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1 73rd Bomb Wing. The Story of the 73rd: The Unofficial History of the 73rd Bomb Wing.
Nashville: The Battery Press, 1980. Facsimile reprint of the 1946 edition. 
Quarto, illustrated red cloth (hardcover), unpaginated. Photos, map endpapers. Fine, with bookplate. World War II aviation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Abrams, Richard. F4U Consair at War.
London: Ian Allan Printing Ltd., (1977). 
Quarto, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 160 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Near-Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Vought F4U Corsair was one of the historically great fighter aircraft of World War II. The RAF had its Spitfire, the USAAF its P-51 Mustang, the USN its F6F Hellcat: the US Marines had their Corsair. Unlike its distinguished counterparts, however, the Corsair was still rolling off the production lines ten years after the first aircraft was delivered. This remarkable record for any combat aircraft -- let alone a fighter -- gives the Corsair a fiar claim to the title not only of being the last piston-engined fighter in front line service but also of being the finest. In this book Richard Abrams tells the remarkable story of a remarkable aircraft that saw service as a fighter and fighter-bomber with the Royal Navy, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the French Aeronavale as well as the US Marine Corps and the US Navy. It served with distinction in World War II and again in Korea. In keeping with other titles in the highly successful Ian Allan ‘At War' series, Corsair at War has a host of hitherto unpublished photographs and personal stories covering all the Corsair's roles in all theatres of war. It will delight the veteran, the aircraft historian and the modeller alike. 
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3 Air Council, Air Ministry. Pilot's Notes General. 2nd Edition. A. P. 2095. Promulgated by Order of the Air Council. For Official Use Only.
Air Ministry, 2nd Edition, April 1943. Ap. P. 2095. C2481 Wt. 8028 N 545 70M 5/43 C. P. Ltd. Gp 784. 
Octavo, original wrappers professionally rebound into blue boards, original wrappers preserved as dust wrapper, 132 pp. Very Good, with edgewear and light foxing (age darkened spotting) to dust jacket and chipping to spine of of dust jacket. From Preface: Pilot's Notes General consists of a collection of Notes for pilots of operational aircraft, supplementing the information contained in the Pilot's Notes for each type. Pilot's Notes General have been issued from time to time since June 1941, and have now been revised and rearranged in convenient order and grouping in this Second Edition, together with some additional Notes. Some of the Notes are applicable to all operational aircraft, entirely or with some modification on account of the special features of a type. These Notes should be read by all pilots. The information may have been absorbed in previous training, but new points may well be learnt. Moreover, views on the best practice are continually being revised and these Notes should be used to get the latest and most autoritative statement at the time of issue. Other Notes deal with special features, such as the tricycle undercarriage, and with special equipment, e.g. automatic pilots, which will be met on a number of types. The pilot who is to fly for the first time with a Sperry Gyropilot will find all he needs to know about it in one of these Notes and not in the Notes for the type of aircraft he is flying. The issue of Pilot's Notes General as a companion to Pilot's Notes for the various types of aircraft, has made it possible to shorten the latter considerably and so avoid burdening the reader with a mass of matter with which he may be quite familiar, while keeping this material equally available when needed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Air Officer Commanding-in-Cheif Air Defence of Great Britain. Official Programme, Royal Review, R. A. F. 1935.
Aldershot: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1935. 
Octavo, color-illustrated white stapled wrappers, 61 pp + [[iv] pp ads. Black & white photographs throughout. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Allen, Richard Sanders. Revolution in the Sky: Those Fabulous Lockheeds, The Pilots Who Flew Them.
Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Greene Press, 1964. First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Quarto, blue cloth (hardcover), xi, 232 pp. Photos, map endpapers. Fine, with bookplate. Golden Age of Aviation. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Allen, Roy. Pictorial History of KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines.
London: Ian Allan, (1978). First Edition. 
Octavo, charcoal boards (hardcover), [1] - [192] pp. Photos. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Allward, Maurice. Hurricane Special.
London: Ian Allan Ltd., (1975). 
Quarto, photo. illus. boards (hardcover), 64 pp. Illustrated with numerous photographs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Anderson, Col. Clarence E. “Bud,” with Joseph P. Hamelin. To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. Foreword by Brig. Gen. Churck Yeager.
(1990). First Edition. 
Signed by the author on rear endpaper. Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), xiii, 306, [i] pp. Photos. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Anderson, R. G. Results of the 1965 Flight-Deck Data Collection on Height Keeping over the North Atlantic. Royal Aircraft Establishment, Technical Report No. 65268. November 1965.
Ministry of Aviation, Farnborough Hants, 1965. 
Royal octavo, paperbound (stiff blue stapled wrappers), 23 pp + 7 Figures. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Andrews, C. F. Vickers Aircraft since 1908.
London: Putnam, (1969). First Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), x, 566 pp. Photos, illus. Fine, with bookplate, in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Angolia, LTC (Ret.) John R. and Clint R. Hackney Jr. The POUR le MERITE and Germany's First Aces.
Friendswood, TX: Hackney Publishing Co., (1984). First Edition. 
