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.

A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960

A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960A Technical & Operational History of the Liberty Engine: Tanks, Ships and Aircraft 1917-1960 by Robert J. Neal
ISBN: 9781580071499
Published by Specialty Press on January 5th 2009
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 616

Len's Summary: An engine that went from concept to delivery in six months, the modular design of the Liberty was a success that survived for decades.

Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48

Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48Zeppelin over Suffolk: The Final Raid of L48 by Mark Mower
ISBN: 9781844157372
Published by Pen and Sword on June 25th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: Good, brief work on a popular subject on the L48’s fatal raid of June 17, 1917.

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter Knight

Black Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter KnightBlack Fokker Leader: The First World War’s Last Airfighter Knight by Peter Kilduff
ISBN: 9781906502287
Published by Casemate Publishers on May 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Wartime exploits of an all-but-forgotten German ace; Kilduff’s 13th book on WWI aviation. // The story of German ace Carl Degelow and his squadron of mostly Fokker D-VII recounted by a premier aviation historian.

Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I

Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War IDoughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I by James H. Hallas
ISBN: 9780811734677
Published by Stackpole Books on January 19th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, United States, Essays
Pages: 347

Len's Summary: Essays on the AEF experience.

The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin Menace

The Flatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin MenaceFlatpack Bombers: The Royal Navy and the Zeppelin Menace by Ian Gardiner
ISBN: 9781848840713
Published by Casemate Publishers on August 1st 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Naval, Aviation
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Early long-distance RN bombing raids against German Zeppelin sheds led to the development of aircraft carriers.

The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons

The Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All SeasonsThe Desert Baron: Friedrich: A Warrior for All Seasons by Conrad Crease
ISBN: 9781439221006
Published by BookSurge Publishing on May 4th 2009
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Germany, Aviation, Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 241

Len's Summary: Biography of the German officer who led the 1916 Turkish attack on the Suez Canal, defended Armenians against Turkish genocide and Georgia from both the Turks and the Bolsheviks. Order from www.booksurge.com

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I: Volume I: A Chronology, 1910-1917 by August G. Blume
ISBN: 9780764333514
Published by Schiffer Publishing on June 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, General, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 334

Len's Summary: Solidly researched by a premier aviation historian. (Volume one of two.)

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920

Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920Gone to Russia to Fight: The RAF in South Russia 1918 to 1920 by John T. Smith
ISBN: 9781848688919
Published by Amberley on September 9th 2010
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 221

Len's Summary: British armoured car and RAF squadrons fought in a civil war alongside White Russian forces and against the Red Army after WWI was over.

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I

Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War IStalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780813034881
Published by University Press of Florida on November 14th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, United States
Pages: 429

Len's Summary: One of several recent studies of American involvement in WWI at sea from the University of Florida Press.

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer

Gunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and ExplorerGunther Pluschow: Airmen, Escaper and Explorer by Anton Rippon
ISBN: 9781848841321
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 2010
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, Political, History, World War I, Germany, Aviation
Pages: 194

Len's Summary: Plüschow flew against the British and Japanese out of Tsing Tao and was the only POW to escape England and make his way back to Germany.

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC

Brief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MCBrief Glory: The Life of Arthur Rhys-Davids, DCO, MC by Alex Revell
ISBN: 9781848841628
Published by Pen & Sword Books on March 18th 2010
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 222

Len's Summary: In only six months flying before being killed in 1917, Rhys-Davids achieved fame by shooting down German ace Verner Voss.

Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars

Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World WarsLost Eagles: One Man's Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars by Blaine Pardoe
ISBN: 9780472117529
Published by University of Michigan Press on November 2nd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, World War II, Aviation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: Fredrick Zinn’s efforts to recover missing airman from two world wars and finding 200 of them. Recommended by WW1Historical Association/WFA President Steve Suddaby.

Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead: REF Pilots Out-Performed and Out-Gunned Over the Western Front

Richthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead: REF Pilots Out-Performed and Out-Gunned Over the Western FrontRichthofen Jagdstaffel Ahead: REF Pilots Out-Performed and Out-Gunned Over the Western Front by Peter McManus
ISBN: 9781906502003
Published by Casemate Publishers on December 1st 2008
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A mediocre work on a familiar subject. // RFC 40 Squadron takes on a technically superior Flying Circus.

