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DANCING THE SKIES, Birkby, Carel, Howard Timmins, 1982, f/f, see photo, stories of South African pilots, photos, 198 pgs. $10.00
DANGEROUS SKY, THE, Coughlin, Tom, Ryerson Press, 1968, vg/vg (chipped), see photo, description of Canadian airmen on all fronts, list of aircraft, Canadian aces, photos, 214 pgs. $24.50
DARK HAVEN, Bullmore, F.T.K., Jonathan Cape, 1956, vg/vg, see photo, the initiation and development of a special branch of the RAF to guide home and save from crashing any "lost" or damaged aircraft from reconnaissance or raids. At the outbreak of war there was no proper system of flying control, no method at all for helping aircraft to find their way back. 192 pgs.
DAUNTLESS DIVE BOMBER OF WORLD WAR TWO, Tillman, Barrett, USN Institute, 1976, f/f (as new), see scan, Signed by Author, The SBD was the only carrier based aircraft to see Pacific action from 1941 to 1945. The Dauntless also saw action in North Africa & Scandanavia, photos, 232 pgs. $13.00
DAY OF THE TYPHOON, Golley, John, Patrick Stephens, 1986, f/f (as new), see photo, account of rocket Typhoon operations over Normandy in the weeks immediately following the D-Day invasion of Europe, 245 Squadron pilots, Squadron bases, photos, 216 pgs. $22.50
DISASTER AT BARI , Infield, Glenn, Macmillan, 1971, vg/vg, see photo, on Dec. 2, 1943, a suprise German air raid on the Port of Bari, Italy, sunk 17 allied ships including one U.S. ship loated with mustard gas, photos, 301 pgs. $15.00
DOUGLAS TBD-1 DEVASTATOR , Ginter, Steve, Naval Fighter #71, new (soft cover), see photo, detailed drawings, cut-aways, photos, 96 pgs. $19.95
DOUBLE MISSION, Franks, Norman, Kimber, 1976, vg/vg, see photo, Manfreed Czernin became an ace in 1940, flying Hurricanes. Later in the war he became an SOE agent, operating in Northern Italy, photos, 192 pgs. $ 30.00
DOVER FRONT, Foster, Reginald, Secker & Warburg, 1941, vg (no dj), author witnessed the return of the troops from Dunkirk & the Battle of Britain air war in the summer of 1940 from his vantage point in dover, photos, 158 pgs. $13.00
DUEL FOR THE SKY, Mason, Herbert Molloy, Grosset & Dunlap, 1970, f/f see photo, fighter pilots from the Spanish Civil War, Finland, Norway to the end of WW II, photos, 148 pgs. $10.00
EAST WIND RAIN, Cohen, Stan, Pictorial Histories, 2001, new, soft cover, see photo, pictorial history of Pearl Harbor Attack, photos & maps, 298 pgs. $9.95
EIGHTH AIR FORCE STORIES, Woolnough, John (Editor), 8th AF News, 1983, vg/vg (some edgewear), see scan, a collection of 63 first person stories of the American Eighth Air Force in England & over enemy territory in WW II. On the fly page is a photograph of James Scott (a 351 BS radio operator) + a signature. see scan, . His story is #13 in the book, photographs, 258 pgs. $35.00
ESCAPE FROM GERMANY, Crawley, Aidan, Simon & Shuster, 1956, vg (no dj), the author, himself a POW for 4 years, has assembled a collection of attempted escapes, escapes & evasions by RAF personnel during WW II, 291 pgs. $ 8.50
ESCAPE FROM SINGAPORE, Beauchamp, Gerry, Men of the Mohaws Squadrons Assoc., 1985, fine (soft cover), see scan, signed by the 2 Groundcrewmen & the author, 2 groundcrewmen with the 232 Sdn. at Singapore in 1942, who excaped the Japanese advance & mae it home, photos, drawings & maps, 131 pgs. $25.00
ESCAPE TO LIVE, Howell, Edward, Longmans, Green & Co., 1948, vg/vg, see scan, author flew Hurricanes with the 33 Sqdn on Crete. He was captured and shipped to Greece, where he later escaped, 230 pgs. $12.00
ESCORT CARRIER, Poolman, Kenneth, Secker & Warburg. 1983, f/f (as new), see scan, Story of the HMS Vindex, which was converted from a transport to an escort carrier. It's areas of combat were the Atlantic Ocean & Artic Sea. carrying Swordfish, Sea Hurricanes & Wildcats, photos, 216 pgs. $15.00
