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KOREA -THE AIR WAR 1950-1953 (2 VOLUMES),
Thompson & Nicholls, Osprey, 1991 & 1992, fine (soft covere, as new), Each book has 128 pages of all color photos of Korean war aircraft.
$36.00
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AIR POWER AND THE FIGHT FOR KHE SANH, Nalty, Bernard, Office of Air Force History, 1973, vg (soft cover), in 1968, U.S. Ground Forces were at Khe Sanh to stem the Viet Cong flow of men and equipment down Hwy 9. Air power was used to protect & provision the U.S. garrison at Khe Sanh , 134 pgs.
$6.00
ANTARCTIC MAYDAY, Robbins, James, self-published, 1981, vg (comb bound), see scan, signed by author, radar man & the pilot, a PBM Maariner took off for a photo mission over the Antarctica (Dec. 1946). The plane crashed, 6 of the 9 crew were rescued 13 days lateer, photos, 57 pgs. $12.50
AIR WAR SOUTHEAST ASIA 1961-1973, Smith, Myron, Scaarecrow Press, 1979, as new (embossed cover), see scan, Annoteted bibliography and 16 mm film guide, 298 pgs. $15.00
BELIEVED TO BE ALIVE, Thornton, John, Eriksson, 1981, f/f (as new), see scan, The author was the first helicopter pilot to be shot down & captured in Korea, 272 pgs. $12.00
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 24th INFANTRY DIVISON IN KOREA, Warren, Lt. Shelby, Japan News, Soft cover (minor cover wear). see scan, The 24th was the first unit deployed to Korea after North Korea invaded the South, illustrations (some in color), 128 pages. $25.00
BULLY ABLE LEADER, Loving, Lt. Gen. George, Stackpole, 2011, f/f (as new), see scan, Signed by Author, He flew 112 missions in Korea on F-51s & F-80s, 9th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, photos 237 pages. $25.00
CLOSET CASES, Mertens, Randy, Pilot News Press, 1980, vg/vg (hard cover), see scan, 46 post war planes that did not make it, includes Waco Aristocraft, Vultee Flying Car, Little Dipper and others, photos, 110 pgs. $10.00
CRIMSON SKY, Brunint, Joh, Brassey, f/f (as new), see scan, Korea brought the evolution of the jet in air combat & the introduction of the importance of helicopters. Many personal accounts are included. photos, 231 pages. $22.00
EIGHTH, THE , International Printing, ca 1953, Very good condition (hardback with embossed cover). see scan,This is basically a photo album of personnel who served in the 8th Bomb Squadron (Douglas B-26) in Korea in 1953, 139 pages. $45.00
801st MEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON IN KOREA, 1953, Very good (embossed cover). see scan, Photo book dedicated to those who served in the 801st MAES in Korea. Included 8 x 10 photo of Nurse A.R. Martin & a magazine article describing the life of the nurses. see scan, 57 pages. $30.00
EVERY MAN A TIGER, Blunk, Chester, Sunflower, 1987, fine (soft cover), see scan, The 731st Night Intruder served in the Korean War, flying B-26s, photos, 113 pgs. $13.50
FIGHTER COMBAT IN THE JET AGE, Isby, David, Harper Collins, 1997, vg (no dust jacket), a new generation of jet airplanes fought over Korea & in the Middle East, by the 1960s, more powerful engines were allied to air to air missiles & effective airborne radar, describes the fighters & weapons developed during the Cold war, illustrated with color & duotone photography, 192 pgs. $5.00
GREATEST AIRLIFT, Thompson, Capt. A.G., Dai-Nippon, 1954, vg,(embossed cover), see scan, The story of combat cargo in Korea, The author was one of the pilots, many photos, 464 pgsl $40.00
HOT SHOTS, Chancey & Forstchen (editors), Harper Collins, 2000, f/f (as new), see scan, Individual stories of American fighter pilots in the Korean War, photos, 240 pgs. $20.00
I.A.S. - ITALIAN AEROSPACE SHOW, vg (soft cover), see photo, issued in conjunction with the Italian Aerospace Show aboard the USS Intrepid, NYC, April, 1990, many photos depicting Italian aviation history, 287 pgs. $12.50
JACK NORTHROP AND THE FLYING WING, Coleman, Ted, Paragon, 1988, vg/vg, see photo, first hand report of the pioneering design of the Stealth Bomber, photos, 284 pgs. $10.00
KOREA; THE UNKNOWN WAR, Halliday & Cumings, Pantheon, 1988, f/f, see scan, a look at the Korean War; the causes, the combat & the results, many photos, 224 pgs. $10.00
LION OVER KOREA, Wilson, David, Banner Books, 1994, f/f (as new), see scan, No. 77 Fighter Squadron (RAAF) operated in Korea, 1950-1953, They flew P-51s & Meteors, photos 215 pages. $45.00
MiG ALLEY TO MU GHIA PASS , Foster, Cecil, McFarlsnd, 2001, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, signed by author on fly page, Foster flew the F-86 in Korea and was a 9 victory ace, photos, 151 pages. $30.00
MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF THE WORLD, Swanborough, Gordon, Charles Scribner & Sons, 1981, vg/vg, see scan, 5th edition, revised, illustrates the diversity of each aircraft by weapons & system mondifications, photos & 3-views, 224 pgs. $10.00
100 MISSIONS NORTH, Bell, Ken Brig. Gen., Brassey's, 1993, f/f (as new), see scan, author flew 100 missions in Vietnam in an F-105 (1966 & 1967), photos, 314 pgs. $27.50
MUSTANGS OVER KOREA, McLaren, David, Schiffer, 1999, f/f (as new), see scan, The F-51 was primarily a ground attack aircraft but was also involved in aerial combat including against the MiG-15, many photos, 185 pgs.
