Air Power History

Air Power History chronicles the great campaigns, the leaders, the successes and the failures of air forces in the past. Eyewitness accounts and historical articles will capture your interest, issue after issue. Regular features will keep you up-to-date on new books, museum exhibits and meetings.

Fall 2019 – Volume 66 No. 3


The Supersonic Airliner Fiasco: Frenzied International Aeronautical Saga of Communicable Obsessions, 1956-1976 – Richard K. Smith

Linguists Get Their Wings: Airborne Voice Intercept Operators in World War II – Tyler Morton

Eighth Air Force Depot Maintenance & Logistics Leadership in World War II – David A. Loska

Book Reviews

Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Hong Kong, 1943-1945 By Steven K. Bailey . Review by Frank Willingham

South Pacific Air War, Vol 1: December 1941-March 1942 & Vol. 2: March-April 1942 By Michael Claringbould Review by Frank Willingham

Moscoe’s Game of Power: Russian Military Intervention in Syria 2015-2017 By Tom Cooper Review by Golda Eldridge

Come Fly with Us: NASA’s Payload Specialist Program By Melvin Croft & John Youskausas Review by Rick W. Sturdevant

Check Six! A Thunderbolt Pilot’s War Across the Pacific By James C. Curran & Terrence G. Popravak, Jr. Review by Frank Van Haste

Air Force One: The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency By Robert F. Dorr & Nicholas A. Veronico Review by Steven Agoratus

The Night Witches By Garth Ennis, et. al. Review by Frank Willingham

Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B–24 Pilot’s Mission from Italy During World War II By Tom Faulkner & David L. Snead, eds. Review by Frank Willingham

Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II By Bruce Gamble Review by Jeffrey P. Joyce

Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II By Phil Haun, ed Review by Gary Connor Gerhard

Fieseler: The Man Behind the Storch By Nigel Holden Review by Tony Kambic

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius By Neil M. Maher Review by Rick W. Sturdevant

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity’s Purpose in Space By Valerie Neal Review by Rick W. Sturdevant

Flying, Fighting and Reflection: The Life of Britain’s Fighter Ace, Wing Commander Tom Neil By Peter Jacobs Review by Gary Connor

Fuel, Fire and Fear: RAF Flight Engineers at War By Colin Pateman Review by Steven Agoratus

The History of Navigation By Dag Pike Review by Golda Eldridge

Messerschmitt Bf 109G with DR 605A Engine & PZL 23 Karas By Robert Peczkowski Review by Gary Connor

Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage: The Declassified Stories of Col War Reconnaissance Flights by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel Review by Frank Willingham

The Vickers Viscount: The World’s First Turboprop Airliner By Nick Stround Review by Golda Eldridge

 History of the Gloster Javelin: The First All Weather British Fighter By Ian Smith Watson Review by Gary Connor

Comet: The World’s First Jet Airliner By Graham M. Simons Review by Frank Willingham

The Empire Strikes South: Japan’s Air War Against Northern Australia, 1942-1945 By Tom Lewis with illus. by Michael Claringbould Review by Frank Willingham

From Jacks to Joysticks: An Aviation Life—Engineer to Commercial Pilot By Mick J. Patrick Review By Steven D. Ellis

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