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ACES AND KINGS, Sutherland, L.W., Greenhill, 1985, fine (soft cover), reminiscences by Flight Lieutenant Sutherland who served with No. 1 Squadron of the Australian Flying Corps, which operated in a Royal Flying Corps wing, photos, 276 pgs. $10.00
AEROBATICS, Williams, Neil, Airlife, 1982, vg (hardcover, issued w/o dj), manual on how to fly aerobatics and the aircraft needed, photos, illustrations, 266 pgs. $5.00
AIR WAR AT NIGHT, Jackson, Robert, Howell Press, 2000, new, see photo, pictorial history of night fighting from WW I through strategic fighters, 155 pgs. $7.50
AVIATION - SMITHSONIAN GUIDE, Lopez, Donald, Macmillan, 1997, as new, (soft cover), see photo, all color photos & drawings, 256 pgs.$2.50
AVIATORS, THE, Groom, Winston, National Geographic, 2013, new, see scan, Eddie Rickenbackeer, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, their accomplishments during the pioneer years are discussed, their actions for our benefit during WW II, photos, 464 pgs. $7.50
AVIATORS, THE, Groom, Winston, National Geographic, 2013, new, see scan, Eddie Rickenbackeer, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, their accomplishments during the pioneer years are discussed, their actions for our benefit during WW II, photos, 464 pgs. $7.50
BLACK WINGS, Hardesty & Pisano, Smithsonian, 1984, vg, soft cover, see photo, beginning in the 1920s, a small and widely scattered group of black air enthusiasts challenged this prevailing pattern of racial discrimination, with no small amount of effort - and against formidable odds - they gained their pilot licenses & acquired the technical skills to become aircraft mechanics and over the course of the twentieth century & into the twenty-first, photos, 80 pgs. $8.50
COLONEL CODY AND THE FLYING CATHEDRAL, Jenkins, Garry, Picador, 2000, new, Sam Cody, flamboyant Texan, first to build and fly biplane in Britain, photos, 276 pgs. $5.00
DEATH IN ROME, Katz, Robert, Macmillain, 1967, vg/vg, see photo, Gestapo's herded hundreds of Roman citizens (workers, artists, diplomats, physicians, Jews & even a priest. into a caves under the Vatican and slaughtered them (the Adeatine Caves massacre), 334 pgs. $3.00
DREAM OF WINGS, Crouch, Tom, W.W. Norton, 1981, f/f (as new), see scan, story of the engineers, scientists & dreamers who had tried to make the ascent in every conceivable craft & blazed the trail to the flying machine, photos, 349 pgs. $10.00
ECHOES OF EAGLES, Woolley & Crawford, Dutton, 2003, new, see photo, account of pilots in WW I, author's father flew in the 94th, 95th & 49th Aero Squadrons, maps & photographs, 307 pgs. $10.00
EARLY AIR PIONEERS 1862-1935, Sunderman, James, Franklin Watts, 1961, vg/vg (rubbed), see photo, anthology of 47 stories of early aviation, 1862 to 1935, photos, 282 pgs. $10.00
EARLY BIRDS, THE, Whitehouse, Arch, Doubleday, 1965, vg/vg, see photo, history of early flight, photos, 288 pgs. $10.00
EIGHTH SEA, Courtney, Frank, Doubleday, 1972, vg/vg, see scan, autobiography, leaned to fly in 1913, helped design the Atlas missles, fighter pilot in WW I, engineering test pilot, photos, 297 pgs. $5.00
FEW, THE, Kershaw, Alex, Da Capo Press, 2006, f/f, as new, see photo, Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots. They flew the lethal and elegant Spitfire, and became "knights of the air." photo section, 301 pgs. $10.00
FIGHTER COMBAT IN THE JET AGE, Isby, David, Harper Collins, 1997, vg (no dust jacket), a new generation of jet airplanes fought over Korea & in the Middle East, by the 1960s, more powerful engines were allied to air to air missiles & effective airborne radar, describes the fighters & weapons developed during the Cold war, illustrated with color & duotone photography, 192 pgs. $5.00
