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Books on Gliders used in Italy, France, Burma and Crete during World War Two
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Arnhem Lift: A Fighting Glider Pilot Remembers
by Louis Edmund Hagen, Winrich Behr

Any Place, Any Time, Any Where : The 1st Air Commandos in WWII
by R. D. Van Wagner
The support of Wingate's forces in Burma entailed extensive use of gliders.
Listed under Special Forces

The History of the Glider Pilot Regiment
Claude Smith
Hardcover - 184 pages (March )
Combined Books; ISBN: 0850523265

I Learned To Fly For Hitler
by Joe Volmar
Listed under Soaring

German Gliders in World War II
Heinz J. Nowarra
Paperback: 48 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 8.50 x 11.25 
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; (November 1991)
ISBN: 0887403581 
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Glidermen of Neptune : The American D-Day Glider Attack
Charles J. Masters
Although the word gliderman does not appear in the dictionary, a brave group of World War II soldiers known as glidermen flew into combat inside unarmed and unarmored canvas-covered gliders known as "flying coffins". Masters tells of these men and of their fragile aircraft in a war of mechanized chaos. In copious detail, he describes the gliders and the Americans who boarded them during the American D-Day glider attack, a mission that was part of the overall cross-Channel plan code-named "Operation Neptune". The son of a gliderman with the 82nd Airborne Division, Masters had unique access to the surviving glidermen and comrades of his father. During the course of his research, he located and interviewed 106 of the men who had flown the D-Day mission in gliders. Often harrowing and always riveting, the stories these men told an eager listener and researcher are very much a part of this narrative. Masters has also assembled the finest existing collection of photographs of the American D-Day glider attack. These photographs afford the opportunity to actually examine the inside of the combat gliders used on D-Day, to observe the glidermen in action, and to witness the often tragic consequences of the glider attack. The Publisher
Hardcover (November )
Southern Illinois Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 080932007X 

The Fall of Eben Emael: The Daring Airborne Assault That Sealed the Fate of France: May 1940
by James E. Mrazek
Paperback - 208 pages
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416641

D-Day Gliders
by Philippe Esvelin
Many troops of the 82nd and 101st Airborne had their introduction to the Normandy countryside by way of a perilous landing in a glider (often towed by a C-47 under constant enemy fire). Tragically, many were killed in crash landings as the flimsy machines succumbed to either enemy fire or traps laid in the fields by the Germans. This is a too little told aspect of the war and Philippe Esvelin seeks, in this colorful book, to set the record straight and give due testimony to the courage of the brave men, both the paratroopers and pilots, who gave their lives in the first hours of the beginning of the liberation of Europe. It is a unique photographic record of their efforts.
Hardcover Bilingual edition
Heimdal; ISBN: 284048143X

Silent Invader: A Glider Pilot's Story of the Invasion of Europe in World War II (Airlife Classics)
by Alexander Morrison
Paperback: 168 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.55 x 9.50 x 6.12 
Publisher: Airlife Pub Ltd;
ISBN: 1840373687 

Silent Wings at War: Combat Gliders in World War II
by John L. Lowden
Book Description: The pilots were known as "suicide jockeys" and the aircraft they flew were called "flak bait." Towed behind modified bombers or transport aircraft, Allied combat gliders were used in some of the riskiest missions of World War II, landing miles behind enemy lines with specially trained assault forces. In Silent Wings at War, John L. Lowden combines his own recollections with those of fellow veterans to create a vivid, gritty, jocose memoir of war as he and other glider pilots and their passengers knew it. These true tales of courage, as well as command blunders, make a substantial contribution to WWII literature.
Paperback: 216 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 9.10 x 6.32 
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press;
ISBN: 1588340341 

Skyriders : History of the 327/401 Glider Infantry
by James McDonough, Richard S. Gardner
Hardcover: Battery Press; ISBN: 0898390346; (August 1980)
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Wings of Pegasus (British Glider Pilot Regiment)
by George Chatterton, Brigadier G. Chatterton
(Hardcover - April 1982)
Special Order

World War II Glider Pilots
(Hardcover - September 1991)

Capture of Fort Emael 1940
Volume 2, Issue 3 (The Osprey Military  Journal)
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The Gliders : The Story of the Wooden Chariots of World War II
Alan Lloyd
Hardcover / Published 1982
ISBN 0898390664
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Fighting gliders of World War II
James E. Mrazek
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RAF airborne forces manual : the official air publications for RAF paratroop aircraft and gliders, 1942-1946
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