|CHECK SIX, |
Blesse, Fredeerick, Champlin Fighter Museum Press, 1987, f;f (as new), signed by author, Ben. "Boots" Blesse was most noted for being a double ace flying the F-86 with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group in Korea. He had previously done 67 missions in the P-51 & 121 missions in the F-80, photos,178 pages.
|UP SHIP! |
Rosendahl, Charles, Dodd Mead, 1931, Very good condition (embossed cover) The author (an airship commander) recounts the flights of the Shenandoah, the Los Angeles, the Akron & the Graf Zeppelin. Included is an envelope he signed which cites 3 day mail service from Lakehurst to San Diego, photos, 311 pages.
|THE OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, |
Bainbridge, Gordon, Exposition Press, f/f, Signed by Cole Palen, story of Cole Palen and his living museum, photos, 234 pgs.
| SCOTT'S BOOK, |
Scott, C.W.A., Hodder& Stoughton, 1934, vg/vg,, signed by Scott, After setting the record flight (England to Australia in 1931 & 1932, he won the McRobertson Race (1934) flying the D.H. 88 Comet. He beat the old record by over 100 hours, photos, 264 pages.
| VOYAGER, Norris, Jack, self-published, 1988, fine (soft cover),included is a 98 pg magazine "The Epic Flight of the Voyager", 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.
Art Goebel - signed a 4" x 5" photo
|GLORY GAMBLERS, |
Forden, Lesley, Nottingham Press, 1986, vg (embossed cover), signed by author, describes the disasterous 1927 Dole Race, from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, HI, photos, 194 pgs.
Included ART GOEBEL & LT. W. V. DAVIS, Jr SIGNATURES,
On 17, August, 1927 Art Goebel won the Dole Race (Oakland to Honolulu) in the Woolaroc. His navagator was Lt. William V. Davis.Goebel was a movie stunt pilot, prior to the race. Later he had a flight school in Kansas City.
Davis (later Admiral) commanded the VT-5 on the Yorktown in WW II. He became the second Navy pilot to exceed Mach 1.
|WACO ASK ANY PILOT, |
Brandly, Ray, self-published 1979, fine (hardcover with pictorial cover), signed by Brandly, the real story of Waco Airplanes by one of the founders of the National Waco Club, many photos, 163 pgs.
|MADCAPS, MILLIONAIRES AND "MOSE", |
Underwood, John, Heritage Press, 1984, fine (embossed hard cover, signed by author, story of Grand Central Airport (Glendale, CA) from it's glory days (1920s & 30s) through WW II. It was used by airlines, Hollywood celebrities & the military. The downhill road to closure in 1959, many photos, 144 pgs.
HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE, A, |
Gann, Ernest K., Knoff, 1978, f/f, book plate signed by Gann, , his autobiography, 504 pgs.
BEN DREW, |
Powell & Drew, self-published, 1998, f/f (as new), signed by both authors, his adventures flying w/the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group (8th Air Force). He had 6 kills, photos, 248 pgs.
JOHN 'CAT'S EYES" CUNNINGHAM, |
Golley, John, Airlife, 1999, f/f (as new), signed by Cunningham, Cunningham was arguably the greatest RAF night-fighter pilot of WWII. Serving principally with 604 & 85 Squadrons, he is credited with 20 kills, of which 19 were claimed at night. After the war he was appointed chief test pilot for De Havilland, photos, 225 pgs.
Signed by Casey Jones, Dean Smith, Ralph Damon, Alexander De Seversky & Jimmy Doolittle
Signed by 6 early aviators
Morris & Smith, MacMillan, 1953, vg/vg (minor chipping), signed by: Charles S. (Casey) Jones,
joined Curtiss Flying Service in 1919, as a pilot, became president of Curtiss in 1929 and won several air races in the 1920s
Dean C. Smith,
barnstormer & air mail pilot, won Harmon Trophy in 1934, with the Byrd Antartic Expedition 1928-30, later a pilot with American Airlines
Ralph S. Damon
president of Republic Aviation, 1941-43, General Manager American Airlines 1943-45, President American Airlines 1945-49
Alexander De Seversky,
WW I Russian Ace, emigrated to USA and founded Serversky Aircraft Corp, which evolved into Republic Aviation Corp.
became a pilot in WW I, flew many experimental flights (including instrument flying), joined Shell Oil Co as a pilot, In WW II, led the Tokyo Raid and later commanded the 12th, 15th & 8th Air Forces
story of American Aviation from Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk, through the next fifty years, Glen Curtis, Harriet Quimby, Henry Ford, Richard, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, the Army Air Force, Chuck Yeager, Also signed by 6 early aviators: Vincent Burnelli (aircraft designer); Beckwith Havens (exhibition pilot with curtiss); Frank Lahm (the 2nd military aviator); Clarence deGiers (first to fly in Panama); John Curran; E.H. Pckerill (1st air to ground air radio - 1910), photos, 417 pgs.
BACK TO MANDALAY, |
Thomas, Lowell, Greystone, 1951, vg/vg, 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", the recapture of Burma with Wingate's Raders & the American Air Commandos, photos, 320 pgs.
signed by both editors Donald McGee & Roger Bender, #274 of a limited edition,
AMERICA'S FIRST EAGLES, Thayer, Lucien, Bender, 1983, f/f, official history of the U.S. Air Service 1917-1918, photos & illustrations, 360 pgs. |
|CHINA, THE REMEMBERED LIFE|
Frillmann & Peck, Houghton Mifflin, 1968, vg/vg, Signed presentation from Frillmann on front endpaper: "To Frank (#1) Faraone with my deep appreciation for all his kindnesses to me, Paul Frillmann [added Chinese lettering]." the author served in China from 1936 to 1952. He entered the country as a missionary, later became Chennault's intelligence officer, an OSS agent & consul for the U.S Information Service. He describes conditions in China during his 16 years there, photos, 291 pgs.
|KNIGHTS OF THE AIR, Harris, John, Macmillan, 1960, vg/vg, signed by Arch Whitehouse,
Canadian Aces of WW I, Bishop. Collishaw. Barker. McKeever and others,
illustrations of pilots & aircraft, written for young reader, 155 pgs.