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BITTER MONSOON



LAST MONSOON


AFTER THE MONSOON


3 VOLUME SET - BITTER MONSOON (1955); LAST MONSOON (1957); AFTER THE MONSOON (1958),
Moxon, Oliver, Robert Hale, 3 volume set based on the writings of Stefan James (pseudnym), a Hurricane pilot of No. 5 Sqdn., based in the Imphal Valley, East India, in early 1944, photos.
$50.00
AAF AGAINST JAPAN, Haugland, Vern, Harper, 1948, vg/vg, see scan, the whole story of the Army Air Force against Japan's Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day. Includes the 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th,14th & 20th Air Forces, photos & maps, 515 pgs. $35.00
ACE! Paisley & Paisley, Brandon, 1992, as new with d.j., see photo, author was a Thunderbolt pilot in Europe during WWII, flying 172 combat sorties, flew with the 366th FG, photos, 316 pgs. $22.00
ACE!, Porter & Hammel,Pacifica, 1985, f/f, as new, see photo, author was F6F night fighter pilot with VMF, photos, 278 pgs. $12.00
ACES AGAINST JAPAN - VOLUME I - SIGNED BY 15 ACES, Hammel, Eric, Presidio, 1992, f/f (as new), see scan, 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, see scan of signatures, 39 first hand accounts of aerial combat. photos, 318 pgs. $199.00
ACES HIGH, Shores & Williams, Grub Street. 1966, f/f, see scan, collection of the biographies of the highest scoring Allied fighter pilots of World War II, details of their combat are arranged in tabular form, markings, photos, sketches, 335 pgs. $60.00
ACES HIGH, Yenne, Bill, Berkley Caliber, 2009, new with d.j., see photo, story of the 2 top scoring American aces of WW II - Dick Bong & Tommy McGuire, photos & maps, 348 pgs. $8.00
AIRCREW WHO FLEW OPERATIONALLY UNDER FIGHTER COMMAND CONTROL IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, 26 page booklet, see scan, lists name, rank, nationality, squadron number and if killed. $10.00
AIR FORCE COMBAT UNITS OF WORLD WAR II, Maurer Maurer (editor), Zenger, 1980, vg/vg, see photo, lists all of the AF groups, wings, divisions, commands & Air Forces, with emblems, 506 pgs. $15.00
AIR FORCE DIARY, Straubel, James (Editor), Simon & Schuster, 1946, vg (no dust jacket, slight water stain (lower right corner), 111 stories related to WW II combat as originally printed in Air Force Magazine, 492 pgs. $10.00
AIR WAR IN NORTH ITALY 1943-45, Arena, Nino, STEM, 1975,vg (soft cover), see scan, Italian & English text, maps, color plates, photos, loosely inserted a huge folding chart of Italian aircraft technical data & a smaller folding chart of Italian Aviation Engine specifications., 250 pages. $75.00
ALLIED ACES OF WORLD WAR II, Hess, William, Arco, 1966, g, soft cover (bent corner), covers successful pilots serving with the RAF (including Americans in that service), as well as Belgians, South Africans, Czechoslovakians, French, Norwegian, Polish & Russian aces, 63 pgs. $3.00
ATTACK, Byers, Richard T/Sgt., fine (soft cover), Apollo Books, 1984, see scan, signed by author, author was a B-24 Waist Gunner with tje 376th BG. He was involved in raids on North Africa, Italy, Ploesti & Southern Europe. His war diary, photos, 296 pgs $12.50
BACK TO MANDALAY, Thomas, Lowell, Greystone, 1951, vg/vg, see scan, 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", see scan, the recapture of Burma with Wingate's Raders & the American Air Commandos, photos, 320 pgs. $45.00
BALCONY SEAT AT E.T.O ., Beers, Clyde, self-published, 1991, f/f (as new), see scan, The war om Europe from an altitude of 600 feet in a Piper L-4, photos, 197 pgs. $35.00
BADER WING, Turner, John, Pen & Sord, 2007, new with d.j., see photo, account of the Duxford Wing - the five Hurricane squadrons which Douglas Bader led with great success in WW2, including his own 242 Squadron. Also provides a good account of the pilots themselves, and an assessment of Bader’s controversial ‘Big Wing’ tactics during the Battle of Britain, photos, 153 pgs. $10.00
BEN DREW, Powell & Drew, self-published, 1998, f/f (as new), see scan, signed by both authors, see scan, his adventures flying w/the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group (8th Air Force). He had 6 kills, photos, 248 pgs. $75.00
