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World War II Titles - pg. 5

PACIFIC AIR COMBAT, WW II, Sakaida, Henry, Phalanx, 1993, fine (soft cover), see scan, 14 episodes including LBJ's aborted mission on which was awarded the silver star & Japanese pilot's braging about shootind down Pappy Boyington & other victories he did not get, photos, 94 pages. $15.00
A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE FAMED 57th FIGHTER REOUP. U.S. Army Air Forces, 1946, Oversized paper bound publication produced by the 57th F.G. see scan, They flew P-40s & P-47s in Africa, Corsica & Italy. The history of the group in all photos, 222 pages $150.00
PICTORIAL MANUAL, U.S. Navy Training Station (Columbus), 1945, vg (soft cover, crease), see scan, aircraft identification booklet, photos, 3-views, 57 leaves. $20.00
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),see scan, 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. $12.00
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. $10.00
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 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. $12.00
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. $20.00
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. $12.00
RARE BIRDS, Bain, Charles, Fonthill, 2016, new, see scan, a look at 40 WW II combat aircraft (fighters & bombers), that were not the primary combat types used by the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, Germany, Japan & Italy, photos, 208 pgs. $25.00
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
THE RECORD: THE ELEVENTH BOMBARCMENT SQUADRON (M) Cates, Michael, Old Dominion Press, 1947, VG (spiral bound),see scan, Attached to the 341st B.B., operated B-25s in Idian & China, 1942-45, photos, 104 pgs. $60.00
RED PHOENIX, Hardesty, Von, Smithsonian, 1982, as new, see photo, chronicles the rise of Soviet air power 1941-1945, maps, photos, 288 pgs. $12.50
REGIA AERONAUTICA, Shores, Chistopher, Squadron/Signal, 1978, Fine condition (soft cover), see scan, Pictorial history of the Italian Air Force (1940-43), many photos, color profiles 64 pages. $18.00
REVISION OF ALLIED CODE NAMES FOR JAPANESE AIRCRAFT, Technical Air Intelligence Center, 1944, 17 page phamplet. see scan $16.00
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. $25.00
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. $25.00
SCALE AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS - VOLUME 2 WW II, Model Airplane News, new, soft cover, see photo, scale drawings, photos & historical data, 147 pgs. $15.00
SCREWBALL EXPRESS, Cassens, K. Turner, 1992, f (pictorial cover, as new), see scan, Author was a B-17 bombaardier with the 379th BG. This is his story, photos, 159 pgs. $25.00
SEVENTH AND ELEVENTH AIR FORCES IN THE WAR AGAINST JAPAN, United States Strategic Bombing Survey 1947, copy in a flex binding, see scan, 5 fold-out maps, 55 pgs. $12.00
SIX SQUADRON, Moulding, Peter, Bashall Eaves, 1982 f/f Ias new), see scan, The Hurricane Squadron operated in North Africa 940-41, 249 pages. $25.00
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. $10.00
SKY GIANTS OVER JAPAN, Marshall, Chester, Apollo Books, 1984, vg/vg , see photo, pilot on B-29 crew, 499th BG, Saipan, photos, 214 pgs. $15.00
SKY MY KINGDOM, THE, Reitsch, Hanna, Bodley Head, 1955, vg/vg,see scan, Germany's most well known female test pilot. She flew most of the German combat planes including the Me-163, photos, 222 pages. $30.00
SKY LANCER - 417th BOMB GROUP, Green, Eugene, John Sands, 1946, VG, embossed cover, see scan, the 417th (L) B.G. was based in New Guinea & the Philippines, 1944 & 45. They flew the Douglas A-29, many photos, 228 pages. $89.00
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. $10.00
SLYBIRD GROUP, Rust & Hess, Aero, 1968, Fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, The 353rd Fighter Group, P-47s & later P-51s. Assigned to the 8th AF for bomber escort & ground attack duties, photos 95 pages. $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. $20.00
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. $21.00
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. $19.00
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. $20.00
SPITFIRES AND YELLOW TAIL MUSTANGS, Ivie & Ludwig, Hikoki, 2005, f/f, (as new), see scan, The 52nd Fighter Group saw action mostly in North Africa (12th AF) and later based in Italy (15th AF) beginning with Spitfires, then converted to P-51s in May, 1944, many photos, 176 pgs. $40.00
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. $10.00
STEEPLE MORDEN STRAFERS, Wells, Ken, Egon Publishers, 1984, f/f (as new), see scan, The 335th Fighter Group (8th AF) started with P-47s but converted to P-51s. They flew escort & ground support missions 1943-1945m photos, 173 pages. $75.00
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. $12.00
STORY ABOUT A REAL MAN, A, Polevol, Boris, Foreign Languages Publications, 1950, vg/vg (some edgewear), see scan, Based on the story of Alexel Maresyev, an I-16 pilot shot down in 1941. He survived over 2 weeks in the wild, was rescued & both legs were amputated. He returned to the cockpit & finished the war with 11 victories, illustrations, 575 pages. $20.00
STORY OF THE 390th BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H), Millikin, Albert (editor), Eilert Print Co., 1947, Fine condition (oversized, issued w/o dj). see scan, This is the original 1947 publication, not a reprint. 8th AF, B-17 Group based in England. They bombed strategic targets and did the England to Russia raids as well as D-Day & the Battle of the Bulge, many photos, 472 pages. $250.00
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 $20.00

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