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Journal of Military Aviation History (JMAH)

The Journal of Military Aviation History is a new journal (2017), and we would like for you to be a part of it! We welcome submissions covering the history of military aviation from all geographic regions and eras.

Our mission is to preserve all aspects of the history of military aviation, and we encourage article submissions in biography, engineering, manufacturing, training, combat operations, policy and staff

Call for Articles

The Journal of Military Aviation History is soliciting article manuscripts for our upcoming Fall 2018 issue. See below for details and guidelines for submitting an article:

When the issue, in which your article appears, is published online, you will find it on the home page under the link “Read JMAH.” You will be able to download a pdf version of the issue and print out any pages you wish to file or circulate. Our open access policy for all readers allows for immediate access the the contents of an issue, without cost or payment to the reader or the author.

Call for Book Reviews

Recently published books are now available for review assignment for our upcoming Fall 2018 issue. See below for details and guidelines for acquiring an assignment.

When the issue, in which your book review appears, is published online, you will find it on the home page under the link “Read JMAH.” You will be able to download a pdf version of the issue and print out any pages you wish to file or circulate. Our open access policy for all readers allows for immediate access the the contents of an issue, without cost or payment to the reader.

Read the Journal of Military Aviation History

The Journal of Miltiary Aviation History (JMAH) published its first issue on November 15, 2017. Currently, calls for articles and book reviews for Volumes 2 and 3 are actively seeking authors. See the links above for details.

The publishing plan calls for an annual issue to be published in alternate years. The editor retired from the University in early 2018 so the journal has moved to the Old Primero Historical Foundation (a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization) so that publication of JMAH will continue on, beginning with our annual Volumes 2 and 3, with only a short delay in our publication schedule. Our long range publication goals, as article submissions make it possible, will transition to a quarterly format eventually. JMAH is an online journal with open access to readers. No dues, payments, or fees will be charged for access. It is the intention of the editorial staff to make a contribution to the literature of miltiary aviation history and provide as wide as possible readership so that our scholarship will make an impact on the body of knowledge, with no limits placed on the educational use of our journal. As each volume is published online, active links to the issue will appear below, and the reader will be able to download a pdf copy of the issue for their personal use.

Any commercial use or reposting a part or all of any issue requires written permission of the editor.

UPDATE: The Pandemic has forced the journal to extend some deadlines so here are the revised publication dates for the next two issues.  Both issues will be released in 2024.
Volume 2 — 2019-2020 Issue, available June 21, 2024.
Volume 3 — 2021-2022 Issue, available October 15, 2024.Volume 3 — 2021-2022 Issue, available October 15, 2024.

The Volume 4 issue will begin a regular annual publication schedule in 2025.

Volume 1 Contents

Volume 2 Contents

The clickable links for this issue will go live next week on June 21st. At that time you can click any section item in the issue below for more detail. For the entire issue in one pdf document, click on Volume 2 Complete.

  • Front Matter
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction by Vernon L. Williams, Editor
  • Mission to Pas de Calais: First Lieutenant Donald White Remembers His Journey from Thurleigh to Stalag Luft III, March 26, 1944 by Donal H. White
  • From Pacifism to Spitfire: John Magee in the RCAF, 1940-1941< by David Mayers
  • “Problems over Place in Paradise: The Army-Navy Fight over Barbers Point” by Hall Friedman
  • The Air War Comes to a Small Essex Village: Peter Morgan’s Boyhood Memories of Shalford Village and the Drama that Played Out There, 1943-1945 by Peter Morgan
  • Photograph Gallery, East Anglia Air War Archives
  • Notices and Projects
  • Volume 2 Complete