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MAGNIFICENT MOISANTS, THE, Rich, Doris, Smithsonian, 1998, new with dj new, see photo, Illinois family performed pre-WW I air shows, taught Harriet Quimby to fly, photos, 248 pgs. $17.50
MAN FLIES - STORY OF ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT, Winters, Nancy, Ecco Press, 1997, new, see photo, internationally acclaimed as the first man to fly, Santos-Dumont was feted for several years in Europe & America before learning that the Wright Brothers, whose early efforts had been discounted, had actually preceded him, photos & illustrations, 160 pgs. $8.00
MAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR NOTE, McNalty, Ward, Reed, 1976, f/f (as new), see scan, The life of Charles Kingsford-Smith, Australia's leading pioneer pilot. He began flying in WW I. Later, he did a Trans-Pacific flight and was the first to fly over the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, photos, 216 pages. $20.00
MARTIN B-26 MARAUDER, Havener, J.K., Southern Heritage Press, 1998, f (soft cover, as new). see scan, The author piloted more than 50 combat missions & was a transitional training instructor. Includes over 150 previousl unpublished photographs, 264 pages + color photo section.
MARTIN MARAUDER AND THE FRANKLIN ALLENS, Mrozek, Guggham & Newekkm Sunflower University, 1980, fine (soft cover), see scan, Franklin Allen was a B-26 pilot who flew in the SW Pacific & later transferred to the 9th AF in Europe. This book is mainly composed of letters between Allen & his wife during the war, many photos, 544 pages. $25.00
MERCY PILOT, Tordoff, Dirk, Epicenter Press, 2002, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Joe Crosson, noted for his mercy missions in A laska, helped in the serach for Ben Eilson, who crashed in Siberia & brought Wiley Post's body back to the U.S., photos, 256 pgs. $15.00
'MICK', Dudgeon, James M., Robert Hale, 1981, f/f, see photo, biography of Major Edward Mannock, 208 pgs. $20.00
MICKEY, Roth, Col. Myron, Minuteman Printery, 1993, fine condition (comb bound) see scan, Inscribed by his widow, Mickey Roth was a career Air Force officer who wrote magazine articles on aviation history. Here are over 60 articles he wrote covering epic flights & aviators (male & female) as compiled by his family photos, 119 pgs. $25.00
MUDHOLE SMITH - ALASKA FLIER, Janson, Lone, Alaska Northwest Publishing, fine (soft cover), see scan, 1981, his biography from barnstormer to bush pilot, taught himself how to fly, provided air service to remote villages, spotting enemy submarines in WW II, photos, 143 pgs. $6.00
NINE LIVES, Deere, Alan Group Capt., Hodder & Stoughton, 1959, vg/g (worn, edge wear, minor foxing). see scan, The author had 22 victories from the Battle of Britain through mid-1943m mostly with 54 Squadron, photos, 262 pgs. $35.00
PIONEER AIRCRAFT 1903-14, Munson, Kenneth, Macmillan Co., vg/vg, see photo, 79 color plates, 82 pages of text covering pre-WW I aircraft. $7.50
PIONEER AVIATORS OF THE WORLD, Matthews, Hart, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dj),see photo, the first pilots from each of a hundred countries have their stories told in this work, a brief biography & description of his or her attempts to fly are provided for each early aviator, except in a very few cases where facts are hard to find, photos, 208 pgs. $15.00
PIONEER BUSH PILOT, Harkey, Ira, University of Washington, 1974, vg/vg, bio of Noel Wien, see scan, after a barnstorming period, he moved to Alaska & was their first bush pilot. He later founded Wien Alaska Airways, photos, 307 pgs. $16.50
POPYE LUCAS QUEENSTOWN, Lucas, F.J., Reed, 1972, f/f (as new). see scan, Signed by author, see scan, He was a bomber pilot (from New Zealand) in WW II. After the war, he returned to New Zealand aviation. Later, he went into farming, photos, 186 pages. $15.00
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE, Armstrong, Alan, Lyons Press, 2006. f/f (as new), see scan, A hypothehecal U.S. plan to bomb Japanese forces in China & possibley prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor, photos, 285 pgs. $10.00
QUICK AND THE DEAD, Waterton, W.A., Muller, 1956, vg/vg, see scan, After service in the RAF in WW II, the author became chief test pilot for Gloster Aircraft company. He tells the thrills & near fatal hazards in that line of work, photos, 237 pages. $15.00
REAR ADMIRAL BYRD AND THE POLAR EXPEDITION, Foster, Coram, A.L. Burt, 1930, vg, see scan, Byrd's flight (1926) over the North Pole & (1929) over the South Pole, photos, 287 pgs. $15.00
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
RIDERS OF THE SKY, Brewer, Leighton, Houghton Miffin, 1934, X-library, no dust jacket, spine fade, tight binding. see scan, The author (3 victories) served in the 13th Aero Squadron in WW I. This is a semi-fictional account in poetic style, 162 pages. $7.50
R.G. SMITH, THE MAN AND HIS ART, Smith, R.J. Schiffer, 1999, new, see scan, autobiography of the noted aviation artist, featuring 140 of his works, many illustrations, 112 pgs. $25.00
RUNWAY TO THE SUN, Scott, Robert, Lt. Col., Scribner's 1945, vg/vg, see scan, signed by Scott, see scan, This book deals with his childhood & early flying pre-P-40 days, 218 pages. $50.00
RYAN, THE AVIATOR, Wagner, William, McGraw-Hill 1971, vg/vg,see photo, Bio of T.Claud Ryan, and his aircraft manufacturing company, many photos, 253 pgs. $20.00

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