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10997 . Carl, Marion E[ugene]. (1915-1998) with Barrett Tillman. Pushing the Envelope: The Career of Fighter Ace and Test Pilot Marion Carl .
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1994); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white photographs , xii, 133 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Recollections of Marine Corps Major General and fighter ace Marion Carl. Carl's combat duty included the battles of Midway and Guadalcanal. He also later flew photo recon missions over China and flew missions in Vietnam. He was shot and killed in 1998 at age 82 defending his wife and home from an armed robber. General Carl is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Lovely copy, no significant wear, first edition.
$150.00 order or inquire Marines Marine Corps U.S.M.C. World War II Aviation Test Pilots Vietnam War Cold War First Editions
8565 . Sherrod, Robert. History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II .
Washington: Combat Forces Press, (1952); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, diagrams , xvi, 496 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
An excellent and comprehensive record of the U.S. Marines in the air in World War II's Pacific Theatre, written with an eye toward what the participants in these operations would want to know. In this sense it has much of the feel of a unit history. Well illustrated. Valuable appendices on Medals of Honor, enemy aircraft shot down, unit sketches, and much more. Sherrod based this history on several hundred war diaries, reports of the squadrons, operation reports, interviews, and translated Japanese documents. Bound in gray cloth over boards with spine lettered in blue and red, color endpaper maps. Front free endpaper has a diagonal crease across top fore corner. Minor extremity wear, slight browning to textblock edges. Hinges sound. Nice copy.
$45.00 order or inquire WW2 World War II U.S. Marine Corps Aviation flying Pacific Theatre Usmc combat pilots Fighters