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Copyright © 2010-2014 by Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis.

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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Critical support in the field



"Colin and Anne-Marie have demonstrated historical expertise on a wide range of subjects. I turn to them when I want an expert on the aircraft, methods, men, tactics, strategy and tactics of German military forces during World War II. Their first-hand interviews with military figures from the Third Reich are a priceless trove of contemporaneous history."

Robert F. Dorr
Author of "Hitler's Time Machine"


"Professor Colin Heaton is America's premier expert on World War II, and in particular the Luftwaffe and American fighter pilots."

Adam Makos, author of A Higher Call, Devotion and Voices from the Pacific


"The Heaton-Lewis books are a wonderful addition to the literature because the authors have the great good sense to minimize their own opinions and let the aces speak for themselves. One can learn as much about a person from "how" they say things as one can from "what" they say. This quality of deference to the subject is rare, and none do it so well as Heaton and Lewis."

Col. Walter Boyne, USAF (Ret)

"Having known Colin for many years we old fighter pilots place great value in his work and he honors our service, separating our service from the politics of the Third Reich."

Generalleutnant Gunther Rall, Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords, 275 victories

 

              Welcome to our growing website!              

Colin Heaton, President

Anne-Marie Lewis, Vice President

2326 Monroe Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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 Members and active/retired military receive 10% discount on all purchases, except for Limited Edition signed items.

 We are historians and specialists in military history, with a special interest in World War II.


Endorsement from one of the premier military authors Col. Walter Boyne

I salute you and Anne for a prescient approach to presenting real history, in real words; it is of course impossible to do it in real time, but I believe that the memories as retained by the interviews are as revealing of the event as they are of themselves, and your minimal impingement on the process is reflected only in their kind remarks in passing to you. By not interpreting their remarks, nor by pointing out possible contradictions, etc, you have done a great, and I believe unique service.
All best wishes for the future.
Walt

 

Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.) and a young fan supporting the Medal of Honor Museum. We are grateful for the assistance of actor, director and former Marine Captain Dale Dye and his wife Dr. Julia Dye of Warriors Inc. for their great support.We also thank our good friend and actor Marshall Teague for his continued support and patriotism.

Noble Warrior Video Presentation

http://youtu.be/JrtnchK3KFo

See our Author Friends and Books Page for more items from the authors themselves

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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.

 

Information

Any questions regarding books, shipping, and forthcoming projects may be sent to us at cdheatonII@aol.com, or  call 843-568-5434. We look forward to hearing from you. If you do not use Paypal, and would like to order any books, simply send a check for the amount in question, postage, and any specific personalized inscriptions desired from us, to Heaton-Lewis Books, 2326 Monroe Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Please ensure your complete contact data is also included.

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


Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords from the Colin D. Heaton Collection. This was a Jaenecke replacement for the original wartime damaged medal owned by Luftwaffe ace and legend Generalleutnant Johannes Steinhoff, and given to the author by his wife Ursula after his death. The original slightly damaged medals presented during the war are still in the family's possession. The post war replacements given to veterans after 1957 do not have the Swastika in the center, but Oak Leaves are embossed.

Steinhoff was Hans-Joachim Marseille's second commanding officer in WW II, and his recollections of the maverick pilot are legendary and all contained in the book.

New Addition to the History and Military Book Clubs!

               The Star of Africa                        

?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 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.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

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 will release The Star of Africa in French in 2015, 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.

 

The Star of Africa in Finnish

 

The Star of Africa in Polish



                  

 

 JG-27 Unit Insignia

 Above: Nicholas Trudgian's Star of Africa

        FOUR WAR BOER: The Century and Life
                    of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

 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.
                The German Aces Speak II

 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

Review of our manuscript from WW II fighter ace Barrie Davis

Howdy, my friend Colin!
After numerous unexpected interruptions, I have read The German Aces Speak II. It is a great book, revealing the personalities of the four Aces in a manner never done previously. Their words, as recorded so well by the book's author, were quite modest, especially when I realized they were spoken by men who had accomplished so much. 
In recording the interviews, you did remarkably well in communicating the characters of all four pilots, and I was convinced that even after hundreds of victories and many times cheating death itself, these men were of a special breed. Despite the problems they had to solve, they retained the honor and fortitude that saw them through a losing war.
I feel indebted to you for recording the four interviews. Thanks from an old-time fighter jock.
Barrie Davis.
               Air Shows and Events

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

http://www.cdsg.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=381     


Erickson Aircraft Collection - USA Northwest 2014

 


Japanese Wartime Evaluation of Captured P-51C

http://www.avia-it.com/act/cera_una_volta/Echi/CUV_Echi_2015/Seg_art_mag_15/Evalina_%20the_Japanese_Mustang.pdf


             Forthcoming Documentary on the Avro Lancasters


https://www.youtube.com/v/5Ol2rem6d3g&autoplay=1&rel=0

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Colin and Anne are agent represented by Dr. Gayle Wurst of Princeton International Agency for the Arts.

 

          Albert H. Wunsch III, Esq

 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.

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