The Mighty Eighth by Roger A. Freeman
1991 Motorbooks International
||This book is a must have for all 8th Air Force fans. It is the primary
reference for the 8th AAF web page. It is a historical guide to the units,
men, and machines of the US 8th Air Force. The text will take you on a chartered
trip from the creation of the 8th Air Force in 1942, through its fundamental
role in taking the battle to Hitler's Germany as it becomes the largest
air unit ever committed to battle, and to it's final departure from the
United Kingdom after victory in 1945.
Donald's Story by Sandra Merrill
Tebidine Publishing 1996
||This authentic account of the life and death of an unsung war hero should
be required reading for every student of World War II - and a book we are
certain you will want to add to your library. What was once just a family's
story has now been recorded, and DONALD'S STORY - the story of Army Air
Corps pilot Captain Donald R. Emerson, a North Dakota farm boy turned 4th
Fighter Group Ace DONATED BY: Sandy and Ted Merrill
Flying Fortress By Edward Jablonski
Doubleday & Co 1965
||This book has excellent data about the B-17. It includes a design analysis,
and a copy of the pilot training manual for the flying fortress. It is also
packed with photos, and stories of the men that flew her. This is an excellent
book for those B-17 lovers.
Mission 29 by Julius and Michael Smith
||This book is about the 29th mission of Julius Smith, a gunner of the B-17
"Prop Wash". The story is a crew member's view of the final mission of the
ill fated B-17, and the plight of its crew after being shot down over Germany.
Mission 29 contains several never before seen photos of the 457th BG. This
42 page book is available only from Michael Smith who can be emailed at
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: 511
Longfield Ave Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
Wingman by Frank Speer
1993 Carton Press
||This book is a true story of Frank Speers who was a fighter pilot with
the 4th Fighter Group during World War II. He shares the hair-raising experiences
of flying fighters over the skies of Germany. His subsequent shooting down
and capture is a vivid account of the fears of many a fighter pilot. Lastly,
the text enthrals you in his escape from Stalag Luft III and final repatriation.
Three Gold Stars by RJ Rosamilia
1991 Laureate Press
||The is a story of three brothers all killed in action during World War
II. William 3/14/45 USAAF, Alex 11/25/44 US ARMY, Walter 7/21/44 US MARINES.
It is a World War II story of three heroes. DONATED BY: Ray Rosamilia
Diary of an Air War by Gerrit Zijlstra
1994 Eakin Press
||This book is a report on the activities of the Army Air Force on a day-to-day
basis. Beginning with the early days of the US entry into the war, formation
of units, and the activities of the various bomber and fighter units in
Europe starting from February 1942 to May 1945.
The Official WW2 Guide to the AAF US gov't publication
1944 Bonanza Books New York
||This book is a Government publication on the activities of the Army Air
Force. The book covers the various positions in a crew, the composition
of units, and leaders, as well as a lot of technical data in a easy to read
form. A lot of good information and published during the war.
Mustang Aces of the 8th AF by Jerry Scutts
||This book is a report on the aces of the 8th Air Force in World War II,
but only aces that flew P-51s. Good information and nice listing of aces
by the Group they flew in.
B-17 Flying Fortress by Jeff Ethell
1995 Motorbooks International
||This book has a lot of nice color photos of the B17 and the crews. Nice
reference for unit markings and close up photos of the aircraft.
B17 in action
1984 Squadron Signal Publications, INC
||This book has a lot of information, drawings, and photos on the variations
of the B17. It covers the Boeing Model 247 to the B17G and post war modifications.
The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourn by Marion H. Havelaar
1995 Schiffer Publishing
||This book is all about the 91st Bombardment Group in World War II. It
covers the 340 missions flown by the unit and such famous aircraft as the
Memphis Belle, Shoo Shoo Baby, General Ike, and Nine-O-Nine.
USAF in World War II by Thomas Siefring
1977 Chartwell Books
||This book lightly covers all the theaters of war from Asia to europe,
and has a lot of good photos.
Air War by Edward Jablonski
||This two volume set covers the engagements of the British, German, Japanese
and US forces in World War II. It is a comprehensive description of various
famous engagements, and units during World War II. It also features many
of the people that flew and organized the various missions.
Silver Wings, Pinks and Greens By Jon Maguire
1994 Schiffer Military
This book is dedicated to the uniforms of the Army Air Force. Extensive
coverage of Wings, Patches, and other uniform items worn by the United
States Air Corps in World War II.
Squadron of Deception By Stephen Hutton
1999 Schiffer Military
Here is a detailed story of the 8th Air Force's only Radar Countermeasure
squadron that flew from England during World War II. This book tells of
the men of the elite 36th Bomb Squadron and the special operations they
flew in modified B-24's to jam the German radar which controlled the fighter
and flak batteries.
On Wings of Troop Carriers in World War II By Robert E. Callahan
1997 Burke Publishing
Here is a detailed story of the events, and accounts relating to the 50th
Troop Carrier Squadron in Africa and Europe in World War II.
Gear Up! By Jon Maguire
1995 Schiffer Military
||This book dedicated to the flying equipment used by the
Air Crews of the Army Air Force. It covers such items as Helmets, Goggles,
Flight suits, and other related items.
Heros of Harding Field by William Spedale
||This book reflects the proud contributions
of Harding Field and Baton Rouge to the War efforts of World War II. The
text depicts life from the eyes of the men and women stateside training
to ready themselves for the air campaigns over the Pacific and Europe. Mr.
Spedale should be commended for archiving the little recorded war on the
If you have questions or comments or just want to drop us a line
please contact The Military Historic Group