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81 Charlton, Air-Commodore L. E. O. The Royal Air Force: A Complete Record in Pictures. [Set of five volumes: Vol. I, Sept. 1939-Dec. 1940; Vol. II, Jan 1941-March 1942; Vol. III, April 1942-June 1943; Vol. IV, July 1943-Sept. 1944; Vol. V, Oct. 1944-Sept. 1945.].
London: The Library Press in association with Hutchinson & Co., (1939-1945). Britain at War Series. All first editions. 
Five volumes. Tall octavo, blue cloth, 320 pp + 312 pp + 312 pp + 320 pp + 288 pp. Photos., illus., maps. Near-Fine in original dust jackets (except Volume V is homemade) and mylar protectors; bookplates, books show some wear along top and bottom edges. International orders will require additional postage. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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82 Chartres, John. Shackleton at War and Peace.
London: Ian Allan Ltd., (1989). 
Quarto, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 129 pp. Fine, with bookplate, in a Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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83 Chatterton, Brigadier George, D.S.O. (Retd.). The Wings of Pegasus: The Story of the Glider Pilot Regiment.
London: Macdonald, (1962). 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xi, 282 pp. Very Good, with neat former-owner bookplate and light speckling to edges; in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with a bit of sunning to spine. From dust jacket: This is the story of a force unique in military history, told by the man who founded, trained and led it. The men of the Glider Pilot Regiment not only had to be skilled pilots -- in powered and glider flight -- they also had to be tough, skilled fighters, able to operate at high speed, often behind the enemy lines, side by side with the units they transported. In all, they landed some 2,000 gliders -- in Sicily, Normandy and the South of France, at Arnhem and on the Rhine. They carried guns, jeeps, tanks and infantry and suffered 1,500 casualties in the process -- a high figure for such a comparatively small force. But this story did not end with World War II. The regiment flew liaison aircraft and helicopters in Korea and Malaya before it was absorbed into the Army Air Corps where its traditions continue to flourish. During the short span of its existence, menh of the regiment were awarded 135 decorations for valour. Brigadier Chatterton begins the story with his own early life as a fighter pilot in a crack R.A.F. squadron. Later, in the Second World War, he became a soldier serving with the Queen's Royal Regiment. Thus, with experience of two services behind him, he was admirably qualified for the task of founding the Glider Pilot REgiment, which involved numerous and colourful battles with Red Tape and Authority, as well as with the enemy! The WIngs of Pegasus is a stirring chronicle of the enterprise, skill and daring of a remarkable body of men. Brigadier Chatterton has collected in its pages the exciting records of numerous individual feats of arms by men under his command in a variety of dangerous and often bizarre situations. Like so many incidents in British military history they are often the stories of triumph over apparently insurmountable odds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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84 Chichester, Francis. Ride on the Wind.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1967). Third impression. 
Signed by the author. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), 285 pp. Frontis., maps, photo. Fine, with bookplate in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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85 Chichester, Francis. Seaplane Solo.
London: Faber & Faber Limited, MCMXXXIII. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), yellow letters, 314 + fold-out map. Very Good, with foxing throughout; in a chipped and torn dust jacket. From dust jacket: The outstanding points about this narrative of air adventure are the uniqueness of the adventure itself and the extraordinary gift the airman has for vivid narration. The adventure was to fly solo in a Moth from New Zealand to Norfolk Island; thence to Lord Howe Island; thence to Australia. In the first hop the problem was mainly one of navigation; the destination was a tiny island only a few miles long, isolated in the Pacific. The airman had to find that one small spot or perish. In the second hop, to the same problem of navigation was added the danger of riding out a hurricane; this resulted in the wrecking of the plane. the third, and most extraordinary achievement, was the rebuilding of the plane with the assistance of the islanders, and the amazing feat of flying the rest of the way to Australia with the rebuilt engine spluttering and missing most of the way. Such a flight, conducted without publicity and purely for the love of it, would be memorable even if the airman could not tell the story. But Mr. Chichester is not only an airman -- he is a sympathetic and exciting writer; the three parts of the book build together into a most stirring adventure story. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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86 Clark, J. H.; Cresswell, Leslie; Cross, Roy; Hurford, Charles; Page, Theo. Aeroplanes and Aero-Engines.
