Aviation Century: World War II
by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
Beginning in 1939-40 with the German blitzkrieg and the Battle of Britain, aircraft repeatedly turned the tide of war. Their worth was proved in many roles besides bombing and airborne assault, including air defense, support of ground operations, maritime patrol, shipping strikes, transport support and reconnaissance. Warplanes became indispensable and revolutionized the character of war. Book has stunning images of preserved and restored wartime aircraft and are combined with archival photographs of the world's first well-photographed war to tell an unprecedented visual story of World War II. Insightful text explains the strategic role of warplanes and describes the types and models of aircraft used by each nation, and tells the dramatic stories of the war.
352 pgs, HB w/dust jacket, 9x11, 400 color and b&w photos, bibliography, index