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New Book! The Mighty Eighth

Start saving your pennies folks, er… I mean nickles. I have a new book coming out in September…The Mighty Eighth – Masters of the Air over Europe 1942-45. 288 pages choke full photos, illustrations, aircraft profiles and first person accounts of what it was like to fly and fight with the US Eighth Air Force […]

Author copies have arrived! Available Oct 26. Osprey Publishing.

The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive‐bomber’s place in military aviation history is often over‐shadowed by the more well‐known and iconic aircraft of World War II. In Britain, the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster are revered. For Americans, the Boeing B‐17 Flying Fortress and P‐51 Mustang are seen as the key war‐winning machines of the conflict. Japan’s Mitsubishi […]

‘Five’ versus the Lightning

Air battle over Malta 1942.  The Spitfire Mk. V takes on the C.202 Folgore for air supremacy.  By Donald Nijboer “Either, sir, we get the Spitfires here within days, not weeks, or we’re done. That’s it.” 
Squadron Leader Stan Turner to Air Officer Commanding Sir Hugh Lloyd about the situation on Malta. It all began over the peaceful […]

Good Reviews for German Flak Defences vs Allied Heavy Bombers

“Author Donald Nijboer has put together a concise but informative look at Germany’s flak defenses and their match-up with British and U.S. heavy bombers. The narrative runs through their respective buildups, equipment, and tactics. The analysis suggests the flak defenses were much more effective than they are usually given credit for. The narrative includes lots […]

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