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World War II Titles - pg. 5

PACIFIC SWEEP, Wistrand, R.B. Capt., F.H. Johnson Publishing, 1945, vg/vg, see scan, pictorial history of the 5th AF Fighter Command, South Pacific area, many photos, 112 pgs. $85.00
PACIFIC SWEEP, Hess, William, Doubleday, 1974, vg/vg, see photo, 5th & 13th Fighter Commands in the Pacific, photos, 278 pgs. $10.00
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
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
POLISH WINGS IN THE WEST, Arct, Bohdan, Interprise, 1971, vg (soft cover), see scan, activities of Polish airmen from Sept. 1939 to the end of the war, photos, 146 pgs. $13.50
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. $30.00
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
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. $15.00
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
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
ROYAL AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR II IN COLOR, Freeman, Roger, Speciality Press, 1993,see scan, Fine condition (as new) with dust jacket, over 300 color photographs detailing fighter units, bomber squadrons, coastal reconnaissance & transport aircraft, maps, 160 pages. $35.00
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
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
SECOND TO NONE, Grace, Timothy 368th F.G. Assoc., 2006, as new, soft cover,see scan, the 368th FG was with the 9th AF. They felw P-47s & were active in France, the Low Countries & Germany, many photos, 540 pgs. $47.50
70,000 to 1, Reynolds, Quentin, Random House, 1946, vg/vg, see scan, Lt Gordon Manuel, a B-17 bombardier, whose plane was shot down on a 1943 raid to Rabaul, New Britain was held by 70,000 Japanese, but Manuel survived until his 1944 rescue, 217 pages. $30.00
7 DECEMBER 1941 , Arakaki & Kuborn, Pacific Air Foces Office of History, 1991, vg (soft cover, minor bent corners), see scan, complete Air Force story in the defense of Hawaii on December 7, 1941, photos, 214 pgs. $18.50
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. $20.00
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
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.$20.00
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 invasion 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 detail the dogfights, remarkable victories, & tragic losses which formed the daily routine of Britain's aerial defenders in that long summer of 1940, photos, 104 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. $35.00
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. $15.00
STORIES OF THE EIGHTH, 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
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
STORY OF 609 SQUADRON, Ziegler, Frank, McDonald, 1971, vg/vg, see scan, 609 Squadron was the first Spitfire Squadron to score 100 victories in the mid-1942s, then they switched to Tempest, photos, 352 pages. $32.50
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
U.S. SUBMARINE LOSSES, G.P.O., 1963, vg (embossed cover), see scan, the 52 U.S. submarines lost in WW II are described. There is also a listing of German & Japanese submarines lost, photos, 244 pgs. $26.00
SUPPORT AND STRIKE!, Hamlin, John, GMS Enterprises, 1991, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, a detailed history of the 9th AF in Europe, the groups, the aircraft & the missions, many photos, 128 pgs. $30.00

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