ESCORT TO BERLIN, Fry & Ethell, Arco, 1980, f/f, see photo, history of the 4th FG, list of Aces, Commanders, Victories, Personnel Losses, Combat Pilots, Aircraft, photos, 226 pgs. $20.00
FAITH, HOPE AND MALTA GC, Spooner, Tony, Newton, 1992, hardcover with dust jacket, see photo, author who was there, covers the dark days of Malta's defense, 1940 to 1942, including the air & ground crews, photos, 166 pgs. $32.00
F4F WILDCAT, Bell, Dana, Aircraft Pictorial, 2012, new, soft cover, see photo, all photos, construction detail, colors & markings, 72 pgs. $17.95
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
5th AIR FORCE, Richey, Paloque, Gerard, Histories & Collections, 2009, new (soft cover), see photo, contains many color plates with the colors & markings, 111 pgs. $25.00
56th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Davis, Coffin & Woodward (Editors), very good condition (facsimile copy published in 1990 of the original 1948 edition), see copy, see signature, signed by Hub Zemke 2 times, 56th gained fame in the P-47 and spanned many aces. They were second only to the 4th FG in number of victories. photos, 222 pgs. $250.00
FIGHTER ACES OF THE U.S.A. , Toliver & Constable, Aero, 1979, vg/vg (chipped), see photo, complete on American Fighter aces, includes dozens of air ace combat accounts, plus bio's, includes over 1400 elite Americans who earned the title "ace" from WW I, WW II, Korea & Vietnam, many photos, 400 pgs. $19.95
FIGHTER LEADER, Franks, Norman, Kimber, 1978, vg/vg, see scan, story of Ian Gleed who flew Hurricanes in the Battle of France & Battle of Britain. In 1943, he was sent to the Desert Air Force where he was shot down & killed, photos, 207 pgs. $30.00
FIGHTER NIGHTS, Bennett, John, Banner Books, 1995, f/f (as new), see photo, 456 Squadron RAAF, Australia's only night fighter squadron, maps, photos & illustrations. 214 pgs. $70.000
FIGHTER PILOT, Anonymous, Batsford, 1942, vg/vg, see scan, The memoir of Paul Richey , No. 1 Squadron, Hurricanes in the Battle of France, September 1919 to June 1940 due to wartime security, he was not able to provide personnel, names, including his own, photos, 122 pgs. $25.00
FIGHTER PILOT, Beck, L.C. Lt. Wetzel, 1946, vg/vg, see scan, Inscription by author's parents. he flew P-47s with 406th FG. He was shot down July 1944. He kept a diary that was hidden by French Underground. Eventually, he was captured & sent to Cuchenwald where he died. His parents published the book after his memoirs were returned to them. photos, 200 pgs. $25.00
FIGHTER PILOT, Dunn, William, University of Kentucky Press, 1982, f/f (as new), see photo, author became the first American ace during WW II while fying with 71 Sqdn (Eagle Squadron), photos, 234 pgs. $ 12.50
FIGHTER PILOT, Barclay, George, Kimber, 1976, vg/vg, see scan, Author was a Hurricane pilot with 249 Sqdn. During the Battle of Britan, he was shot down over France, but made his way back to Britain, photos, 224 pgs. $18.50
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
FIGHTERS OVER THE DESERT, Shores & Ring, Arco, 1969, f/f (as new), see scan, North African air war on a day to day basis (June 1940 to Dec. 1942, photos, 256 pgs. $25.00
FIGHTERS UP, Friedheim & Taylor, Macrae Smith, 1945, vg/vg, see scan, personal experiences of 8th & 9th Air Force fighter pilots. T here is a complete alphabetized list of the 8th & 9th Air Force aces as of Jan. 1945, photos, 275 pgs. $16.00
FIGHTING 99th AIR SQUADRON 1941-45, Johnson, Hayden, Vantage Press, 1987, f/f (as new), see scan, the 99th FS was the first all Black unit in the Air Cops. They served in North Africa & Italy, photos, 40 pgs.
