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World War II Titles - pg. 5

PACIFIC SWEEP, Hess, William, Doubleday, 1974, vg/vg, see photo, 5th & 13th Fighter Commands in the Pacific, photos, 278 pgs. $12.00
PYRAMIDIERS: THE STORY OF THE 98TH, 1942-1945, FROM PALESTINE THROUGH ITALY Baron. George, self-published, 1981, fine condition (embossed cover). see scan, history of the 98th Bomb Group from 1942 to 1945, photos, 300 pgs.
PATHFINDER FORCE: A HISTORY OF 8 GROUP, Musgrove, Gordon, MacDonald & Jane's, 1976, vg/vg, see photo, due to the inefficiency of bomber command's night raids, systems were devised whereby advance aircraft marked the target for the main bomber force, photos, 301 pgs. $25.00
PAWNS OF THE WAR, Messimer, Dwight, Naval Institute, 1983, f/f, see scan, sinking of the USS Pecos (oiler) & the USS Langley (carrier) while attempting to deliver a load of P-40s to Java in 1942, photos, 228 pgs. $21.95
PIECE OF CAKE, Taylor, Geoff, Peter Davies, 1956, vg/g (chipping), see photo, Wartime memories of an Australian bomber pilot in Bomber Command during WWII. He writes of his last operation - in a Lancaster of No 207 Squadron which was shot down over Hanover, parachuted to safety & was soon captured by the Germans, spent the rest of the war as a POW, 273 pgs. $14.00
PILOT OFFICER JAMES NEALE THORNE, Floyd, Olive, Privatey Printed, 1956, vg (no dj), Thorne from Rye, NY, flunked pilot training for the USAAC. He became an RAF ace flying spitfires & mustangs. He was killed by Flak in 1944, photos, 345 pgs. $22.00
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, 249 pgs. $40.00
PLOESTI, Dugan & Stewart, Random House, 1962, vg (no dust jacket), inscribed by Stewart, a reconstruction of the controversial mission in which an armada of American B-24 Liberator bombers roared at nearly treetop level across the peaceful farms and villages of Romania. Their mission: to destroy the giant oil refineries at Ploesti $21.95
QANTAS AT WAR, Fysh, Sir Hudson, Angus & Robertson, 1968, vg/vg, see scan, story of Qantas, its pilots, partners and rivals during the years from 1934 to 1945, a period considerably enlivened by World War II, photos, 244 pgs. $20.00
RAAF SAGA, RAAF Directorate of Public Relations, 1944, vg , see photo, outline of the developments of the war in the air in which the RAAF participated during 1943. Includes art, articles and stories and an Honour Roll. Artists include Ivor Hele, Frank Norton and Kenneth Jack, 59 episodes, photos, 200 pgs.
R.A.F. BIGGIN HILL, Wallace, Graham, Mackay, 1959, vg/vg, see scan, Strategically located, fighter pilots from Biggin Hill defended London in two World Wars, photos, 288 pgs. $25.00
RAF FIGHTER COMMAND VICTORY CLAIMS 1939-1940, Foreman, John, Red Kite, 2003, soft cover (as new), see scan, a list of all the combat claims from September 1939 to December 1940, claims of enemy aircraft destroyed or damaged, photos, 312 pgs
RAF IN CAMERA 1939-1945, Nesbit, Roy Conyers, Sutton, 1997, vg/vg, see photo, archive photos from the Public Record Office & Ministry of Defense, 182 pgs. $15.00
R.A.F. IN RUSSIA, Griffith, Hubert, Hammond, Hammond & Co., 1942, vg/vg, see scan, In 1941, the R.A.F. sent 151 W ng (Nos. 81 & 134 Hurricane Squadrons) to Murmansk to assist the Russians during Operation Barbarossa, photos, 96 pages. $15.00
RAIDER - THE HALIFAX AND ITS FLYERS, Jones, Geoffrey, Kimber, 1978, f/f, see photo, development & operations of the Halifax, with many personal stories woven in, photos, 240 pgs. $25.00
RAIDERS APPROACH! Sutton, H.T. Sqdn Leader, Gale & Poden, 1956, vg/vg (large piece missing on upper left had area), see photo, history of RAF Hornchurch, from 1915 through 1940. It was a key base in the defence of London, photos, 181 pgs. $18.75
RAMPAGE OF THE ROARIN' 20's, Hickey & Levy, International Historic Research, 2009, fine (issued with pictorial cover, as new), see scan, the 312th BF began with dive bombers, but soon switched to A-20s in New Guinea & later the Philippines, many photos, 416 pgs. $75.00
