||LE GRAND CIRQUE, |
Clostermann, Pierre, Flammarion, 1948, vg (rebound), signed by Clostermann, French text, Clostermann was the leading French ace of WW II (53 victories), flying with the RAF. This book is the original French edition, lated printed in English as "The Big Show". Photos, 308 pgs.
|WACO ASK ANY PILOT, |
Brandly, Ray, self-published 1979, fine (hardcover with pictorial cover), signed by Brandly, the real story of Waco Airplanes by one of the founders of the National Waco Club, many photos, 163 pgs.
|MADCAPS, MILLIONAIRES AND "MOSE", |
Underwood, John, Heritage Press, 1984, fine (embossed hard cover, signed by author, story of Grand Central Airport (Glendale, CA) from it's glory days (1920s & 30s) through WW II. It was used by airlines, Hollywood celebrities & the military. The downhill road to closure in 1959, many photos, 144 pgs.
HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE, A, |
Gann, Ernest K., Knoff, 1978, f/f, book plate signed by Gann, , his autobiography, 504 pgs.
TO FLY AND FIGHT, |
Anderson & Hamelin, St. Martin's Press, 1990, f/f (as new), signed by both authors, Memoirs of Clarence Emil 'Bud' Anderson, triple ace in World War 2, who is credited with 16 victories, photos, 306 pgs.
BEN DREW, |
Powell & Drew, self-published, 1998, f/f (as new), signed by both authors, his adventures flying w/the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group (8th Air Force). He had 6 kills, photos, 248 pgs.
TIME AND CHANCE, |
Townsend, Peter, Methuen, 1978, vg/vg, inscribed by author, his autobiography, fighter pilot, eight year relationship with Princess Margaret that destroyed his marriage & career. photos, 317 pgs.
JOHN 'CAT'S EYES" CUNNINGHAM, |
Golley, John, Airlife, 1999, f/f (as new), signed by Cunningham, Cunningham was arguably the greatest RAF night-fighter pilot of WWII. Serving principally with 604 & 85 Squadrons, he is credited with 20 kills, of which 19 were claimed at night. After the war he was appointed chief test pilot for De Havilland, photos, 225 pgs.
|LUFTWAFFE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN 1941-1943,|
Held & Obermaier, Schiffer, 1992, f/f (as new), a tipped-in plate signed by Eduard Neuman (CD.JG1/JG17); Gunther Bode (Col. Pilor I/JG27); Fritz Kelleer (Maj. Cdr. II/JG27); Hans Fahrenberger (1st Sgt. Pilot III/JG27); Heinz Dudek (Maj. Cdr. IV /JG27). photo volume on the North African campaign, from the point-of-view of Luftwaffe pilots and crews, from the initial victories, to the final battles in Tunisia, up-close photographs of all of the aircraft used by the Luftwaffe, 237 pgs.
| ||LITTLE AMERICA, |
Byrd, Richard E., Putnam, 1930, vg (embossed cover, minor foxing, spine fade), Signed by Byrd on title page, his 1929 Antartic expediton and establishment of the camp & flight over the South Pole, photos, 422 pgs.
|GABBY - A FIGHTER PILOT'S LIFE - SIGNED ,|
Gabreski & Molesworth, Orion, 1991, f/f , signed by Gabreski, he joined the 56th FG and shot down 28 planes, finished the air war in a POW camp, returned in 1951 flying F-86 jets over Korea, scored 6 1/2 victories, then spent the next 20 years working in the aviation industry, photos, 277 pgs.
|ACES AGAINST JAPAN - VOLUME I - SIGNED BY 15 ACES,|
Hammel, Eric, Presidio, 1992, f/f (as new), signed by 15 aces -William Farrell, Roger Haberman, Roger Conant, Scott McCuskey, Alex Vraciu, Ralph Hanks, Richard May, Joe Robbins, Joe Foss, Tex Hill, Ed Rector, R.T. Smith, Robert Scott, Dick Rossi, Ken Jernsted, 39 first hand accounts of aerial combat. photos, 318 pgs.
|BLOND KNIGHT OF GERMANY, |
Toliver & Constable, Aero, 1985, f/f, signed by both authors & Adolf Galland, Life story of Erich Hartmann, the top-scoring fighter pilot of all time,a Fighter pilot for the German Luftwaffe with 352 victories, to his time as a prisoner of war in Russia for over ten years, photos, 332 pgs.
