Robert C. Mikesh

Title: Aviation Historian, Museum Consultant, Writer
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Affiliations/Associations/Societies:

  • Bristol Heritage Collection (trustee, 1997)
  • Iowa State College
  • United States Air Force (commissioned, 2nd lieutenant, 1963)
  • United States Air Force Museum (advisory board, member, 1996-)
  • WWI Aero Publication (board of directors, 1992-)

Achievements:

  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Recipient, Air Medal with thirteen oak leaf clusters, United States Air Force
  • Recipient, Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, United States Air Force
  • Author, Restoring Museum Aircraft (1997)
  • Author, Broken Wings of the Samurai (1993) (Japanese edition, 1995)
  • Author, Martin B-57 Canberra, The Complete Record (1995)
  • Author, Zero, Japan’s Legendary Fighter (1994)
  • Author, Japanese Aircraft, Code Names and Designations (1993)
  • Author, Japanese Aircraft 1910-1941 (1990)
  • Author, Flying Dragons, The South Vietnamese Air Force (1988)
  • Author, Moonlight Interceptor (1985)
  • Author, Aircraft Engines in Museums Around the World (1983, 1982)
  • Author, Zero Fighter, 1981 (Japanese edition, 1983)
  • Author, B-57 Canberra at War, (1981, 1964-1972)
  • Author, Albatros D.Va, German Fighter of World War I (1980)
  • Author, Kikka, Japan’s First Jet (1979)
  • Author, Excalibur III, A Story of a P-51 Mustang (1978)
  • Author, Douglas B-26 Invader (1977)
  • Author, Japanese Cockpit Interiors (Part II, 1977) (Part I, 1976)
  • Author, Aichi M6A1 Seiran, Japan’s Submarine-Launched Panama Canal Bomber (1975)
  • Author, Japan’s WW II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America, 1973 (seventh printing, 1979)
  • Author, Exhibition Flights (1973)
  • Author, Eighth Bombardment Squadron History (1964)
  • Author to over 23 books and over 140 articles and professional publications

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