Hermann Göring Fighter Ace: The World War I Career of Germany’s Most Infamous Airman

Hermann Göring Fighter Ace: The World War I Career of Germany’s Most Infamous AirmanHermann Göring Fighter Ace: The World War I Career of Germany's Most Infamous Airman by Peter Kilduff
ISBN: 9781906502669
Published by Casemate Publishers on June 1st 2010
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: A master WWI aviation historian examines Göring’s record as a military flyer and combat leader.

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes

Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George HynesLawrence of Arabia’s Secret Air Force – Based on the Diary of Flight Sergeant George Hynes by James Patrick Hynes
ISBN: 184884266X
Published by Pen & Sword Books on August 1st 2010
Genres: History, Middle East, General, Military, World War I, Other, Aviation
Pages: 146

Len's Summary: Keeping the somewhat elderly desert air force planes flying.

War Over the Trenches: Air Power & the Western Front Campaign

War Over the Trenches: Air Power & the Western Front CampaignWar Over the Trenches: Air Power & the Western Front Campaign ISBN: 071103415X
Published by Midland Publishing on March 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: A survey of air operations and a valuable research tool. Reviewed in Over the Front.

The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft

The Origin of the Fighter AircraftThe Origin of the Fighter Aircraft by Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781594160837
Published by Westholme on July 29th 2009
Genres: History, Military, Weapons, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: Technical information, personalities, and battle accounts tell the story of early fighter aircraft and how they became integral part of battlefield weaponry. // A new history of the First Air War and the early evolution of air power, by one of the masters of aviation history.

London 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz

London 1917-18: The Bomber BlitzLondon 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz by Ian Castle
ISBN: 9781846036828
Published by Osprey Publishing on October 19th 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: The story of Gotha and Staaken raids against London, the first blitz that prepared the RAF for the German onslaught of 1940.

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards

The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and AwardsThe Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume I, A Chronology, 1910-1917 and Volume II, Victories, Losses and Awards by August G. Blume
ISBN: 0764333526
Published by Schiffer Publishing on June 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, Military, Russia & the Former Soviet Union, World War I
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: The late Augie Bloom’s final book in a long career of a distinguished aviation historian.

Fall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen

Fall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of RichthofenFall of the Red Baron: World War I Aerial Tactics and the Death of Richthofen by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 9781906033927
Published by Helion on August 19th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 212

Len's Summary: This book is concerned with the aerial tactics of von Richthofen and his opponents developed over the Western Front.

Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918

Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918Royal Naval Air Service Pilot, 1914-1918 by Mark Barber, Adam Hook
ISBN: 9781846039492
Published by Osprey Publishing on November 23rd 2010
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation, Illustrated
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Operations of the RNAS in against zeppelins over England, in Flanders and over Gallipoli.

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith

Tumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell SmithTumult in the Clouds – The Aviation Art of Russell Smith by Jim Wilberg, Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881027
Published by Aeronaut Books on December 31st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 172

Len's Summary: Forty four of award-winning aviation artist Russell Smith WWI paintings and 20 drawings including Eddie Rickenbacker’s SPAD XIII.

Letters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White Springs

Letters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White SpringsLetters from a War Bird: The World War I Correspondence of Elliot White Springs by David K. Vaughan, Elliot White Springs
ISBN: 9781611170405
Published by University of South Carolina Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, United States, World War I
Pages: 358

Len's Summary: Reprint of a famous memoir written by an AEF pursuit pilot.

Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet

Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst UdetAce of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet by Ernst Udet
ISBN: 9781848327085
Published by Frontline Books on October 2013
Genres: Aviation, Biography & Autobiography, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 202

Len's Summary: With an introductory essay placing Udet’s career in the context of his time. // Autobiography of Germany’s second leading WWI ace first published in 1936.

British & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World War

British & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World WarBritish & Allied Aircraft Manufacturers of the First World War by Terry C. Treadwell
ISBN: 144560101X
Published by Amberley Publishing on February 1st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 252