$36.00
NAVAL AIR VIETNAM, mersky & Polmar, Nautical Aviation Publishing, 1982, vg/vg, see scan, signed by Randy Cunningham (the only Naval pilot Ace in Vietnam war), full account of naval aviation in action in Vietnam, personal experiences of pilots, over 200 photos, maps & drawings, 224 pgs. $35.00
NIGHT FIGHTERS OVER KOREA, O'Rourke, G.G., Naval Institute, 1998, f/f, (as new), see scan, The largely untold story of Navy & Marine Squadrons using Douglas F3Ds as night fighters in Korea, photos, 208 pgs. $23.50
NO GUTS NO GLORY, Blesse, Maj. Fred, ca 1955, reproductive copy from the original at Maxwell AFB, see scan, He describes the fighter tactics he developed in the Korean war, illustrations, 57 pgs. $20.00
OFFICERS IN FLIGHT SUITS, Aherwood, John, Yale Univeristy Pressm 1996, f/f (as new), see scan. USAF fought as a independent service for the first time during the Korean War. Aerial battles, even against the advanced Soviet MiG-15, they also destroyed virtually every major town & city in North Korea, demolished its entire crop irrigation system & killed close to one million civilians. Takes a closer look at the flight suit officer's life by drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, novels, unit records, & personal papers. Interviews with over fifty veterans who served in the Air Force in Korea. photos, 239 pgs. $10.00
TROPIC LIGHTNING IN KOREA, Pullen, Maj. Richard, Albert Love Enterprises, 1954, vg (pictorial cover, minor edte wear), see scan, Unit history of the 25th Infantry Division in the Korean War, roster, many photos, 158 pages.
$98.00
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN KOREA, Futrell, Robert, Duell, Slan, 19161,f/f, see scan, Offical history of the Air Force in the Korean War, 1950-1953, photos 774 pages. $25.00
ON YANKEE STATION, Nichols & Tillman, Naval Institute Press, 1987, f/f (as new),see scan, Signed by Cdr. Nichols, who flew more than 350 missions (F-8 Crusader) in the Viet Nam war. The book describes the naval air war in that conflict, photos, 179 pgs. $25.00
PAK SIX Basel, G.I., Association Creative Writers, 1982, vg (soft cover), see scan, signed by author, Pak Six was the name for the target area which included Hanoi & Naiphong. The author (354th F.S.) flew F-105s to that area until he was shot down, photos, 175 pgs.
$15.00
PHANTOM OVER VIETNAM, Trotti, John, Presidio, 1984, vg/vg (minor chipping), see scan, the author did 2 tours of Vietnam a a Marine Corps F-4 pilot, illustrations, 250 pgs. $12.50
RAVENS, THE, Robbins, Christopher, Crown, 1987, f/f/ (as new), see scan, signed by author, the secret air war in Laos, the low & slow pilots who spotted targets and directed fire, photos 420 pgs. $45.00
SUCH MEN AS THESE, Sears, David, De Capo Press, 2010, f/f (as new), see scan, Naval pilots who flew in the Korean War, photos, 395 pgs. $15.00
TALE OF TWO BRIDGES AND THE BATTLE OF THE SKIES OVER NORTH VIETNAM, Lavalle, A.J.C. Maj. (editor), GPO, 1976. fine (soft cover), see scan, two USAF S.E. Asia Monographs. First, the destruction of the Dang Phuong & the Than HOA bridges. Second, a look at the air war over Vietnam (1964-1972), photos, 193 pgs. $7.50
TEST FLIGHT, Powell, Sandy Wing Commander, Wingate, 1956, vg/vg (upper corner tear), see scan, the author was Asst. Commandant at Empire Test Pilots' School. He gives an intimate look at the experiences of British test pilots, photos, 212 pgs. $12.00
24th FORWARD, Koyosha Printing Co., 1953, vg (embossed cover), see photo, pictorial history of the Victory Division (Infantry) in Korea, unpaged. $75.00
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, Berger, Carl (Editor), Office of Air Force History, 1977, vg (embossed cover),see scan, signed by Steve Ritchie (the only USAF pilot ace in the Viet Nam war, see scan, illustrated account of United States Air Force activities in Southeast Asia from 1961 to 1973,many photos ( including color), 381 pgs. $45.00
U.S.S. PHILIPPEAN SEA (CV-47), L.Commander M.S. Smith, Lederer, Street & Zeus, 1952, Fine (embossed cover, as new), see scan, Cruise book, Korea 1950-1952, many photos, 111 pages. $60.00
WEEKEND WARRIOR, Cooper, Paul, Sunflower University Press, 1996, fine (as new, soft cover), see scan, Naval Air Reerve with emphasis on the Korean war & the USS Princeton, photos, 248 pgs. $10.00
WHO'S WHO IN AVIATION AND AEROSPACE - 1983, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, National Aeronatical Institute, 1983, f/f,(as new), see scan, More than 15,000 individuals are profiled, 1415 pages. $30.00
WITH THE YANKS IN KOREA - Vol 1., Cull & Newton, Groub St., 2000, f/f (as new), see scan, British & Commonwealth air war operations in Korea, 1950-1957, photos 346 pages. $25.00


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