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WAR IN THE AIR - COMPLETE 9 VOLUME SET (7 TEXT + 2 MAP VOLUMES),
Raleigh & Jones, Oxford University Press, published 1922 (Vol I) through 1937 (Appendices) the history of the Royal Air Force in WW I was began by Walter Raleigh who passed away after completing the first volume. The series was completed by H.A. Jones over the next 15 years.
Vol. I (vg condition with dust jacket)
deals with the beginnings of the navigation of the air, the invention, gradual improvements, aerial forces of the British Empire, achievements in 1914.
Vol. II (vg condition with dust jacket)
Dardanelles Campaign, Western Front to Battle of Loos, Battle of Somme 1916, RNAS.
Vol. III (vg condition with dust jacket)
Flying Operations in German East & Southwest Africa, air raids on Great Britain 1914-1916, supply, recruitment & training 1914-1916, Western Front, Battle of Arras, 1917.
Vol. III (vg) Map Case
Vol. IV (vg condition with dust jacket)
Aircraft with the Fleet 1917-1918, U-boat Warfare, Naval Air Operations from Dunkirk, Battle of Messines, Battle of Ypres, German Offensive, First Battles of Somme, Battles of Lys.
Vol. V (vg condition with dust jacket)
Raids on Great Britain, Air Operations in Egypt, Darfur & Palestine, Fall of Jerusalem, Campaign in Mesopotamia, Air Operations in Macedonia, Naval Air Operations in Mediterranean & Near-Eastern Waters.
Vol. V (vg condition) Map Case
Vol. VI (vg condition with dust jacket)
Creation of RAF, Suppy, Manpower, Independent Bombing Force, Operations in Palestine, Mesopotamia, Persia & India, Italian Front, Mediterranean in 1918, Naval Air Development & Operations, 1918.
Vol. VII Appendices (vg)
describing in detail the war effort of the British air weapons.
This set is from Bill's private collection.
WAR IN THE AIR: AERIAL WONDERS OF OUR TIME, Hammerton, Sir John (Editor), Amalgamated Press, 1936, vg (embossed cover, minor wear, no marks, tight binding),
discuses the effect of civil aviation on military aviation, and military aviation on civil aviation. Many epic flights are described. (Santo-Dumont, Blerot, Earhart, Wiley Post).
About 1/3 of the book is devoted to WW I aviation, many photos, see photo scan, 804 pages.
$42.00 WAR BIRD, Davis, Burke, University of North Carolina, 1991, new, see photo,
bio of Elliott White Springs, after gaining his wings he was posted to Europe where, after Pershing decreed that pilots
were to be ranked as sergeants, he resigned his commission & joined the RFC, he first served in 85 Squadron, under Bishop,
before being transferred to the US Army where he flew with 148th Squadron & ended the war as America's fifth ranking ace
with 16 victories, after his return to the USA he spent a period barnstorming, photos, 267 pgs.
$10.00 WAR BIRD ACE ,
Ballard, Jack Stokes, Texas A & M, 2007, new, see photo,
Capt. Field Kindley flew a Camel with 148th Aero Squadron.
He achieved 12 aerial victories which tied him with Elliott White Springs.
Kindley was killed on a flying accident, 1920, at Kelly Field, photos, drawings, 208 pgs.
$20.00 WAR BIRDS, Springs, Elliot, George H. Doran Co., 1926, good copy (cover wear, spine fade),
diary of an unknown aviator, illustrated by Clayton Knight, 277 pgs.
$10.00 WAR LETTERS OF EDMOND GENET,
Channing, Grace Ellery (editor), Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918, vg, see photo,
first American aviator killed flying the stars and stripes, photos, 330 pgs.
$75.00 WARRIORS WITH WINGS, Jablonski, Edward, Bobbs-Merrill,
1966, vg/vg, see photo, The Escadrille Americaine was formed by 7 American volunteers & was later known as the Lafayette Escadrille, photos, 207 pgs.
$10.00 WAR WINGS - FILMS OF THE FIRST AIR WAR, Stewart, Philip, pms press, 2008, f (as new) soft cover, see scsn,
guide to WW I aviation documentary motion pictures held in the National Archives, 218 pgs.
$19.00 WAY OF A TRANSGRESSOR, Farson, Negley, Harcourt Brace, 1936, good (cover wear, no marks, tight binding, gift inscription on fly page),
The author was an American adventurer who waitnessed the Russian revolution & ended up in the Royal Flying Corps during WW I,
photos, 602 pgs.
$10.00 WHEN HOLLYWOOD RULED THE SKIES - AVIATION FILM CLASSICS OF
WORLD WAR I, Orriss, Bruce, Aero Assoc, 2013, new (soft cover), see scan,
a tribute to filmmakers, actors & stunt pilots who made aviation films
about World War I, well researched critical and informative presentation
of 34 films (produced from 1927 TO 2006), many photos, 156 pgs.
