F4F Wildcat World War 2 Fighter airplane books and book reviews

F4F Wildcat  World War 2 Fighter Aircraft Books.

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Pacific Air

How Fearless Flyboys, Peerless Aircraft, and Fast Flattops Conquered the Skies in the War with Japan
Sears. This book tells the inspiring story of how, despite initial disastrous defeats, a generation of young U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators - flying F4F Wildcats, F6F Hellcats, TBF Avengers and other aircraft - challenged and ultimately vanquished a superior Japanese air force and fleet in World War II's Pacific Theater. 372 pages, 56 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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F4F (FM-2) Wildcat Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

Grumman F4F (FM-2) Wildcat Pilot's Flight Operating The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the primary Marine Corps and U.S. Navy fighter during the opening year of World War II, serving as the Pacific Fleet's primary air defense during the crucial battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. Originally published by Grumman and the U.S. Navy, this previously "restricted" flight operating manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit of the famous fighter. 84 reformatted pages, B&W photographs and illustrations, 8"x 10", softcover.

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Fortress Rabaul

The Battle for the Southwest Pacific
January 1942-April 1943
Gamble. This book examines the fortress island that was the key to Japan's World War II operations in the Southwest Pacific, from its capture by Japanese marines in January, 1942, through the Medal of Honor heroics of F4F Wildcat ace Butch O'Hare and the April, 1943, P-38 ambush of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's flight from Rabaul. 448 pages, 32 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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The Guadalcanal Air War

Col. Jefferson DeBlanc's Story
DeBlanc. This book recounts the World War II experiences of 9-victory ace and Medal of Honor recipient Jefferson DeBlanc (who flew the F4F Wildcat with VMF-112), from training through his first action as a member of the "Cactus Air Force" on Guadalcanal, his five victories over Japanese aircraft the day he had to bail from his own fighter, and beyond. 240 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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VF-11/111 Sundowners, 1942-95
Aviation Elite Units Vol. 36

Tillman. This heavily illustrated book examines U.S. Navy Fighting Squadron 11 from its formation in August, 1943, through its operations flying F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats in the Pacific Theater of World War II, its 1949 transition to jets as VF-111, its Korean War and Vietnam War service, and its 1995 disestablishment. 128 pages, B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

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Wildcat Aces of World War 2

Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 3
Softbound Book

Tillman. Thrown into combat at Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal, the handful of Wildcat units of the Navy and Marine Corps took on large numbers of fighters and bombers and came out victorious. Here is the combat history of what is perhaps the most important piston- engined single-seat fighter ever to see service with the U.S. Navy and Marines. 96 pgs with 3-views and 14 pgs. of color profiles. 75 photos, 7"x 9". sfbd.     #0004874     2

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Reaper Leader
The Life of Jimmy Flatley
Hardbound Book

Ewing. Although Jimmy Flatley had much to do with the U.S. victory over Japan, few know of his naval heroics - formidable fighter pilot, inspiring leader, and gifted operational planner. This biography reveals his persistence that proved the F4F Wildcat superior to the Zero, that sweepingly improved naval aviation safety and that, in the post-war years, continually challenged the naval establishment from within. 384 pages, 26 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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"Wildcats" Over Casablanca
Softbound Book

U.S. Navy Fighters in Operation Torch.
Wordell & Seiler. This new edition of the 1943 classic account of the invasion of French North Africa follows the authors and the aerial operations of their U.S. Navy fighter squadron, and also explains the myriad problems that confronted the Navy during its first use of carriers in support of an amphibious landing. Also includes the personal stories of Wordell, who was taken prisoner by the Vichy French, and Seiler, who tells of being the attacker. 320 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.

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America's Hundred Thousand
Hardbound Book

U.S. Production Fighters of WWII. Dean. Covers in detail the eleven fighter typers produced during WWII. P-40, P-39, P-38, P-47, P-51, Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat and others. Includes development, production, combat records, comparative records with a chronology of combat, and more. 608 pgs., 1000 photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

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Softbound Book

The F4F in WWII. Tillman. The U.S. Navy’s first monoplane fighter, the Wildcat held the line in every carrier action from Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal in the face of the superior Japanese Zero. This book covers design, its shortcomings, operational history and the intrepid pilots who flew it. Excellent writing, 312 pgs., 110 photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.

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F4F Wildcat

In Detail & Scale Vol. 65
Softbound Book


Kinzey. Detailed photo essay includes pictures of accurately restored F4Fs as well as WWII era pictures of the F4F under development and in action. Clear, descriptive text explains the role of each system and the benefits of its design. Multiple 1/72nd drawings and 12 color profiles round out this highly informative volume. 79 pgs., 140 B&W photos, 60 color photos, 8"x 11", sfbd.
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Flying to the Limit
Testing World War II Single-Engined Fighter Aircraft.
Hardbound Book

Caygill. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of seventeen different World War II fighter aircraft from the U.K., the USA and Germany in this book that examines test results and pilots' own firsthand accounts. Covered aircraft include the Hurricane, Spitfire, Bf 109, Fw 190, Buffalo, Tomahawk (Warhawk), Airacobra, Mustang, Martlet (Wildcat), Thunderbolt and Corsair - all legendary types that saw a great deal of wartime action. 224 pages, 80 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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F4F Wildcat in Action
Softbound Book

Dann. The F4F Wildcat entered service in late 1940, becoming the primary fighter to the U.S. Navy and Marines and bearing the brunt of the action early in the Pacific War. This book by a noted naval aircraft expert examines the development and operational service of the Wildcat from its XF4F-3 prototype to the end of WWII with 3-view drawings, 10 color profiles, and 100 B&W period photos. 50 pgs., 11"x 8", sfbd.
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Grumman F4F Wildcat

Aero Detail Vol. 22
Softbound Book

Filled with crisp color photos of the nose, canopy, cockpit, fuselage, wings, tail, main gear and gear bay, arresting hook - every detail is shown. Line drawings reveal the internal layout, nose variations, cockpit, gear structures, wing folding mechanisms and more. Exceptional detail! 84 pgs., 219 color and 70 B&W illustrations, 10"x 10", sfbd.     #0002247    

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Victory Roll!
Hardbound Airplane Book.