BIG BROTHERS, STORY OF THE B-29s, Sinclair, William, Naylor, 1972, f/f, see photo, based originally in India & China, long distance missions, attacks on Tokyo, interviews with vetrans, 132 pgs. $10.00
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II, Breuer, William, Castle Books, 2005, f/f (as new), see scan, 145 unusual incidents from WW II, all theatres & all services, photos, 220 pgs. $10.00
BLACK CATS AND DUMBOS, Crocker, Mel, Aero, 1987, fine (soft cover, as new), see photo, WW II's fighting PBYs, varied operations of the Catalina, from Pearl Harbor to the end of the war, including action as a torpedo bomber, photos, 273 pgs. $19.95
$32.50
BLENHEIM BOY, Passmore, Richard, Thomas Harmsworth Publishing, 1981, f/f (as new), see scan, Blenheims were sent over the Channel on solo raids,usually in daylight. The author, at the outset a humble AC1, was a crew-member who had to fend off attacking fighters from his turret in the top of the fuselage. He did this knowing that the range of his gun was inadequate and that it was he who was most likely to be killed. photos, 254 pgs. $20.00
BLOODY SHAMBLES - VOL. TWO, Shores, Cull & Izawa, Grub St., 2000, new (with dj), see photo, Defense of Sumatra to the fall of Burma, photos, maps, personnel, air formations, 494 pgs. $35.00
BOMBER BARONS, Bowyer, Chaz, William Kimber, 1983, f/f, see photo, series of short biographies on some of the famous and not-so-famous, yet equally courageous pilots who contributed to Bomber Command's success in the defeat of Germany, photos, 222 pgs. $8.50
BOMBER INTELLIGENCE, Jones, W.E., Midland Counties, 1983, vg/vg, see scan, author was intelligence officer with 103, 150, 166 & 170 Squadrons, involved with night photograpy, decoys, target marking & electronic counter measures, photos, 304 pgs. $35.00
BOMBERS OVER BERLIN, Cooper, Alan, Kimber, 1985, as new, see photo, 16 Berlin raids by the RAF from November 1943 to March 1944, 495 aircraft were lost, photos, 319 pgs. $19.95
BOOSTER McKEESTER AND OTHER EXPENDABLES, Chapman, Willie, Global Press, 1998, as new (issued w/o dj), see photo, inscribed by author, Author a pilot with 415th Squad. 98th Heavy Bomb Group, 9th AF, Middle East Theatre 1942-43, illustrations, 202 pgs. $39.00
BOX SEAT OVER HELL, Cannon, Hardy, Self-published, 1985, vg (soft cover),see scan, describes the operations of Liaison pilots in all theaters in WW II. The last chapter describes the aircraft used, photos, 139 pgs. $20.00
BRIDGE BUSTERS - 394th BG, Ziegler, J. Guy, self-pubished, vg (soft cover), see photo, pictorial unit history of the 394th Bomb Group of the 98th Bomb Wing, 9th Bomb Division, 9th AF, author flew 55 combat missions, 170 pgs. $24.95
BRINY TO THE BLUE, Peterson, Capt. Bernard, Chuckwalla Publishing, 1992, f/f (as new), see scan, author began WW II as an aviation machinist mate aboard aircraft carriers. In 1993, he went to flight school, got his ticket and transferred to the Marines. He piloted a corsair on combat missions in Philippines & Okinawa, photos, 381 pgs. $20.00
BUFFALOES OVER SIGNAPORE, Cull, Brian, Grub St., 2008, new (with dj), see photo, RAF, RAAF, RNZAF & Dutch Brewsters over Malaya & the East Indies, 1941-42, photos, 254 pgs. $30.00
CACTUS AIR FORCE, Miller, Jr. Thomas, Harper & Row, 1969, vg/vg, see photo, Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal, Marine fighting & Bombing Squadrons, 67th Pursuit Squadron USAAF, listing of officers & aircrewmen, Orginations of Japanese Naval Aviation, U.S. Navy & Marien corps squadron desinations, photos, 242 pgs. $28.00
CALLED TO COMMAND, Johnson, Gerald Lt. General & McClure, Turner, 1996, as new, see photo, signed by Johnson, personal experiences of a World War II Triple Fighter 'Ace' (P-48 pilot), he spent 13 months in a German POW camp & went on to become a 3-star general, photos, 240 pgs. $45.00