BACK TO MANDALAY, |
Thomas, Lowell, Greystone, 1951, vg/vg, Inscribed by Lowell Thomas to Jackie Cochran & Floyd Odlum, " To Jackie and Floyd, Whose life story has been as romantic as The Road To Mandalay", the recapture of Burma with Wingate's Raders & the American Air Commandos, photos, 320 pgs.
JG 54, |
Scutts, Jerry, Motorbooks, 1992, f/f (as new), signed by Wolfgang Spate and Kurt Schulze (both 109 pilots)< History of the German Fighter Group 54. They were stationed mostly and very successfully on the Western Front. They had victory claims of over 8,000 aircraft, photos, color profiles, 165 pgs.
MEDALCLAD AIRSHIP ZMC-2, |
Morrow, Walker, self-published, 1987, ine condition (embossed cover, The first Alclad Skinned Airship built in 1929, which served the U.S. Navey until scrapped in 1941. This was originally written in 1929 by Carl Fitsche. The front end paper is inscribed by the author (Morrow), 6 names of the engineering team are reproduced. 16 page introduction by Morrow, plus the 32 page reprint of the original paper, photos.
| MEMOIRS OF A STUKA PILOT, |
Mahlke, Helmut, Frontline Books, 2013, fine (as new), Includes a 4" x 5/1/2" signed photo of author, Mahike flew 159 missions on the Ju 87 operating against the southern UK during the Battle of Britain. Later, he operated in the Mediterranean & Russia where he was shot down 3 times. After the war, he became a Lt. General in the West German Air Force, 56 photos + 8 pages of color plates, 306 pgs. .
Signed by Casey Jones, Dean Smith, Ralph Damon, Alexander De Seversky & Jimmy Doolittle
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, photos, 417 pgs.
|WINGS FOR LIFE,
Nichols, Ruth, J.B. Lippincott, 1957, vg/vg, inscribed by Ruth Nichols "Arthur Morse, In memory of our Wainwright House Symposiums whose goals surey give Wings for Life. Sincerely, Ruth", her first flight in 1919, Nichols went on to fly more than 140 different aircraft, including jets, flew with Rogers Airlines in 1922, established three new international records for women in 1931, (altitude, speed, and distance). In 1932 she flew from LA to NYC in thirteen hours and twenty-one minutes. photos, 317 pgs.
AIRMAN MARCHES, EARLY FLYING ADVENTURES 1914-1923 , Balfour, Harold, Greenhill, 1985, Vintage Aviation Library reprint, f, soft cover,
Bookplate signed by Balfour along with "43 Sqdn R.F.C. 1916-1918"
Balfour was commissioned Second Lt.in Special Reserves, he learned to fly by taking private lessons, 1916, he joined No. 43 Squadron in France, after
a crash, he was posted to No. 43 Squadron as Flight Commander in Nov. 1917, he ended the war as a major, photos, 204 pgs.
signed by both editors Donald McGee & Roger Bender, #274 of a limited edition,
AMERICA'S FIRST EAGLES, Thayer, Lucien, Bender, 1983, f/f, official history of the U.S. Air Service 1917-1918, photos & illustrations, 360 pgs. |
|AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 DAYS,
Post & Gatty, Rand McNally, 1931 (1st Edition), vg/vg (chipping, upper spine piece missing), signed on title page by Post & Gatty, flight of the Winnie Mae, map on end papers, photos & replica of log book, 304 pgs.
| GLACIER PILOT,
Day, Beth, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974, vg /vg (chipping),
Bioigraphy of Bob Reeve, Alask bush pilot who founded Reeve Aleutian Airlines. Long inscription on first title page plus airplane drawing and the words "Flying beats Work" signed by author,
photos, 348 pgs.
|CHINA, THE REMEMBERED LIFE|
Frillmann & Peck, Houghton Mifflin, 1968, vg/vg, Signed presentation from Frillmann on front endpaper: "To Frank (#1) Faraone with my deep apppreciation for all his kindnesses to me, Paul Frillmann [added Chinese lettering]." Frillmann went to China in 1936 as a missionary, served as a chaplain to the AVG and later a combat intelligence officer for the 14th AF, photos, 291 pgs.
|KNIGHTS OF THE AIR, Harris, John, Macmillan, 1960, vg/vg, signed by Arch Whitehouse,
Canadian Aces of WW I, Bishop. Collishaw. Barker. McKeever and others,
illustrations of pilots & aircraft, written for young reader, 155 pgs.