The Tree That Shaped Early Aviation

Today on the blog, we have a special guest post from author Ruth Tittensor! Here, she explains this particular tree’s incredible significance during the First World War. Here, she explains the Sitka spruce’s incredible significance during the First World War. … More The Tree That Shaped Early Aviation

Haunting Tales for Halloween

Happy Halloween! 🎃 This haunting holiday is the perfect time to read ghost stories. Battlefields and relics from wars past have a long history of being associated with paranormal phenomena. In the Haunted Second World War Airfields series from Fonthill Media, author Christopher Huff explores tales of ghost sightings and hauntings reported at airfields all across … More Haunting Tales for Halloween

Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond

Jay A. Stout, author of Vanished Hero, has written a thoughtful and moving guest post for us in honor of Elwyn G. Righetti’s birthday—and the day he disappeared.  Elwyn G. Righetti was perhaps the most aggressive fighter group commander to serve in World War II.  Today, April 17, 2017, marks what would have been his 102nd birthday.  … More Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond

Lafayette Escadrille- The First American Fighter Squadron

Casemate is proud to release Steven A. Ruffin’s The Lafayette Escadrille: A Photo History of the First American Fighter Squadron. Ruffin, whose previous works include Aviation’s Most Wanted (Potomac Books, 2005) and Flights of No Return (Zenith Books, 2015) timed this unique illustrated history to coincide with the centennial of the unit’s operational years, 1916-1918. Because of the … More Lafayette Escadrille- The First American Fighter Squadron

Insights into the American Air Campaign of WWII

  Our recent release, Pathfinder Pioneer by Colonel Raymond E. Brim is a truly compelling account of the American Air Campaign in WWII from a lead bomber pilot. In this engaging book we see how an 18-year-old miner shoveling ore from deep in the ground in Utah suddenly found himself, only two years later, 30,000 … More Insights into the American Air Campaign of WWII

Author Robert Curtis, United States Exchance Pilot , visits 846 NAVAL AIR SQUADRON

UNITED STATES EXCHANGE PILOT VISIT TO 846 NAVAL AIR SQUADRON   Two time Casemate author (SURPRISED AT BEING ALIVE and TYPHOON TRUCE) and RETIRED United States Army Major, Robert Curtis, returned to RNAS Yeovilton to visit 846 Naval Air Squadron where he served as a US exchange pilot from 1983 to 1985. After a meeting … More Author Robert Curtis, United States Exchance Pilot , visits 846 NAVAL AIR SQUADRON