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Above: The Fw-190A8 of Oberst Walther Dahl, Kommodore of JG-300, who will be featured with other Luftwaffe bomber killers in our forthcoming book focusing upon the German fighter pilots who specialized in knocking down four engine bombers. Included are comments from the Luftwaffe pilots and Allied pilots and crews who opposed them. This is our logo.

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The Star of Africa

The German Aces Speak

The German Aces Speak II

The Me-262 Stormbird

Occupation and Insurgency

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Critical support in the field

"Colin and Anne-Marie have demonstrated historical expertise on a wide range of subjects. I turn to them when I want an expert on the aircraft, methods, men, tactics, strategy and tactics of German military forces during World War II. Their first-hand interviews with military figures from the Third Reich are a priceless trove of contemporaneous history."

Robert F. Dorr
Author of "Hitler's Time Machine"

"Professor Colin Heaton is America's premier expert on World War II, and in particular the Luftwaffe and American fighter pilots."

Adam Makos, author of A Higher Call, Devotion and Voices from the Pacific

"The Heaton-Lewis books are a wonderful addition to the literature because the authors have the great good sense to minimize their own opinions and let the aces speak for themselves. One can learn as much about a person from "how" they say things as one can from "what" they say. This quality of deference to the subject is rare, and none do it so well as Heaton and Lewis."

Col. Walter Boyne, USAF (Ret)

"Having known Colin for many years we old fighter pilots place great value in his work and he honors our service, separating our service from the politics of the Third Reich."

Generalleutnant Gunther Rall, Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords, 275 victories


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Colin Heaton, President

Anne-Marie Lewis, Vice President

2326 Monroe Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Manager: Thibault Faouz

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 Members and active/retired military receive 10% discount on all purchases, except for Limited Edition signed items.

 We are historians and specialists in military history, with a special interest in World War II.

Endorsement from one of the premier military authors Col. Walter Boyne

I salute you and Anne for a prescient approach to presenting real history, in real words; it is of course impossible to do it in real time, but I believe that the memories as retained by the interviews are as revealing of the event as they are of themselves, and your minimal impingement on the process is reflected only in their kind remarks in passing to you. By not interpreting their remarks, nor by pointing out possible contradictions, etc, you have done a great, and I believe unique service.
All best wishes for the future.


Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.) and a young fan supporting the Medal of Honor Museum. We are grateful for the assistance of actor, director and former Marine Captain Dale Dye and his wife Dr. Julia Dye of Warriors Inc. for their great support. We also thank our good friend and actor/veteran Marshall Teague for his continued support and patriotism.

Noble Warrior Video Presentation


Noble Warrior Book Trailer


See our Author Friends and Books Page for more items from the authors themselves

National Medal of Honor Museum

Gary Sinise and Maj Gen Livingston along with others have produced a new video in support of the Medal of Honor Museum, where donations in support for the museum may also be made


Research in Bolivia

Colin was on a previously funded research trip to Bolivia in August 2011, was just there again in April 2012 and April 2013, where he has been researching the tactical and terrain appreciation of the environments surrounding the campaigns of "The Great Liberator" Simon Bolivar, with special attention paid to the exploits of his most able field commander, General Antonio Jose de Sucre.


Any questions regarding books, shipping, and forthcoming projects may be sent to us at [email protected], or  call 843-568-5434. We look forward to hearing from you. If you do not use Paypal, and would like to order any books, simply send a check for the amount in question, postage, and any specific personalized inscriptions desired from us, to Heaton-Lewis Books, 2326 Monroe Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Please ensure your complete contact data is also included.

Go to the "Links" section, where you can locate the booksellers, but also some great videos of restored flying WW II aircraft that were flown by some of the men interviewed! There are also links to interview segments, with pilots, Panzer and U-boat commanders from various historical sources.

NOTE: We are still selling the limited edition series of 100 copies of Noble Warrior, with certificates of authenticity, bearing the autographs men who served at the Battle of Dai Do, who are mentioned in the book Noble Warrior. All funds from these sales will support the 2nd Bn 4th Marines Memorial at Quantico. Sales are now handled by our colleague and friend Albert H. Wunsch III.

We are also selling the limited editions of The Me-262 Stormbird, as well as Four War Boer. See those respective sections or email us for additional information.


Luftwaffe fighter pilot Erich Brunotte with our book The Star of Africa

See video from the Imperial War Museum Fly In 2014


See the video of the home built Spitfire Mk IX

  Authors, Sellers of Military Books
  Historical Consultants to TV and Film
Smithsonian Channel
History Channel
American Heroes Channel/Military Channel
Vulcan Productions, Inc
NBC Learning
British Broadcasting Corporation

We feature Bruce Henderson with his new book Sons and Soldiers and his radio interview with Ann Uebelis is posted below

Bruce Henderson

Major Scott Huesing

Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide. 

