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    WW II Air War

    WW II Air War

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    Death at Daybreak
    A Kiwi Goes to War in a Hawker Tempest
    by Jack Stafford

    Sharp-Shooting Hellcat
    “Mac” McWhorter Runs Up the Score
    by Robert F. Dorr

    Jugs vs. Jets
    P-47 Pilot Scores the Ultimate Kill
    by Warren E. Thompson

    Bomber Crew: A Day in Their Lives
    B-17 Crewmen Remember the German Missions
    by Mark Carlson

    Never Stay Still
    Geoffrey Wellum: The Battle of Britain’s Youngest Warrior
    by Rachel Morris

    Right Place, Right Time
    How Luck and Fate Allowed Me to Survive My Missions
    by Charles O'Mahony

    Piggyback in a P-38
    A Daring Rescue under Fire
    by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
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    German Airpower

    German Airpower

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    Climb into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe with Flight Journal’s special issue—German Fighters. Supported by a country smaller than many U.S. states, these aircraft nearly brought the entire world to a standstill. Even today, these infamous planes continue to be one of aviation’s most popular subjects.

    • In-cockpit evaluations of the Fw 190 and Bf 109
    • Screaming Stukas
    • Desperate dogfights
    • Inside the He 111
    • Rare vintage German color photos
    • Spectacular modern photography
    And much more!



    FEATURES

    8 | Willy’s Wonder Wasn’t Always a Winner
    The Messerschmitt versus Heinkel prewar acceptance battle
    by Eddie Creek

    16 | Death in the Dark
    Luftwaffe night fighters
    by Barrett Tillman

    26 | Butcher Bird
    Tale of the FW 190
    By Barrett Tillman

    34 | The Beginning of the End Sturmstaffel, 1944:
    Luftwaffe survival calls for desperate measures
    By Eddie Creek

    44 | Flight of the Stork
    The Fieseler Storch, the slowest of the slow
    by Barrett Tillman

    52 | Bomber B
    The Luftwaffe bomber-that-wasn’t
    By Robert F. Dorr

    64 | Germany’s Freaky Fighters
    Futile attempts at survival
    By Barnaby Wainfan

    GALLERY

    60 | Gallery: Me 163 Komet
    A brilliant failure
    By Heath Moffatt

    IN THEATER

    42 | The Hornet That Couldn’t Sting
    by Barrett Tillman

    72 | Aerial Art That Was Not to Be
    Herr Henschel’s Hs 121 fighter trainer
    by Dénes Bernád

    DEPARTMENTS

    4 | Editorial
    Luftwaffe Eagles, Storks, and Flops
    by Budd Davisson

    6 | Contributors

    74 | Tailview
    The warrior class isn’t forever
    by Budd Davisson
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    World War II's Last Dogfights

    World War II's Last Dogfights

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    Flight Journal’s WW II's Last Dogfights special issue captures those last desperate battles which put VE/VJ days in a whole new perspective in this extended-length bookazine. When you pick up this latest special issue from Flight Journal, you had better have some time on your hands because once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. Stories like “The Race for the Secrets,” about disarming and digesting the Luftwaffe, are as entertaining as they are informative. “Right to the Bitter End,” which details the final aerial adventures over Europe, will haunt you long after you turn the page.


    FEATURES

    10 ‹ Last Dogfights of WW II
    The last victory was by ... Seafire or Hellcat?
    By Donald Nijboer

    22 ‹ Right to the Bitter End
    Final aerial adventures over Europe
    By James P. Busha

    32 ‹ The Final Casualty?
    The war was over, but he was still gone
    By Robert F. Dorr

    42 ‹ The Race for the Secrets
    Disarming and digesting the Luftwaffe
    By Frederick A. Johnsen

    52 ‹ Surrender!
    JG 1 He 162 Volksjager: combat eluded them
    By Eddie Creek

    62 ‹ The Marines’ Last Dogfight
    The Corsair was one tough bird
    By Eric Hammel

    68 ‹ The Day the Shooting Stopped
    Every nightmare has an end
    By Barrett Tillman