FIND, FIX AND STRIKE, Horsley, Terrence, Eyre & Spostswoode, 1945, vg (minor cover wear, no dj), work of the Fleet Air Arm during WW II, photos, 144 pgs. $ 15.00
FIRST AIRBORNE, Packe, Michael, Secker & Warburg, 1948, g (no dust jacket, spine fade, no marks, binding tight), campaigns of 1st Airborne Division, North Africa, Sicily, Italy & Arnhem. Based on author's experience with the division. Most of the soldier's names have been changed by the author, 2 fold-out maps, 25 pgs. $20.00
500th BOMBARDMENT GROUP, original unit history (some cover wear, fraying at top & bottom of spine), many photos, major strikes, list of KIA & Missing, roster, 172 pgs. $250.00
501 (COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER) SQUADRON 1939-1945 , Watkins & Listemann, Philedition, 2007, new, soft cover, 2007, 501 Sqdn. engaged in the Battle of Britain (Hurricanes), Rhubarbs & Ramrods (Spitfires) and anti-V.1s (Tempests). Lists of missions, victories, losses and pilot biographies, photos & color plates, 137 pgs. $34.95
509th REMEMBERED, Krauss, Robert & Amelia, self-published, 2005, as new with dj, see photo, a complete history of America's atomic bomb missions during World War II as told through the personal reminiscences & photos of the 509th veterans themselves, originally this book was made available to the attendees of the 58th Reunion of the 509th that was held at the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans in October 2003, since that time it has been updated & 250 additonal photos were added, 345 pgs. $45.00
5,000 MILES TOWARDS TOKYO, Peyton, Green, University of Oklahoma Press, 1945, f/vg (chipped), see photo, Pacific War (Tarawa through Leyte) as seen by the carrier Suwanne (CVE-17) and Air Group 60, photos 173 pgs. $30.00
FLIGHT OF A MAVERICK, Fesmire, Robert, Eggman, 1995, as new (soft cover), see scan, signed by author, author was a 492nd BG, B-24 pilot, who flew covert missions to Sweden, Denmark & Norway, photos, 132 pgs. $12.50
FLIGHT OF THE LUCKY LADY, Midland, Don, Binfords and Mort, 1954, vg/vg, see scan, accurately describes a 1945 raid on the Mitsubishi Factory at Nagoya by the 504th BG, but the airmen's names have been changed, photos, 208 pgs. $17.50
FLIGHTS INTO HISTORY, Mclachlan, Ian, Sutton, 2007, new with dust jacket, see photo, author, an aviation archaeologist has reconstructed the last flights of WW II airmen, events, often from wreckage recovered, new lines of research and eyewitness accounts. photos, 204 pgs. $12.00
FLIGHTS TO GLORY, Purcell, John, Vanguard Press, 1944, vg/vg, see scan, Recounts air battles (1941-1943). He brings back names like: George Welch (Pearl Harbor), Buzz Wagner & Jesus Villamor (Philippines) and Butch O'Hare (VF-3, USS Lexington), photos, 184 pgs. $17.50
FLYING BLIND, Morle-Mower, Geoffrey, Yucca Tree Press, 2000, f/f (as new), see scan, with poor eyesight, he out-foxed the system & became an RAF pilot in 1937. He was assigned to No. 5 Squadron in Waziristan, photos, 289 pgs. $12.50
FLYING COLT, Capps, Robert, Manon House, 1997, as new, soft cover, see photo, author was a B-24 pilot (456th BG) in the 5th AF (Italy), photos, 471 pgs. $18.00
FLYING DUTCHMAN, Van Der Kop, Hans, Patrick Stephens, 1985, f/f, see photo, after evacuating Java, the author joined No. 320 (Dutch) Sqdn. as a navigator on B-25s, flew 78 combat missions in 1944, photos 248 pgs. $18.50
FLYING HEADGEAR OF THE WORLD 1934-1945, Weld, Jim, Self-published, 1980, vg, soft cover, see photo, detailed documentation of the flying head gear used by the major powers that participated in WW II, helmets & goggles, photographs of each type with explanation, 50 pgs. $15.00
FLYING LEATHERNECKS, Hubler & Dechant, Doubleday, 1944, vg, complete record of Marine Corps aviation in action 1941 - 1944, photos, 225 pgs. $25.00
