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My Historical Books on the Air Forces of Various Countries

Abbreviations used in the table below:

  • AdlA, FFAF: Armée de l'Air, Free-French Air Force
  • RFC, RAF: Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force (Great Britain - G.B.)
  • RIAF: Royal Italian Air Force
  • RNZAF: Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • USAAF, USAF: United States Army Air Force, United States Air Force
  • IJN: Imperial Japanese Navy
No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
World War I

Air battlesFranceCecil LewisSagittarius Rising1936
Donald JackThree Cheers for Me1962
Frank C. PlattGreat Battles of WWI: In the Air1966
World War II
AdlA, FFAFFightersBiographyEuropeMaxwell A. SmithKnight of the Air (A. de Saint-Exupery)1959
AutobiographyHeinz KnockeI Flew for the Fuhrer1953

AllGeneral history 1939-45John TerraineThe Right of the Line1985


History of the
Battle of Britain
Len DeightonFighter1977
Stephen BungayThe Most Dangerous Enemy2000
Patrick BishopBattle of Britain2009
James HollandThe Battle of Britain2010
AutobiographyPaul RicheyFighter Pilot1941, 2011
David CrookSpitfire Pilot1942
Brian LaneSpitfire!1942
Richard HillaryThe Last Enemy1942
Pierre ClostermannThe Big Show1951
Alan C. DeereNine Lives1959
Lewis BrandonNight Flyer1961
J.R.D. BrahamScramble!1961
Len DeightonFighter1977
Jeffrey QuillSpitfire1983
Hugh DundasFlying Start1988
J. EldrigeDeadly Skies1999
Alex HenshawSigh for A Merlin1979
Dizzy AllenFighter Squadron1979
Johnny KentOne of the Few2000
Geoffrey WellumFirst Light2002
Hugh ThomasSpirit of the Blue - Peter Ayerst, A Fighter Pilot's Story2004
Brian KingcomeA Willingness to Die2006
Tom NeilGun Button to Fire2011
G. Beurling, L. RobertsMalta Spitfire2011
BiographyDoug StokesWings Aflame (Victor Beamish)1985
Paddy Finucane1983
R.J. MitchellSchooldays to Spitfire1986
Helen DoeFighter Pilot (Bob Doe)2015
Dogfights of RAF acesPaul BrickhillReach for the Sky1954
AutobiographyJack CurrieLancaster Target1977
Mosquito Victory1983
Wings over Georgia1989
Alastair PantonDix Weeks of Blenheim Summer2013
George 'Johnny' JohnsonThe Last British Dambuster2014
GlidersTroop deploymentAlan LloydThe Gliders1982
SeveralPaul BrickhillEscape of POWsThe Great Escape1951
RAF, USAAFFightersAutobiographyJames GoodsonTumult In the Clouds1983
BiographyPhilip CaineSpitfires, Thunderbolts, and Warm Beer1985
Escort missionsPhilip KaplanLittle Friends1991
RNZAFBiographyM. Avery, C. ShoresSpitfire Leader (Evan 'Rosie' Mackie)1959

SeveralHistoryEuropeGiulio LazzatiI soliti quattro gatti1959
Photo bookEdizioni BizzarriCaccia assalto1972
Air war 1940-41North AfricaA. Borgiotti, C. GoriLa guerra aerea in Africa Settentrionale: Assalto dal cielo1973
SeveralWar diaries 1941-42VariousNicola MaliziaLa Regia Aeronatica nella II Guerra Mondiale2013
War diaries 1943-45ItalyItaly primary target2013
S.A.S.History 1940-1943North AfricaMassimo CivoliS.A.S. I Servizi Aerei Speciali della Regia Aeronautica 2014


Pacific air battlesPacificF.C. ShermanCombat Command1950
Dogfights of US acesPacific, EuropeEdward H. SimsAmerican Aces of World War II2013
BiographyEuropeM. Caidin, R.S. JohnsonThunderbolt (R.S. Johnson)1958
PacificBill YenneAces High (Richard Bong, T. B. McGuire)1958
John R. BruningJungle Ace (G.R. Johnson)2001
Martin CaidinSamurai: Saburo Sakai1957
Vietnam War
US NavyFighter-bombers
Top GunUSARobert K. WilcoxScream of Eagles1990
Air missionsVietnamFrank HarveryAir War-Vietnam1966
USAFAutobiographyEd RasimusWhen Thunder Rolled2003
Palace Cobra2009
Gulf Wars
Air missions, captureIraqJ. Peters, J. NicholTeam Tornado1994
USAFDesert StormT. Clancy, C. HornerEvery Man a Tiger1999
Multiple Periods
VariousFighters20 pilot storiesVariousFrank W. AndersonGreat Flying Stories1958
RAFTactics of air fightingEuropeJohnnie JohnsonFull Circle1964
USAAFAutobiographyR.A. 'Bob' HooverForever Flying2009
RAFFighter-bombersDeployment against
threat of Guat. invasion
British Honduras
Jeremy ClarksonPhoenix Squadron2009

For a total of books, in Italian (fictional books on the same subject are on another page).

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