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Bowman, Martin W.

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Most widely held works by Martin W Bowman
Spirits in the sky : classic aircraft of World War II by Martin W Bowman( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, many classic aircraft, from Avro's outstanding Lancaster bomber to Vought's deadly F-4U Corsair, have taken to the skies to provide glorious memories of that war-torn era half a century ago
RAF Bomber Command : reflections of war by Martin W Bowman( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the fourth volume of a five part work that provides a comprehensive insight into all aspects of RAF Bomber Command in World War Two, begins in the spring of 1944 with a completely new insight on the catastrophic raid on Nuremburg on the night of 30/31 March and follows with the disastrous attack on Mailly-le-Camp in May. Gradually, the Allied Bomber Offensive began to bear fruit and in June 1944 the invasion of Normandy took place under an umbrella of almost total Allied air superiority. RAF Bomber Command was to play a huge part in what proved to be the final steps to ultimate victory, returning to the mass raids on German cities by night and even mounting raids on the Reich by day. The author's well-tried formula of using background information interspersed with the crews' personal narrative takes you raid by raid through each tour of ops while carrying full bomb loads in sub-zero temperatures, blighted by atrocious weather conditions and dogged by fear of fire, death or serious injury or having to endure months if not years of miserable existence and near starvation behind the wire in notorious PoW camps. The path to peace was paved with the unmitigated slow ebbing of courage with an ever-present possibility of death unannounced from a prowling night fighter, nondescript and unseen, as night after incessant night, shattered and ailing bombers could run out of luck to crash in some foreign field while other crews, almost 'home' - almost empty - ran out of fuel and died horrible tortuous deaths in twisted and tangled wreckage. Not for them the glory that was accorded The 'Few' but as Winston Churchill said: 'Fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory'
Thunder in the heavens : classic American aircraft of World War II by Martin W Bowman( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of 14 classic American combat aircraft of World War II are accompanied by the words and memories of the fighter pilots
A guide to computer animation : for TV, games, multimedia and web by Marcia Kuperberg( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Castles in the air : the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress crews of the US 8th Air Force by Martin W Bowman( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates in the words of surviving aircrew members their trips into enemy airspace during W.W. II
The Bedford triangle : U.S. undercover operations from England in World War 2 by Martin W Bowman( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bedford Triangle portrays the crucial part played by the British Special Operations Executive, the US Army Air Force and the American Office of Strategic Services in operations behind enemy lines in occupied Europe during the Second World War. Milton Ernest Hall, a country house in Bedfordshire used officially as the UK headquarters of the US Army Air Force Service Command, was located at the heart of a network of top secret Allied Radio and propaganda transmitting stations, political warfare units and undercover British and American formations dealing in espionage and subterfuge. Martin Bowman draws upon revealing first-hand accounts, together with official documentary evidence, to provide tantalizing glimpses of cloak and dagger operations. The author's extensive research has revealed that Allied Secret Service organizations participated in even more unorthodox activities, such as clandestine propaganda and political warfare. He also reveals the truth about what really happened to legendary bandleader Glenn Miller"--Jacket
Remembering D-day : personal histories of everyday heroes by Martin W Bowman( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June the 6th, 1944 saw the greatest combined military operation of all time and subsequently D-Day has become known as the single most crucial watershed of the 20th century. To commemorate the 60th anniversary, Martin Bowman has compiled this collection of personal narratives
