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Historical Highlights, United States Air Forces in Europe, 1942-1997
Historical Highlights, United States Air Forces in Europe, 1942-1997
by Dr Thomas S Snyder
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 8 Dec 2014
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A good listing of USAFE activities


Pigeons to Peshawar
Pigeons to Peshawar
by Kenneth F. Schanke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Dec 2014
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Brilliant read.. Especially about the A-bomb tests in teh Pacific. Recommended


Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
by John T Halliday
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 10 Dec 2013
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I have read this three times, as it a book that you simply cannot put down. One of the most enjoyable books to cover a tiny portion of the South East Asia conflict.


Winged Shield, Winged Sword 1950-1997: A History of the United States Air Force
Winged Shield, Winged Sword 1950-1997: A History of the United States Air Force
by Bernard C. Nalty
Edition: Paperback
Price: £32.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well written, 10 Dec 2013
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Very informative... Extremely well written. Fantastic insight into the evolution of the Air Force, and the main players. Highly recommended


From a Ravens Perch: A Bird's View of Cold War reconnaissance
From a Ravens Perch: A Bird's View of Cold War reconnaissance
by John Perrizo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

3.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but writing style is poor, 10 Dec 2013
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The facts and figures in this book are good, as John was an Air Force participant. BUT, the proof reading is ATTROCIOUS !!!! Also, the book is considerably devalued by the use of very small sentences, with a great deal of repitition. The frequent use of the same word in a single sentence is extremely annoying. However, despite these drawbacks, the details are most welcomed, and is a good addition to the Cold War library.


Eyes In The Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA and Cold War Aerial Espionage
Eyes In The Sky: Eisenhower, the CIA and Cold War Aerial Espionage
by Dino A. Brugioni
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 17 Sep 2013
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The book has been written by an insider, and therefore has a wealth of information from personal experience. I found the book fascinating, as it delves into Cold War aspects, which has largely been classified. Also, explains some of the important characters who shaped and moulded the aerial response to the Iron Curtain. Manned aircraft and satellites penetrated the Curtain, providing the US and her allies with valuable data to help build a defence network, which has enabled direct confrontation between the two super powers to eb avoided. Fascinating!


Upward and Onward: Life of Air Vice-Marshal John Howe CB, CBE, AFC
Upward and Onward: Life of Air Vice-Marshal John Howe CB, CBE, AFC
by Bob Cossey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.73

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5.0 out of 5 stars Upward and Onward, 16 Mar 2010
This book is a true gem. Telling the story of an ordinary man, who was in the right place at the right time to pioneer aspects of jet aviation. John Howe was the first commander of an operational Lightning squadron, and one of the first to fly the Phantom in Royal Air Force service. John is now aged 80, and during a recent meeting, the years tumbled away as he recalled some of his pioneering acrivities. A very worthwhile read.

Bob Archer


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