CANADIAN AIRCRAFT OF WW II, Vincent, Carl, Avia, 2009, new, soft cover, see photo, ; see profiles, aircraft included with profiles & photos: DH Fox Moth, Consolidated Catalina I, NA Mustang I, Fleet Fort, Short Sunderland III, Hawker Hurricane XII, Bristol Bolingbroke IV, Northrop Delta, Douglas Boston III & IIIA, Consolidated Liberator GR.V(Can), Bristol Bolingbroke IVW, Blackburn Shark II, Supermarine Stranraer, Supermarine Spitfire FR.IX, Beaufighter TF.X, Lysander IIIA/TT, Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.IV, Lockheed Hudson I, Stocky Edwards’ Spitfire & Fw 190, 72 pgs $22.00
CANADIANS IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, Allison, Les, Self-published, 1993, as new (soft cover), see photo, signed by author, 35 short stories of RAF events & biographies of as many of the 2,000 Canadians who served, photos, 225 pgs. $30.00
CARRIER PILOT, Hanson, Norman, Patrick Stephens, 1979, f/f, see photo, author was a Corsair pilot (1833 Sqdn) aboard the carrier Illustrisus in the Pacific, photos, 255 pgs. $18.50
CHARLES STONE BORDEN, Self- published by his family, soft cover (comb bound), 1968, Memorial Book. see scan, Borden was a B-25 pilot (340th BG) who was killed in action, August 15, 1944, photos, 91 pgs. $30.00
COAST WATCHERS , Feldt, Eric, Oxford Press, 1946, vg (no dj, spine fade), New Guinea & Solomons organized by the Australians after WWI to protect their country from Japan. Besides Australia itself, the scheme embraced to a limited extent New Guinea, Papua, and the Solomon Islands. From 1939, this organization became much more highly developed and ended up making a huge contribution to the Allied cause in the Pacific, maps on end pages, 264 pgs. $22.50
COMBAT CHRONICLES OF THE BLACK WIDOW, Thompson, Warren, Squadron Signal, 2011, new (soft cover), see photo, first-hand accounts by the pilots, radar observers, and gunners , the first in Squadron/Signal's new Combat Chronicles series Northrop was able to come up with designs for a new, specially designated night fighter & a contract for what was to become the P-61 Black Widow was signed on 11 January 1941. the P-61 went on to operate in the European, Pacific, China-Burma-India, and Mediterranean Theaters, iIllustrated with 152 photographs, 112 pgs $19.95
COMBAT UNITS OF THE REGIA AERONAUTICA ITALIAN AIR FORCE 1940-43, Dunning, Chris, Air Research, 1988, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Command, Organization, Camouflage & Markings, Units, Equipment, color plates, photos, 48 pgs. $35.00
CONFOUND AND DESTROY. Streetly, Martin, MacDonalds & Janes, 1978, f/f, see photo, history of 100 Group, RAF, which waged a war of electronic strike and counter-strike in support of Bomber Command activities from 1943 onwards, appendices cover jamming devices, airborne & ground radar, radio & navigation aids, etc. includes a list of all squadrons within 100 Group, with a brief history of each, plus details of aircraft, photos & drawings, 279 pgs. $28.00
CONFOUNDING THE REICH, Bowman & Cushing, Pen & Sword, 2004, new (with dj), see photo, 100 (Special Duties) Group Bomber Command (1943-1945) - a secret war that involved the use of air & ground radars, homing & jamming equipment, photos, 246 pgs. $20.00
CONFOUNDING THE REICH, McDonald, Kenneth, Banner, 1996, f/f (as new), see scan, Australian 31 Sqdn. (Beaufighters) based near Darwin, carried out missions against Timor in 1942-43, photos, 140 pgs. $95.00
CUCKOO OVER VIENNA, Porter, Claude, Village Press, 1989, f/f (as new) see scan, signed, see scan, His 459th BG B-24 was shot down in July 1944. T he crew was captured by Albanian Forces and turned over to the Germans. There followaed some bizarre episodes while in captivity, 265 pgs. $35.00
CURTISS P-40 WARHAWK (TOMAHAWK/KITTYHAWK, Szlagor, Tomasz, Kagero, 2015, new (soft cover), see scan, English-Polish text, over 110 B&W photos, 6 color shots, 18 color profiles, see scan, a set of adhesive USAAF insignia “mask foils”, 81 pgs. $24.00
CURTISS SOC SEAGULL, Naval Fighters #89, see photo, single-engine scout observation biplane aircraft, designed by Alexander Solla of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation for the USN, many photos, line drawings, 128 pgs. $29.95

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