FLYING TIGERS, Ford, Daniel, Smithsonian, 1991, f/f (as new), see scan, describes the actions of the American Volunteer Group in the skies over Burma & China (1941 & 1942), photos, 450 pgs. $12.50
FLYING TIGER'S DIARY - SIGNED LETTER, Bond & Anderson, Texas A & M, 1993, vg (no dj), covers the period September 1941 through August 1942, when Bond was a P-40 pilot with the AVG. This book is a special edition, signed by both authors and a picture of Bond's P-40 No. 5.see scan, There is also a full page note to a lady who was stationed in Burma in 1942, signed by Bond. Included are copies of 5 letters he wrote seeking information on a color picture of an Australian P-40, which was the inspiration for the shark mouth trade mark of the Flying Tigers. see scan, photos, 248 pgs. $85.00
FLYING TIGER'S DIARY, Bond & Anderson, Texas A & M, 2008, new, soft cover, see photo, memoirs of a member of the US volunteer squadron AVG, Flying Tigers, photos, 248 pgs. $12.50
FOUL WEATHER FRONT, Arnold, Rhodes (Editor), Pima Publications, 2000, vg (soft cover, tight binding, no marks, corners bumped), see scan, History of Air Operations in the North Pacific, 330 pages, 400 photos, poems, charts, diaries, maps, personal accounts. Photos of Douglas A-24, Boeing B-17, Consolidated B-24, North American B-25, Martin B-26, Curtiss P-36, Lockheed P-38, Bell P-39, Curtiss P-40, Douglas C-47, Consolidated PBY. $65.00
448th BOMB GROUP (H), Brett, Jeffrey, Schiffer, 2002, f/f (as new), see photo, 8th Air F orce B-24 Group includes mission lists, crews, honor roll and aircraft, photos, 310 pgs. $38.50
455th BOMB GROUP (H):FLIGHT OF THE VULGAR VULTURES 1943-45, Asch, Graff & Ramey. Graphic Comm. Centeer, 1991, fine (issued w/o dj),see scan, B-24 Group based in Italy, 1944 & 1945. They supported our troops at Anzio & Cassino, as well as military & industrial targets as far away as Poland, photos, 296 pgs. $135.00
FOUR MILES HIGH , Bowman, Martin, PSL, 1992, vg (small gash on back cover which isn't visable because of dust jacket)/vg, see photo, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Divisions of the 8th AF based on interviews with crewmen, many photos, 240 pgs. $8.00
14th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Lambert, John, Schiffer, 2008, new with dj, see photo, Allied invasion of North Africa in 1942, P-38 equipped, returned to Mediterranean air war in 1943, photos, 164 pgs. $45.00
FRANK 'CHOTA' CAREY, Franks, Norman, Grub St., 2006, new with dust jacket, see photo, flew Hurricanes in the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain and Burma. Achieved 25 victories, photos, 191 pgs. $22.00
FREEDOM FLYERS, Moye, J. Todd, Oxford University Press, 2010, new, see photo, training & combat operations of the Tuskegee Airmen, photos, 241 pgs. $10.00
FREEMAN FIELD MUTINY, Warren, Lt. Col. James, soft cover(as new), see scan, This mostly Black 477th Bomb Group was training for combat in 1945. They collided with the White command system at Freeman Field, Indiana, photos, 187 pgs. $13.50
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
FRIENDLY FIRM, THE, Russell, Wilfred, 1972, 194 Squadron Assoc., vg (comb-bound, soft cover, pages 52/53 were installed in reverse order), see scan, based in India & Burma, they supplied Wingate's Chinaits through WW II. They re-formed in 1953 with helicopters in the guerrilla war in Malayka, illustrations, 143 pgs. $25.00
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
FROM HELL TO BREAKFAST, Alcorn & Souster, self published, 1980, vg/vg, see photo, No 283 of 399 copies, signed by both authors, signatures, personal account of the author"s five years in the wartime R.C.A.F., including his two tours of operations with an Intruder Squadron and patrol duty on Canada"s West Coast combatting Japanese fire balloons, 339 pgs. $65.00

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