L. E. O. Charlton. The Royal Air Force and U.S.A.A.F. from July 1943 to September 1944. London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d. [1944?]. I didn't know of this book by Charlton. It's a chronology of the air war, with hundreds of great photos; looks like writing these kept Charlton gainfully employed during the war.

Jörg Friedrich. The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2006. A controversial and best-selling book in Germany a few years ago, now translated into English. Note: this is a review copy supplied by the publisher (a first for Airminded).

Kenneth Munson. Airliners Between the Wars 1919-39. London: Blandford Press, 1972. Not a complete survey, just the 70 most significant types. I'll have to do a plot of the performance data at some stage.

John Ray. The Night Blitz, 1940-1941. London: Arms & Armour Press, 1998. Probably the standard history of the Blitz.

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4 thoughts on “Acquisitions

  1. Post author

    Thanks, Christine -- I generally have an aversion to books which use "knights of the air" in their title in a non-ironic fashion, but he sounds like he knows his stuff.

  2. Christine Keeler

    Likewise. But canny marketing all the same, using American pilots and aimed squarely at the US market.

    Back to watch 'Reach For the Sky'. Wizard prang. Tally Ho.

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