London: Temple Press, 1952. Third edition. 
Quarto, printed wrappers, [25] fold-out plans. 25 cutaway drawings printed from The Aeroplane. Good; some wear, bookplate. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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87 Clarke, Basil. Atlantic Adventure: A Complete History of Transatlantic Flight.
London: Allan Wingate, (1958). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, ix + 236 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Near-Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket that has been price clipped and which has light edgewear. From dust jacket: In the days when the space around the earth is cluttered with the debris of Russian experiments, the history of Atlantic flight will live not simply as a victory of mechanical contrivance and ingenuity but, more than anything, as a supreme example of human courage and high endeavour. Atlantic Advanture is the first comprehensive account of man's conquest by air of that dangerous three thousand miles between the old world and the new. It begins with the first heavier-than-air crossing of Lieutenant Commander A.C.Read, U.S.N., in the flying-boat NC-4 on the 16th May, 1919. It took him eleven days to cross from West to East via St. Johns, Horta, Lisbon and Plymouth. On the 14th of June of that same year, Alcock and Brown of immortal memory made the first non-stop dash from West to East to the West coast of Ireland, in their converted Vickers-Vimy bomber in fifteen hours. Those were the historic successes, but this book also contains the whole chronicle of the British, American, German, French and Irish attempts... 
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88 Clutton-Brock, Oliver. Massacre over the Marne: The RAF Bombing Raids on Revigny, July 1944.
Patrick Stephens Limited, (1994). First Edition. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 256 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine; in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Many of RAF Bomber Command's spectacular stories during the Second World War have already been well chronicled, but here for the first time is a full account of the three bombing raids on the railway junction and yards at the French town of Revigny-sur-Ornain, in July 1944. It was a strategic target for which a terrible price was paid. From the mement when the raids were first planned, and the Lancasters left the tarmac to roar into the night, through to the final evading survivor's return to safety some 10 harrowing months later, Oliver Clutton-Brock's narrative paints a vivid picture of human endeavour and frailty, courage and humanity, kindness and savagery during the final stage of the war. It combines a detailed examination of the military strategy behind the raids with the immedicacy of the experiences of the men who actually took part, using first-hand and eye-witness accounts, and many hitherto unpublished photographs. The book is in two sections. It starts with the raids themselves, how the first two had to be aborted because of bad weather -- 17 Lancasters being destroyed -- and how the third, which was carried through, involved the loss of a further 24 Lancasters, most of them falling to German night-fighters. Some 231 airmen died. The second part concerns the 59 survivors of these 41 aircraft -- the danger of baling out into enemy-occupied country, the French people's efforts to shelter the evaders, the activities of the maquis in their forest hide-outs, and the attitude of the retreating Germans as the American liberating forces came ever nearer. Many airmen eventually made their way back to Britain; others became prisoners of war, enduring gruelling hardship and deprivation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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89 Collier, Basil. The Defence of the United Kingdom. [History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Military Series].
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), xix, 557 pp. Fold-out maps, photos, fold-out map in rear pocket. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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90 Comeau, M. G. Operation Mercury: An Airman in the Battle of Crete.
London: Severn House, (1976). First hardbound edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), 160 pp. Map. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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91 Compiled by Eric Sargent. Edited by Paymr. Lieut.-Comdr. E. C. Talbot-Booth, R.N.R. Air Forces of the World. Edited by Paymr.-Lieut. Comdr. E. C. Talbot-Booth, R.N.R. Compiled by Eric Sargent.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1939. 
Oblong duodecimo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 567 pp + [vii] pp Recognition Markings of World's Military Aircraft + [viii] ads. for Dumpy Books. Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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92 Contact [Alan Bott.] An Airman's Outings. With an Introduction by Major-General W. S. Brancker.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1917. Second Impression. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), xxv, 323 pp. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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93 Contact [Capt. Alan Bott]. Cavalry of the Clouds. With an Introduction by Major-General W. S. Brancker (Deputy Director-General of Military Aeronautics).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1918. First American Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), xxii, 266 pp. Frontis portrait. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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94 Cooper, Alan W. Bombers over Berlin: The RAF Offensive, November 1943 - March 1944.
