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Airman ebook ISBN: 0141908882
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Eoin Colfer
Number of Pages: 432 
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One dark night on the island of Great Saltee, fourteen-year-old Conor is framed for a terrible crime he didn’t commit. Thrown into prison by the dastardly Hugo Bonvilain, Conor is trapped in a seaswept dungeon and branded a traitor. He must escape and clear his name; he wants his old life back – his family, his friends . . . and his princess. Conor knows there is only one way out. It’s an impossible task, which has never been done before. But Conor is determined to do it. He’ll have to fly. Swashbuckling new fiction from the amazing Eoin Colfer, ideal for readers aged 11+.


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Airman Classification

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Author: United States. Department of the Air Force
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Airman ebook ISBN: 1440153116
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Russell M. Gimmi
Number of Pages: 398 
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Airman is a story about the power of determination and how one man overcame a gauntlet of bureaucratic obstacles to become a combat fighter pilot. Referenced with declassified combat reports, war diaries, government documents and eyewitness accounts; this is a biography of an extraordinary Air Force pilot, Richard F. B. Gimmi, who began his career flying B-25s in World War II and ultimately flew the F-105 fighter jet in combat over North Vietnam. Richard Farmer Bower Dick Gimmi, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1921. The Great War ended two and a half years earlier and Dick's parents, Richard and Helene Gimmi, were about to enjoy the coming wave of American postwar economic prosperity when their son came into the world. It was the cusp of the Roaring Twenties and Dick's father, Richard Farmer Bower Gimmi, was scion to a family fortune. In his youth, Dick was swept up in an era that romanticized aviation and made the airplane and the pilots who flew them the center of American popular culture. This story, as told by his son, revolves around his dogged determination to become the fighter pilot he had aspired to be since his boyhood days growing up in the aviation-mad era of the 1920s and 30s.

Airman's Guide

Airman's Guide ebook ISBN: 0811745589
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Author: Boone Nicolls
Number of Pages: 384 
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Top-selling reference guide, revised and updated throughout. Covers the history and customs of the Air Force, standards of conduct, rights and restrictions for servicemembers, training and education, the promotion system, medical care, veterans benefits, and more.

Airman's Odyssey

Airman's Odyssey ebook ISBN: 0544128087
Publisher: HMH
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Number of Pages: 456 
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Three award-winning works of adventure, survival, and the early days of aviation from the celebrated author of The Little Prince, collected in one volume. Ranging from the northern skies of France to the South American Andes, this volume includes two memoirs and a novel, each informed by the lauded pilot and poet’s experiences as a pioneering aviator during World War II. Wind, Sand and Stars Recounting his early days flying airmail routes across the African Sahara, Saint-Exupéry explores the spiritual, philosophical, and physical wonders of navigating the passes of the Pyrenees, the peaks of the Andes, and the wasteland of the Libyan desert. This memoir, a National Book Award winner that was voted a National Geographic Top Ten Adventure Book of All Time, is “a beautiful book, a brave book, and a book that should be read against the confusion of this world” (The New York Times). Night Flight Overseeing night-mail flights in Buenos Aires, Riviere is a believer in remaining faithful to the mission and has trained his pilots to stave off the fear of death. But when he discovers that one of his planes is lost in a storm after flying out of Patagonia, both his authority and his beliefs will be challenged, in a novel that won France’s Prix Femina Award and was made into a classic film. Flight to Arras Saint-Exupéry’s memoir of a harrowing reconnaissance mission during the Battle of France in 1940—as one of only a handful of pilots who continued to fight in solidarity against the inevitable German invasion—was a recipient of the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Aéro-Club de France. “Saint-Exupéry . . . blends adventure with reflection in a way few writers have.” —Richard Bach Translated by Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert

Tuskegee Airman, 4th Edition

Tuskegee Airman, 4th Edition ebook ISBN: 0828322856
Author: Charlene E. McGee
Number of Pages: 259 
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Colonel Charles E. McGee fought in World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in World War II. They are the ones who achieved the unequaled record of not losing a single bomber under their escort to enemy fighters. COL McGee went on to serve in leadership and command positions in war and in peace flying fighter missions in Korea and Vietnam. In his remarkable military career, he earned the Legion of Merit with Cluster, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal (twenty-five times). He was also chosen to lead the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. into the 21st Century by serving two separate terms as its president. Stories in the media seldom portray African American men as heroes. In tribute to the many unheralded fathers, husbands, sons and brothers leading exemplary lives, COL (Chuck) McGee' inspiring story is now being told. Colonel McGee is the latest to be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame for having flown 409 combat missions.

