Hostile Skies

Hostile Skies

A combat history of the American Air Service in World War I.

Author: James J. Hudson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815604653

Category: History

Page: 354

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A combat history of the American Air Service in World War I.
Categories: History

Hostile Skies

Hostile Skies

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir.

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780225005

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 832

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Here he recounts his involvement in the first British air-strike against Argentine positions around Port Stanley and describes being first on the scene when enemy jets bombed the landing ships SIR TRISTRAM and SIR GALAHAD. Including the author's heartfelt letters sent back to England to close family and friends, HOSTILE SKIES dramatically recalls what it was really like to fight, live and love during the Falklands War.
Categories: History

In Hostile Skies

In Hostile Skies

... training that all American pilots received, the strain that training and service placed on relationships, and the toil of combat in Europe's skies.

Author: James M. Davis

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574412093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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James "Jim” Davis lived what he considered "an impossible dream” as he piloted a B-24, as part of the 8th Air Force, on nearly thirty missions in the European Theatre during World War II. In this memoir, Davis offers heart-wrenching detail concerning the difficulties of qualifying for the U.S. Army Air Forces pilot program, the strenuous nature of the pilot training program, the anxiety caused by a wartime marriage, and the dangers of flying combat missions over Nazi Germany. Few, if any, other memoirs provide the genuineness and honesty of his story. From his struggles to become a pilot, to seeing death up close on his first mission, to his expected deployment to the Pacific Theatre in the fall of 1945, Davis takes the reader through a fast-paced and exciting narrative adventure. Davis and his crew flew support missions for Operations Cobra and Market Garden and numerous bombing missions over occupied Europe in the summer and fall of 1944. He piloted his B-24 on missions over twenty German cities, including Cologne, Hamburg, Metz, and Munich, and attacked enemy airfields, airplane factories, railroad marshalling yards, ship yards, oil refineries, and chemical plants. While he and his crew survived without serious injuries, they witnessed the destruction of many of their friends’ planes and experienced serious damage to their own plane on several occasions. Readers of his memoir will come away with a much greater appreciation for the difficulties and dangers of the air war in World War II. David Snead happened upon the memoir and its author during his time at Texas Tech University. He was immediately hooked and began the process of preparing it for publication. Snead met with Davis on several occasions, examined his military records, researched in detail at the National Archives, and investigated numerous published sources in order to corroborate the account and add explanatory notes for context.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hostile Skies

Hostile Skies

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace.

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 0753821990

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 614

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine invasion of the Falklands began and personally credited with shooting down two Argentine Skyhawks as well as enemy helicopters, Morgan was later awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Here he recounts his involvement in the first British air-strike against Argentine positions around Port Stanley and describes being first on the scene when enemy jets bombed the landing ships SIR TRISTRAM and SIR GALAHAD. Including the author's heartfelt letters sent back to England to close family and friends, HOSTILE SKIES dramatically recalls what it was really like to fight, live and love during the Falklands War.
Categories: History

Hostile skies

Hostile skies

Author: James Jackson Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:164457484

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Valor in Hostile Skies

Valor in Hostile Skies

The untold heroism of a WWII bomber pilot who flew 65 missions over Europe. Lt. George O. Bluhm, 646th Bombardment Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, American 9th Army Air Force.

Author: Edward H. Steve

Publisher:

ISBN: 1601264933

Category:

Page:

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The untold heroism of a WWII bomber pilot who flew 65 missions over Europe. Lt. George O. Bluhm, 646th Bombardment Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, American 9th Army Air Force.
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Into Hostile Skies

Into Hostile Skies

Four stories about the venerable BUFF and the courageous crews who flew her into hostile skies.

Author: Paul Novak

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492185132

Category: History

Page: 134

View: 686

Four stories about the venerable BUFF and the courageous crews who flew her into hostile skies.
Categories: History

Into Hostile Skies And The B 52 Bomber

Into Hostile Skies And The B 52 Bomber

This book is the real-life story of the last man to manually bail out of a burning B-52 during the Viet Nam war after his ejection seat failed.