London: William Kimber, (1985). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 319 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Berline was Ôthe Big City.' It was deep in the heart of Germany and heavily defended with flak and nightfighters, not only because it was the administrative capital but also because it was vital for the German war production machine. Heavy losses could be expected on any raid to Berlin. So when the curtain was swept back on the briefing map to reveal the red ribbon stretching towards Berlin there was added tension for the bomber crews. Between November 1943 and March 1944 Berlin was the target not less than sixteen times. 9,112 sorties were flown and 495 aircraft were lost. As in his pervious books, Alan Cooper has painstakingly researched all the details of the raids, telling the stories of individual crews who flew on them, of those who returned safely and those who were shot down, becoming POWs or evading capture, either returning to the UK or remaining at large in occupied Europe. He tells of the heroism of the pilots and crews grappling with heavily-loaded bombers against nightfighters, often nursing stricken aircraft back to base, with many failing to return. 
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95 Corbin, Thomas W. Aircraft: Aeroplanes, Airships.
London: C. Arthur Person, 1914. How Does It Work Series, No. VI. 
Octavo, softbound, 128 pp. Photos., illus. Fair; bookplate, yellowing paper, first leaf (ads) is loose, spine creased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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96 Corbin, Thomas W. Aircraft: Aeroplanes, Airships.
London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1914. How Does It Work Series, No. VI. 
Octavo, softbound, 128 pp. Photos, illus. Fair; bookplate, yellowing paper, first leaf (ads) is loose, spine creased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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97 Cosgrove, Edmund. Canada's Fighting Pilots. With a Preface by Air Marshal Hugh L. Campbell. [Canadian Portraits].
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1967). Revised. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 173 pp. Fine, with bookplate; in a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing. From dust jacket: Canada's fighting pilots in two World Wars were daring, imaginative and skillful. Young men who seemed born to fly, they came from a young country in the west, and to the war-weary people of Britain and France they seemed to have inherited a special vitality from their country. In the First World War, when there was no Canadian air force, they enlisted with the RAF; and in the Second World War they flocked to join the RCAF to give their courage in the fight against Germany. Above the lumbering horror of the battlefield, airment fought in a world where clouds were hills which could envelop an enemy, and the sun could dazzle for a moment that might bring swift death. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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98 Craven, W. F. and J. L. Cate. The Army Air Forces in World War II. Volume I: Plans & Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942. Volume II: Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943. Volume III: Europe: Argument to V-E Day, January 1944 to May 1945. Volume IV: The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944. Volume V: The Pacific: Matterhorn to Nagasaki, June 1944 to August 1945. Volume VI: Men and Planes. Volume VII: Services around the World. [Seven Volume Set; Complete].
Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 
Seven volumes. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, map illustrated endpapers, xxxi, 788 pp; xxii, 896 pp; xxxix, 947 pp; xxxii, 825 pp; xxxviii, 878 pp; liii, 808 pp; lii, 666 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplates. These volumes will require additional shipping fees: $10 total shipping fees for domestic orders, $87.95 total shipping fees to UK and Europe; $51.30 total shipping fees to Canada. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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99 Crook, Flight-Lieutenant D. M. Spitfire Pilot.
London: Faber and Faber, (1942). First Edition. 
Octavo, light green cloth (hardcover), 104 pp. Frontis portrait, photos. Very Good, with bookplate, slight spine cock, in a dust jacket with the reverse reinforced with paper tape. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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100 Crosby, Wilson G. Fletcher Ladd McCordic, 1st Lieut., 88th Aero Squadron, A. E. F., 1891-1919: A Tribute.
Chicago: Privately Printed, 1921. First Edition. 
Octavo, olive green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, top edge gilt, uncut, tissue-protected ports., 90 pp. Very Good+, with lightly soiled covers, slight rubbing to edges. Numerous photographs. From Foreword: As a friend of the family and one who knew Fletcher Ladd McCordic both in childhood and youth, I have written this memoir. The wish that goes with it is that it may do honor to his memory and may help to keep that memory green in the hearts and lives of those who knew him. So far as possible, the narrative is in Fletcher's own words and in those of his comrades and friends. It is supplemented by many letters. To some extent also, and appropriately, the book is a tribute to the Squadron whose gallant story is in part of his own... 
Price: 200.00 USD
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