Jane's battles with the Luftwaffe by Theo Boiten( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection and analysis of first-hand accounts from World War II veteran aircrew offers a fresh look at the day air war that raged over Europe from 1942 to 1945. It retraces not only the course of events of the war years as experienced by both Allied and Axis pilots, but also offers vivid descriptions of weaponry, aircraft and tactical developments during the extensive bombing campaign against Germany." "Illustrated with some 300 photographs, many of which previously unpublished, Battles with the Luftwaffe is a fascinating account of the realities of air-combat during World War II."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of US military aircraft by Martin W Bowman( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bomber bases of World War 2 : 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force USAAF, 1942-45 : Liberator squadrons in Norfolk and Suffolk by Martin W Bowman( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 3rd Air Division: Elveden Hall was the Headquarters of this division of the 8th US Army Air Force. Broadly speaking it flew B17 Flying Fortresses out of Suffolk, but included some bases in Norfolk. Some units had short periods flying B24 Liberators. The famous 'Bloody Hundredth', based at Thorpe Abbotts was typical of the units within the 3rd Air Division. From June 1943 to January 1944 it concentrated its efforts against airfields, submarine facilities and aircraft industries in France and Germany. January through May 1944, the Group bombed enemy airfields, industries, marshalling yards, V-1 missile sites, including participation in the Allied campaign against enemy aircraft factories during Big Week, February 20-25, 1944. Participated in the first daylight raid against Berlin (March 4, 1944) and completed a series of attacks against Berlin March 6, 8, 1944 for which the 100th Bomb Group was awarded a second Presidential Unit Citation. In the summer of 1944 oil installations became the major target. In October through December 1944, the Century Bombers attacked transportation, oil refineries and ground defenses in the drive against the Siegfried Line. They were involved in the December 24, 1944 mission to attack communication centers and airfields in the Ardennes sector during the Battle of the Bulge. January to April 1945, the Group concentrated on marshalling yards, bridges, factories, docks, oil refineries and ground support. Airfields included are Bury St Edmunds, Debach, Deopham Green Eye, Framlington, Great Ashfield, Horham, Knettishall, Lavenham, Mendlesham, Rattlesden, Snetterton Heath, Sudbury and Thorpe Abbots, which has one of the finest aviation museums in England. This book looks at the history and personalities associated with each base, what remains today and explores the favourite local wartime haunts where aircrew and ground crew would have sought well-deserved entertainment and relaxation. Other museums and places that are relevant are described and general directions on how to get them included"--Publisher's website
Flying into the flames of hell : dramatic first hand accounts of British and Commonwealth airmen in RAF Bomber Command in WW2 by Martin W Bowman( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling beretninger om allierede bombeflybesætningers oplevelser under natbombeoffensiven mod Tyskland under 2. verdenskrig
Duxford and the big wings, 1940-45 : RAF and USAAF fighter pilots at war by Martin W Bowman( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF, German and American 'Eagles' who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940 and the great air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. The first five and a half chapters cover the Battle of Britain period when the RAF squadrons fought dog fights with the Luftwaffe and then fought them in gathering strength using the 'Big Wings to meet the bomber fleets attacking London. The second part of the book covers the Eagle squadron period, which was expanded with America's entry into the war. The action moves to the USAAF 'Big Wings' of Thunderbolts and Mustang fighters that flew escort missions and dueled with the Luftwaffe over the continent during the massive bomber raids on German targets in France, the Low Countries and the Reich itself. A whole host of incredible first hand accounts by British, Polish, Czech, German and American fighter pilots permeate the action and describe the aerial battles as only they can. This unique book also includes many accounts and photos that have not previously been seen before while the rich mix of combat accounts from all sides are brought together for the first time in one volume
Legend of the Lancasters : the bomber war from England 1942-45 by Martin W Bowman( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a riveting account told in ten big chapters of the young RAF crews who flew Lancasters in RAF Bomber Command from 1942 to the end of the war in Europe in April 1945. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from RAF aircrew and German night fighter crews who fought each other on raids on occupied Europe and Germany from 1942 onwards. Details of what it was like to be on the receiving end in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne etc are also included. A whole host of incredible first-hand accounts by British, Commonwealth, American and German air crews permeate the action and describe the aerial battles as only they can. This unique book also includes many accounts and photos that have not previously been seen before while the rich mix of combat accounts from all sides are brought together for the first time in one volume