The American Fighter Pilot and Aircraft in World War II. William Wolf. This is the story of America's "best and brightest," from the early-war young men who were hastily trained and flying inferior aircraft such as the P-39, F2A and F4F, to the well-trained, late-war pilots in their F4Us, F6Fs, P-47s, P-38s and finally, P-51s. You'll learn the key role this generation of young Americans played before they took their place in American society and industry. 456 pgs., 670+ B&W photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

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Hellcat Aces of World War 2

Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 10

Tillman. Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied many of the lessons learned by F4F pilots in the opening months of the Pacific War. Pilots flying the Hellcat from 1943 to VJ-Day claimed over 5,000 kills in the Pacific, and over 300 pilots achieved ace status on the type. Here is the story of that incredible record. 96 pgs. including 14 pgs. of color profiles and portraits, 100+ photos, 3-view drawings. 7"x 9". sfbd.     #0001690     2




F4F Wildcat Aircraft Videos

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F4F Wildcat

DVD Movie

This remarkable 2-disc DVD set contains an original 43 minute documentary detailing the history of the Wildcat, a slideshow of over 180 photos of the Wildcat and its pilots, and archival footage of the F4F and FM-2 Wildcats in action. You'll see the prototype, carrier trials, color footage from support flights of the Doolittle Raid, action at the Battles of Midway and Guadalcanal, crashes, a video walk-around of the National Museum of Naval Aviation's F4F-3, and more. B&W and color, approximately 3 hours total.     #00V8860    


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Dann. Detailed photo essay of the F4F Wildcat includes original Grumman Walk Around photos as well as modern color photos of the exterior and interior. Great source of detail for the modeler or history buff. 80 pgs., 200 color and B&W photos, 3-views, color profiles and more. 11"x 8", sfbd.
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US Navy & Marine Corps Aces of World War II
Styling & Tillman. When America plunged into war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, naval aviators flying from Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers held the line, later joined by their Marine counterparts. The exploits of the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair aces are detailed in this exhaustive volume combining Aircraft of the Aces volumes 3, 8 and 10. 288 pages, 292 B&W photographs, 119 color illustrations, 7"x 10", hardcover.
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At the Controls
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Book of Cockpits. Bell. Take a photographic look at the cockpits of 40 aircraft and five spacecraft of historical note. Taken from the pilot's view, you'll feel like you're at the controls! Cockpit views are complemented by additional historical text and some external photos. Aircraft included are the Wright Flyer, Hughes H-1 Racer, F4F-4 Wildcat, F-16 and the Space Shuttle. 144 pgs., 60 color and 30 B&W photos, 9"x 12", hdbd.

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Carrier Clash
Hammel. This is the definitive combat history of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, which was history's third carrier clash - a collision between U.S. Navy and Imperial Navy carriers in the wake of the invasion of Guadalcanal. Carrier Clash is also filled with detailed descriptions of the history of the aircraft carrier, the development of carrier-air tactics, the training of pilots, and numerous operational considerations. You'll even take to the air with Dauntless dive-bomber pilots as they dive onto the light carrier Ryujo and with Wildcat pilots defending their ships against an onslaught of Val dive-bombers. 358 pages, 35 photographs, 6" x 9", softcover.

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Pilot's Handbook Grumman Wildcat
Reprint of official government issue Pilot’s Handbook with a 20 page forward on the Development and Genealogy of the Wildcat. Handbook covers: Aircraft Description, Pilot’s Operating Instructions, Emergency Instructions, Equipment, Operating Charts, Tables, Curves and System Diagrams, etc. Over 100 photos and drawings. 85 pgs., 8"x 11", sfbd

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The Baron of Aviation Art: Combat Aircraft Paintings Published by Esquire Magazine from 1942 to 1945 Wayt & Wayt. Autographed by the authors, this large-format book features the stunning artwork of Alexander Leydenfrost that appeared in Esquire magazine during World War II. You'll thrill to paintings of legendary U.S. aircraft including the F4F-3 Wildcat, P-38 Lightning, B-26 Marauder, P-39 Airacobra, P-47 Thunderbolt, CG-4A Glider, SB2C Helldiver, B-29 Superfortress, P-61 Black Widow and many others. 54 pages, 35 color and B&W illustrations and 66 B&W and color photographs, 10"x 14", hardcover.


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U.S. Naval Aircraft of World War II
Photo CD Rom
Naval aviation came of age during World War II, and now you can view the Corsairs, Hellcats, Wildcats, Buffalos, Avengers, Vindicators, Dauntlesses, Privateers, Catalinas and others that pioneered this new form of warfare. This CD, a collection of more than 600 hi-resolution photographs - many never-before-published - allows you to view and print photos up to 8"x 10", calendars, posters and more. The image libraries even include thumbnail index pages for easy searching. PC and Mac compatible.
















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