$25.00 WHO DOWNED THE ACES IN WW I?, Franks, Norman, Grub St., 1996,
new,see photo, aces of both sides lost in air action over France, 1916-1918,
photos, 218 pgs. $15.00 WHO KILLED THE RED BARON?, Carisella & Ryan, Purnell Book Service, 1974, f (some writing under dj flap)/f, see photo,
answer to the controversy covering the death of the top flying ace Baron von Richtofen, photos
& illustrations, 288 pgs.
$17.00 WINDSOCK DATAFILES WINDSOCK MINI DATAFILES WINDSOCK SPECIALS WINGED VICTOR, Atkin, Gordon, Springwater, 2004, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan,
Biography of Victor Yeates, a Camel pilot with No. 46 Squadron, shared 5 victories & wrote the book "Winged Victory", photos, 228 pages.
$27.50 WINGED WARFARE, Bishop, William, Hodder & Stoughton, 1918, vg ,
(foxing), see scan, illustrated autobiography, photos, 301 pgs.
$15.00 WINGLESS EAGLE, Johnson, Herbert, University of North Carolina, new, 2001, see photo,
history of U.S. Army aviation, explores cutural, technical political & organization factors that stunted
it's evolution, 298 pgs.
$20.00 WINGS , Saunders, John Monk, Grosset & Dunlap, 1927, vg (spine fade),
WW I fiction, this is the photoplay edition with scenes from the Paramount film starring
Clara Bow & Charles Rogers, 249 pgs.
$8.00 WINGS OF WAR, Knappen, Theodore, Putnam's, 1920, vg, see scan,
important US contributions to aeronautics during WW I, photos, 289 pgs. $15.00 WINGS OF WAR, Stark, Rudolph, Casemate, 2015, f/f (new copy), originally published in 1933, see scan, account of flying in the last year of WWI, based closely on the
diaries the author kept while flying Fokker D7s, Stark became commander of Jasta 35 & had 11 confirmed and 5 unconfirmed victories, photos, 200 pgs.
$18.50 WINGS OVER THE DESERT,
Seward, Desmond, Haynes, 2009, new, see photo,
RFC pilot in Palestine 1916-1918, he survived being shot down, a trek across Turkish lines & 5 other major crashes, illustrations, photos & maps, 224 pgs.
$10.00 WITH A SMILE AND A WAVE,
Daybell, Peter, Pen & Sword, 2005, new , see photo,
life of Captain Aidan Liddell, VC Mc, Capt. Liddell was awarded the VC for an RES flight with No. 7 Squadron,
31 July, 1915 after transferring from the Argyll and Sutherlard Highlandess Battalion,
photos, 300 pgs..
$18.00 WITH THE EARTH BENEATH, Kingsford, A.R., Aviation Book Club, 1936, vg (minor foxing),
account was taken from the log book & personal papers of Cary Luke who served with No. 20 Squadron flying
FE2b's in France, a few of the names have been changed by author, 211 pgs.
$20.00 WORLD WAR ONE IN THE AIR, Delve, Ken, Crowood, 1997, new, see photo,
many photographs & appendices detailing aircraft data & air aces,
over 500 photos, 192 pgs.
$20.00 YALE IN THE WORLD WAR - 2 VOLUMES, Nettleton, George Henry, Yale University Press, 1924,
vg condition see scan, Volume 1 - Memorial sketches of Yale graduates died in WW I military service. 79 served in aviation 482 pgs.
Volume 2 - Individual service records of Yale alumni arranged by class. 70 served in aviation, 638 pgs.
$75.00 YANKEE ACE IN THE RAF, A, Morrow & Rogers (editors),
Univ. of Kansas, 1996, new,see photo, Morrow & Rogers, University Press of Kansas, 1996, f/f (as new),
Story of Capt. Bogart Rogers, an American flying an RAAF SE-5, who became an ace with the 37 Sqdn.6 victories,, based on his letters
to his fiance, photosm 264 pgs.
$15.00 YPRES: AIRFIELDS & AIRMEN, O'Connor, Mike, Leo Cooper, 2001, new, soft cover, see photo,
new series on the WW I airfields & pilots, photos & maps, 192 pgs.
$12.00 ZEPPELINS AGAINST LONDON, Poolman, Kenneth, John Day, 1961, vg/vg (some yellowing), see photo,
record of London under attack in the years 1914-18, not from bombers or rockets, but from the lighter- than -air crafts of Germany. Based on Official British and German records. Illustrated, 246 pgs. $10.00 ZEPPELIN FIGHTERS, Whitehouse, Arch, Doubleday, 1966, f/f,
see scan, The WW I zeppelin raids against England & France and the men & aircraft who fought them, photos,
$15.00 ZEPPELIN OVER SUFFOLK, Mower, Mark, Pen & Sword, 2008, new, soft cover,
see photo, final raid of the L48 over East Anglia in 1917, records the aftermath of this event, the crash site, sight-seers, airmen who survived, local folklore, photos, 148 pgs.
$15.00 ZEPPELINS OF WORLD WAR I, Cross, Wilbur, Paragon House,1991, new, see photo,
German Naval Airship Division's successes & ultimate failure,
photos, 220 pgs. $10.00
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