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1 Adcock, Al OS2U Kingfisher in Action.. Aircraft Number 119
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1991 no Wraps Very Good 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of OS2U Kingfisher airplanes. This includes highlighting its capability to land on water, discussing its use in rescue work, as well as its use during World War II, including brief mention of specific instances. VERY GOOD condition with very light edgewear. Slight bend/curl along the fore edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Birdsall, Steve B-24 Liberator in Action. Aircraft No. 21
Warren, MI Squadron/Signal Publications 1975 no Wraps Very Good 
Color illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 50 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A primarily visual record of the US Air Force's use of the B-24 Liberator during World War II, documenting and discussing design and technical aspects, various innovations, as well as use in the European and Pacific theaters during the War. With some photos of nose art. VERY GOOD+ condition. Minor edgewear. Light toning to the paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Bowen, R. Sidney Red Randall Over Tokyo
New York Grosset and Dunlap 1944 no Cloth Good Good 
Green cloth in unclipped jacket. 208 pp. Another installment in this juvenile series following the exploits of Red Randall in World War II, this tracing his journey into Japan on a secret mission, including aerial combat. GOOD condition. Minor chipping and tearing along the jacket extremities. Light soiling and some dark scuffing to the rear panel. Light fading to the book. Heavy toning to the text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Bowers, Peter Curtiss Navy Hawks in Action. Aircraft Number 156.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications no Wraps Near Fine 
no date. Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of Curtiss Hawks airplanes. This includes the F6C-3 F6C-6, F6C-4, XF6C-6, etc. NEAR FINE with very light edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Bowers, Peter M Fortress in the Sky.
Granada Hills, CA Sentry Books 1976 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
Stated first edition. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. Small folio. 256 pp. Black and white photos throughout, as well as a few color illustrations, including a fold out. A detailed study of the B-17 bomber, using many photos to illustrate designs and evolutions in design, as well as differences in the variations of the B-17. This also includes a discussion of how its use in combat helped to change design aspects. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor soiling and staining to the jacket, with browning along the spine and rear panel. Minor creasing and edgewear. Minor edgewear to the book. Owner's signature present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Bradshaw, Stanley Orton Flying Memories
London John Hamilton, Ltd no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
No date but believed late 1920's early 1930's. John Hamilton, Ltd. First edition. Hardcover. No jacket. Unpaginated but somewhere around 100 pages. 48 black and white illustrated plates depicting various aerial actions in World War I undertaken by the Royal Air Force and its predecessors, including dogfights. All plate are accompanied with a page of text describing the action or giving its history. In GOOD+ condition. Some soiling and moderate scuffing to the covers. General uneven fading, especially to the spine. Extremities with some bumping and scuffing. Preliminaries with moderate foxing. Minor foxing to the pages themselves, with moderate foxing to the page edges. Text solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Brookes, Andrew Air War over Italy
Surrey, UK Ian Allan Publishing 2000 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
First edition. Black cloth in unclipped jacket. 160 pp. Black and white photos throughout. Devoted primarily to the years 1943-1945, this work discusses the often overlooked air war in Italy, asserting that while not as large as those in other parts of Europe, it played a crucial role in the downfall of Germany. With sections on various operations and missions, photos, etc. VERY GOOD+ condition. Minor wrinkling to the jacket. Light fading to the book. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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8 Bueschel, Richard M. Mitsubishi/Nakajima G3M1/2/3 96 Rikko in Japanese Naval Air Service.
