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Default Air & Space Power Chronicles, DOD's First Professional Journal On-Line

This website is a huge find for the Luftwaffe researcher. While much attention is paid to today's airpower, historical articles covering World War II can also be found. The website address is:

Some paper titles simply need to be explored further to ascertain whether they deal with WW II or not. The sections of this on-line compendium of articles are:

Air & Space Power Journal - There is a subject index. Dropping down to the bottom of the index, one can find all the articles on WW II. A couple of specific interest are:

Andrews, Maj William F. "The Luftwaffe and the Battle For Air Superiority," No. 3 (Fall 1995): 6-15.

Cully, Capt George W., "A Kind of Déjà Vu: Some Historical Perspectives on Cruise Missile Defense," Vol. IV, No. 1 (Spring 1990): 47-60.

Daso, Dik Alan, PhD, "Operation LUSTY: The US Army Air Forces' Exploitation of the Luftwaffe's Secret Aeronautical Technology, 1944-45," Vol. XVI, No. 1 (Spring 2002): pp. 28-40.

Chronicles Articles - Some on-line articles of interest are:

Renner, Robert A., "Allied Airpower Comes of Age: The Roles and Contributions of Air Power to the Italian Campaign", 3/21/03

Decker Jeffrey W., "Logistics and Patton’s Third Army Lessons for Today’s Logisticians", 3/20/03

Shaw, John, "The Influence of Space Power upon History (1944-1998)", 3/16/99

Air & Space Power Journal International - Besides English, Spanish and Portuguese versions are also offered.

Book Reviews

Airpower: Air Campaign

Gentile, Gian P., "How Effective Is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo"

Bashow, David L., "All the Fine Young Eagles"

Airpower: Airpower History

Connelly, Mark, "Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II"

Parker, Danny S., "To Win the Winter Sky: The Air War over the Ardennes, 1944-1945"

History: WW II

Brickhill, Paul, "Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain"

Kitchens, James H. and Bernard C. Nalty, "Flying Aces: Aviation Art of World War II"

Krug, Hans-Joachim et al, "Reluctant Allies: German-Japanese Naval Relations in World War II"

Boiten, Theo, and Martin Bowman, "Jane’s Battles with the Luftwaffe: The Bomber Campaign against Germany, 1942–45"

Bergström, Christer, and Andrey Mikhalov, "Black Cross, Red Star: The Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 2, Resurgence"

Smith, Peter C., "Luftwaffe at War, vol. 17, The Sea Eagles: The Luftwaffe’s Maritime Operations, 1939–1945"

Forsyth, Robert, with Jerry Scutts, "Battle over Bavaria: The B-26 Marauder versus the German Jets, April 1945"

Sharpe, Michael, Jerry Scutts, and Dan March, "Aircraft of World War II: A Visual Encyclopedia"

Hayward, Joel S. A., "Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler’s Defeat in the East, 1942–1943"

Franck, Harry A., "Winter Journey through the Ninth: The Story of Tactical Air Power as Illustrated by the Exploits of the Ninth Air Force in Europe"

Brulle, Robert V., "Angels Zero: P-47 Close Air Support in Europe"

McGuire II, William C., "After the Liberators: A Father’s Last Mission, A Son’s Lifelong Journey"

School, Rick, and Jeff Rogers, "Valor at Polebrook: The Last Flight of Ten Horsepower"

Murray, Williamson and Allan R. Millett, "A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War"

Lucas, James, text, "Rommel’s Year of Victory: The Wartime Illustrations of the Afrika Korps by Kurt Caesar"

Stanley II, Roy M., "To Fool a Glass Eye: Camouflage versus Photoreconnaissance in World War II"

Caldwell, Donald, "The JG 26 War Diary, vol. 2 (1943–45)"

Smith, Truman, Byron L. Kennedy, and Carlton Weber, "The Wrong Stuff! : The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator"

McKenzie, John D., "On Time, On Target: The World War II Memoir of a Paratrooper in the 82d Airborne"

Conversino, Mark J., "Fighting with the Soviets: The Failure of Operation Frantic, 1944–1945"

Spick, Mike, "Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques"

Cox, Sebastian, introduced by, "The Strategic Air War against Germany, 1939– 1945: The Official Report of the British Bombing Survey Unit"

Novey, Jack, "The Cold Blue Sky: A B-17 Gunner in World War Two"

Paisley, Melvyn, "ACE! Autobiography of a Fighter Pilot in World War II"

Corum, James S., "The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War, 1918-1940"

Kurzman, Dan, "Blood and Water: Sabotaging Hitler’s Bomb"

Gilbert, Martin, "The Day the War Ended: May 8, 1945"

Dick, Air Vice-Marshal Ron, "Messerschmitt Bf 109: Luftwaffe Fighter"

Baker, David, "Adolf Galland: The Authorised Biography"

Parker, Danny S., "To Win the Winter Sky: The Air War over the Ardennes, 1944-1945"

Troy, Thomas F., "Wild Bill and Intrepid: Donovan, Stephenson, and the Origin of CIA"

Keegan, John, "The Battle for History: Refighting World War II"

Dunnigan, James F. and Albert A. Nofi, "Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You about the Greatest, Most Terrible War in History"

Kurki, Allan W., "Operation Moonlight Sonata: The German Raid on Coventry"

Lee, Bruce, "Marching Orders: The Untold Story of World War II"

Burt, Col William R., USAFR, Retired, "Adventures with Warlords: Insights into Key Events of World War II"

