Ghosts of the Great War: Aviation in WWI

Ghosts of the Great War: Aviation in WWIGhosts of the Great War: Aviation in WWI by Philip Makanna, Javier Arango
ISBN: 0916997294
Published by Ghosts on December 31st 2005
Genres: Aviation, Military
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Color photos of the 21 original and reproduction aircraft in the Aeroplane Collection of Paso Robles, California. Markanna's color portraits are accompanied by vintage archival prints of the same aircraft types. Markanna's earlier work has concentrated on World War Two aircraft.

Australian Hawk Over the Western Front – A Biography of Major R. S. Dallas

Australian Hawk Over the Western Front – A Biography of Major R. S. DallasAustralian Hawk Over the Western Front - A Biography of Major R. S. Dallas by Adrian Hellwig
ISBN: 1904943349
Published by Grub Street on August 1st 2006
Genres: Australia & New Zealand, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 221

Len's Summary: The story of Australia's leading air ace.

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917

Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917 by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9780304367191
Published by Cassell Military on April 1st 2007
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 381

Len's Summary: Battle of Arras resulted in devastating losses for RFC and RNAS observers and spotters for BEF artillery, and marked the apogee of Germany's premier air ace, Manfred von Richthofen. The author is a member of The Western Front Association.

Balloon-Busting Aces of World War I

Balloon-Busting Aces of World War IBalloon-Busting Aces of World War I by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
ISBN: 1841768774
Published by Osprey Publishing on July 13th 2005
Genres: Aviation, Military
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: WFA members will recall Jon Guttman's talks at Baltimore seminars. Guttman is an editor at Aviation History and Military History magazines for the Primedia Group.

The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air PowerThe Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power by Marc Wortman
ISBN: 9781586484446
Published by PublicAffairs on May 8th 2007
Genres: Military, United States, Aviation
Pages: 313

Len's Summary: Like the author, many of these flyboys were graduates of Yale.

French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I

French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War IFrench Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I by René Martel
ISBN: 081085662X
Published by Scarecrow Press on November 14th 2006
Genres: France, Military, Aviation
Pages: 461

Len's Summary: Edited and translated by WFA and League of WWI Aviation Historians member Steve Suddaby and his father. Martell served as a French bombardier/observer during WWI. Reviewed in Camaraderie, July 2006.

Gunning for the Red Baron

Gunning for the Red BaronGunning for the Red Baron by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 158544507X
Published by Texas A&M University Press on March 16th 2006
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 216

Len's Summary: The author is an aeronautical engineer and wrote Three Wings for the Red Baron, a study of aerodynamics. This work addresses aerial gunnery and marksmanship.

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War

Pioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World WarPioneers of Aerial Combat: Air Battles of the First World War by Michael Foley
ISBN: 9781781592724
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 16th 2013
Genres: Military, Aviation
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: The title is misleading in that this book summarizes the development of British aviation before and during WWI.

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of SpeedEnduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross
ISBN: 9781250033840
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 5th 2015
Genres: Military, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 416

Len's Summary: A new biography tracing the larger than life career of the Indianapolis racing car owner- driver, 26-victory WWI ace, Medal of Honor winner, and founder of Eastern Airlines. The often crude and always irrepressible Rickenbacker cut a wide swath across the first half of the 20th century.

Britain’s Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Britain’s Forgotten Fighters of the First World WarBritain's Forgotten Fighters of the First World War by Paul R. Hare
ISBN: 9781781551974
Published by Fonthill Media on March 1st 2014
Genres: Aviation, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Details on the construction and performance of such aircraft as the Sopwith Camel and the SE5a by one of England’s premier aviation historians.

Military Aviation of the First World War: The Aces of the Allies and the Central Powers

Military Aviation of the First World War: The Aces of the Allies and the Central PowersMilitary Aviation of the First World War: The Aces of the Allies and the Central Powers by Alan C. Wood, Alan Sutton
ISBN: 9781781554227
Published by Fonthill Media on February 28th 2015
Genres: Aviation, Military
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A brief summary history for the non-specialist.

The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI

The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the Air War in WWIThe Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI by Wayne Vansant
ISBN: 9780760346020
Published by Zenith Press on June 1st 2014
Genres: Aviation, Graphic Novels, Young Adult
Pages: 104

Len's Summary: Perhaps most suited to young readers.

Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War

Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World WarCavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War by Norman S. Leach
ISBN: 9781459723320
Published by Dundurn Group on November 8th 2014
Genres: Aviation, Military, Pictorial
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Survey history of aerial warfare in WWI.

Billy Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter: The RAF Ace Re-Examined

Billy Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter: The RAF Ace Re-ExaminedBilly Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter: The RAF Ace Re-Examined by Peter Kilduff
ISBN: 9781909808133
Published by Grub Street Publishing on October 19th 2014
Genres: Aviation, Biographies and Memoirs, Military
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Does not settle the argument about the disputed number of Bishop’s aerial victories, but rather trolls the relevant sources letting the reader reach his or her own conclusions.