Author: Jean Abalos

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798513693208

Category:

Page: 138

View: 497

The Vietnam War was fought between communist North Vietnam and the government of Southern Vietnam. The North was supported by communist countries such as the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. The South was supported by anti-communist countries, primarily the United States. The United States lost the Vietnam War. It lasted for twenty years, something the US never expected when it joined in the fight. Not only did the US lose the war and the country of Vietnam to the communists, but the US also lost prestige in the eyes of the world. This book is the real-life story of the last man to manually bail out of a burning B-52 during the Viet Nam war after his ejection seat failed. His near-death experience is described as he desperately tries to find a parachute in the airplane, bails out, and drifts, without a raft in open, shark-infested seas for hours. Told by the man who lived it, former Capt. Myles McTernan, his co-pilot William Milcarek, and aircraft commander, Jerry Wickline. It tells the story of his crew's survival as well.
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Billy Mitchell s War with the Navy

Billy Mitchell s War with the Navy

Cooke, BillyMitchell, 81; Hudson, Hostile Skies, 95. 60. toFoulois, July19, 1918, Correspondence 1918, box 6, MP. 61. Personal Memorandum for General ...

Author: Thomas Wildenberg

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513324

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 798

In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell’s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within their respective services in the period between the two world wars. When Billy Mitchell returned from WW I, he brought with him the deep-seated belief that air power had made armies and navies obsolete. When Congress rejected the concept of a unified air service in 1920, Mitchell and his supporters turned on the Navy, seeking to substitute the Air Service as the nation's first line of defense. While Mitchell proved that aircraft could sink a battleship with the bombing of the Ostfriesland in 1921, he was unable to convince the General Staff of the Army, the General Board of the Navy, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or Congress of the need for an independent air force. When Mitchell turned to the pen to discredit the Navy, he was convicted by his own words and actions in a court-martial that captivated the nation, and was forced to resign in 1925. Rather then ending the rivalry for air power, Mitchell’s resignation set the stage for the ongoing dispute between the two services in the years immediately before WWII.
Categories: History

First Fighter

First Fighter

40Hudson , Hostile Skies , pp 95-97 . 41 Hartney , At ' Em , pp 159 , 196 , 198 . 421bid . , p 196 ; USAS WWI , 1 , p 295 . 43Hudson , Hostile Skies , pp ...

Author: Charles F. O'Connell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023608563

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 171

View: 543

Categories: Airplanes, Military

Winged Shield Winged Sword

Winged Shield  Winged Sword

Hudson , Hostile Skies , pp 46–61 . 24. Finis Farr , Rickenbacker's Luck , An American Life ( Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 1979 ) , pp 40–75 . 25.

Author: Bernard C. Nalty

Publisher: Air Force History & Museums Program

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211294041

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 1192

View: 924

Beskriver de amerikanske flystyrkers historiske udvikling i perioden 1907-1950.
Categories: Aeronautics, Military

War Bird Ace

War Bird Ace

Also see Hudson , Hostile Skies , 223 ; and 148th Aero Squadron , " Combats in the Air " report , 24 September 1918 . A letter of recommendation for ...

Author: Jack Stokes Ballard

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585445541

Category: History

Page: 224

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Capt. Field E. Kindley, with the famous Eddie Rickenbacker, was one of America’s foremost World War I flying aces. Like Rickenbacker’s, Kindley’s story is one of fierce dogfights, daring aerial feats, and numerous brushes with death. Yet unlike Rickenbacker’s, Kindley’s story has not been fully told until now. Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the U.S. Air Service. Kindley was the fourth-ranking American air ace; his exploits earned him a Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster from the United States and a Distinguished Flying Cross from the British government. In February 1920, during a practice drill Kindley led, some enlisted men unwittingly entered the bombing target area. “Buzzing” the troops to warn them off the field, Kindley somehow lost control of his plane and died in the ensuing crash. Using arduously gathered primary materials and accounts of Great War aces, Jack Ballard tells the story of this little-known hero from the glory days of aerial warfare. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.
Categories: History

Undarkened Skies

Undarkened Skies

Hudson, J. J., Hostile Skies (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1968). Jane, F. T., All the World's Aircraft—1919 (Newton Abbot, ...