An Airman's Deadly Affair

An Airman's Deadly Affair ebook ISBN: 1440188203
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Nicolle Schippers
Number of Pages: 304 
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Senior Airman Teresa Conklin had it all - beauty, intelligence, and zealous ambition. As a young cop stationed at Winburg Air Base in Germany, Conklin seized the opportunity to further her career in the United States Air Force. But two bullets end her life, and the ensuing investigation unearths a disturbingly complex web of deceit, sex, and betrayal. Major Emma Lohrs, an attorney with the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG), is assigned to the case. The details surrounding Conklin's murder create a twisted scenario, especially since Conklin was on duty in the well-secured base armory when she was killed. But Lohrs soon uncovers a number of bizarre clues about the victim and the chief suspects, two of whom are well-respected, decorated leaders on base. To complicate matters, Lohrs also has to deal with Special Agent Eric Myers, an egotistical military agent whose contempt for the JAG attorney is only too evident. Forced to work together, Lohrs and Myers discover Conklin's involvement in a sexual love triangle, infi delity, and blackmail. But senior offi cials block their every move in a desperate attempt to hide the appalling truth. With the situation growing deadlier by the minute, Lohrs and Myers must put their hostile feelings aside long enough to solve the murder before someone else ends up dead...

An Airman's Odyssey

An Airman's Odyssey ebook ISBN: 1438951337
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Richard Rowley
Number of Pages: 170 
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Like Homer's Odyssey, An Airman's Odyssey tells the incredible story of a twenty-one year journey highlighted by one amazing adventure after another. The story you are about to read will take you on a fifty thousand mile journey from the East Coast of the United States to the West, across the largest ocean in the world five times, to a tropical island barely big enough to land a plane on. It will transport you deep inside a military program larger and more secret than any since the Manhattan Project, then to the foot of an erupting volcano, the second largest volcanic eruption of the twentieth century. This is the story of invisible laser beams fired from jet airplanes at targets on the ground several miles away. It's also the story of senators and generals, FBI agents working with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to prevent a major compromise of classified information, and of losing a friend, killed in the line of duty. It is a story of the love of family, and a deep appreciation for country. It's a voyage of self-discovery, and of going home, none of which would be possible without divine intervention at every critical turn. Just as when the gods intervened for and against Odysseus, the forces of fortune and adversity can be clearly seen in An Airman's Odyssey; but unlike Homer's Odyssey, this is no work of fiction. The stories are real, and the divine intervention is focused and purposeful, not cunning and divisive. It will take the reader, as it did the author, on a wonderful journey across the spectrum of human emotions, from laughter to tears, suspense to a sense of relief, as well as adventure and intrigue. So sit down, relax, and hang on, the journey is about to begin...

Queen's Airman - The School Days

Queen's Airman - The School Days ebook ISBN: 9781845490515
Publisher: hugh strafford
Author: Hugh Strafford
Number of Pages: 216 
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First novel in the Queen's Airman series, following Hugh Thomas through his early air force days. He completes his growing up in a strict regime enlivened by demanding training both physically and academically. Love and sex are also taken care of by several women only too eager for liaisons with the handsome young man in uniform. He is involved in many escapades and forms friendships with members of the 73rd Entry, No1 Radio School. Friends who appear later in the series. During his third year Thomas comes to the attention of the security services who recruit him for a special task working in a secret establishment in an attempt to hoodwink a Russian GRU team operating in the UK. An early introduction in to what is to become a life of love, despair, intrigue and death. A time of growing up in a treacherous world of betrayal.

