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Below is a list of books written about the Night Fighters and Night Fighter related subjects.  Click on the title and you will be brought to a site where the book can be purchased.

Deny Them the Night Sky – A History of the 548th Squadron – Eric Shulengerber.

Beaufighters in the Night: 417th Night Fighter Squandron USAAF – Brick Eisel.

Northrup’s Night Hunter: P-61 Black Widow –  Jeff Kolln

Queen of the Midnight Skies: The Stories of America’s Air Force Night Fighters (Schiffer Military History) – Ronal C. Harrison and Garry R. Pape.

Combat Chronicles of the Black Widow  – Warren E. Thompson

C’est La Guerre: A Personal Memoir of the 417th Nightfighter Squadron of the Second World War- Paul Peyron

UPDATE (July 14, 2014)  Added the titles that Jeffrey Kolln highlighted.  Some books are still available and some may be out of print.  Titles that are highlighted in green are links to their location on Amazon.com.

The Historical Context: 417th Night Fighter Squadron.  Contact Richard Ziebart for a copy.

550th Night Fighters P-61 Black Widow History by Sgt. Harold O. Skripsky

Black Widow: The Story of the Northrop P-61 by David McLaren

P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 by Warren Thompson

Warbird Tech Northrop P-61 Black Widow #15 by Warren Thompson

The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in World War II by Jeff Kolln

Northrop P-61 Black Widow Miroslav Balous

Famous Airplanes of the World P-61 Black Widow #149

 Beachheads and Black Widows:A South Pacific Diary (419th NFS) by Jesse Henry Gardner

History of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron: From New Guinea to Japan in World War II by Stan Logan

History of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron: Bob Smith

An Informal History of the 414th Night Fighter Squadron by Anthony Pieper

An Unofficial History of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron by Frederick O. Sargent

A History of the 427th Night Fighter Squadron by Bob Sucke

The Blacker Night, Better (426th NFS) Glen E. Jackson

Those Few Who Dared: The History of World War II Night Fighters by Col. William C. Odell

Night Hawks and Black Widows: 13th Air Force Night Fighters in the South and Southwest Pacific 1943-1945 by Terry Mays

4 thoughts on “Books”

    1. Here is all the books I have in my Night Fighter Library that you do not have listed, you may want to add. Some are hard to find, but some can still be found. Jeff

      (Please excuse for not in great order)

      1944-1946
      550th Night Fighters P-61 Black Widow History by Sgt. Harold O. Skripsky

      Black Widow: The Story of the Northrop P-61 by David McLaren

      P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2 by Warren Thompson

      Warbird Tech Northrop P-61 Black Widow #15 by Warren Thompson

      The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in World War II by Jeff Kolln

      Northrop P-61 Black Widow Miroslav Balous

      Famous Airplanes of the World P-61 Black Widow #149

      Beachheads and Black Widows:A South Pacific Diary (419th NFS) by Jesse Henry Gardner

      History of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron: From New Guinea to Japan in World War II by Stan Logan

      An Informal History of the 414th Night Fighter Squadron by Anthony Pieper

      An Unofficial History of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron bu Frederick O. Sargent

      A History of the 427th Night Fighter Squadron by Bob Sucke

      The Blacker Night, Better (426th NFS) Glen E. Jackson

      The Historical Context: 417th Night Fighter Squadron Rich Ziebart

      Those Few Who Dared: The History of World War II Night Fighters by Col. William C. Odell

      Night Hawks and Black Widows: 13th Air Force Night Fighters in the South and Southwest Pacific 1943-1945 by Terry Mays

      1. Hi Jeffrey,

        Thanks for the information. I will add these titles over time. Short term, I will add your post onto the site so that others can see the complete list.

    2. This is fantastic. Bless your hearts Jackie, Rich and all those who have given of your time, talents, and tales. Thank you! Gena Hooker, daughter of Victor Modena 550th.

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