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Flying Aces: Aviation Art of World War II (edition 2001)

by G. E. Patrick Murray (Author)

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The "Ace" had become a new kind of hero by the time the skies became a primary battlefield during World War II--and the dogfights that ensued became more deeply personal than those on the ground below. These inspired paintings capture both the courage and tenacity of these men and their machines in more than 70 works, painstakingly recreated by artists in vivid detail. They tell harrowing stories of wounded Robert S. Johnson, tailed by a Luftwaffe full of deadly purpose--but without ammunition--or Germany's legendary Erich Hartmann, the first fighter pilot to down 300 enemy aircraft. All painted by respected aviation art masters, including Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, and Roy Grinnell, they are enhanced with archival photographs of legendary Aces and their planes and battles. It's an authoritative tribute to the men of the skies--and a great gift for any aficionado of aviation or military history. New lower price… (more)
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Title:Flying Aces: Aviation Art of World War II
Authors:G. E. Patrick Murray (Author)
Info:Barnes & Noble (2001), Edition: 2nd Printing, 144 pages
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World War II fighter pilots battling in dogfights continue to capture the imaginations of many talented artists who painstakingly recreate the most famous battles in vivid detail, and with staggering accuracy. This volume presents more than seventy (70) such works, with historical descriptions of each scene.--From publisher description.
The "Ace" had become a new kind of hero by the time the skies became a primary battlefield during World War II--and the dogfights that ensued became more deeply personal than those on the ground below. These inspired paintings capture both the courage and tenacity of these men and their machines in more than seventy works, painstakingly recreated by artists in vivid detail. They tell harrowing stories of wounded Robert S. Johnson, tailed by a Luftwaffe full of deadly purpose--but without ammunition--and Germany's legendary Erich Hartmann, the first fighter pilot to down 300 enemy aircraft. Each painted by respected aviation art masters, including Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, and Roy Grinnell, they are enhanced with archival photographs of legendary Aces and their planes and battles. It's an authoritative tribute to the men of the skies--and a great gift for any aficionado of aviation or military history.
  MasseyLibrary | Sep 19, 2018 |
Has very little coverage of Japanese or German flying aces. ( )
  palmer73 | Dec 18, 2005 |
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The "Ace" had become a new kind of hero by the time the skies became a primary battlefield during World War II--and the dogfights that ensued became more deeply personal than those on the ground below. These inspired paintings capture both the courage and tenacity of these men and their machines in more than 70 works, painstakingly recreated by artists in vivid detail. They tell harrowing stories of wounded Robert S. Johnson, tailed by a Luftwaffe full of deadly purpose--but without ammunition--or Germany's legendary Erich Hartmann, the first fighter pilot to down 300 enemy aircraft. All painted by respected aviation art masters, including Stan Stokes, Robert Taylor, and Roy Grinnell, they are enhanced with archival photographs of legendary Aces and their planes and battles. It's an authoritative tribute to the men of the skies--and a great gift for any aficionado of aviation or military history. New lower price

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