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World War II Titles - pg. 6

TAIL GUNNER'S TALE, McDowell, Gerald, Vantage Press, 1991, f/f (as new), see photo, B-17 combat crew attached to 91st BG, 8th AF, lost their first ship in a midair collision over Germany. The second ship "Hell's Belle" was shot down. Spent 18 months in a German POW camp, 152 pgs. $10.00
TALES FROM THE "FIGHTING COCKS" ROOST , Long, Jimmie, Privately Published, 1997, vg (soft cover), see photo, signed by author to a member of the 480th Bomb Squadron, who also signed it, The author flew P-47's (65th & 57th FG) in the Italian campaign, events are presented in diary format, many photos, 257 pgs. $35.00
TALES OF A WAR PILOT, Kirkland, Richard, Smitsonian, 1999, f/f, (as new), see scan, the author flew 103 missionsin P-38s & P-47s in New Guinea. In Korea, he flew 69 resue missions in a Sikorsky H-5 Helicopter, photos, 160 pgs. $15.00
13th MISSION, Martindale, Robert, Eakin, 1998, vg (no dust jacket), B-24 co-pilot shot down 1/20/43, captured and sent to Omori POW camp, released 8/15/45, photos, 285 pages. $10.00
356th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II, Miller, Kent, Schiffer, 2003, as new, see scan, The 8th AF group began operations in October, 1943 (P-47s) & ended in May, 1945 (P-51s). There is a daily log, victory list, color illustrations of 12 of their aircraft, many photos, 332 pgs. $44.00
A 367th COMBAT DIARY, Richardson, Allan, 306th BG Historic Assn., 1993, Fine condition (soft cover, comb bound), see scan, Based in England (1942-1945), this B-17 group was part of the 306th Bomb Group. The book is a day by day format, listing the missions, rosters & aircraft listings, 163 pgs. $50.00
392nd BOMB GROUP: TWENTIETH CENTURY CRUSADERS, Hawkins, Ian, Turner Publishing, 1997, fine (as new, pictorial cover), see scan, B-24 Group based at Wendling, England from mid-1943 to July 1945. They flew 285 missions, many photos, 183 pgs. $65.00
THOUSAND SHALL FALL, A, Peden, Murray, Canada's Wings, 1982, f/f, see photo, author joined 214th Sqdn (Stirlings) as a pilot in Sept. 1943. The squadron converted to B-17s in early 1944. photos, 490 pgs. $10.00
THREE YEARS WITH THE 23rd FG, Office of the Historical Officer, photostat copy of the three years (July 1942 through May 1945) documentation of their activities. see photo, 23rd FG fought a guerrilla war against the Japanese, steadily moving pilots and aircraft from one remote air base in China to another to keep the enemy off balance. Because China could only be supplied by air from India, there were constant shortages of aircraft, fuel and ammunition with which to contend. The 23rd FG met these challenges head-on, and by the end of the war its pilots had compiled a score of 594 aerial victories and nearly 400 ground kills. The human cost was high, however Ė 126 pilots lost their lives in China while serving in the 23rd. 13 pages $3.00
TO RULE THE SKY, Jaques & Leet, B-L Enterprises, 1979, vg/vg (rubbed), see photo, #132 of Limited Edition signed by both authors, Presents 15 experiences of pilots who graduate in Class 41-G (Oct. 19441). They flew various aircraft including P-38, P-39, P-40, B-51, B-26, B-17, B-24, C-47 & LB-30, photos, 163 pgs. $25.00
TO WAR WITH THE YOXFORD BOYS, Olmsted, Merle, Eagles Editions, 2004, new, oversized, see photo, complete story of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, the official historian for the 357th & dedicated history buff, author Merle Olmsted, included are listings from the official documents tallying the groupís accomplishments, utilizing mission reports, monthly statistical & operational reports, the pilotís individual encounter reports, the Missing Air Crew Reports, USAAF accident reports & the British police reports, personal notes, books, and articles, plus the original 357th Group records on file at the Air Force Historical Archives, the book also features 43 full color profiles by Tom Tullis, 376 pgs. $45.00
2 GROUP R.A.F., Bowyer, Michael, Faber & Faber, 1974, Very good condition (hardback), Very good (large soft cover, no marks, tight binding, see scan, It was a light Bomber Group that served the entire war flying such as Fairey Battles, Blenheims, Bostons, Mitchells & Mosquitoes, photos, 532 pages. $19.95
TYPHOON AND TEMPEST AT WAR , Reed & Beamont, Ian Allen, 1979, f/f, see photo, combat careers of the Typhoon (from Nov. 1941) & the Tempest (from April 1944), many photos, 176 pgs. $19.95
TYPHOON ATTACK, Franks, Norman, Kimber, 1984, f/f (as new), see scan, Over a period of time, the Typhoon's role changed from low level interceptor to fighter bomber. Many personal experiences of Typhoon pilots are cited, photos, 253 pgs. $17.50
