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.

Irish Aviators of World War I

Irish Aviators of World War IIrish Aviators of World War I: Volume 1, Irish Aces by Joe C. Gleeson
ISBN: 9781480082328
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 1st 2013
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Illustrated
Pages: 532

Len's Summary: The stories of Mick Mannock and many other lesser-known Irish flyers along with a taste of 20th century Irish social history.

Airship: Design, Development and Disaster

Airship: Design, Development and DisasterAirship by John Swinfield
ISBN: 9781591140344
Published by Naval Institute Press on 2012
Genres: History, Military, Aviation, Modern, 20th Century, Transportation, General
Pages: 336

Len's Summary: Development of the rigid airship with a short section on Zeppelins.

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War

Wings of War: An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the WarWings of War by Rudolf StarkClaud W. Sykes
ISBN: 9781612001876
on February 19th 2015
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation, Literary Collections, Diaries & Journals
Pages: 228

Len's Summary: The end game of the Imperial German air force first published in 1933.

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918

Collishaw & Company: Canadians in the Royal Naval Air Service 1914 – 1918Collishaw and Company by Joseph Allan Snowie
ISBN: 9780692009895
Published by Nieuport Publishing on October 1st 2010
Genres: Aviation, World War I
Pages: 294

Len's Summary: During WWI some 943 Canadians flew for the RNAS in East Africa, Mesopotamia, Gallipoli, Romania, and Russia and over the Western Front, England and the North Sea.

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918

The German Airforce I Knew, 1914-1918The German Airforce I Knew 1914-1918 by Georg Paul Neumann
ISBN: 9781783463138
Published by Pen & Sword Books Limited on March 30th 2014
Genres: History, Military, World War I, Aviation
Pages: 253

Len's Summary: Survey of the German Airforce (Luftstreitkräft) in WWI written in 1920 by a veteran of aerial combat and illustrated with drawings and photos.

Aircraft of World War I

Aircraft of World War IAircraft of World War I by Bob Pearson, Jack Herris
ISBN: 9781906626655
Published by Amber Books on 2010
Genres: Aviation, Illustrated, World War I
Pages: 192

Len's Summary: Aircraft identification guide arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign including information on the role and impact of each aircraft, orders of battle, aces and commanding officers. -- A detailed and comprehensive guide to aircraft arranged by theater. Includes orders of battle, lists of commanders and aces. Well worth the modest price for aircraft and military historians, and modelers. Available from www.casematepublishing.com

Recollections of the Great War in the Air

Recollections of the Great War in the AirRecollections of the Great War in the Air by James R. McConnell
ISBN: 9781781580806
on March 1st 2012
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs, World War I
Pages: 98

Len's Summary: Memoirs of a Lafayette Escadrille pilot first published in 1917. According to WWI aviation expert Steve Suddaby, this is a “long-lost gem.” // Memoir of an American volunteer in the Lafayette Escadrille.

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWINo Parachute by Arthur Gould Lee
ISBN: 9781909166042
Published by Grub Street on August 19th 2013
Genres: Aviation, Military, Personal Memoirs
Pages: 240

Len's Summary: Based on the wartime letters of RFC pilot Gould Lee, who later rose to become a Vice Air Marshall. // Letters from young British airmen at the front.