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World War II Titles - pg. 5

PACIFIC SWEEP, Wistrand, R.B. Capt., F.H. Johnson Publishing, 1945, vg/vg, see scan, pictorial history of the 5th AF Fighter Command, South Pacific area, many photos, 112 pgs. $85.00
PACIFIC SWEEP, Hess, William, Doubleday, 1974, vg/vg, see photo, 5th & 13th Fighter Commands in the Pacific, photos, 278 pgs. $10.00
PATTLE; SUPREME FIGHTER IN THE AIR, Baker, E.C.R., Kimber, 1965, vg/vg, see scan, Pattle began combat in 1940 in North Africa & Greece flying Gladiators. When they became available, he switched to Hurricanes. Due to the lack of records, he has been credited to between 23 and 50 victoriem photos, 207 pgs. $25.00
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
R JAMES NEALE THORNE, Floyd, Olive, Privatey Printed, 1956, vg (no dj), 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. $15.00
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
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
RIDGEWELL'S FLYING FORTRESSES, Mackay, Ron, Schiffer, 2000, f/f (as new), see scan, history of the 381st B.G. (B-17s), 8th A.F. They flew almost 300 missions, which are listed & Roll of Honor (almost 1,200), photos, 256 pages. $40.00
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. $30.00
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
SAGA OF THE BENT WING BIRDS, Musciano, Walter, Aerofile, 1969, f/f, see photo, Corsair aces in the Solomans (F4U story), photos, 136 pgs. $12.00
SCALE AIRCRAFT DRAWINGS - VOLUME 2 WW II, Model Airplane News, new, soft cover, see photo, scale drawings, photos & historical data, 147 pgs. $15.00
SECOND TO NONE, Grace, Timothy 368th F.G. Assoc., 2006, as new, soft cover,see scan, the 368th FG was with the 9th AF. They felw P-47s & were active in France, the Low Countries & Germany, many photos, 540 pgs. $38.50
70,000 to 1, Reynolds, Quentin, Random House, 1946, vg/vg, see scan, Lt Gordon Manuel, a B-17 bombardier, whose plane was shot down on a 1943 raid to Rabaul, New Britain was held by 70,000 Japanese, but Manuel survived until his 1944 rescue, 217 pages. $16.00
7 DECEMBER 1941 , Arakaki & Kuborn, Pacific Air Foces Office of History, 1991, vg (soft cover, minor bent corners), see scan, complete Air Force story in the defense of Hawaii on December 7, 1941, photos, 214 pgs. $18.50
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
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 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. $99.00
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
SKY TIGER , Franks, Norman, Crecy, 1994, f/f (as new), see scan, Biography & exploits of Sailor Malan, a 34 victory Spitfire ace, photos, 221 pgs. $28.00
SLOVAK AIRMEN 1939-1945, , Rajlich & Sehnal, Czech Republic, 1991, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Czech & English text, After being overrun by the Germans, the Air Force re-equipped with German aircraft. Their primary duty was to protect Czech air space from the Russians, photos, color 3-views, 64 pages.. $16.50
SOVIET AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR II, THE, Wagner, Ray, Doubleday, 1973, vg/vg, see photo, official history of the Red Air Force originally published by the USSR Ministry of Defense, this was translated into English & edited by Ray Wagner, photos & maps, 440 pgs. $10.00
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 LEADER, Avery & Shores, Grub Street, 1997, f/f, see photo, Wing Comander Evan 'Rosie' Mackie - top scoring RNZAF fighter ace, flew with 485 Sqdn. & led 243 Sqdn. during the invasion of Sicily & Italy, photos, 188 pgs. $16.00
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. $22.00
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
SQUADRON DIARY 368th BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON (H), Weld, Alfred et al, 306th Historical Assn., 1993, comb bound (as new), see scan, B-17 Squadron (306th BG) most of their raids were in France & Central Europe, 160 pages. $40.00
SQUADRON 303, Fiedler, Arkady, Roy, 1943, vg/vg, see scan, this Polish fighter squadron destroyed 126 aircraft in the Battle of Britain & was top scorer in the Battle of Dieppe, photos, 182 pgs. $28.00
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. $13.00
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
STORIES OF THE EIGHTH, Woolnough, John (Editor), 8th AF News, 1983, vg/vg (some edgewear), see scan, a collection of 63 first person stories of the American Eighth Air Force in England & over enemy territory in WW II. On the fly page is a photograph of James Scott (a 351 BS radio operator) + a signature. see scan, . His story is #13 in the book, photographs, 258 pgs. $25.00
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
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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