TYPHOON TALE, Kyle, James, Biggar & Co, 1989, f/f (as new), see photo, author's autobiography, fighter and dive bomber; qualified flying instructor; instrument rating examiner; pilot/navigator instructor; air traffic control examiner, photos(some chipping), early days of the 8th A.F., combat stories, photos, 290 pgs. $25.00
UNKNOWN PILOT OF WW II, Leslie, Robert, Buster Publications, 1984, vg (soft cover), see scan, a tribute to Liaison Pilots through the experience of Bill Arnold, L-5 pilot in the Philippines, photos & illustrations, 95 pgs. $17.50
VACATION WITH PAY, Newcinbm Alan, Destiny Publishing, 1947, f/f, see scan, The author, a 401st BG, B-17 pilot was shot down on his 7th mission and seent to Stalag Luft I, photos 198 pgs. $25.00
VAMPIRE SQUADRON!, Starke, Wlliam, Robinson Typographics, 1985, f/f (as new), see scan, 44th fighter squadron was creaated in 1941 in Hawaii, flying P-40s. They later operated from Guadalcanal & Luzon. Nov. 1944, saw them switch to P-38s, photos 107 pgs. $56.00
WARFARE IN THE AIR, Veale, S.E., Pilot Press, 1942, vg/g (chipped), see scan, RAF at war since the Battle of Britain & the new types of aircraft introduced since the Battle of Britain, photos, 48 pgs. $15.00
WAR IN THE AIR, Lyall, Gavin, Morrow, 1969, vg/vg, see photo, RAF anthology done chronologically, photos, 422 pgs. $8.00
WE BAND OF BROTHERS, Blount, Peppy, Eakin Press, 1984, f/f, see photo, 10 college age kids that flew B-25 in the South Pacific. 9 didn't make it back from the 345th BG., photos, 393 pgs. $20.00
WHEN HOLLYWOOD RULED THE SKIES - AVIATION FILM CLASSICS OF WORLD WAR II, Orriss, Bruce, Aero Assoc, 2014, new (soft cover), examines the aviation films.of World War II, beginning with "Eagle Squadron" in 1942 & ending with "Red Tails" in 2006, a total of 48 films in all, presents the radical changes in aim and purpose that these.films have undergone in the past 72 years, the stories behind their making & the people who made them. Profusely illustrated, with over 400 photographs, 248 pgs. $25.00
WHITE ROSE BASE, Rapier, Brian, Aero Litho Co., 1972, vg (soft cover), see photo, histories of the airfields of Yorkshire (NE Coast of Britain) in WW I with emphasis on WW II, photos 103 pgs. $9.00
WILD BLUE YONDER, Tyler, Leslie, Crystal Publishing, 1992, fine (soft cover), see photo, author is a B-17 navigator (301st BG), was shot down & captured on his 18th mission. The mission was to Germany form their base in Italy,photos, 135 pgs. $10.00
WINGED PROMISES, Orange, Vincet, et al, RAF Benevolent Fund, 1996. f/f (as new), see scan, History of No. 14 Squadron RAF, 1915-1945. In WW I they operated the BE.2c & RE.8 in Palestine. In WW II, they flew Blenheims & Martin Marauders in the Mediterranean area, photos & maps, 310 pages. $30.00
WINGS IN EXILE, Benes, Bohus (editor), Czechoslovak Independent, 1942, vg/vg, see photo, able to see front hinge stitching (not loose), Czecholslovakian fliers in RAF, WW II, photos, 165 pgs. $50.00
WINGS OVER BURMA, Hemingway, Keneth, Quality Press, 1945, good (no dj, spine fade), see scan, No. 17 Sqdn. (Hurricanes) was based in Burma from Jan. 1942. In a few months, they were forced back into India. They continued raids into Burma. The author was a pilot with the squadron, photos, 192 pgs. $30.00
WING TO WING, Molesworth, Carl, Orion, 1990, as new, see photo, air combat in China 1943-45, photos, 207 pgs. $8.50
WORLD WAR II IN THE AIR - EUROPE, Sunderman, James Maj. (editor), Bramhall House, 1962, vg/vg (some wear, rubbed), see scan, account of the air-war over Europe during World War II, numerous on-the-spot photographs, beginning with RAF, then the build-up of Allied strength, & the strikes against Hitler's Germany, extensive index covering Allied & Axis aircraft involved, photos, 341 pgs. $8.00
WW II AMERICAN WAR EAGLES 1937-1942, Bodie, Warren, Widewing, 2001, new, see photo, early WW II American aircraft photos (all color), 192 pgs. $15.00
YANK IN BOMBER COMMAND, Raynmond, Robert, David & Charles, 1977, vg/vg, see photo, account of an American volunteer bomber pilot in WW2 and his experiences in 30 operational sorties over Germany & Italy, photos, 159 pgs. $15.00
YOUNGEST TIGER IN THE SKY, Wyper, William, self-published, 1980, f/f (as new), see scan, author takes you through his training (PT-19, BT-14, AT-6, P-40) to the Pacific (New G uinea, Philippines & Ie Shima) in P-51s, 191 pgs. $12.50
YOXFORD BOYS, Olmsted, Merle, Aero, 1971, fine (soft cover, inked name), see photo, 357th FG on escort over Europe & Russia, photos & drawings, 103 pgs. $25.00

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