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201 Johnson, Charles R. The History of the Hell Hawks. Foreword by Elwood R. Quesada, Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.).
Anatheim, California: Southcoast Typesetting, 1975. 
First Edition. Of an edition of 2,000, this is No. 1661. It is signed and dated by the author. Quarto, blue boards, ix, 623 pp. Photos., facs. Story of the 365th Fighter Bomber Group, flying P-47s, during World War II. Fine, with bookplate, in a dust jacket with four or five small chips. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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202 Johnson, Frank; editor. R.A.A.F. Over Europe. Introduction by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. Foreword by Air Vice-Marshal H. N. Wrigley.
London: Frank Johnson/Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1946). First Edition. 
Octavo, gilt-stamped navy blue cloth (hardcover), ix, 189, 54 pp. Frontis., photographic plates. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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203 Johnston, Stanley. The Grim Reapers.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1943). First edition. 
Octavo, green pebbled cloth (hardcover), 221 pp. Photos, map endpapers. Small gift inscription, otherwise Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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204 Jones, H. A. The War in the Air: Being the Story of The part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force. Appendices.
Nashville: The Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books, in Association with the Battery Press, (1997). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 173 pp + Appendices XVI, XVII, XVII (A), XXVII (B), XL, and XLI in rear cover pocket. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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205 Jullian, Marcel. The Bird. A Novel by Marcel Jullian. Translated by Hugh Shelley.
London: Putnam, (1963). 
Octavo, plum cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 206 pp. Near-Fine, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: To travel through the air as easily as a bird -- this is so much part of our life nowadays that it is difficult to imagine the time when it was a remote, almost inconceivable dream. And such a thrilling one! For Clement, the hero of this novel, a doctor living some thirty years before aeroplanes were invented, the flight of birds is an obsession. If birds can fly, so shall men! Clement purpuades his pupil Bernard of the practicability and excitement of his schemes, and the two of them go to a little village in Provence, sacrificing family, money and reputation to the conquest of the air. These two men, suspected of witchcraft and other vices by the neighborhood, in terror of their schemes being discovered by their friends, remorselessly pursue their scientific goal. They confide their dreams and desires to their own caged bird, holder of the secret they so desperately covet; through its eys we watch their story develop, as the obsession strengthens its fierce grip upon them. 
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206 Karolevitz, Robert F. and Ross S. Fenn. Flight of Eagles: The Story of the American Kosciuszko Squadron in the Polish-Russian War 1919-1920.
Sioux Falls, S.D.: Brevet Press, (1974). First Edition. 
Octavo, red boards (hardcover), xiv, 281 pp. Photos. Fine, with bookplate, in a spine-faded dus tjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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207 Kaufman, Mozart. Fighter Pilot: Aleutians to Normandy to Stalag Luft 1.
San Anselmo, California: M & A Kaufman, (1993). First Edition. 
Inscribed to a fellow pilot and signed by the author. Octavo, softbound, xi, 209 pp. Photos., illustrations. Near-Fine; foot of spine a bit bumped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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208 Keith, C. H. I Hold My Aim. The story of how The Royal Air Force was armed for war.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., (1946). 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), 174 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Good+ dust jacket with slight sunning to spine, and edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Here, for the first time, is a readable account of the adventures and trials of those who selected and developed the weapons with which our aircrews fought the war. It is a unique story of progress, an epic of man's secrecy which veiled the nation's preparations for defence. The author traces the development of air armament, its potentialities and limitations, and invites a look into the future. He writes the authority of one who has devoted the greater part of his service career to the subject. The scope of the book is wide and its theme serious, but it is lightened by numerous asides of humorous detail. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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209 Kelly, Terence. Hurricane over the Jungle. Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Denis Spotswood.
London: William Kimber, (1977). First Edition. 
Octavo, green boards (hardcover), 234 pp. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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210 King, H. F. Sopwith Aircraft.
London: Putnam, (1981). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), [iv], 301 pp. Photos. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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211 King, Jack L. Wings of Man: An Informal Biography of Captain H. T. Dick Merrill. The featured emphasis of this biography relates to the many great accomplishments of his fantastic aviation career and is profusely illustrated to document his colorful involvement. Merrill's recorded exploits are acclaimed as legend by the world's aviation community.
Glendale, CA: Aviation Book Company, (1981). 
Inscribed to the Author, Jim Bishop and Signed & Inscribed by Mr. Bishop to Jack L. King. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 404 pp. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From dust jacket: Captain Henry Tyndall Dick Merrill needs little introduction to the world aviation community. His colorful life and flight records are legend. The following random quotes pertain to the personable Captain's fame and career. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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212 Knight, Clayton and Robert C. Durham. Hitch Your Wagon. The Story of Bernt Balchen.
Drexel Hill: Bell Publishing, (1950). 
8vo, cloth, map endpapers, photographs; xi, 332pp. Second printing with corrections. Signed by Durham. Very Good in a jacket with chipping to the edges and front fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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213 Kobernuss, Fred O. Waco: Symbol of Courage & Excellence. Volume 1. Published as part of the Aviation Heritage Library Series.
Terre Haute, IN: SunShine House, Inc., 1992. First Edition, First Printing. 
From title page: A factual account of events that contributed toward the evolvement and demise of the largest producer of commercial aircraft during the 1920-1930 time period. It is a tale about the builders of a series of single-engine biplanes that would receive universal acclaim. It is a story about those fabulous and distinctive Waco Airplanes which were sought after not only by the social elite but also by foreign governments around the globe.Today, many still fly Waco as the cherished and desired jewel of the antique enthusiast. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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214 Lamberton, W. M. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Compiled by W. M. Lamberton. Edited by E. F. Cheesman. Drawings by J. D. Carrick and F. Yeoman. Produced by D. A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.
