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CROYDON AIRPORT (2 Booklets),

CROYDON AIRPORT FLYPAST by Peter Cooksley, fine (soft cover), 20 color profiles of aircraft that have been seen at Croydon (1916-1980), 42 pgs.

CROYDON AIRPORT REMEMBERED by Charles Dickson, fine (soft cover), History of Croydon (1916-1975), well illustrated by the author's drawings of various personalities associated with Croydon, 64 pgs.
$17.50
CHALLENGING SKIES, THE Roseberry, C.R., Doubleday & Co., 1966, vg (inked name)/g (some pieces missing - upper top & spine), see photo, history of aviation between 1919 to 1939, over 300 historic photographs, 533 pgs. $10.00
CHASING ICARUS, Mortimer, Gavin, Walker, 2009, new, see photo, October, 1919: 3 events that changed American aviation - 1st trans-Atlantic flight attempt (The Dirigible America); the Gordon Bennett Cup in St. Louis and the 1st Belmont Park Air Meet, photos, 305 pgs. $15.00
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
CONDOR LEGION, THE WEHRMACHT'S TRAINING GROUND, Westwell, Ian, Ian Allen, 2004, new (soft cover), see photo, Condor Legion participated in all the major engagements including Brunete, Teruel, Aragon and Ebro. During the war it threw up a number of important names—such as Werner Moelders, credited with fourteen kills, more than any other German pilot and Adolf Galland. It also allowed the Germans to practise the tactics that Blitzkrieg would make famous, such as close-air support. In the Asturias campaign in September 1937, Galland experimented with new bombing tactics. This became known as carpet bombing. German aircraft dropped 16,953,700 kilos of bombs during the war and air units expended 4,327,949 rounds of machine-gun ammunition—the most obvious casualty was the market town of Guernica whose obliteration has been immortalised by Picasso. A total of 19,000 Germans served in the Spanish Civil War. Of these, 298 were lost, with 173 being killed by the enemy. This included 102 aircrew, 27 fighter pilots and 21 anti-aircraft crew. A large number were killed in accidents and others died of illness. The Condor Legion lost 72 aircraft to enemy action. Another 160 were lost in flying accidents, photos & maps, 96 pgs. $12.00
CONQUERING THE AIR, Williams, Archibald, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1930, vg (no dj), history of aviation with record breaking flights, photos, 366 pgs. $10.00
CONQUEST OF THE ATLANTIC BY AIR, Dixon, Charles, Samson Low, 1931, vg (spine fade, cover wear), see scan, This book not only covers the obviously successful flights buy many of the other flights & attempts. Beginning in 1910 with Walter Wellman's unsucessful airship Try, the R.34, the Bremen & Do-X are covered, photos, 246 pgs. $20.00
CONTACT! STORY OF THE EARLY BIRDS, Villard, Henry, Bonzana, 1968, vg (foxing on edge)/vg, see photo, decade of flight from Kitty Hawk to World War I, photos, 263 pgs. $10.50
CRUSADER, Roca, Alexander, Rare Birds Publishing, 1989, f/f (as new, oversized), see scan, The American Gyro AG-4 Crusader was a one of a kind aircraft from the mid-1930s, many photos, 183 pgs. $50.00
CURTISS THE HAMMONDSPORT ERA, 1907-1915, Casey, Louis, Crown, 1981, vg /vg, survey of flying machines produced by Glenn Curtiss, photos & drawings, 235 pgs. $18.95
DIRIGIBLE, Stoff, Joshua, Atheneum, 1985, f/f, see photo, children's novel based on US Navy's dirigibles of the 1930s, illustrations, 106 pgs. $8.00
EARLY AERONAUTICS IN STAFFORDSHIRE, Godwin, John, Staffordshire Libraries, 1986, vg (soft cover), see photo, History with photos, 40 pgs. $13.50
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
EXPLODING FLYING MYTHS, Shaffer, Walter, Williams, 1968, vg/vg (chipping & repaired), see photo, signed by author, the author was credited with 2 victories, he flew with the Lafayette Flying Corps in WW I. The book is based on his observations & flying experiences, photos & illustrations, 89 pgs. $35.00

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