Memoirs of a Deployed Airman

Memoirs of a Deployed Airman ebook ISBN: 1440125627
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Patrick B. Monahan
Number of Pages: 543 
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Almost as if it were a dream, day number 360 came and I was transported into another world. The flights were long, but within just a couple of days, I found myself back at my original starting point Salt Lake City, Utah. Before arriving in Salt Lake City though, I was greeted by my parents and my in-laws at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. As I scrambled through the baggage claim area and customs, I made my way towards my release from the regimented deployment world. Both sets of parents were poised and ready to greet me and my friends returning from overseas. Upon catching a glimpse of me, they popped out of their seats and began waving small American flags in my general direction. It was very nice to see them and it was a nice patriotic sight. I arrived at the airport at approximately midnight and I was hungry, so we all went out to eat at an all night diner in Arlington, Virginia. It was about 0300 in the morning when we finished up our meal and headed back to my in-laws house to sleep. I caught an 1800 flight the next day which brought me to Salt Lake City at approximately 2300 that night. The second leg of my flight from Phoenix, Arizona was very comfortable and relaxing. Wearing my DCUs, one of the flight attendant's decided to move me to First Class. Not only did this provide me with more comfort, but it also provided me an opportunity to sit next to her husband who had joined her on the flight. I had a really nice conversation with the flight attendant's husband throughout the flight. Then, as we landed in Salt Lake City, the flight attendant announced to all of the people on the flight that I had just returned home from the war in Afghanistan. Everyone began to clap and I received the honor of being the first person off of the airplane. I then began my mad dash towards my family. People noticed that I was in uniform, holding two little bears (one for each of my girls), and I was practically running, so everyone pretty much got out of my way. Within minutes, I saw Melanie holding a Welcome Home poster and my girls waving small American flags. It was a very impressive and precious sight. I scooped up both of my daughters in my hands and I embraced the whole family. The nice thing was that Suzanna didn't cry everyone seemed to at least have some idea who I was this time. In fact, Annabelle wouldn't hardly let me go out of her sight for the next few days. I learned several days later that Annabelle had a lot of trouble sleeping while I was gone which was attributed to me not being there and her not knowing when I would come home. This latter fact is what changed my mindset from wanting to go back to the combat zone any time soon. While I was gone, I made the most of my deployment and I even learned to enjoy many aspects of the adventure. However, when you see the effects of being gone on the homefront, nothing else seems to matter but family. Would I go again? Absolutely. But, I would certainly wait for my number to come up or for someone to come asking for my assistance a little more passionately. When I arrived at my actual home in the Ogden, Utah area, I quickly noticed several decorations on the property. I hadn't expected such extravagance, but I was certainly impressed by what I saw. As I walked around the house and the yard in my civilians clothes the next day, surrounded by my family, I finally felt like I was home.

Basic Airman to General: The Secret War & Other Conflicts

Basic Airman to General: The Secret War & Other Conflicts ebook ISBN: 1493161865
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: General ''Pete'' Piotrowski
Number of Pages: 716 
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This book covers the remarkable success of a first-generation Polish kid who, at the age of eighteen, enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was one of less than a handful of basic airmen who rose to the rank of four-star general. More importantly, it covers the reincarnation of WW II Air Commandos under the code name of Jungle Jim, as well as US combat air operations from 1961 through 1967 flying obsolete B-26s and the newest jet fighter, the F-4D. Then airman Piotrowski qualified for aviation cadet training and earned his first wings as a navigator and electronic warfare officer (EWO). Following assignments in Korea and Japan, he returned to the United States for pilot training ranking number one in his class and qualifying for jet fighters. He was selected for Project Jungle Jim and became a leading air force expert in conventional weapons and tactics. His flying ability, combat experience, and tactical expertise led to his assignment at the Air Force Top Gun School to instruct air force generals headed for Vietnam on conventional weapons and tactics. Following school and staff assignments, he was selected to command the Fortieth Tactical Group, Aviano, Italy. He led the group for three years, receiving a rating as "Best Wing in the USAF." Following Aviano, he was a special assistant to, and troubleshooter for, General Jones, air force chief. Shortly thereafter, he was selected to build the 552nd AWAC equipped with the E-3A aircraft and bring it to combat status. Next, he commanded Air Defense TAC, where he was selected to review the Desert One failure with five other officers. He provided inside information on how the rescue attempt in Iran unraveled. On another special assignment, he was sent to Saudi Arabia as a special advisor to the Saudi chief of the defense staff with the mission to improve Saudi Air Defense. Following that, then major general Piotrowski went to Oman with a diplomatic portfolio to forge an agreement with the Omni government on joint military training of US and Omani forces. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Tactical Air Command as the director of operations and vice commander. Here he grappled with a number of aircraft-related problems and brought the stealth fighter into the operational inventory. Next, he commanded Ninth Air Force with twelve subordinate wings with roughly one thousand fighter aircraft assigned, with responsibilities for air warfare in support of ground forces in the Middle East. On one of his many visits to Sudan, he stopped an invasion from Ethiopia in one day. He was promoted to the rank of general to serve as the vice chief of the air force. Here he revealed how the JCS operates, as well as inside information on the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers and the punitive raid on Libya. His last assignment was commanding the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM), where he had the opportunity to host and brief senior military members of the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China.