Boeing 747 : a history : delivering the dream by Martin W Bowman( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombs away! : dramatic first-hand accounts of British and Commonwealth bomber aircrew in WWII by Martin W Bowman( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a unique selection of wide-ranging experiences of British and Commonwealth Bomber Command aircrew during World War II. Their endearing bravery and fortitude and sometimes their despondency and cynicism, shows through in these stirring, daring, often irreverent, humorous and sometimes sardonic but memorable stories. All reflect the ethos, camaraderie, fear and bravery of the largely ordinary men, most of whom were plucked from 'civvy street' and thrust into a frightening, bitter conflict which was made even more dangerous by the lethal advance of technology. Death would normally come from an anonymous assassin, either in the black of night, or from behind a cloud or out of the sun, or simply from the Flak gunner on the ground. And, if all this was not enough, the often unmerciful weather was no respecter of mortality. There was no escaping the all-embracing shock wave that rippled through the bomber squadrons after a heavy mauling over enemy territory. Nothing could be more poignant than the vacuous places at tables in the depleted mess halls, the empty locker of the departed, or the dog pining by the barracks for its missing master. Each man had to deal with tragedy in his own inimitable way. Some hid their feelings better than others did only for the pain to resurface months or even years later. Some who had survived the physical pressures and who completed their tours then succumbed to the mental torture that had eaten away at their psyche during the incessant and interminable onslaught day after day, night after night. There was little respite. The valorous men of Bomber Command were, in turn, the Light Brigade, the stop gap, the riposte, the avengers, the undefeated. Always, they were expendable."--Publisher description
100 Group (Bomber support) : RAF Bomber Command in World War II by Martin W Bowman( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om de flyvepladser, andre lokaliteter og personer, der under 2. verdenskrig var relateret til "100 Group (Bomber Support)" under Royal Air Force. Opgaven for 100 Group var at yde støtte til bombeoperationerne ved hjælp af elektronisk krigsførelse, såvel offensivt som defensivt
Air war market garden by Martin W Bowman( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of a most impressive tribute and accurate four part work that uniquely presents a complete account of the air operations throughout 'Market-Garden' in September 1944 when British, US and Polish airborne troops made a gallant attempt to seize and hold bridges across the Lower Rhine in Holland as a springboard for crossing into Germany. 'Market', the aerial side of the proceedings, was at the time the largest airborne operation in history. In this unprecedented and insightful account, the exploits of the First Allied Airborne Army are relayed in full detail; supplemented
Air war D-Day by Martin W Bowman( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fourth volume of a comprehensive five part work on D-Day covers every aspect of aerial operations on and behind the beaches at 'Omaha' and 'Utah' beaches on 6 June 1944. It might be imagined that the passing years would blunt the outlines of the experience but the D-Day veterans do not forget. Their accounts convey the chaos, terror and hysteria as the first salvos of German fire clanged off the landing craft, in language that is all the more powerful for its terseness and simplicity. The landings at 'Omaha' which were vital to connect the US troops at 'Utah' Beach with the British and Ca
The USAAF handbook 1939-1945 by Martin W Bowman( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af USAAF i perioden 1939-45
Confounding the Reich : the RAF's secret war of electronic countermeasures in WW II : the story of 100 (Special Duties) Group RAF Bomber Command, 1943-1945 by Martin W Bowman( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om Royal Air Force's brug af elektronisk krigsførelse under 2. verdenskrig
 
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RAF Bomber Command : reflections of warThunder in the heavens : classic American aircraft of World War IIA guide to computer animation : for TV, games, multimedia and webCastles in the air : the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress crews of the US 8th Air ForceThe Bedford triangle : U.S. undercover operations from England in World War 2Remembering D-day : personal histories of everyday heroesJane's battles with the LuftwaffeBomber bases of World War 2 : 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force USAAF, 1942-45 : Liberator squadrons in Norfolk and Suffolk
Alternative Names
Bowman, Martin.

Bowman, Martin 1952-

Bowman, Martin W.

ボーマン, マーティン

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English (178)

Dutch (1)