Octavo, black leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 288 pp. Fine, in a Good dust jacket with edgewear. From dust jacket: This is a book about a medal and the early airmen who sought to achieve the distinction of wearing it. Never before has the coveted Pour le Merite been explained so in-depth and its recipients explored so diligently. Anyone who has an interest in the “Blue Max” and the flying men who were awarded it will not be able to put this book down. It is fascinating reading from beginning to end and a credit to the authors who wrote it. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Anonymous. Zeppeline uber England.
Berlin: Ullstein & Co., 1916, First Edition. 
Duodecimo, softbound, 151 pp., ads. Plates. Very Good, with bookplate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Appleyard, Squadron Leader Keith, ed. Tengah 1939-1967.
N.l.: RAF Tengah, (1967). 
Octavo, softbound, 68 pp. Photos, maps. Near-Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Appleyard, Squadron Leader Keith; editor. Tengah 1939 - 1967,
N.l.: RAF Tengah, (1967). 
Octavo, softbound, 68 pp. Photos, maps. Near-Fine, with bookplate. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Armstrong, Anthony. Prangmere Mess and Other Tales.
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., (1943). 
Octavo, gray cloth (hardcover), 100 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate; in a Very Good dust jacket with darkened spine and light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Arvo. The Production of the Arvo Lancaster Bomber. Reprinted from “Machinery” March 4 and 11, and April 1 and 29, 1943.
London: Harrison & Sons, Printers, n.d. [ca. 1943]. 
Octavo, self wrappers, stapled, 28 pp. Photos. Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Ashworth, Chris. AVRO's Maritime Heavyweight: The Shackleton.
Aston Publications, (1990). Number 6 of a limited edition of 100 signed copies for The Shckleton Association. 
Quarto, leatherbound, gilt letters, 247 pp. Fine, with bookplate, in a Near-Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. From dust jacket: When the Shackleton is finally made redundant by the Boeing Sentry AEW.1 in 1991 it will have completed 40 years of frontline operational service with the Royal Air Force -- an achievement without parallel amongst four-engined ‘heavies' and undreamed of when the aircraft was first projected in 1944. In 11 fully illustrated chapters this book details the development and service history of this long-lived aircraft, covering not only the maritime reconnaissance role for which it was originally inteneded, but also its use for air-sea rescue, trooping, colonial policing and airborne early warning. Three additional chapters explore the Shackleton's operations with the South African Air Force, it suse on research work, and projects. Nine appendices provide extensive information on specifications, performance, colour schemes and markings, production contracts and, last but not least, individual histories of every Shackleton built -- invaluable for model makers and old Shackleton ‘hands' interested in discovering just what did happen to ‘their' aircraft. The book contains over 250 illustrations, has four pages of full-colour artwork and a magificent cut-away drawing. Diagrams illustrate the usage of the aircraft during SAR and maritime operations... 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Ashworth, Chris. RAF Coastal Command, 1936-1969.
Patrick Stephens Limited, (1992). 
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 256 pp. Fine, with bookplate; in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Although RAF Coastal Command existed for 33 years, playing a key role throughout the SEcond World War and beyond, it was little known by the general public or understood by the rest of the Royal Air Force. Formed in 1936, it as still a small reconnaissance force at the outbreak of war, operating almost exlusively on behalf of the Royal Navy. But gradually “Coastal” became an essential part of offensive maritime operations against both the German U-boats and surface shipping. The closing of the Atlantic Gap in 1941-2 and the successful Bay of Biscay operations helped force the U-botas on to the defensive and prevent them starving Britain of food and the means to fight -- while the Strike Wing concept was vital in the battle against the enemy's coastal shipping. The Command had responsibility for “weather” flights. It also undertook photo reconnaissance, and air-sea rescue throughout a parish that stretched from Iceland to the Azores. Post-war came the inevitable contraction, but the Command was still a viable force when its assets were handed over to No 18 (Maritime) Group in 1969. The impressive wartime story covers the “reign” of four commanders: Bowhill, Joubert, Slessor, and Sholto Douglas. Woven into the text are the effects of external pressures on forward planning and daily operations -- although taxed with crucial and dangerous work, Coastal Command was always the Cinderella when it came to funding. Also considered in detail are the weapons, equipment and tactics deployed and, post-war, the development of the Shackleton and NImrod... 
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19 Avery, D. The Concise Illustrated Book of Fighters of World War II.
New York: W. H. Smith Publishers Inc., [1989]. 
Oblong octavo, full-colour illus. boards (hardcover), 46 pp. Fine (As New), in like dust jacket. Full-colour illustrations. Includes glossary. “This concise volume contains examples of the fighters which faced each other during World War II. Each example is fully illustrated and accompanied by complete specifications.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 B. O. A. C. [British Overseas Airways Corporation]. Menu B. O. A. C.
[London] B. O. A. C., n.d. [ca. 1965]. 
Stiff color-illustrated sheet, folded in half to make 4 pp. Menu for a lengthy flight from London to Hong Kong, with stops in Rome, Karachi, Bombay, and Bangkok. Meals offered during the more than 17-hour flight include: Morning Refreshments, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Overnight Refreshments, Breakfast, and Lunch. Fine. 
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