FIGHTER PILOT: ALEX VRACIU, Boomhower, Ray, new, Indiana Historical Society Press, 2010, new, see photo, Alex Vraciu, 19 victory ace, got 6 of them at the "Marianas Turkey Shoot". He flew from the Intrepid and Lexington, photos, 157 pgs. $10.00
FLYERS IN SEARCH OF WILBUR & ORVILLE WRIGHT, Adams, Noah, Crown, 2003, new, see photo, Adams, cohost of NPR's All Things Considered, sets out to learn about the Wright Brothers, their family & why they loved to fly so much, he visits all the spots important to the brothers, from the Outer Banks, where they flew gliders, to France, Dayton, & New York, a personable guide into the Wright Brothers' world, offering a refreshing look at these aviation pioneers, photos, 221 pgs. $5.00
FLYING DARE DEVILS OF THE ROARING TWENTIES, Dwiggins, Don, Arthur Barker, 1969, vg/vg, see scan, American title: "The Barnstormers", aviation gone wild in the 1920s, many photos, 151 pgs. $10.00
FREEDOM FLYERS, Moye, J. Todd, Oxford University Press, 2010, new, see photo, training & combat operations of the Tuskegee Airmen, photos, 241 pgs. $10.00
FRENCH EAGLES SOVIET HEROES, Clarke, John, Sutton, 2005, f/f (as new), see scan, story of the French Groupe-de-Chasse 3, one of the highest-scoring units in the Russian Air Force & most highly decorated ever to fly for France. The "Normandie-Niemen" squadrons, equipped with Yak-1M fighters, were formed in 1942 with Free French pilots who volunteered to fight with the Red Air Force on the Eastern Front. By the end of the war, the squadrons had 273 confirmed victories, photos, 276 pgs. $10.00
GOLDEN EAGLES, Firkins, Peter, St. George Books, 1980, f/f, see photo, stories of 15 Australian airmen, 8 from WW I and 7 from WW 2, photos, 242 pgs $10.00
GOGGLES, HELMENTS & AIRMAIL STAMPS, Bachon, Georgette, Clark Irwin, 1974, f/f (as new), see scan, from the first balloon ascent (1856) in Ontario, the first heavier than air flight (the June Bug in 1909), Canada's contribution to WW I victory and of course, bush flying, photos, 150 pgs. $10.00
HELL ABOVE EARTH, Frater. Stephen, St. Martin's Press, f/f (as new), see scan, a 303rd BG B-17 pilot whose co-pilot was ordered to kill him if.... There are many other things that happened to the 303rd on raids, photos, 303 pgs. $10.00
HIGH ADVENTURE, Alexander, R.T., NAC, 1972, vg (soft cover), see scan, history of aviation in New Zealand, dedicated to all New Zealand aviators who flew between 1889 & 1968, illustrations, 95 pgs. $10.00
IN MORTAL COMBAT Toland, John, Morrow, 1991, vg/vg, see scan, The whole story of the Korean War 1950-1953, photos, 624 pgs. $10.00
JUSTIN de GOUTIERE - PILOT, de Goutiere, Justin, G.T. Foulis, 1968, vg/vg, see scan, autobiography, pilot for B.C. Airlines, photos, 206 pgs. $10.00
LEXINGTON GOES DOWN, THE, Hoehling, A.A., Stagpole, 1993, as new, soft cover, see photo, Lexington (CV-2) was sunk at the Battle of Coral Sea, 1942, photos, 208 pgs. $5.00
MAN'S HOPE, Malraux, Andre, Modern Library, 1938, vg (ex-library), novel about the Spanish Civil War, 511 pgs. $5.00
MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF THE WORLD, Swanborough, Gordon, Charles Scribner & Sons, 1981, vg/vg, see scan, 5th edition, revised, illustrates the diversity of each aircraft by weapons & system mondifications, photos & 3-views, 224 pgs. $10.00
NAZI VICTORY, Thomas, David, Stein & Day, 1972, f/f, see photo, , German paratroops dropped on Crete in 1941, the first & only time in history an island was conquered by air, half of the battleship strength was crippled and 2,000 sailors were killed, photos & maps, 224 pgs. $5.00
