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The Aerial War: 1939–45

The Role of Aviation in World War II

David Baker

256 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited

The technical and production demands of escalating performance and operational capabilities provide a platform on which the campaigns ride.

Includes lesser-known stories of WWII, such as the fighter planes sent to Russia in Arctic convoys, Americans who fought in 'Eagle Squadrons' before the US entered the war, and the tens of thousands of women who worked in Allied aircraft factories.

This book also casts light on the emotional and psychological impact of those caught up in combat.

All in all, a holistic picture of the air war.

Author Bio
Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight, aviation and military technology. David is currently a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and editor of the monthly Spaceflight magazine.