Fall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War One

Fall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War OneFall of Eagles: The Evolution of Air Warfare in World War One by Alex Revell
ISBN: 9781848845275
Published by Casemate Publishers on August 1st 2011
Genres: Aviation, Military, World War I
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: A survey of the air war.

Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War

Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World WarShooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War by Terrence J. Finnegan
ISBN: 9780752460529
Published by Spellmount on September 1st 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Photography, Technology & Engineering, Military Science
Pages: 408

Len's Summary: First published by NDIS Press in 2006, this is the second revised edition of a unique analysis of the development and tactical employment of aerial reconnaissance and photographic interpretation on the Western Front, the principal use of airpower in that conflict. // The author spoke at the WFA 2006 Annual National Seminar.

Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916

Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916Royal Flying Corps Technical Notes on the Airplanes and Engines of 1916 by Patrick Ellam
ISBN: 9781450299480
Published by iUniverse on March 11th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Transportation, General
Pages: 132

Len's Summary: How airplanes of 1916 were built and how to fly them, by a British pursuit pilot.

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914

The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914The Zeppelin Base Raids: Germany 1914 by Ian Castle, Peter Dennis
ISBN: 0674012844
Published by Osprey on April 19th 2011
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, Military, World War I
Pages: 64

Len's Summary: Royal Naval Air Service attempts to forestall the Zeppelin threat. For more detail see: The Flatpack Bombers by Ian Gardiner (Pen & Sword, 2009).

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918

Zeppelins Over England, 1914-1918Zeppelins Over England 1914-18 by Horst Freiherr Treu von Buttlar Brandenfels
ISBN: 1907677356
Published by Helion & Company on May 2nd 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 152

Len's Summary: A peek at what it was like to fly in and command a Zeppelin in combat.

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918

Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918Captain Roy Brown, A True Story of the Great War, 1914-1918 by Alan D. Bennett, Margaret Brown Harman, Denny Reid May
ISBN: 9781883283568
Published by Brick Tower Press on July 16th 2011
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Military, History, Aviation
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Brown was the third player in the death of von Richthofen 21 April 1918. // Sheds new light on Brown’s encounter with The Red Baron.

Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and Airplanes

Three Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and AirplanesThree Wings for the Red Baron: Von Richthofen, Strategy, Tactics and Airplanes by Leon Bennett
ISBN: 9781907677137
Published by Helion on June 19th 2011
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 237

Len's Summary: The story of Red Baron and his famous tri-plane fighter.

Fokker Fodder: The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c

Fokker Fodder: The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2cFokker Fodder: The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c by Paul R. Hare
Published by Fonthill Media on January 15th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Business & Economics, Industries, Transportation
Pages: 160

Len's Summary: The story of the development of the B.E.2c ‘Quirk’ from 1912 with modifications that carried the type through the four years of the war by one of the UK’s premier aviations historians.

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace

Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval AceHero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace by Geoffrey L. Rossano
ISBN: 9780821420188
Published by Ohio University Press on February 5th 2013
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Transportation, Aviation, Naval
Pages: 350

Len's Summary: Ingalls was a member of the famed First Yale Unit, “the millionaires unit” of Truby Davison, and America’s only naval air ace. He later served in House of Representatives and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air. Rossano spoke at the 2012 WW1HA seminar at Quantico.

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy

Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal NavyAir and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy by Maryam Philpott
ISBN: 9781780761510
Published by I.B.Tauris on July 25th 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, History, Western, Military, World War I, Aviation, Naval, Social History
Pages: 258

Len's Summary: An analysis of how British aviators and naval officers coped with technical innovation in time of war.

Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker EindeckerNieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker by Jon Guttman
ISBN: 9781782003533
Published by Osprey Publishing on April 20th 2014
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Technology & Engineering, Military Science, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: The design, development, statistics and combat records of two iconic pursuit aircraft.

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun CorpsMachine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps by C. E. Crutchley
ISBN: 9781844153596
Published by Pen and Sword on November 28th 2013
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Collection of personal accounts from British MGC officers.

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation

Float Planes and Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval AviationFloat Planes & Flying Boats: The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation by Robert B. Workman Jr.
ISBN: 1612511074
Published by US Naval Institute Press on July 15th 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 322

Len's Summary: Few remember that the U.S. Coast Guard air crew participated in the first-ever transatlantic flight (by Curtiss flying boats) in 1919.

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James Dietz

Knights in Canvas: The Aviation Art of James DietzKnights in Canvas by Jim WilbergJack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881049
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 174

Len's Summary: Chapters by several contributors including Jon Guttman and Greg Van Wyngarden.

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914

Army of the Sky: Russian Military Aviation before the Great War, 1904-1914Army of the Sky by Gregory Vitarbo
ISBN: 9781433114908
Published by Peter Lang on 2012-01
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 256

Len's Summary: By 1914, Russian military aviation was about on a par with other European nations, but almost entirely dependent on foreign equipment.

Airway to the East 1918-1920

Airway to the East 1918-1920Airway to the East 1918-1920 by Clive Semple
ISBN: 9781848846579
Published by Casemate Publishers on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 244

Len's Summary: A recounting of the failed attempt to develop a quicker way to move military aircraft to the Middle East theater of operations.

