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Above: The Fw-190A8 of Oberst Walther Dahl, Kommodore of JG-300, who will be featured with other Luftwaffe bomber killers in our forthcoming book focusing upon the German fighter pilots who specialized in knocking down four engine bombers. Included are comments from the Luftwaffe pilots and Allied pilots and crews who opposed them. This is our logo.
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National Medal of Honor Museum
Gary Sinise and Maj Gen Livingston along with others have produced a new video in support of the Medal of Honor Museum, where donations in support for the museum may also be made
Research in Bolivia
Colin was on a previously funded research trip to Bolivia in August 2011, was just there again in April 2012 and April 2013, where he has been researching the tactical and terrain appreciation of the environments surrounding the campaigns of "The Great Liberator" Simon Bolivar, with special attention paid to the exploits of his most able field commander, General Antonio Jose de Sucre.
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Go to the "Links" section, where you can locate the booksellers, but also some great videos of restored flying WW II aircraft that were flown by some of the men interviewed! There are also links to interview segments, with pilots, Panzer and U-boat commanders from various historical sources.
NOTE: We are still selling the limited edition series of 100 copies of Noble Warrior, with certificates of authenticity, bearing the autographs men who served at the Battle of Dai Do, who are mentioned in the book Noble Warrior. All funds from these sales will support the 2nd Bn 4th Marines Memorial at Quantico. Sales are now handled by our colleague and friend Albert H. Wunsch III.
We are also selling the limited editions of The Me-262 Stormbird, as well as Four War Boer. See those respective sections or email us for additional information.
Luftwaffe fighter pilot Erich Brunotte with our book The Star of Africa
Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of
service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned
10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries
worldwide. During his deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of
Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under
some of the most austere and challenging conditions. He had the
privilege to command Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as part of
the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable
(SOC) while attached to 1-9 Infantry Battalion ("Manchu"), 1st Brigade
Combat Team (1 BCT "Ready First"), United States Army (USA) as part of
the Surge Strategy in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
New Addition to the History and Military Book Clubs!
The Star of Africa
See the book Trailer Below
A well-written, insightful, quality book, it entertains while it educates; it is highly recommended. Military Review
Many fighter pilots became heroes. Some became legends, but only one pilot became both, to friend and foe alike
See the video montage of Marseille during his life
See The Star of Africa page for the full photographic layout on Marseille's life and death
Go to our special Star of Africa page for full reviews, updates, and video links and a full photo album layout on Hans-Joachim Marseille
We have released the biography of Hans-Joachim Marseille, known as the "Star of Africa" complete with his life history, victories, and first person comments from many German pilots and civilians who knew him personally, and some who flew combat with him, all from research and many from Colin's interviews. Historians Albert H. Wunsch III and Col. Walter J. Boyne provided forewords, and Trevor J. Constable gave his assessment, many thanks to Dr. Dennis Showalter for his assistance and comments. We thank them all for their support.
Having read other biographies of Marseille . . . I was surprised to find that this gracefully written new work adds fascinating details and accounts from extensive interviews with Luftwaffe Experten that make it worth reading no matter how deeply immersed in Marseille lore you might already be. Aviation History Magazine
The Star of Africa proves a fascinating read. Heaton and Lewis sketch an intriguing picture of the air war in North Africa - and a compelling portrait of a complex figure. Wilmington Star News
Heaton expertly portrays Marseille as one of history's great fighter pilots, as well as a man who lived life to the full and who fought with honor.
Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers and Patton and Rommel,Professor of History at Colorado College
The Star of Africa in French
French publisher Heimdal has released The Star of Africa in French, so look out for those if you have French speaking family and friends. If you place orders through us, or just contact us, we can send signed bookplates for any books ordered.
Anxious to develop their sector dedicated to World War II aviation, editions Heimdal publish this bestseller, overseas and in Britain, a French version in large cloth binding, under cover, to highlight a more enriched iconography of 150 photos in color and black and white, as well as profiles of aircraft. Certainly, a book that will date in the history of the aeronautical publications, by the importance of its subject as in the quality of its text and the richness of its illustration
The Star of Africa in Finnish
The Star of Africa in Polish
JG-27 Unit Insignia
Above: Nicholas Trudgian's Star of Africa
New in 2014
from Casemate Publishing
Go to the Four War Boer Page for more Information and a full photo layout of Pieter Krueler's Life
See the interview of May 3, 2013 with Colin about the new book on Southern Sense Radio. Link is below
The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German Army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil War to World War II, this time with the Allies, and on into the latter part of the 20th century, when he served as a mercenary during the 1960s Congo Crisis.This material includes a wealth of fascinating new information, and breaks the great secrecy surrounding Rhodesian and South African special operations, as unveiled through the experience of a man who was a founding father of counterinsurgency in Africa.
New in 2014
New Addition to the History and Military Book Clubs!
The next book in The German Aces Speak series features Erich Hartmann, Johannes Steinhoff, Dietrich Hrabak and Gunther Rall
Gunther Rall, Hermann Boschet and Walter Krupinski
Erich Hartmann and Hermann Boschet
Review of our manuscript from WW II fighter ace Barrie Davis
Above: Colin with the P-51C bearing the markings of 332nd FG ace Col. Lee Archer during the Tuskegee Airmen Reunion in 2004 when he was interviewing the men. Some of their comments will be found in The Me-262 Stormbird. See the video of Warbirds of America at https://vimeo.com/101647637
Erickson Aircraft Collection - USA
Japanese Wartime Evaluation of Captured P-51C
Forthcoming Documentary on the Avro Lancasters
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We are represented by our friend and attorney Albert H. Wunsch III. Albert is not only our attorney and friend, he is also a historian and has written forewords and assisted with our projects at many levels.