|IN THE SKIES OF FORGOTTEN COURAGE , |
Casarrubea, Andrea, James, Aeronaut, 2018, new (soft cover), unknown story of the RNAS and RAF in combat in the southern Adriatic and Albania in 1917–18. The book has 364 pages, 342 photos, 29 maps and drawings, and 33 color profiles of the aircraft, 364 pgs
|JUNKERS AIRCRAFT OF WWI Volume 1, |
Owers, Colin, Aeronaut, 2018, new (soft cover), discuss and illustrate the world’s first all-metal airplanes, including the development of their all-metal structural technology as well as the aircraft themselves. Numerous photographs and contemporary drawings are included, 356 photographs, including 82 in color& color profiles of 13 aircraft, 208 pgs.
|JUNKERS AIRCRAFT OF WWI Volume 2, |
Owers, Colin, Aeronaut, 2018, new (soft cover), discuss and illustrate the world’s first all-metal airplanes, including the development of their all-metal structural technology as well as the aircraft themselves. Numerous photographs and contemporary drawings are included, 229 photographs, including 30 in color, and color profiles of 14 aircraft. It also includes 7 color images illustrating factory colors and markings, 192 pgs.
| R.G. SMITH, THE MAN AND HIS ART, |
Smith, R.J. Schiffer, 1999, new, autobiography of the noted aviation artist, featuring 140 of his works, many illustrations, 112 pgs.
| RARE BIRDS, |
Bain, Charles, Fonthill, 2016, new, a look at 40 WW II combat aircraft (fighters & bombers), that were not the primary combat types used by the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, Germany, Japan & Italy, photos, 208 pgs.
|PILOTS ALSO PRAY,
Harmon, Tom (1919-19900, Crowell, 1944 , vg/vg,signed by author, autobiography, He was a star football player at Univ. of Mich., 1938- 1940. Joined the USAAF, survived a crash in Guiana. Later flew P-38s in China where he was shot down after scoring 2 victories. After the war, he played 2 seasons with the LA Rams, then became a nationally known sportscaster. photos, 182 pgs.
inscribed by Olive Ann Beech
photo signed by Walter Beech
| STAGGERWING, |
Smith, Robert T, Maney, 1967, vg/vg, inscribed by Olive Ann Beech, Walter Beech's widow - The complete story of the Beechcraft 17 biplane.This is copy #1769, Included are 2 laid in photos from a private photo album signed by Walter Beech many photos, 249 pgs.
| SIGNED PHOTO |
A 7"x9" photo signed by Eddie Rickenbacker (America's leading ace in WW I, and signed by Dick Bong (America's leading ace in WW 2).
|SIGNED ENVELOPE, |
Envelope signed by Amy Johnson (1903-1941), set several records (1930s), first female pilot to solo from England to Australia, Barnes Wallis (1887-1979), designed the structure of the Wellington bomber and the bouncing bomb used in the Dambusters raids, T.O.M. Sopwith, (1888-1989), founded the Sopwith Aviation Co. which produced his most famous Sopwith Camel.
Signed by Casey Jones, Dean Smith, Ralph Damon, Alexander De Seversky & Jimmy Doolittle
Signed by 6 early aviators
Morris & Smith, MacMillan, 1953, vg/vg (minor chipping), signed by: Charles S. (Casey) Jones,
joined Curtiss Flying Service in 1919, as a pilot, became president of Curtiss in 1929 and won several air races in the 1920s
Dean C. Smith,
barnstormer & air mail pilot, won Harmon Trophy in 1934, with the Byrd Antartic Expedition 1928-30, later a pilot with American Airlines
Ralph S. Damon
president of Republic Aviation, 1941-43, General Manager American Airlines 1943-45, President American Airlines 1945-49
Alexander De Seversky,
WW I Russian Ace, emigrated to USA and founded Serversky Aircraft Corp, which evolved into Republic Aviation Corp.
became a pilot in WW I, flew many experimental flights (including instrument flying), joined Shell Oil Co as a pilot, In WW II, led the Tokyo Raid and later commanded the 12th, 15th & 8th Air Forces
story of American Aviation from Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk, through the next fifty years, Glen Curtis, Harriet Quimby, Henry Ford, Richard, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, the Army Air Force, Chuck Yeager, Also signed by 6 early aviators: Vincent Burnelli (aircraft designer); Beckwith Havens (exhibition pilot with curtiss); Frank Lahm (the 2nd military aviator); Clarence deGiers (first to fly in Panama); John Curran; E.H. Pckerill (1st air to ground air radio - 1910), photos, 417 pgs.
| STORY OF TRAVEL AIR , |
vg (soft cover), 1929, 64 page book published by Travel Air Company, the accomplishments of their aircraft & information on the 12 models currently available.