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916

DH2 vs Albatross DI-DII Western Front 1916Dh 2 Vs Albatros D I/D II by James Miller
ISBN: 9781849087049
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Europe, Great Britain, Aviation
Pages: 80

Len's Summary: Technical details of two successful German pursuit aircraft. Like all Osprey books, this one is profusely illustrated in color and black and white.

Open Cockpit

Open CockpitOpen Cockpit by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781908117250
Published by Grub Street on May 31st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Reprint of a classic study (first published in 1965) by a British soldier who became an RFC pilot. Available from Casemate Publishing. // Memoir of a British air ace first published in 1969.

Russian Aces of World War I

Russian Aces of World War IRussian Aces of World War 1 by Victor Kulikov
ISBN: 9781780960593
Published by Osprey Publishing on 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Thirteen Russian aces flew a variety of pursuit types including SPADs and Nieuports.

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)

German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes (Volume 2)German Seaplane Fighters of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Seaplanes: 2 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer, Colin Owers
ISBN: 9781935881094
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 150

Len's Summary: The origin and evolution of each class of fighter, including flying boats, of the German fleet.

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and Seaplanes

Development of German Warplanes in WWI – A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes and SeaplanesDevelopment of German Warplanes in WWI by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881087
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 148

Len's Summary: Profuse information on German airframes and aero engines; destined to become a standard reference and research tool.

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916

Somme Success: The Royal Flying Corps and the Battle of the Somme 1916Somme Success by Peter Hart
ISBN: 9781848848825
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on June 30th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 223

Len's Summary: Another dimension of the Somme battles by an established British historian.

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2

Naval Aces of World War I – Part 2Naval Aces of World War 1 Part 2 by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
ISBN: 9781849086646
Published by Osprey Publishing on May 8th 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Takes over where part one left off covering Germany, Greece, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Italy and, briefly, the US, a late entrant into the conflict. Major attention paid to the highly successful German float planes.

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le Mérite

The Blue Max Airmen: German Airmen Awarded the Pour le MériteThe Blue Max Airmen by Lance Joseph Bronnenkant
ISBN: 9781935881063
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Transportation
Pages: 112

Len's Summary: Volume one covers Boelcke and Immelmann; volume two covers Buddeke, Wintgens and von Mulzer with biographies of each. The author also published Imperial German Eagles in World War I (Schiffer) in two volumes.

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War I

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War IAustro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 by Paolo Varriale
ISBN: 9781849087476
Published by Osprey Publishing on December 20th 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, World War II, Europe, General
Pages: 96

Len's Summary: Nearly all you need to know about the air aces of Austria.

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19

France On Fragile Wings: A Libertyman’s Adventures 1917-19France on Fragile Wings by William B. StineSharon R. Stine
ISBN: 9781575101668
Published by Pictorial Histories Pub. on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Using his father’s log, his photos and postcards, the author retraces his journeys in France and his service as a DH-4 pilot with an AEF observation squadron.

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916

KEK’s and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916Keks and Fokkerstaffels by Johan Ryheul
ISBN: 9781781552230
Published by Fonthill Media on January 14th 2014
Genres: History, Military, Aviation
Pages: 236

Len's Summary: A history of the first squadrons, aces and dogfights over the Western Front.

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War

Flights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great WarFlights of Fancy: America’s Struggle for Air Power in the Great War by Damian Lataan
ISBN: B00D1MVWXS
Published by Amazon Digital Services on May 27th 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 74

Len's Summary: Congress appropriated $640 million for aircraft production, but American air power failed to materialize and by the end of the war only a handful of American-made aircraft had reached the front.

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Pfalz Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesAircraft of World War I by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Steve Anderson, Bob Pearson, Martin Digmayer
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: A reliable German performer, the Pfalz D.III & D.XII variants were flown by several German aces.

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesNachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 3 by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881108
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Night bombers over the Western Front.

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German Armored Warplanes: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGerman Armored Warplanes of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 4 (Great War Aviation Series) by Jack Herris, Jerry Boucher, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881116
Published by Aeronaut Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: Wood and canvas gave way to aluminum and steel airframe construction as aircraft were increasingly employed in a ground-support role.

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

Gotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGotha Aircraft of WWI: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes: 6 (Great War Aviation Centennial Series) by Jack Herris, Aaron Weaver, Bob Pearson
ISBN: 1935881140
Published by Amber Books on January 1st 1970
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I

Len's Summary: The twin-engine Gotha was purpose-designed to bomb England from high altitude in the first blitz.

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War Airplanes

German’s Triplane Craze: A Centennial Perspective on Great War AirplanesGermany's Triplane Craze by Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781935881155
Published by Aeronaut Books on 2013
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 102

Len's Summary: The Red Baron flew the iconic Fokker Dr.1 triplane.

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War Airplanes

Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918: A Centennial Perspective on the Great War AirplanesGermany's Fighter Competitions of 1918 by Jack Herris
ISBN: 1935881167
Published by Aeronaut Books on June 20th 2013
Genres: World War I, History, Aviation
Pages: 166

Len's Summary: Seeking the air-supremacy weapon.