REAPER LEADER, Ewings, Steve. Naval Institute Press, 2002, f/f (as new), see scan, Life of Jimmy Flateley, at the age of 36 his combat career began at the Battle of Coal Sea with VF-42. He later led VF-10 in the Solomons & helped develope tactics that made the Wildcat superior to the Zero, photos, 384 pgs. $15.00
RED PHOENIX, Hardesty, Von, Smithsonian, 1982, as new, see photo, chronicles the rise of Soviet air power 1941-1945, maps, photos, 288 pgs. $19.95
RED SKY AT NIGHT, Capka, Jo, Anthony Bond, 1958, f/f, see scan, author escaped Czechoslovakia and went to France via Poland. Escaping France, he ended up in England flying Wellingons with 311 Sqdn, photos, 192 pgs. $15.00
REPUBLIC'S P-47 THUNDERBOLT FROM SEVERSKY TO VICTORY, Bodie, Warren, Widewing, 1994, f/f, see photo, bookplate signed by author, artist and Donald Strait (P-47 ace, 13.5 victories, flew with 356th FG) development, operations, many photos (including color), 417 pgs. $60.00
RETURN FROM HELL, Roy, Jules, Kimber, 1954, vg/vg (spine fade), see photo, French Air Force captain"s account of his 37 sorties over Germany 1944 and 1945. This was written from notes scribbled in the cockpit of a bomber during sorties over Germany. photos, 229 pgs. $25.00
RISE OF THE LUFTWAFFE 1918-1940 Mason, Herbert Molloy, Dial Press, 1973, vg/vg, covers the German Air Force from 1918 (no aircraft) through 1940 (the world's most powerful air force), photos, 403 pgs. $8.00
RNZAF, Darby, Charles, Kookaburra, 1978, f/f, see photo, first decade 1937-46, many photos, 119 pgs. $37.00
ROUTE AS BRIEFED , THE, Sloan, John, Wilson & Son, 1946, vg (hard cover), 92nd BG, 8th AF, photos, missions & personnel, 320 pgs. $175.00
SAGA OF THE BENT WING BIRDS, Musciano, Walter, Aerofile, 1969, f/f, see photo, Corsair aces in the Solomans (F4U story), photos, 136 pgs. $22.50
SAILOR AVIATORS, Sweet, Donald, Celo Valley, 1997, fine, soft cover (comb bound), see photo, history of the Navy's VPB-21 from formation (March 1944) & their Martin PBM's through the end of the war in the Pacific, photos, 225 pgs. $32.50
SB2U VINDICATOR, Bell, Dana, Aircraft Pictorial, 2009, new, soft cover, see photo, all photos, construction detail, colors & markings, 72 pgs. $17.95
SCALE AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS - VOLUME 2 WW II, Model Airplane News, new, soft cover, see photo, scale drawings, photos & historical data, 147 pgs. $17.95
SEA FLIGHT, Popham, Hugh, Kimber, 1954, vg/vg, see photo, author's experiences in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm, serving with 880 Squadron in HMS Indomitable with Sea Hurricanes, then, after a spell recovering from a broken back after bailing out, with 894 Squadron in HMS Illustrious in Seafires & finally, as deck landing officer in HMS Campania and Striker, photos, 200 pgs. $20.00
SKIPPER, Winters, T. Hugh Capt., Champlin Fighter Museum, 1985, f/f, as new, see photo, participated in North Africa invasion (F4F - Ranger) later commanded VF-19 (F6F - Lexington CV-16) in the Pacific, where he became an ace, photos, 157 pgs. $25.00
SKY DIGGERS, Brogden, Stanley, Whitcombe & Tombs, 1944, vg (card cover, some yellowing of pages), see photo, tribute to Australian piots, including Clive Caldwell, Bluey Truscott & John Jackson, photos, 143 pgs. $15.00
SKY GIANTS OVER JAPAN, Marshall, Chester, Apollo Books, 1984, vg/vg , see photo, pilot on B-29 crew, 499th BG, Saipan, photos, 214 pgs. $25.00
SKY SWEEPERS, Wilson, A. J. Sgt., Jarrolds 1941, good (cover wear, gift inscription), RAF Fighter Command's offensive missions against German targets in Europe & defense against German night bombers, photos, 128 pgs. $12.00
SLINGSHOT WARBIRDS, Neufeld, William, McFarland, 2003, fine (as new, soft cover), see photo, WW II naval aviation history of scout-observation pilots who flew from battleships & cruisers. Based on reports, war diaries & personal interviews, photos, 232 pgs. $33.00
SLOVENSTI LETCI SLOVAK AIRMEN 1939-1945 , Jiri Rajlich & Jiri Sehnal, vg, soft cover, see photo, Czech & English text, Slovak AF in WW II, many photos, color plates of the aircraft & uniform, 64 pgs. $25.00