Author: Paul R. Hare

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

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The full story of the American aeroplane building programme in book form for the first timeComprehensively illustrated, including some previously unpublished photographsRich in detail, this will be of interest to aviation and military historians as well as modellers Soon after entering the war in April 1917, American propaganda promised that the country would ‘darken the skies over Europe’ by sending over ‘the greatest aerial armada ever seen’. Encouraged by the French Government, America promised to build no fewer than 22,000 aeroplanes within a year and to field and maintain a force of 4,000 machines, all of the latest type, over the Western Front during 1918. This was to provide adequate air support for her own troops, as well as a way of using her industrial strength to bypass the squalor of the war in the trenches, and so bring an end to the stalemate of attrition into which the war had descended. However, by the time of the Armistice more than eighteen months later, just a few hundred American-built aeroplanes had reached the war fronts and several investigations into the causes of the failure of the project were already in progress. Undarkened Skies: The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War examines the fascinating history of American aircraft manufacturing during the latter years of the First World War, in addition to investigating the causal factors of America’s lack of progress in the air.
Categories: History

American Public Address

American Public Address

... to think of other nights and days in hostile skies - and the memories came rushing back of that indescribable warmth of companionship that always marked ...

Author: Loren Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030867546

Category: Speeches, Addresses, etc., American

Page: 331

View: 960

Categories: Speeches, Addresses, etc., American

The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual

$6.95 Hostile Skies. Hudson. $10.95 House of Refuge. Pickett. $7.50 "I Am a Democrat." Bass. $5.50 Idol of the West. Weisenburger.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124489159

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Contrails

Contrails

CONTRAILS Memoirs of A Cold Warrior Jack Jaacks writes a moving personal account of a Midwestern farm boy who dreamed of becoming a military officer and an Air Force Pilot.

Author: John William Jaacks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483684307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 258

CONTRAILS Memoirs of A Cold Warrior Jack Jaacks writes a moving personal account of a Midwestern farm boy who dreamed of becoming a military officer and an Air Force Pilot. During the Cold War of the 1950's an attack against the United States by Russian bombers carrying nuclear bombs was believed to be a certainty. America built an Air Defense system to protect itself. Nearly 2000 fighter-interceptor aircraft and 5,000 pilots guarded the skies above America Like fighter pilots of generations before them, the U.S. Air Defense Command pilots flew into hostile skies and lived out the dreams of their youth. And, like their forefathers, many died in keeping America free. No Soviet bomber ever penetrated the U. S. Air Defenses. Jaacks flew the first jet Fighter-Interceptors, the Sabers, Starfires, Scorpions and Delta Daggers in Alaska, the continental U.S., Canada, and in Europe with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Contrails describes the intensity of a life of an interceptor pilot and how Jaacks became a member of the elite cops of aviators that was the first line of defense against a Soviet nuclear attack against America.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Air University Review

Air University Review

See James J. Hudson , Hostile Skies : The Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I ( Syracuse , New York : Syracuse University Press ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4012000

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

Beneficial Bombing

Beneficial Bombing

Biddle, Rhetoric and Reality, 76–81. See also Greer, Development of Air Doctrine, 9. 63. James J. Hudson, Hostile Skies: A Combat History of the American ...

Author: Mark Clodfelter

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803234499

Category: History

Page: 400

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The Progressive Era, marked by a desire for economic, political, and social reform, ended for most Americans with the ugly reality and devastation of World War I. Yet for Army Air Service officers, the carnage and waste witnessed on the western front only served to spark a new progressive movementto reform war by relying on destructive technology as the instrument of change. InBeneficial BombingMark Clodfelter describes how American airmen, horrified by World War I's trench warfare, turned to the progressive ideas of efficiency and economy in an effort to reform war itself, with the heavy bomber as their solution to limiting the bloodshed. They were convinced that the airplane, used as a bombing platform, offered the means to make wars less lethal than conflicts waged by armies or navies. Clodfelter examines the progressive idealism that led to the creation of the U.S. Air Force and its doctrine that the finite destruction of precision bombing would end wars more quickly and with less suffering foreachbelligerent. What is more, his work shows how these progressive ideas emerged intact after World War II to become the foundation of modern U.S. Air Force doctrine. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, including critical documents unavailable to previous researchers, Clodfelter presents the most complete analysis ever of the doctrinal development underpinning current U.S. Air Force notions about strategic bombing.
Categories: History

When Trumpets Call

When Trumpets Call

386 the worst month of the war: James J. Hudson, Hostile Skies: A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I, Syracuse: Syracuse University, ...

Author: Patricia O'Toole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684864785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 507

An analysis of the final ten years of Theodore Roosevelt's life describes how he went on safari after leaving the White House, unsuccessfully strived for another presidential term, worked to support Liberty bonds when the U.S. entered World War I, and lost his son on Bastille Day. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography