Casemate is pleased to announce that we are exhibiting all week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 in Oshkosh, WI! The convention will be held at the EAA Aviation Center from Monday July 28th to Sunday August 3rd. We will be showcasing a variety of our new releases, so make sure to stop by our stand and say hello if you are attending!
We will be in Garmin Exhibit Hangar D, booth 4020. Find us on the map here.
Exhibit hours of operation:
Monday through Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
This unique photo album contains numerous B-25J “Mitchell” photographs showing this particular B-25 version participating in air campaign in the skies over southern Europe (MTO). You will find 140 photos, including 36 in color, published on 80 pages. All images are captioned with the author’s descriptions both in English and Polish. Many of the photographs presented here have never been published before. Another interesting feature of this album worth attention highlights participation of Polish fliers among bombing crews.
Also take some time to look at the second volume of A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 1943 from Grub Street Publishing:
The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt.
It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The costly efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops and prevent this turning into a rout is examined in depth. So too is the heavy fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilized. This period was ameliorated somewhat for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival – at last – of the first Spitfires. While the fighting above the constantly moving front lines form the main narrative of this book, the Allied and Axis night bombing offensives and the activities of the squadrons cooperating with the naval forces in the Mediterranean are certainly not neglected.
If you missed volume one, you can find it here.