Letchworth, Herts: The Garden City Press Ltd., (1960). 
Quarto, yellow boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with sunned spine. From dust jacket: This book is concerned with that period of some 40 to 50 years ago when the forcing house of a World War produced the first military aircraft, and in a space of only 4 years developed the designs from mere stick-and-string creations, to the highly specialized types evolved and used at the end of that conflict... The space available in some 224 pages has enabled the compilers to describe no less than 84 aircraft most comprehensively in text, photographs and 1/72 scale 3-view drawings. Altogether, there are just over 700 photographs in this book, a number of which will be of special interest to builders of solid scale models; as included are about 150 close-ups of parts of aircraft, such as machine guns and various types of mountings, engines, engine installations and exhaust systems, cockpit layouts and under-carriage arrangements. 
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215 Landau, Rom. The Wing: Confessions of an R. A. F. Officer.
London: Faber and Faber Ltd., mcmxlv. 
Octavo, gray cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 331 pp. Very Good, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to covers; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: Each night after the day's work, Rom Landau wrote an average of a thousand words in his private R.A.F. “log book.” Though not written in diary form The Wing is the fruit of those detailed daily entries and is a distillation of a day to day diary of 450,000 words. In consequence it conveys much of the intimacy and directness that are so often lost when time is allowed to exercise its distorting influence upon memory. The author has been working on this book for over four years and it is without doubt his longest but also his most intimate work so far. After a comprehensive training in most branches of a Bomber Squadron from Flying to Intelligence Rom Landau became Liaison Officer with the Polish Air Force whose rebirth in Britain he watched and participated in from the beginning. He then volunteered as an air-gunner and, finally, became Air Staff Operations Officer with fighters. Thus his experiences were of a much more comprehensive character than are those of the average member of the R.A.F., and his book gives a fascinating and very personal picture of the Air Force life in a bomber squadron and among air-gunners, air battles “reflected” in the Ops. Room, meeting H.M. the King, acting as an involuntary interpreter for the Minister of Air, giving English lessons to Polish officers; and the contrast of life during the Battle of Britain on a South coast aerodrome and among the moors of Scotland. 
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216 Larios, Captain Jose; Marquis of Larios, Duke of Lerma. Memoirs of a Nationalist Fighter Pilot: 1936-1939.
London: Neville Spearman Limited, n.d. First Edition. 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, [x] + 314 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner bookplate and slight rubbing to edges; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: The author was a bomber and fighter pilot for Franco from the beginning to the end of the Spanish Civil War, “with the absolute conviction that we were fighting to prevent the total destruction of our Catholic faith and national traditions.” In his Fiat fighter high over the land he loved, he was involved in nearly every major battle of the lboody war, chalking up 278 missions, with six confirmed and five probable kills. He saw death strike countless friends, and he fuffered while his own sisters were imprisoned. His autobiography of the war years is immensely readable, full of stories of hair-raising combat in the air, and is lightened by grace and humour. He tells the whole story of the war, from the siege of the Alcazar of Toledo to the bittler battle of the Ebro, where the casualties of the 13th Nationalist Division alone included 78 per cent of the officers and 60 per cent of the troops. Combat Over Spain is one of the few first-hand accounts of the Civil War -- and is the only one published in England to be written from the Nationalist point of view. Whatever the political position of the reader, he cannot fail to find it immensely exciting. 
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217 Lasserre, Jean; ed. Icare: Revue de l'Aviation Francaise, No. 158: L'Escadrille La Fayette, Tome II.
Paris: Icare, (1997). 
Quarto, softbound, 23, 136 pp. Photos., color plates. Pilot biographies. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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218 Lee, Asher. The Soviet Air Force.
London: Gerald Duckworth, (1961). Revised and Enlarged Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 288 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine (As New) in a Very Good dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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219 Lee, Asher; Editor. The Soviet Air and Rocket Forces.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1959). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 311 pp. Very Good, with former-owner bookplate and light speckling to edges; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with sunned spine and light edgewear. From dust jacket: As we pass into the age of guided missiles, the strength of the Soviet Air and Rocket Forces compared with those of the West is the dominant factor in the world's strategic situation. This companion volume to The Soviet Army and The Soviet Navy provides an expert up-to-date assessment of Russian strength in the air. The international team of contributors to this volume includes British, American, German, and Russian authorities. George Schatunowski, a former Soviet officer, decribes the development of the Soviet Air Force from the Civil War to 194, and, in a second contribution, gives a vivid account of Russian methods of training. Hanson Baldwin, the leading American military writer, and General Schwabedissen, who fought against Russia as a Luftwaffe commander, discuss the Russian air performance in the Second World War. Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert writes on the problems of long-range strategic air attack, and Dr. Raymond Garthoff on Soviet Air organisation. William Green, the international aeronautical writer, one of whose best-known books, Jet Aircraft of the World, was recently translated into Russian, has contributed an article on the development of jet fighters and fighter bombers in the Soviet Air Force. Boris Kuban, a Russian aircraft designer who served both in the Soviet Army and Air Force before joining the West, deals with the detailed background in two articles; one on the daily life and one on politics in the Soviet Air Force. The vital subject of rockets and guided missiles is covered in several chapters. 
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220 Leeming, John F. Airdays.
London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., (1936). 
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), 301 pp. Very Good, with edgewear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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