A new book in my library.

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  1. Wayne Little

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    Good stuff Guys.
     
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    Definitely contact Amazon
    I had a missing package recently (over a week past the due date for arrival according to their tracking) so I emailed the transport company - they said they had never received the package.
    I complained to Amazon (using forward on the above email) and they immediately shipped another via DHL and that arrived within a week.
    A month later the original arrived showing it was shipped the day Amazon claimed it was. When I contacted Amazon and asked what to do with the second package their answer was keep it.
     
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    That's good service.

    Had two e-mails from Amazon today, giving a delivery date of 28th March, with the second e-mail revising that to 20th March, so I should have the book next week !
     
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    Amazon's customer service, for me, has always been excellent. While I have not had to contact them often, when I do, they always quickly address the issue and always in my favor. One of the reasons I use them.
     
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    Sorry guys been really busy as of late and not around much but had a chance to order these.

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    How do you like the book on Akagi? I saw it online recently and almost bought it, I think it was marked about 25USD.
     
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    Robert, I ordered mine on amazon prime for 19 bucks. Release date is April 2nd so if ships on time I should know im two weeks
     
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    #5868 buffnut453, Mar 17, 2017
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    A few more recent additions to my library:

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    The 347th FG included the 67th FS flying ex-RAF P-400s The author served in the 347th. Book was signed by the author and, apparently, gifted to a niece and nephew. For some reason, they elected not to keep it. Can't figure out people like that!



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    Brian Burnett was a member of the Long Range Development Flight that flew 3 Vickers Wellesleys to Australia in 1938 setting a world record that stood until 1945. It remains the world record for a long-range flight by a single-engine, piston-engined aircraft. Burnett flew Whitleys operationally during WWII but then moved to command training activities in Canada. After the war he continued to serve in Bomber Command and later Strike Command, seeing the introduction of the V-bomber force. After retirement he led the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club (he'd played tennis at a very high standard throughout his Service career). Interesting bloke!



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    Thorpe was an intelligence officer assigned to the Dutch East Indies just prior to the Japanese attacks on US, Dutch and Commonwealth forces in the Pacific. This is more a collection of anecdotes than an autobiography but is interesting nonetheless due to his position and access.



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    The title on this one says it all. Haven't delved into it yet - it was a freebie offered by a work colleague.



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    I haven't spent too much time looking at this one either, although I am fascinated by the decisions Japan made in the period 1930-1941 that ultimately led to war. I can also recommend the book below which provides primary source material on the political meetings in the run up to the outbreak of war in the Pacific:

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    LOTS of reading for me to do! :)
     
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    One of my favorite reads from the German perspective.

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    Curious, is this series of books any good...

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    Not sure on that one George, I don't have any on that series so good question.
     
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    Impressive stuff lads!
     
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    I just got The First Eagles, by Gavin Mortimer, put out by Zenith Press..
    About Americans flying for the RAF before the USA entered WW1.
    Lots of first hand accounts, from letters and diaries.
     
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    Though I don't have that one, the early books in that series are dated and basic. That being said their later issues on say the XB-70 are very good. So much so they shouldn't be included in the same series. Hope that helps.
     
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    George that looks like an old book, so certainly look first, it may have plenty of old stuff and possible errors...

    Ans curious about the Akagi book too Paul, got a few of that series and they are pretty good.

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    Ohhh that looks nice Wayne, as far as the Akagi book goes I just got bad news. Its not going to ship now until April 28. I guess I am glad though I had pre ordered the book as they jumped the price up to $34 bucks when I am getting it for less than 20 bucks but barely less when it does ship :)
     
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