    COLUMNS

    6 ‹ Flight Journal Contributors

    8 ‹ Editorial

    20 ‹ In Theater:
    Chariots of the Vanquished
    By Stan Piet

    40 ‹ In Theater: Game Changer
    By Barrett Tillman

    58 ‹ In Theater: Operation Magic Carpet
    By Barrett Tillman

    76 ‹ In Theater: The Phantoms of War
    Amidst the cleanup, mechanical ghosts were born
    By Budd Davisson

    82 ‹ Tailview
    Ending the Greatest War
    By Barrett Tillman
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    Corsair

    Corsair

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    There are very few warbirds that illicit such visceral response from enthusiasts as the F4U Corsair. With first-rate photography and riveting editorial, this unique collector’s issue will absolutely captivate both new and devoted Corsair fans!

    8 | Bent-Wing Medals of Honor
    Corsair pilots going above and beyond
    By Barrett Tillman

    18 | Killer Corsair
    Albert Wells, Death Rattlers Ace
    By James P. Busha

    28 | Bent-Wing Korean Combat
    The Corsair was still deadly down low
    By Warren E. Thompson

    36 | Nocturnal Hunter
    Frank Lang and the rare F4U-2
    By Robert F. Dorr

    46 | Under Foreign Flags
    Same warriors, different uniforms
    By Barrett Tillman

    56 | Korean Ground Pounder
    The Mud Marine’s favorite airplane
    By Warren E. Thompson

    68 | Taming the 20 Millimeter
    Going to war with cannons
    By Eric Hammel

    In Theater

    26 | Legend Times Two
    Joe Foss: American icon
    By Stan Piet

    44 | The Corsair Maker
    Test pilot Boone T. Guyton
    By Stan Piet

    Portrait
    64 | F2G Corncob:
    The Ultimate Bent Wing?
    By Barrett Tillman

    Departments

    6 | Contributors

    7 | Editorial
    Corsair: The Bent-Wing Work-in-Progress
    By Budd Davisson

    74 | Tailview
    The Rarest Corsair?
    By Budd Davisson
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    Spitfire 2013

    Spitfire 2013

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    FLIGHT JOURNAL PRESENTS SPITFIRE ...

    A special issue devoted to what is arguably the most beautiful, but at the same time, lethal fighter of WW II.

    Hear the voices of those
    who saw WW II through a Spitfire’s gunsight from
    England to India and all points in between. This is a one-of-a-kind collector’s issue that is sure to become a must-have addition for your WW II library.

    As with every issue of Flight Journal, Spitfire sets new standards in stunning photography and never-before-told aerial adventures. And besides being entertaining, insider information about the WW II icon is found on every page. It’ll be a keeper!
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    Axis Fighters

    Axis Fighters

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    Introducing AXIS FIGHTERS, a special issue devoted exclusively to German/Japanese and other Axis fighters. This newest issue in the Flight Journal Collector’s Edition series provides a unique editorial perspective –a look into the skills, the battles, and the mindset of Axis pilots. Filled with spectacular photos and exclusive editorial, readers will be brought to the “other side” and see World War II through the eyes and cockpits of our greatest enemies.

    Inside this special issue readers will discover:

    -In-depth stories on the Axis pilots who faced off against the Allies
    -High-quality, never-before-seen photography featuring the aircraft and experiences of Axis pilots
    -Technical and graphic details of Axis planes
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    Greatest Aviation Photos

    Greatest Aviation Photos

    $9.99

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    Greatest Aviation Photos reaches back through 15 years of Flight Journal, its special issues, and beyond, for those portraits of flight that speak to us all. From the sweat and sand of the South Pacific to F-22s blasting through the fringes of the stratosphere to landmark modern photography that is art in its purest form, Greatest Aviation Photos covers it all.

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    P-51 Mustang Collectors' Edition 2012

    P-51 Mustang Collectors' Edition 2012

    $7.99

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    Known as the Ultimate Air Warrior, this special issue from the editors of Flight Journal, showcases the legendary P-51 Mustang. Historians, Mustang enthusiasts and wannabe P-51 pilots will find a never-before-seen combination of:
    • combat experiences
    • technical information
    • vintage and modern photography
    • and much more!
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