During his deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions. 

He had the privilege to command Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) while attached to 1-9 Infantry Battalion ("Manchu"), 1st Brigade Combat Team (1 BCT "Ready First"), United States Army (USA) as part of the Surge Strategy in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

See Major Scott Huesing's Fox and Friends interview that aired on February 20, 2018 regarding the book and his Marines at 

Generalleutnant Johannes Steinhoff

Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords from the Colin D. Heaton Collection. This was a Jaenecke replacement for the original wartime damaged medal owned by Luftwaffe ace and legend Generalleutnant Johannes Steinhoff, and given to the author by his wife Ursula after his death. The original slightly damaged medals presented during the war are still in the family's possession. The post war replacements given to veterans after 1957 do not have the Swastika in the center, but Oak Leaves are embossed.

Steinhoff was Hans-Joachim Marseille's second commanding officer in WW II, and his recollections of the maverick pilot are legendary and all contained in the book. See Steinhoff's own recollections also in The German Aces Speak II.
        FOUR WAR BOER: The Century and Life
                    of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler

 New in 2014

from Casemate Publishing

Go to the Four War Boer Page for more Information and a full photo layout of Pieter Krueler's Life

See the interview of May 3, 2013 with Colin about the new book on Southern Sense Radio.  Link is below


The amazing life of Pieter Krueler (1885-1986) provides a window into a full century of conflict such as one man rarely experiences. Four-War Boer traces Krueler's highly colorful life from the Second Boer War, where he first served as a 14-year-old scout, through his service in World War I with the German Army in East Africa, to the Spanish Civil War to World War II, this time with the Allies, and on into the latter part of the 20th century, when he served as a mercenary during the 1960s Congo Crisis.

This material includes a wealth of fascinating new information, and breaks the great secrecy surrounding Rhodesian and South African special operations, as unveiled through the experience of a man who was a founding father of counterinsurgency in Africa.
                The German Aces Speak II

 New in 2014

New Addition to the History and Military Book Clubs!

The next book in The German Aces Speak series features Erich Hartmann, Johannes Steinhoff, Dietrich Hrabak and Gunther Rall

Gunther Rall, Hermann Boschet and Walter Krupinski

Erich Hartmann and Hermann Boschet

Review of our manuscript from WW II fighter ace Barrie Davis

Howdy, my friend Colin!
After numerous unexpected interruptions, I have read The German Aces Speak II. It is a great book, revealing the personalities of the four Aces in a manner never done previously. Their words, as recorded so well by the book's author, were quite modest, especially when I realized they were spoken by men who had accomplished so much. 
In recording the interviews, you did remarkably well in communicating the characters of all four pilots, and I was convinced that even after hundreds of victories and many times cheating death itself, these men were of a special breed. Despite the problems they had to solve, they retained the honor and fortitude that saw them through a losing war.
I feel indebted to you for recording the four interviews. Thanks from an old-time fighter jock.
Barrie Davis.
Review of The Star of Africa from WW II Fighter Ace Art Fiedler

Colin and Anne-Marie, after reading about Marseille, I can state that  I would have found engaging him in combat to be the highlight of my success. I also know of the honor and chivalry exhibited by the Luftwaffe men I came to know. The greatest tragedy of that war was that we young men had to do our job. It is good to see that historians such as yourself continue to treat all of us, even our former enemies with the deepest respect where warranted. Excellent book, great imagery, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of your works, but this was special. Keep writing and keep on flying.

               Air Shows and Events

Above: Colin with the P-51C bearing the markings of 332nd FG ace Col. Lee Archer during the Tuskegee Airmen Reunion in 2004 when he was interviewing the men. Some of their comments will be found in The Me-262 Stormbird. See the video of Warbirds of America at  https://vimeo.com/101647637


Erickson Aircraft Collection - USA Northwest 2014


Japanese Wartime Evaluation of Captured P-51C


             Forthcoming Documentary on the Avro Lancasters

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Our friend Marshall Teague, a Navy veteran and long time actor with an old friend, film director Michael Bay during the premier of his new film 13 Hours. Marshall acted in several of Bay's earlier films such as The Rock, Armageddon, etc. We wish both men continued success.
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Colin and Anne
Bruce Henderson's new book, Sons and Soldiers is a must read, and we highly recommend it as a learning tool.

Colin and Anne are agent represented by Dr. Gayle Wurst of Princeton International Agency for the Arts.


          Albert H. Wunsch III, Esq

 We are represented by our friend and attorney Albert H. Wunsch III. Albert is not only our attorney and friend, he is also a historian and has written forewords and assisted with our projects at many levels.

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