SOVIET AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR II, THE, Wagner, Ray, Doubleday, 1973, vg/vg, see photo, official history of the Red Air Force originally published by the USSR Ministry of Defense, this was translated into English & edited by Ray Wagner, photos & maps, 440 pgs. $12.95
SPITFIRE! Ellan, B.J., John Murray, 1942, vg (no dj), Hardback (no dust jacket, minor foxing on end papers only), Experiences of a Fighter Pilot. Sandy Lane (author) who joined the RAF in 1935, before the war served in 66 Squadron flying Gauntlets, then in 213 Squadron equipped with Hurricanes before being posted, as flight commander, to 19 Squadron flying Spitfires. He took part in the air fighting over Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain, and in September 1940 he took command of the Squadron. He was killed in early 1941. photos, 99 pgs.$25.00
SPITFIRE AGAINST THE ODDS, Ashman, R.V., Patrick Stevens, 1989, f/f see photo, author's journey to the cockpit of a 130th Sqdn Spitfire despite many bureaucratic obstacles, photos, 192 pgs. $25.00
SPITFIRE ATTACK, Rolls, W.T., Flt Lt., Kimber, f/f (as new), 1987, see scan, The author achieved 17 victories in 1940 to 1942, flying spitfires in defense of England & Malta, photos, 232 pgs. $28.50
SPITFIRE INTO BATTLE Smith, Duncan, John Murray, 1981, f/f, see photo, Group Captain Duncan Smith provides memories of his time as a Spitfire leader who flew ahead of his pilots into battle over England, France, Malta, Sicily and Italy during four heady years of WW II, photos, 235 pgs. $25.00
SPITFIRE LEADER, Avery & Shores, Grub Street, 1997, f/f, see photo, Wing Comander Evan 'Rosie' Mackie - top scoring RNZAF fighter ace, flew with 485 Sqdn. & led 243 Sqdn. during the invasioon of Sicily & Italy, photos, 188 pgs. $20.00
SPITFIRE PILOT, Crook, D.M., Faber & Faber, 1943, vg ( no dj, one photo taped in), Personal Account of the Battle of Britain, a memoir of an airman in the legendary 609 Squadron - one of the most successful RAF units in the Battle of Britain, goes on to recount in thrilling detail the dogfights, remarkable victories, & tragic losses which formed the daily routine of Britain's heroic aerial defenders in that long summer of 1940, photos, 1o4 pgs. $10.00
SPITFIRE RCW, Nelson, Kenneth, self-published, 1994, f/f (as new), see scan, signed by author, Wartime exploits of W.C. Wilkinson, who did most of his combat flying in France in 1940. He served in 2 Eagle Squadrons. He returned to combat, but was shot down & made it back to England. He finished the war commanding the Darwin Spitfire Wing, photos, 156 pgs. $22.00
SQUADRON 303, Fiedler, Arkady, Roy, 1943, vg/vg, see scan, this Polish fighter squadron destroyed 126 aircraft in the Battle of Britain & was top scorer in the Battle of Dieppe, photos, 182 pgs. $40.00
SQUADRONS UP! Monks, Noel, World Pubishing, 1942, vg/vg (small tear at bottom of dust jacket), see photo, Hurricane Squadrons (1 & 73) of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940, photos, 260 pgs. $15.00
STIRLING IN COMBAT, Falconer, Jonathan, Sutton, 2006, new with dust jacket, see photo, Stirling was introduced into RAF service in August 1940 and by July 1946 a total of 2,371 had been built, author has interviewed dozens of former Stirling 'people' whose detailed eyewitness accounts tell the story of the aircraft in RAF service, many photos, 266 pgs. $18.00
STORMBIRD COLORS, Green & Evans, Illustrated by Tom Tullis, Eagle File #5, new, soft cover, see scan, history, camouflage and markings of the Me 262 is described with the assistance of 40 WWII period photos, scale drawings & excerpts from an original Me 262 engineering handbook, photos, color plates, 88 pgs. $15.00
STRIKE WINGS, Nesbit, Roy, Kimber, 1984, f/f, see photo, November 1942 the RAF formed special Strike Wings to attack the heavily defended and seemingly invulnerable convoys that brought Germany s vital supplies of iron ore from Scandinavia down the coast of Europe. Roy Nesbit, himself a survivor of strike aircraft of Coastal Command, photos, 288 pages $25.00

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