June 16, 1943

Jan, 12 , 24

South Pacific Air War is an analytical history of the air combat in the New Guinea and Solomon Islands campaigns during the Second World War. Author Richrd Dunn compares both...

A “Diplomatic” Mission

Jan, 10 , 24

"Paris had fallen to the Nazis not much more than a week before. F/Lt. Julius Cohen was in a mixed mood; somber befitting the times, but elated to be back...

Alfa Romeo Avio

Nov, 09 , 23

I very closely associate Alfa Romeo with cars, particularly sports cars. Through the arrival of a new book on Alfa Romeo, I learned that Alfa has been producing aircraft engines...

New Branding

Oct, 24 , 23

Several years ago, Schiffer Military History was rebranded Schiffer Military and received the more modern “arrow” logo that you may be familiar with. These changes were made in an effort...

The End of Curtiss-Wright Aeroplane Division

Oct, 24 , 23

Curtiss-Wright was the richest, most prestigious American aircraft design and manufacturing firm at the start of the Second World War. The roots of this aviation giant begin with none other...

Thunderbolts on VE-day

Sep, 06 , 23

“When interviewed many years later, those involved didn’t remember much about that time except for one incident. They all remembered that incident vividly and very consistently. The story was inevitably...

The Caravelle Samba

Aug, 21 , 23

The Sud Aviation Caravelle was a French jet airliner produced from the 1950s through the 1970s. A recently published book authored by Wolfgang Borgmann provides a complete history of the...

Bob Harper Update

Jul, 28 , 23

I am saddened to forward you the news that Bob Harper passed away on July 6. Bob’s biographer, Bill Cullen, said: He had gone through a couple of weeks of...

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