been supplemented via significant German forces from January 1942 and in a couple of weeks the placement for the defenders reached a serious degree; in reaction, in March 1942 the 1st Spitfires have been brought to Malta. through the summer season C.202s fought over Malta, escorting tiny formations of Cant Z.1007s, SM.79s and Ju 88s. The struggling with subsided in August and September, yet grew in power with the coming of extra C.202s. In October the Regia Aeronautica may muster 3 Gruppi with a complete of seventy four C.202s. For ten days the Italians pressed a constant assault prior to attrition introduced the offensive to a halt. during the bombing crusade the British have been in a position to provide Malta with ever expanding numbers of Spitfires.

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Get Ten: Five Five PDF

By Royal Hettling,Dana Miller

A non-fiction, first-person account of a tender soldier, Royal Hettling, and his brothers within the 483rd safeguard Police Squadron dogs Unit in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1970-71. Take a stroll within the boots of those younger infantrymen as they struggle a warfare with their dependable canine -- a conflict that typically even they do not comprehend. Ten: 5 5 is the radio code for a canines alert indicating the presence of a threat.

For workforce or lecture room premiums, touch Royal at or by way of calling 507-872-6326 (landline).

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George Bradford's American Armored Fighting Vehicles: World War II Armored PDF

By George Bradford

Technical artist and army historian George Bradford has been generating targeted drawings of armored combating automobiles for over thirty years. according to meticulous examine of tangible automobiles, reputable photos, manufacturing unit requisites, and, at times, the unique layout plans, each one drawing is rendered with nice precision--and in precise scale--offering army fanatics and modelers a necessary reference on those metal chariots of war.
Filled with fine-scale drawings of America's tanks and different armored cars throughout the whole process global warfare II.
• M2 Halftrack
• M3 Lee/Grant Tank
• M3A3 Stuart Tank
• M4 Sherman Tank
• Staghound Armored Car
• LVT Amphibious Tank
• And dozens extra . . .

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Download e-book for kindle: Remembering Vietnam: A Veteran’s Story by Warren Robinson

By Warren Robinson

Warren Robinson deliberate to visit legislation university after finishing his undergraduate measure. He observed a profession in legislations as an opportunity to depart his small place of origin for a brand new lifestyles within the great city.

In all over again, Robinson may have completed his target, however the 12 months was once 1967, and the Vietnam battle used to be achieving its bloody top. figuring out he will be drafted if he went forward together with his plans, Robinson requested for his identify to be placed on the best of his community’s selective carrier checklist. Doing so intended he’d have years of army carrier, after which he may perhaps go back to legislation school.

A better energy had different plans for the younger man.

In Vietnam, Robinson may be aware of moments of abject terror. He’d additionally adventure the camaraderie and loyalty that got here from serving within the US First Infantry department. And one evening, on defend responsibility in a sector jam-packed with enemy task, he might obtain a divine promise that may form his lifestyles, either in the course of his army provider and again home.

Remembering Vietnam: A Veteran’s Story is a profound tribute to the hundreds of thousands of provider individuals who placed their lives at the line in a adverse land.

Profits from the sale of this publication may be shared with veteran's charities to aid help wounded veterans and their families.

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Read e-book online C-130 Hercules: A History PDF

By Martin W Bowman

Designed according to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the main winning army airlifter ever outfitted. because it first flew in prototype shape on 23 August 1954, greater than 2,100 were produced in over 80 assorted types. throughout its editions, the Hercules serves greater than sixty air forces, in addition to many civilian shipment operators, in a multiplicity of roles, together with air-to-air refueller, gunship, airborne command publish, flying clinic and firefighter.

This rugged and simply maintained plane entered carrier in 1956 with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie a hundred thirty' used to be supplying the basic logistical aid in Vietnam. this era in Southeast Asia was once the Hercules' best hour. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations have been accomplished round the clock, frequently at low point, frequently lower than hearth and almost always in undesirable weather.

A new release later this 'Mr responsible' used to be serving with equivalent contrast within the Gulf conflict within the position of airlifter, radio-countermeasures and 'psy-ops' platform, gunship and, once more, 'block-buster bomber'. The 'Herky chook' or 'Fat Albert', because the C-130 is fondly identified, has proved a key part in humanitarian reduction operations ever due to the fact that, in all elements of the world.

The outstanding luck tale of the C-130 is much from over. the following Martin W. Bowman tells the whole tale of this awesome airplane at firsthand.

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Get The Flintlock Musket: Brown Bess and Charleville 1715–1865 PDF

By Stuart Reid,Steve Noon,Alan Gilliland

The flintlock or firelock musket is among the such a lot iconic guns in background: used at the battlefields of the English Civil conflict, it was once then carried via each side at Blenheim, Bunker Hill, Waterloo and the Alamo, and ruled struggle for greater than a hundred and fifty years, with army provider as past due because the American Civil struggle within the 1860s. that includes in particular commissioned full-colour paintings, this enticing examine examines the position that the flintlock performed in close-order wrestle on ecu and different battlefields around the globe. applying first-hand bills to teach how tactical doctrines have been effectively constructed to beat the weapon's inherent barriers, Stuart Reid deals a complete research of the flintlock's lasting impression because the first really common soldier's weapon.

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New PDF release: The Curtiss Mohawk: Volume 17 (SQUADRONS!)

By Phil H. Listemann

The Curtiss Hawk seventy five was once the export model of the USAAC Curtiss P-36 that grew to become, from 1936 onwards, the normal American single-seat fighter and represented a major breakthrough for the USAAC. The French have been the 1st to specific curiosity during this fighter and ordered huge amounts prior to and through the 1st months of WW2. while the French ask for an armistice, all the contracts have been taken over by means of the British and the stability of the Curtiss H-75 nonetheless to be introduced have been shipped out to the united kingdom the place they turned the Mohawk. The RAF additionally took cost of extra Mohawks coming from a number of resources and in in every single place two hundred Mohawks have been integrated within the RAF stock. a few have been passed over to the SAAF the place they served in East Africa, whereas so much will be despatched to the a long way East the place they served until eventually the tip of 1943. the whole tale of the Mohawk within the RAF and within the SAAF is right here instructed in 50 pages illustrated with fifty five photographs and seven color profiles.

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