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.

Spring 2021 – Volume 68 No.1


Building Malmstrom’s Minuteman Missile Fields in Central Montana, 1960-1963–Troy A. Hallsell  

Lost in Space: The Defeat of the V–2 and Post-War British Exploitation of German Long-Range Rocket Technology–Bryan Hunt

 Silent Saviors: Gliders for American Resupply Operations in Normandy, June 1944–Cole A. Resnick

Minutemen and Roentgens: A History of Civil Air Patrol’s Aerial Radiological Monitoring Program– Jayson A. Altieri

Book Reviews 

Over There in the Air: The Fightin’ Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917-1918 By John A. Adams, Jr, Review by Dennis H. Berger

Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force By David W. Bath, Review by Troy A. Hallsell

Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin: A Story of the U.S. Military’s Commitment to Leave No One Behind By Eileen Bjorkman, Review by Scott A. Willey

Race of Aces: WWII’s Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky By John R. Bruning, Review by Steven Agoratus

Iraqi Mirages: The Dassault Mirage Family in Service with the Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988 By Tom Cooper, Review by George W. Runkle

Israeli Eagles F–15A/B/C/D/I By Amos Dor, Review by Scott A. Willey

Many a Close Run Thing: From Jet Fighter Pilot to Airline Captain By Tom Enright, Review by Tony Kambic

Beyond Valor: A World War II Story of Extraordinary Heroism, Sacrificial Love and a Race Against Time By Jon Erwin & William Doyle, Review by Steven Agoratus

The Freedom Shield: When We Were Young, We Were There By John D. Falcon, Review by Bill Staffa

Champions of Flight By Sheryl Fiegel & Theodore Hamady, Review by Gary Connor

Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War July 1937-May 1942 By Richard B. Frank, Review by Steven D. Ellis

Widowmaker: Living and Dying with the Corsair By Tim Hillier-Graves, Review by Steven D. Ellis

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII By Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Review by Gary Connor

Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe: 1939-1942 and Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe: 1943-1945 By Neil Page, Review by Gary Connor

The Petlyakov Pe–2: Stalin’s Successful Red Air Force Light Bomber By Peter C. Smith, Review by Gary Connor

Jayhawk: Love, Loss, Liberation and Terror Over the Pacific By Jay A. Stout with George L. Cooper, Review by Edward Young

Ace of the Black Cross: The Memoirs of Ernst Udet By Ernst Udet, Review by Steven D. Ellis

Fallschirmjäger!: A Collection of Firsthand Accounts and Diaries by German Paratrooper Veterans By Greg Way, Review by John Cirafici

Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV By Stephen Wynn, Review by Scott A. Willey