NOTES OF A LOST PILOT, Villars, Jean, Archon Books,1975, f/f, author critical of French Army, wrote original under alias, see last item, illus, 285 pgs. $10.00
PERILOUS MISSIONS, Leary, William, Smithsonian, 2002, new, soft cover, Civil Air Transport & CIA covert operations in Asia, photos & map, 281 pgs. $7.50
RAF IN ACTION, Jackson, Robert, Blandford Press, 1985, vg (pictoria cover), see scan, history of Royal Air Force from its creation in WWI to more recent battles over the Falkland Islands, divided into sections 1918-1939, 1939-1945, 1945-1985, photos & maps, 160 pgs. $7.50
RED KNIGHT OF GERMANY, Gibbons, Floyd, Garden City, 1927, vg, von Richthofen, incl. victory list, 383 pgs.$10.00
ROCKETS, MISSILES AND SPACECRAFT OF THE NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, Murphy, Lynne, Smithsonian, 1976, vg (soft cover), photos & drawings, 68 pgs. $1.00
SIR HUBERT WILKINS Thomas, Lowell, McGraw Hill, 1961, vg (ex-library/vg, biography, photos, 296 pgs. $3.00
SPITFIRE PILOT, Crook, D.M., Faber & Faber, 1943, vg ( no dj, one photo taped in), Personal Account of the Battle of Britain, a memoir of an airman in the legendary 609 Squadron - one of the most successful RAF units in the Battle of Britain, goes on to recount in thrilling detail the dogfights, remarkable victories, & tragic losses which formed the daily routine of Britain's heroic aerial defenders in that long summer of 1940, photos, 1o4 pgs. $10.00
TAKING FLIGHT, Hallion, Richard, Oxford Press, 2003, new, see photo, a ground-breaking & comprehensive new history of flight, stressing its global roots, follows its pre-history, early attempts by pioneers to invent the aeroplane, the impact of air power on the outcome of World War I & finally considers the effects of flight on world affairs, both military and civil, photos & diagrams, 531 pgs. $10.00
TERROR OF THE AUTUMN SKIES , Pardoe, Blaine, Skyhorse Publishing, 2008, new, see photo,a glimpse into the entire life of Frank Luke, describes the battles fought by Frank Luke in the Great War, but he also provides an insight into his life & the people who he knew, new information regarding Frank's fiance is fascinating, shows a different dimension to the "ungallant loner", photos, 301 pgs. $10.00
UNLOCKING THE SKY, Shulman, Seth, Harper Collins, 2002, new, see photo, Glenn Curtiss and his race to invent the airplane, Wright brothers took to the courts to keep Curtiss & his airplanes out of the sky, photos, 258 pgs. $6.00
WAR BIRD, Davis, Burke, University of North Carolina, 1991, new, see photo, bio of Elliott White Springs, after gaining his wings he was posted to Europe where, after Pershing decreed that pilots were to be ranked as sergeants, he resigned his commission & joined the RFC, he first served in 85 Squadron, under Bishop, before being transferred to the US Army where he flew with 148th Squadron & ended the war as America's fifth ranking ace with 16 victories, after his return to the USA he spent a period barnstorming, photos, 267 pgs. $10.00
WOMEN OF THE AIR, Mondey, David, Silver Burdett, 1982, vg (pictorial cover), see scan, covers Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, Jean Batten & Jackie Cochran, photos, drawings, 64 pgs. $5.00
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS, Pimlott, John, Military Press, 1984, vg/vg, pictorial view of the Second War, beginning with the rise of Hitler and the early German triumphs, to the fall of Japan, 192 pgs. $5.00
WRONG STUFF? Scott, Phil, Hylas Publishing, as new, see photo, photo history of flying machines that are odd & unusal. A look at the hopes, dreams and failures of those would-be inventors, 219 pgs. $5.00


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