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The Stinger’s Tail

See my new documentary, The Stinger’s Tail on Aerocinema.com.  This program details the development of the self-defending bomber, air gunners and the evolution of the powered aircraft turret.

New Review for Air Combat 1945

Just received a great review from John Patterson of Oklahoma, City.  John has bought several of my books and had some kind words for Air Combat 1945 – ‘I recently received the copy of Air Combat 1945 and must say that I have been fascinated with it. I cannot imagine how you have been able […]

‘Too Close for Comfort’

On Thursday Sept 4th I had the pleasure of interviewing the world’s greatest pilot, Capt Eric Brown RN (Ret.), about his new book ‘Too Close for Comfort.’  The book chronicles his close shaves and bailouts during his amazing flying career.

Last Dogfights of World War II

August 15, 1945 just hours before the Japanese surrender broadcast, the last two dogfights of World War II occurred above and around Tokyo Bay.  The American’s claim it was the Hellcats from US Navy squadron VF-88, the British say it was the Seafires from the 24th Naval Fighter Wing.  Both groups of fighters encountered Japanese […]

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