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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 […]

Carrier Strike is now Available!

In Carrier Strike: US Naval Air Warfare in the Pacific, historian Donald Nijboer tells the full story of the American carrier fleet during the Second World War – the vessels, the crew, the aircraft and the pilots as well as their British Royal Navy allies and the deadly Imperial Japanese Navy forces they faced in […]

Who ‘Shot’ down the First Me 262 Jet Fighter?

Credit for the first Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter to be ‘brought down’ in combat belongs to Joseph Myers and Manford Crory of the P-47D-equipped 78th Fighter Group, who manoeuvred a 1./KG 51 machine into the ground on August 28, 1944. The German pilot survived.  No shots were fired by both sides.  It happened again on […]

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