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1.   Tubbs, D. B.
Lancaster Bomber.
 
Publisher: Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century. Weapons Book No. 30. 'First Printing, October 1972'
'Lancs were kind to their crews... There was the 44 Squadron machine that was blown on to its back by a near miss and eventually pulled out of the dive almost at ground level. The dihedral would have suited an elastic-driven model.' 'If there was one-quarter of one left by the German defences, that quarter would fly home.' 159 p., photos; color pictorial paper covers; ink owner's name; good+. Stock# 26,979.

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2.   Vader, John
Spitfire. Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson
 
Publisher: Ballantine, [1972]
Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II. Weapons Book No. 6. 160 p., photos; color pictorial paper covers scuffed; good+. The best British fighter aircraft of World War II. 'Spitfires have hit the ground, touched the sea, bashed through trees, cut telegraph and high tension wires, collided in the air, been shot to pieces, had rudders and parts of wings fall off and have yet made safe landings, with or without wheels.' Stock #26978. World War II, aviation, military history.

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3.   Rich, Ben R., and Leo Janos
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of my Years at Lockheed
 
Publisher: Boston, Little Brown, 1994
370 p. 24.5 cm. Lockheed's Skunk works was the special unit that developed technologically advanced secret planes such as the U-2, SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117 Stealth fighter. Stock#30,646. Vg/ dj vg.

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4.   Willmott, H. P. (Hedley Paul).
B-17 Flying Fortress.
 
Publisher: Chartwell Books [1980]
The Boeing Flying Fortress was the main weapon of the strategic World War II bombing campaign against Germany. Despite its name and the hopes of air warfare proponents, the Flying Fortress was vulnerable until accompanied by long-range fighters. 100,047. 64 p., photos, color illus. VG/dj vg.

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5.   Whitehouse, Arch.
The Military Airplane: Its History and Development.
 
Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday [1971]
”Special attention has been given to the equipment, power plants, armament, and other accessories.” 100,053. xiv, 383 p., index, photos. Vg, black cloth boards; spine sunned/ no dj.

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6.   Jablonski, Edward.
Airwar: Volume II. Tragic Victories.
 
Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday [1971].
207 p., index, photos; 28.5 cm. 'From Pearl Harbor to the Allied assault on occupied Europe, the Illustrated History of the Evolution of Air Power in the Second World War.' The second of four volumes. Stock #100,056. Vg/ dj worn. World War II, aviation, military history.

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7.   Donald, David, editor.
American Airplanes of World War II.
 
Publisher: Hoo, Kent, UK, Grange, 2001
256 p., illus.; 31 cm. First published 1995. Descriptions of 145 planes, arranged alphabetically by manufacturer. 'Complete descriptions of all the front-line combat aircraft, trainers, [transports] and important experimental types fielded by the U. S. air forces-- Army, Navy, Marine-- during World War II, with development histories, specifications, technical descriptions and variant details. Highly detailed cutaway drawings of the major combat types.' The photo captions are usually more candid than the text, so the Brewster SB2A is described as 'one of the worst aircraft of World War II"-- worse, even, than the dreadful F2A Buffalo made by the same manufacturer. A good, detailed reference. VG; dj VG. 27679.

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8.   Pimlott, John
B-29 Superfortress
 
Publisher: London, Bison/Chartwell Books [1980].
64 p., photos, color illus. The Boeing B-29 grew from the success of the Company's B-17. The Superfortress was bigger, faster could carry a much bigger load longer distances. Developed too late to see much service in Europe, its range made it a weapon for the Pacific. Stock #100,062. VG/dj. Military history, aviation, bombers.

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9.   Mets, David R.
The Air Campaign : John Warden and the Classical Airpower Theorists / David R. Mets.
 
Publisher: Maxwell, AL : Air University Press, [1998]
xi, 86 p. : illus. ; index, 24 cm. "December, 1998." A history of air warfare in military planning throgh recent writing by Colonel John A. Warden, 1943- . Bibliography p.81-84.Stock# 40,997. Vg/ paper.

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10.   Toliver, Raymond F. & Trevor Constable.
Fighter Aces.
 
Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan, 1965
354 p., illus., 24 cm. Pilots with five or more aerial victories were aces. This book is mostly about American fighter pilots in the two World Wars and Korea, although there is some mention of British and German fliers. Vg/dj vg. 101828.

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11.   Richardson, Doug
Stealth: Deception, Evasion and Concealment in the Air
 
Publisher: N.Y., Orion Books, [1989]
'First Edition.' 188 p., index, color photos throughout. The development of the B-2 bomber, hard to detect by radar, is the centerpiece on similar planes. Stock #100,093. Fine/dj fine. War machinery, airplanes aviation, aircraft technology, military history.

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12.   Loosbrock, John F. & Richard M. Skinner, editors.
The Wild Blue. The Story of American Airpower.
 
Publisher: N.Y., Putnam's, 1961
xix, 620 p.; 22 cm. "The best from Air Force Magazine." The whole range of United States military air power, often told by participants. Vg/dj vg. 101827.

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13.   Tillman, Barrett.
MiG Master. The Story of the F-9 Crusader. Second Edition.
 
Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis [1990]
Vought's F8U Crusader was the first production fighter to exceed 1000 miles per hour in level flight. The prototype first flew in 1955 and the Navy used them for 30 years. 26976. xv, 218 p., index, photos. Fine, red cloth boards/ no dj.

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14.   Bordeaux, Henry, 1870-1963. Sill, Louise Morgan, translator. Roosevelt, Theodore
Georges Guynemer, Knight of the Air [Le Chevalier de l'Air]
 
Publisher: New Haven, Yale UP MDCCCCXVIII [1918]
256 p., 4 b/w plates "From charcoal drawings by W. A. Dwiggins", color portrait front. "From a wood block in three colors by Rudolph Ruzicka"; 21.5 cm. "Published on the Fund given to the Yale University Press in memory of Ensign Curtis Seaman Read, U.S.N.R.F. of the Class of 1918, Yale College, killed in the aviation service in France, February, 1918." Contents include Childhood; Launched into Space (The First Victory; From the Aisne to Verdun; On the Somme); At the Zenith (Guynemer in Camp; The Magic Machine); The Ascension (The Battle of Flanders, Omens, The Last Flight, The Vigil, The Legend); Appendix: Genealogy of Georges Guynemer [1894-1917]. Pictorial blue boards stamped in gold, top edge gilt; minor wear & scuffings, front cover spotted; no dj; VG. Stock#932.

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15.   Dibbs, John, and Tony Holmes
Spitfire Flying Legend
 
Publisher: Oxford, Osprey, 2001
192 p., illus., 29 cm. Aviation photographer John Dibbs has captured images of the two dozen Spitfire fighter aircraft that survived in1995. Stock# 32,714. Fine/dj fine

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16.   Taylor, John W. R., editor & compiler.
Combat Aircraft of the World from 1909 to the Present.
 
Publisher: Putnam's Sons, NY [1969]. 'Second Impression.'
With contributions by: Jean Alexander, Maurice Allward, J. B. Cynk, W. B. Klepacki, Jean Liron, Kenneth Munson, Václav Nemecek, M. B. Passingham, R. J. Ruffle, Gordon Swanborough. 647 p., index, photos, drawings. Arranged alphabetically by country of manufacture. ?An authoritative guide to every combat aircraft in the world.? Stock #100,064 . Vg/dj frayed along edges. Military history, aviation, reference.

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17.   Bowman, Martin W., 1952-
The USAAF, 1926-1945 / Martin W. Bowman
 
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2000.
viii, 152 p., illus.., ports., index, 27 cm. Actually, thebook is about the planes of the United States. Army Air Corps, renamed the Army Air Forces. Over 200 photographs of the aircraft flown and, as most of the planes were built during World War II, 1939-1945 most of the book is about American aerial operations during the war. Stock# 39,981. Fine, new from publisher./ dj fine.

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18.   Hubbell, Charles H., 1899-1971
Thompson Products Aviation Calendar plates for 1946
  Picture
Publisher: Thompson Products, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio [1945]
Set of 12 color lithograph prints, each 34.5x41 cm., with 16-page booklet for reference. Thompson Products began Charles H. Hubbell, 'aviation's pictorial historian', on his successful art career in 1934, creating paintings for the Thompson Products annual calendar, says the CollectAir website. These plates show World War II warplanes: FZG-76 Flying Bomb (Various Manufacturers) - German; Mitsubishi Navy 'O1' Bomber (Betty) - Japanese; Nakajima Navy 'O2' Torpedo Bomber (Jill) - Japanese; Mitsubishi Navy 'O' Fighter (Zeke) - Japanese; Messerschmitt ME-262 Jet-Propelled Fighter - German; Kawasaki Army 'O3' Fighter (Tony) - Japanese; Focke-Wulf FW-190 Fighter - German; Nakajima Army 'O2' Fighter (Tojo) - Japanese; Messerschmitt ME-410 Fighter-Bomber - German; Junkers JU-188 All-Purpose Bomber - German; Messerschmitt ME-109 Fighter - German; Heinkel HE-177 Heavy Bomber - German. Each plate shows a detailed machine in heavy action; below titles are listed span, length, height, crew, top speed, range, ceiling, armament, bomb load, and engines. The booklet gives more detail on each craft. Lovely, crisp, clean color lithograph plates, limned in navy blue with red stripes over a white margin, entirely suitable for framing; gift quality. stock#32502 (mvo).

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19.   Johnson, Edward C., 1930-
Marine Corps Aviation: The Early Years,
 
Publisher: Washington : History and Museums Division, U.S. Marine Corps : the Supt. of
vii, 106 p., illus., index, 27 cm. During the inter war years, Marine Corps pilots performed at air shows to assert the Corps need for aviation support for its amphibian role. Stock# 40,099. Vg/ paper.

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20.   Straubel, James H.
Crusade for Airpower The Story of the Air Force Association
 
Publisher: Washington,DC, 1982
419 p., illus., 23.5 cm. The story of the creation and activities of the civilian Air Force Association which supported the Air Force in its ferocious battles with the U.S. Navy over Strategic weaponry and budget priorities. Stock# 34,578. Vg/ no dj.

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