Atglen, PA Schiffer Military/Aviation History 1997 no Wraps Very Good 
Glossy wraps. Quarto. 59 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A technical history of the various models of the 96 Rikko used by Japan in its Navy air service, documenting its designs and variations, as well as its use prior to and during World War II, where it set the standards for what bombers could do. VERY GOOD condition. Minor creasing at the corners. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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9 Byrd, Richard Evelyn Skyward. Man's Mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his north pole and trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by Air
New York G.P Putnam 1928 no Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Appears to be part of the first printing, containing a photogravure frontispiece portrait of Byrd. 359 pages. With black and white photos throughout. A look at the history of early aviation, as written by Byrd, recounting the first trans-Atlantic flight, flights to the North Pole, and other aviation exploits. Bound in blue cloth, in VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling and scuffing. Uneven mostly minor fading. Light wear to the extremities. Spine rather faded. Interior clean and solid with a previous owner's bookplate on the inside front cover and minor pencil notation on the first endpaper declaring which edition this is. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Carey, Alan C. We Flew Alone. United States Navy B-24 Squadrons in the Pacific. February 1943-September 1944
Atglen, PA Schiffer Military History 2000 no Wraps Very Good Quarto 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Quarto. 115 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A history of the little known bombing missions carried out by US Navy bombing squadrons made up of B-24 bombers. This includes action in the Solomon Islands, New Georgia, the Caroline Islands, the Marianas and elsewhere. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Carpenter, David M. Flame Powered: The Story of America's First Jet Plane ; The Bell XP-59A Airacomet and the General Electric I-A Engine
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Jet Pioneers of America 1992 0963338706 / 9780963338709 First Edition Trade Paperback Good 
78 pages. With black and white photos throughout. A look at the history and development of the Bell XP-59 A Airacomet, the first jet powered aircraft in the United States. Developed in the early 1940's, it was a secret project carried out by the Pentagon that received little recognition at the time. GOOD+ condition. Minor scuffing and fading to the covers. Minor sticker residue on the lower rear cover. Some scuffing and minor creasing along the extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Churchill, Jan On Wings to War. Teresa James, Aviator
Manhattan, KS Sunflower University Press 1992 no Trade Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Trade paperback. Signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the half title. 184 pp. Black and white photos throughout. An account of the career and life of Teresa James, a woman pilot who flew for the WASP service during World War II, and who was noted for her skill as a pilot. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning and edgewear. Light curling to the fore edge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Corum, James S.; Muller, Richard R. The Luftwaffe's Way of War: German Air Force Doctrine, 1911-1945
Baltimore Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America 1998 187785347X / 9781877853470 Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 
295 pp. A translation, study and interpretation of staff papers of the Luftwaffe from 1911 through 1945, examining letters, tactical instructions, etc. Many of the primary sources are held in special collections in Germany, with this translation providing a detailed look at the operations, strategies and other aspects of the German air force, or Luftwaffe. NEAR FINE condition. Light edgewear to the jacket and book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Crouch, Tom D The Eagle Aloft. Two Centuries of the Balloon in America
Washington Smithsonian Institution Press 1983 no Cloth Good Good 
Beige and blue cloth in dust jacket. 770 pp. Black and white illustrations and photos throughout. An exhaustive history of ballooning, or hot air ballooning in America, drawing on primary sources and documents to chart its rise and popularity from the late 1700s, through the 1800s and into the 20th century, where it remained an important piece of aviation, despite the airplane. With accounts of notable balloon aeronauts or aviators, missing balloonists, etc. GOOD+ condition. Jacket browned along the spine. Minor soiling. Some dark scuffing to the rear panel. A few small tears along the extremities. Some foxing to the beige cloth covers, with minor soiling and edgewear. Page edges with light foxing. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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15 Davis, Larry T-6 Texan in Action. Aircraft Number 94
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1989 no Wraps Near Fine 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 58 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of T-6 Texan, discussing its importance in the World War II era. NEAR FINE with very light edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Doll, Thomas E. Flying Leathernecks in World War II. Aero Pictorials 4
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1971 no Wraps Very Good 
Green illustrated wraps. 96 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A mostly visual history of United States Marine Corps aircraft used during World War II, providing photos with short descriptive captions that chronicle Marine efforts in the Pacific during World War II, including operations on Midway and other islands. With photos of many planes. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Doll, Thomas E. SBC Helldiver in Action. Aircraft Number 151
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1991 no Wraps Near Fine 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history and development of various models of the SBC Helldiver airplanes. NEAR FINE with very light edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Doll, Tom. SB2U Vindicator in Action. Aircraft Number 122
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal Publications 1992 no Wraps Near Fine 
Glossy illustrated wraps. Oblong quarto. 49 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few illustrations in color. A brief technical history of various models of SB2U Vindicator including their use during World War II. NEAR FINE with very light edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Forman, Wallace R B-17 Nose Art Name Directory. Includes group, squadron and aircraft serial numbers and photo Availability
North Branch, MN Phalanx Publishing 1996 no Wraps Very Good Quarto 
Glossy wraps. Quarto. 96 pp. With a section of black and white photos in the middle. A list format of names of B-17 bombers in World War II, giving names of the bombers, group, squadron and serial numbers and whether or not there are pictures of the bomber. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning to the covers. Light curling along the extremities. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 Francillon, Rene J The Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific. Aero Pictorials 3
Fallbrook, CA Aero Publishers 1970 no Wraps Very Good 
Illustrated wraps. Small quarto. 98 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A primarily photo history of the various airplanes used by the Australian and the New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific during World War II, providing short historical and technical captions with the photos of airplanes. VERY GOOD condition. Minor toning. Some scuffing along the extremities. Light fading. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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