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  • Battle Against the U-Boat in the American Theater, The - FREE
    • The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, by A. Timothy Warnock, Air Force Historical Research Agency, 1992, 32 pages, 10 B&W photos, 6 drawings, 5 maps. This booklet is one of a series tracing selected Army Air Forces activities in the Second World War. It describes the Army Air Forces' contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic from the American Theater. Flying radar-equipped long-range patrol planes, AAF airmen demonstrated the value of land-based airpower against naval threats. In 1942 the Allied powers faced the most serious challenge to their control of the seas encountered in the Second World War: the menace of the U-boat. Fast, well-armed, and long-ranged, Hitler's submarines attacked shipping throughout the North Atlantic, often within sight of America's coastal towns and cities. Eventually, the combination of intelligence, land and sea-based airpower, and surface vessel operations from both North American and British bases ended this threat, making possible the Allied build-up for the invasion of Europe in 1944.
  • Battle of Flanders 1940, The - FREE
    • by Ian Hay, The Army at War, War Office, London, 1941, 4 maps, 21 photos. This narrative was based upon Lord Gort's Official Despatches and was an attempt to describe, in as untechnical language as possible, the experiences of the BEF from the time of their landing in France in September 1939 to the final evacuation of Dunkirk on 3 June 1940. The author included additional comments and material on incidents which were not included in Lord Gort's Despatches to further flesh out the story.
  • Booby Traps - FREE
    • NAVPERS 16110. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Navy Department, Washington, D.C., 1944. 48 pages, 25 B&W photos, 1 drawing.
  • Bronze Cross, The: A Tribute to Those Who Won the Supreme Award for Valour in the Years 1940-45 - FREE
    • by F. Gordon Roe, P.R. Gawthorn Ltd, London, December 1945, 128 pages, 206 photos and illustrations. The story of the Victoria Cross from its inception in 1856 through the end of World War II, with the emphasis being on coverage of each of the 171 recipients between 1940 and 1945, providing brief details of the action for which they received the award and, in most cases, a photo or portrait of the recipient.
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveThe Building of a Fighter Squadron

    by Marshall Cloke, Major, Air Corps
        Merriam Press World War 2 History Series
            First Edition 2012
            132 8.5x11-inch pages
            4 figures

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