Boyne, Walter J., "Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air"

Legro, Jeffrey W., "Cooperation under Fire: Anglo-German Restraint during World War II"

Boyd, Carl, "Hitler's Japanese Confidant: General Oshima Hiroshi and Magic Intelligence, 1941-1945"

Corum, James S., "The Roots of Blitzkrieg: Hans von Seeckt and German Military Reform"

Kaplan, Philip and Jack Currie, "Round the Clock: The Experience of the Allied Bomber Crews Who Flew by Day and by Night from England in the Second World War"

Ethell, Jeffrey L., "Wings of War: Fighting World War II in the Air"

Kuhl, George C., "Wrong Place! Wrong Time! The 305th Bomb Group & the 2nd Schweinfurt Raid, October 14, 1943"

Bashow, Lt Col David L., "All the Fine Young Eagles"

Air University Review - Articles can be accessed either by selecting a publication date range or through the index. I chose the index for the following. Articles of interest are:

Agnew,Colonel James B., USA (Ret), "NAZI Germany: The New and Not-So-New Literature", May-June 1980.

Becker, Dr. Peter W., "The Role of Synthetic Fuel In World War II Germany; implications for today?", July-August 1981

Bishop, Captain Donald M., USAFR, "Killing in the Night Sky", January-February 1980

Boyne, Walter J., "The Evolution of Jet Fighters: A New Point of View", January-February 1984

Eula, Michael J. "GIULIO DOUHET AND STRATEGIC AIR FORCE OPERATIONS: a study in the limitations of theoretical warfare", September-October 1986

Fugate, Dr. Bryan I., "ON INVENTING HISTORY", September-October 1985

Holley, Major General I. B., Jr., USAFR & Group Capt. Ian Madelin, Royal Air Force, "British Air Doctrine", November-December 1980

Homze, Dr Edward L., "The Broken Eagle: The Luftwaffe and History", November-December 1983

Kirkland, Lt Col Faris R., "The French Air Force in 1940", September-October 1985

Krause, Maj Michael D., "Hitler: Two Views", May-June 1978

Murray, Dr Williamson, "Attrition and the Luftwaffe", March-April 1983

Murray, Dr Williamson, "British and German Air Doctrine between the Wars", March-April 1980

Murray, Dr Williamson and Lt Col Barry D. Watts, "Inventing History: Soviet Military Genius Revealed", March-April 1985

Murray, Dr Williamson, "ULTRA", July-August 1984

Petrov, Dr Vladimir, "The Politics of Nazi Occupation", March-April 1983

Ratley, Maj Lonnie O., III. "Lesson of History: The Luftwaffe and Barbarossa", March-April 1983

Sanks, Capt Julius F. "The Historian's Responsibility", November-December 1981

Showalter, Dr Dennis, "The Federal Republic of Germany and the Second World War", March-April 1983

Tilford, Capt Earl H., Jr. "Seenotdienst: Early Development of Air-Sea Rescue", January-February 1977

Watts, Lt Col Barry D. and Dr Williamson Murray, "Inventing History: Soviet Military Genius Revealed", March-April 1985

Weers, Colonel Mozes W.A., Royal Netherlands Air Force (Ret) "Why the Allies Won the Air War", January-February 1982

Werrell, Kenneth P. "Mostly Old Wine in Old Bottles: Some Recent Aircraft Books", May-June 1980

Werrell, Kenneth P. "The Cruise Missile: Precursors and Problems", January-February 1981

Wilt, Dr Alan F. "Coming of Age: XIX TAC'S Roles During the 1944 Dash Across France", March-April 1985

Wilt, Dr Alan F. "New Perspectives on World War II", July-August 1985

Wilt, Dr Alan F. "The Intelligence Ware", May-June 1980

Contrails - As described, this is a mixed bag of resources on-line. A few of the more interesting items are:

Air University Press - I encountered a redirect to:

This webpage offers you several ways to look at the Air University Press' offerings. Some of these can be downloaded directly by going to the Download internal link at the top of this webpage. The following listing of books and theses of possible interest were obtained through the AU Press Publications, 2003 internal link:

Chun, Clayton K. S., "Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century: A Basic Primer"

Daso, Dik A., "Architects of American Air Supremacy: Gen Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Kármán"

Huston, John W., "American Airpower Comes of Age: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II Diaries", Volumes 1 and 2

Mortensen, Daniel R., editor, "Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine, 1940-1943"

Murray, Williamson, "Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945"

Petersen, Michael J., and Pamela Lang, editors, "Airpower Journal Index, 1987-1996"

Stephens, Alan, editor, "The War in the Air, 1914-1994"

"The United States Strategic Bombing Surveys" - Contains the summary reports for the European and Pacific Wars in WW II.

Creveld, Martin van, Kenneth S. Brower, and Stephen L. Canby, "Air Power and Maneuver Warfare"

Werrell, Kenneth P., "Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM: A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense"

Werrell, Kenneth P. "The Evolution of the Cruise Missile"

Westenhoff, Charles M., "Military Air Power: The CADRE Digest of Air Power Opinions and Thought"

Belote, Howard D., "Once in a Blue Moon: Airmen in Theatre Command--Lauris Norstad, Albrecht Kesselring, and Their Relevance to the Twenty-First Century Air Force", CADRE paper

Smith, Philip A., "Bombing to Surrender: The Contribution of Airpower to the Collapse of Italy, 1943", SAASS thesis

Air University Library

to be continued
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