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AIR POWER AND THE FIGHT FOR KHE SANH, Nalty, Bernard, Office of Air Force History, 1973, vg (soft cover), in 1968, U.S. Ground Forces were at Khe Sanh to stem the Viet Cong flow of men and equipment down Hwy 9. Air power was used to protect & provision the U.S. garrison at Khe Sanh , 134 pgs.
$6.00
AIR WAR KOREA 1950-1953, Jackson, Robert, Motorbooks, 1998, vg/vg , see scan, covers the air war from the United Nations side, including a list of aces & aerial victories, many photos (including color), 160 pgs. $20.00
BELIEVED TO BE ALIVE, Thornton, John, Eriksson, 1981, f/f (as new), see scan, The author was the first helicopter pilot to be shot down & captured in Korea, 272 pgs. $15.00
CLASHES - AIR COMBAT OVER NORTH VIETNAM 1965-1972, Michel, Marshall, Naval Institute, 1997, f/f (as new), see scan, signed by author, the author, a retired Air Force fighter pilot & Vietnam veteran uses declassified U.S. documents in this first comprehensive study of fighter combat over North Vietnam, photos, drawing & maps, 340 pgs. $15.00
CLOSET CASES, Mertens, Randy, Pilot News Press, 1980, vg/vg (hard cover), see scan, 46 post war planes that did not make it, includes Waco Aristocraft, Vultee Flying Car, Little Dipper and others, photos, 110 pgs. $18.00
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
I.A.S. - ITALIAN AEROSPACE SHOW, vg (soft cover), see photo, issued in conjunction with the Italian Aerospace Show aboard the USS Intrepid, NYC, April, 1990, many photos depicting Italian aviation history, 287 pgs. $18.50
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
JACK NORTHROP AND THE FLYING WING, Coleman, Ted, Paragon, 1988, vg/vg, see photo, first hand report of the pioneering design of the Stealth Bomber, photos, 284 pgs. $10.00
MiG-15, Gordon & Rigmant, Motorbooks, 1993, f (soft cover, as new), Warbird History, see scan, the Mig-15 in the Korean war, many photos, 144 pgs. $15.00
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
100 MISSIONS NORTH, Bell, Ken Brig. Gen., Brassey's, 1993, f/f (as new), see scan, author flew 100 missions in Vietnam in an F-105 (1966 & 1967), photos, 314 pgs. $27.50
ON YANKEE STATION, Nichols & Tillman, Naval Institute Press, 1987, f/f (as new),see scan, Signed by Cdr. Nichols, who flew more than 350 missions (F-8 Crusader) in the Viet Nam war. The book describes the naval air war in that conflict, photos, 179 pgs. $17.50
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. $52.00
OPERATION PUMA, Ferrer, Edward, International Aviation Consultants, 1982, vg (soft cover), see scan, author flew for the Liveration Air Force in the 1965 Bay of Pigs campaign, photos, 247 pgs. $15.00
PAK SIX Basel, G.I., Association Creative Writers, 1982, vg (soft cover), see scan, signed by author, Pak Six was the name for the target area which included Hanoi & Naiphong. The author (354th F.S.) flew F-105s to that area until he was shot down, photos, 175 pgs.
$25.00
PHANTOM OVER VIETNAM, Trotti, John, Presidio, 1984, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, the author did 2 tours of Vietnam a a Marine Corps F-4 pilot, illustrations, 250 pgs. $12.50
PERILOUS MISSIONS, Leary, William, Smithsonian, 2002, new, soft cover, see scan, Civil Air Transport & CIA covert operations in Asia, photos & map, 281 pgs. $7.50
PINTAIL THREE, Thomas, Lucien, Self-published, 1999, vg (soft cover), see scan, copy #35 of 200, signed by author, he flew over 200 missions as a B-26 gunner on night intruder missions while they attack one of the most heavily defended targets in the Korean war zone." 249 pgs. $35.00
RAVENS, Robbins, Christopher, Crown, 1987, vg/vg, see scan, men who flew in the secret war in Laos, maps on end pages, photos, 420 pages. $20.00
SPACE, Chaikin, Andrew, Carlton, 2002, f/f (oversized), see scan, all color photographs (over 300 images), 256 pgs. $12.00
STORY OF PAF HEROES, Afzal, Mohammad, Sayyarah Press, 1967, vg/vg (1/2" strip cut from the top), see scan, recounts episodes from the 1965 Indo-Pakistan air war, photos, 153 pgs. $20.00
SUCH MEN AS THESE, Sears, David, Da Capo Press, 2010, f/f (as new), see photo, Navy pilots who flew over Korea, photos, 395 pgs. $25.00
SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, Hallion, Richard, MacMillan, 1972, f/f (as new), see scan, signed by author, the Bell X-1 & the Douglas D-558, photos, 248 pgs. $20.000
TALE OF TWO BRIDGES AND THE BATTLE OF THE SKIES OVER NORTH VIETNAM, Lavalle, A.J.C. Maj. (editor), GPO, 1976. fine (soft cover), see scan, two USAF S.E. Asia Monographs. First, the destruction of the Dang Phuong & the Than HOA bridges. Second, a look at the air war over Vietnam (1964-1972), photos, 193 pgs. $7.50
TEST FLIGHT, Powell, Sandy Wing Commander, Wingate, 1956, vg/vg (upper corner tear), see scan, the author was Asst. Commandant at Empire Test Pilots' School. He gives an intimate look at the experiences of British test pilots, photos, 212 pgs. $12.00
THIS KIND OF WAR, Fehrenbach, T.R., Macmillan, 1963, vg/vg, original edition, see scan, Complete history & analysis of the Korean war, photos, 689 pgs. $20.00
TRUCKBUSTERS, combat diary of 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing , Korea - 1951, original printing with dust jacket, see scan, , photos, 145 pgs. $125.00
2 SQUADRON IN KOREA, Brent, Winston, Freeworld Publications, 2001, fine (as new, pictorial cover), see scan, story of No. 2 Squadron (South African Air Force), the "FLYING CHEETAS". Flew P-51s, 1950 to 1952. Then converted to F-86s, many photos, 161 pggs. $75.00
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, Berger, Carl (Editor), Office of Air Force History, 1977, vg (embossed cover),see scan, signed by Steve Ritchie (the only USAF pilot ace in the Viet Nam war, see scan, illustrated account of United States Air Force activities in Southeast Asia from 1961 to 1973,many photos ( including color), 381 pgs. $45.00
VOYAGER, Norris, Jack, self-published, 1988, fine (soft cover),see scan, signed by both Dick Rotan & Jeana Yeager, the log, analysis & narration of the first non-stop & non-refueled flight around the earth in December, 1986, 72 pgs. $60.00
WHEN HELL WAS IN SESSION, Denton, Jeremiah, Robert E. Hopper, 1976, vg (paperback), see scan, signed by author, a memoir by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton, recounting his experiences as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. A United States Naval Aviator, Denton was shot down and captured, spending the next seven years and seven months as a POW, 182 pgs. $12.50


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