When Hollywood Ruled the Skies: The Aviation Film Classics of World War I

When Hollywood Ruled the Skies: The Aviation Film Classics of World War IWhen Hollywood Ruled the Skies: The Aviation Film Classics of World War I by Bruce W. Orriss
ISBN: 9780879100568
Published by Aero Associates on January 1st 1986
Genres: Aviation, Entertainment & Performing Arts, United States

Len's Summary: Eight decades of Hollywood’s take on the Great War in the skies.

The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I

The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War IThe First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I by Gavin Mortimer
ISBN: 9780760346396
Published by Zenith Press on August 1st 2014
Genres: Aviation, Military, United States
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Impatient American volunteer for the RAF; Twenty went on to be aces. Riddled with as many factual errors as holes in Snoopy’s imaginary pursuit aircraft..

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1918 by Noel C. Shirley
ISBN: 9780764311796
Published by Schiffer Publishing on 2000
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, United States, World War I
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: A richly illustrated book contains the statistical product of exhaustive research on the organization, personalities, bases and equipment of early American naval aviation. Noel is a member of The Great War Society and the League of WWI Aviation Historians, as well as a frequent speaker at WFA seminars.

Dream Of Civilized Warfare: World War 1 Flying Aces and the American Imagination

Dream Of Civilized Warfare: World War 1 Flying Aces and the American ImaginationDream Of Civilized Warfare: World War 1 Flying Aces and the American Imagination by Linda R. Robertson
ISBN: 0816642702
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press on October 8th 2003
Genres: Aviation, Military, United States
Pages: 502

Len's Summary: First published as a hard cover in 2003, this book looks at the earliest development of a new weapon and traces the origins of America's yearning to wage war without risking soldiers' lives.

An Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USAS

An Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USASAn Arizona Aviator in France: The Life of Ernest A. Love, 147th Aero Squadron, USAS by Alan L. Roesler
ISBN: 0979791928
Published by Roesler Enterprises on 2007
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 300

Len's Summary: To order E-mail troes7718@msn.com.

Britain’s Greatest Aircraft

Britain’s Greatest AircraftBritain's Greatest Aircraft by Robert Jackson
ISBN: 1844156001
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 1st 2008
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I, World War II
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Describes the design history, development and operational careers of 22 legendary military and civil aircraft starting with the WWI era.

The Red Baron’s Last Flight: An In-Depth Investigation into what Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen was Shot Down

The Red Baron’s Last Flight: An In-Depth Investigation into what Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen was Shot DownThe Red Baron's Last Flight: An In-Depth Investigation into what Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen was Shot Down by Norman Franks, Alan Bennett
ISBN: 1904943330
Published by Grub Street on February 1st 2007
Genres: Aviation, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 144

Len's Summary: Franks is a premier historian of WWI aviation, but even he can’t settle this never-ending argument.

Julius Buckler: “Malaula” the Battle Cry of Jasta 17

Julius Buckler: “Malaula” the Battle Cry of Jasta 17Julius Buckler: “Malaula” the Battle Cry of Jasta 17 by Julius Buckler, Norman Franks
ISBN: 1904943802
Published by Grub Street on September 1st 2007
Genres: Aviation, Germany, Military, World War I
Pages: 190

Len's Summary: First published in Germany in 1939 this is the story of a German 36-victory ace and his mates.

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War I

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America’s Rogue Ace of World War ITerror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I by Blaine Pardoe
ISBN: 1602392528
Published by Skyhorse Publishing on July 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 320

Len's Summary: Biography of America’s first aviator to win the Medal of Honor.

Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18

Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18 by Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781846032936
Published by Osprey Publishing on March 18th 2008
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: A comparison of these famous WWI pursuit aircraft by a premier American aviation historian.

In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archeology of the First Blitz

In Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archeology of the First BlitzIn Search of the Zeppelin War: The Archaeology of the First Blitz by Neil Faulkner, Nadia Durrani
ISBN: 0752441825
Published by The History Press on November 1st 2008
Genres: History, Ancient, General, Military, World War I, Aviation, Social Science, Archaeology
Pages: 176

Len's Summary: Technical details and other information on the German Zeppelin attacks against Great Britain.

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot

The Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter PilotThe Diary & Letters of a World War I Fighter Pilot by Christopher M. Burgess
ISBN: 1844157415
Published by Pen & Sword Books on November 1st 2008
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, World War I, Aviation

Len's Summary: The war of 65 Squadron RFC pilot Guy Mainwaring Knocker written by his grandson drawing on his letters and diaries.

Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18

Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18Wings over the Desert: In Action with an RAF Pilot in Palestine, 1916-18 by Desmond Seward
ISBN: 9781844256723
Published by Haynes Publishing on 2009
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Air battles with the Germans over the Sinai Desert with a pilot of Number 14 Squadron, RAF.