American Airman in the Belgian Resistance

American Airman in the Belgian Resistance ebook ISBN: 0786494972
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Jerome W. Sheridan
Number of Pages: 260 
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In May of 1944, American airman Gerald E. Sorensen was shot down over Nazi occupied Belgium. The Belgian Resistance recovered Sorensen and sheltered him in the home of the Abeels family. Friendship between Sorensen and the Abeels blossomed and they came to consider each other as family. The Abeels were active in the Resistance and Sorensen ultimately volunteered to join his Belgian brother Roger Abeels in the Secret Army. Just moments before the British Army arrived to liberate the village of Marcq-lez-Enghien, Sorensen and Abeels were killed in combat with the Nazis, fighting side-by-side. This book tells Sorensen's story: his upbringing, education, marriage and military service; his evasion of capture and kinship with the Abeels; his experience in the Resistance; his final combat and his impact on those he left behind But this book is more than a biography. It recounts the courageous struggle of the Belgians who risked everything to save Allied airmen and explains why Sorensen and Abeels are extraordinary symbols of the enduring values at the heart of today's transatlantic alliance.

The Mystery of Frankenberg's Canadian Airman

The Mystery of Frankenberg's Canadian Airman ebook ISBN: 9781550288841
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Author: Peter Hessel
Number of Pages: 248 
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The Mystery of Frankenberg's Airman is the account of painstaking research in a quest for the truth about an unsolved war crime.

Raven 5: An Airman's Story

Raven 5: An Airman's Story ebook ISBN: 1456622544
Author: Edward D. Connor
Number of Pages: 55 
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Edward Connor was barely out of high school when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps before the beginning of World War II. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, he and thousands of other young men were quickly trained to conduct the air campaign in the Pacific. Stationed first in Australia and then in New Guinea, Connor describes his wartime experiences. He also describes his two decades of service in the U.S. Air Force as an electronic warfare officer — a "Raven." In his straightforward memoir, Connor recounts some of the most harrowing events experienced by a young man looking to serve his country and survive a terrible war.

That Airman!

That Airman! ebook ISBN: 9780909619183
Author: David Whishaw
Number of Pages: 140 
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This memoir of an RAAF pilot in No. 455 Squadron during the period 1941 to 1945 tells of his training in Australia, Canada and England, the fates of his fellow squadron members and his 51 operational missions during World War II, mainly harassing German shipping on the coastlines from Norway to France. The author was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Recollections of an Airman

Recollections of an Airman ebook ISBN: 1612003877
Publisher: Casemate
Author: Louis Arbon Strange
Number of Pages: 224 
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This candid WWI memoir takes readers inside the cockpit with an RAF officer on the Western Front from the outbreak the Great War until its end in 1918. Louis Arbon Strange was at the Royal Air Force’s Central Flying School when war broke out in 1914. He immediately reported to Royal Flying Corps headquarters and joined No. 5 Squadron. Strange remained on active duty throughout the war, serving his country over the Western Front from August of that year until the enemy’s surrender. Strange transferred to No. 6 Squadron in 1915 and went on to form and command No. 23 Squadron. Due to illness, he did not accompany his squadron to France, but spent that time training others. He took charge of the Machine-Gun School at Hythe and other schools of aerial gunnery before returning to the Front. There he commanded the 23rd Wing and finally took command of the 80th Wing from June 1918 until the end of the war. As Strange chronicles his experiences, he provides unique insight into how and why the Allied airmen eventually prevailed.

My Mommy the Airman

My Mommy the Airman ebook ISBN: 9781640794603
Author: Myllissa Reyes
Number of Pages: 22 
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Ayden is missing his Air Force mommy who is serving overseas. To Ayden, his mommy is a hero, and he can't wait for her to return home.