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GOLDEN EAGLES, Firkins, Peter, St. George Books, 1980 , f/f, see scan, stories of 15 Australian airmen, 8 from WW I and 7 from WW II, names like Little, Dallas & Cobby from WW I and Truscott, Caldwell & Bennett from WW II, photos, 242 pgs. $25.00
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
HISTORY OF AVIATION, Taylor & Munson, Crown, 1977, vg/vg, see photo, compiled by the editors of Jane's All the World's Aircraft, full story of flight, 1500 illustrations, color, 511 pgs. $10.00
HISTORY OF NO. 112 (SHARK) SQUADRON Brown, Robin Flt. Lt. (Compiler), 3rd Edition, 1960, very good, oversized soft cover, see scan, (only 30 copies printed). The Squadron was formed in 1917 as a Home Defense Sqdn, flying pups & camels. It was re-formed in 1939 with Gladiators in the Greek Campaign. T he Sqdn moved to Africa flying Kittyhawks & later Mustangs. After their victory in A frica, they moved to Sicily & Italy, their Sharkmouth markings were the inspiration for the AVG P-40s in China. The Sqdn. was disbanded, but reformed for the C old War in 1951 flying Vampires & Sabres, maps & illustrations, 268 pgs. $50.00
HISTORY OF THE POLISH AIR FORCE 1918-1968, Cynk, Jerzy, Osprey, 1972, f/f, see photo, account of the Polish Air Force - its birth in revolution, its brief but heroic period as the air arm of an independent nation, to its statis as one of the principal weapons in the armoury of the former Soviet block, appendices, photos, 307 pgs. $35.00
HOW OUR ARMIES GREW WINGS, Chandler & Lahm, Ronald Press, 1943, vg/vg (chipped), see scan, while the book traces military aviation back to the Civil War, it concentrates on the period 1901 to 1913, photos, 333 pgs. Includes a note signed by Chandler see scan. $45.00
IN CANADIAN SKIES, Ellis, Frank, Ryerson Press, 1959, f/f, see scan, The first 50 years of flight in Canada, photos, 230 pgs.
$12.50
I WAS A P-51 FIGHTER PILOT IN WW II, White, James Neel, iUniverse, 2003, soft cover (as new), see scan, The author not only covers his career as a fighter pilot (352nd FG), but relates 150 short stories on the history of aviation from 1903 to 1945. The first 20% of his book covers to 1939, the rest is WW II air war, photos, 507 pgs. $17.50
JACKRABBITS TO JETS, Sudsbury, Elretta, Neyenesch, 1965, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, history of North Island Naval Air Station, beginning with the first landings in 1910 to 1965, many photos, 411 pgs. $25.00
KNIGHTS OF THE SKY, Valencia, Jerry, Reed Enterprises, 1980, vg/vg, see scan, signed by author, stories of 14 aces, WW I, WW II & Korea. One of the aces Gene Valencia was the author's father. Book is signed by 2 of the aces - Beede & Thyng, who got 5 in WW II and 2 more in Korea, photos, 216 pgs. $37.50
LEGENDS OF THE AIR, Rossiter, Sean, Sasquatch, 1990, vg (soft cover) , see photo, stories behind 18 of the aircraft on display at Seattle's Museum of Flight, includes the Curtiss Jenny, Boeing P-12, Boeing 80A, B-17F & Douglas A-4F, many photos, 176 pgs. $5.00
MILESTONES OF THE AIR, Taylor & King, McGraw-Hill, 1969, f/f, see photo, JWR Taylor's 100 significant aircraft, from Wright flyer to Concorde, many photos, 158 pgs. $10.00
NUMBER ONE IN WAR AND PEACE, 1912-2000 Franks & O'Connor, Grub St. 2000, new with dj, see photo, Covers No. 1 Squadron from its formation in 1912 to 2000. deployments to Falklands & Kosovo. The first 58 pages covers the formation of the Squadron through WW I. 70 pages cover WW II Operations. 7 appendices cover all aircraft (with serials) assigned, WW I and WW II Victory lists, bases, awards, C.O.S. and roll of honor, photos, 284 pgs. $15.00
ON THE SEAS AND IN THE SKIES, Roscoe, Theodore, Hawthorn, 1970, vg/vg, see photo, history of the U.S. Navy's air power, photos, 690 pgs. $10.00
OPERATION FIREDOG, Postgate, Malcolm, HMSO, 1992, f/f (as new), see scan, covers air war support in the now little remembered Malayan Emergency (1948 - 1960). The situation was brought about when Malaya's economy collapsed after WW II & the Communists tried to take over, photos, 234 pgs. $60.00

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