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Upcoming Japanese Aviation Project

Since I began the “Setting Suns” series of books, I have become fascinated with Allied intelligence efforts surrounding Axis aircraft developments. Allied intelligence and captured material units worked very hard to identify, acquire, and examine German and Japanese aircraft. Their outstanding efforts in developing proper recognition materials (silhouettes, profiles, photos and films) greatly contributed to ultimate victory in the air.

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Setting Suns III

Get ready, this book is coming together and I can tell you that it is going to be BIG! Right now Setting Suns III is more than 300 pages and the quality of the images is fantastic. I’ve been very happy with the photos collected for this project and I think you will be too. There are several rare Japanese aircraft that I have been able to find photos of and my intrepid designer on this book (Mike Gerenser) has been working his magic to allow these images to be blown up to full page size.

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Grounded Eagles II is now on press

The finishing touches to the layout are being handled and the book is going off to the printers. With all the photos I was able to collect, this volume has grown to be a 200-page book. I think you will find the sections containing photos of the German jets and rockets (including the Gotha Go229) to be particularly pleasing. I have also been able to add in several recognition diagrams and silhouettes originally featured in the US Army-Navy Journal of Recognition.

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Setting Suns III, Grounded Eagles II & Downed by the Blitz updates

All three of these books are making great progress and should be available early in 2011 (in the order listed above). I am very excited about the images in all of these books and have received many outstanding contributions to all three books from our readers all around the world.

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Grounded Eagles II

Just a quick post about this second volume of Grounded Eagles. The photos are collected and the book is going into layout! I can’t wait to offer it to you as the images are fantastic. I worked with some top-notch Luftwaffe experts and they opened up their photo files to me.

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Setting Suns III

Wow, I’ve received a lot of e-mails asking about this book. Things are progressing well with Volume III and right now I predict that I should be able to offer it for sale in early 2011. The photos are outstanding—including a group of never-before-seen images directly from a group of Japanese negatives that I have acquired.

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