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9560 . Boeman, John. Morotai: A Memoir of War .
Click for larger imageGarden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , [vi], 279 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Boeman was a World War II bomber pilot with the 307th Bombardment Group, flying missions against Japan from the Pacific atoll of Morotai. No significant wear to book. Jacket shows some very shallow edge wrinkling at head of spine, a 1/8" closed tear at top edge of front panel, and a 3/8" closed edge tear at heel of spine. Clean and crisp copy overall.  

Book #9560
$45.00    order or inquire WW2 World War II Pacific Theatre Bombers San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center Liberator Philippines Japanese Aviation

7870 . Caidin, Martin in co-operation with the U. S. Navy. Golden Wings: A Pictorial History of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Air .
New York: Arno Press, (1974). Quarto, Hardcover , Black & White photographs , [viii], 232 pages. Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Comprehensive documentation in text and photographs of the evolution of airpower in Navy and Marine Corps, from the first Wright and Curtiss planes to the fleet ballistic missile Polaris. Many previously unpublished photographs. Bound in textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Jacket has a few edge rubs and wrinkles and a patch of surface rubbing at top fore corner of front panel.  

Book #7870
$16.00    order or inquire Aviation U.S. Navy Marine Corps U.S.M.C. Curtiss Aircraft Carriers World War II Pilots Pacific Theatre

10325 . Ethell, Jeffrey L. World War II Nose Art in Color .
Click for larger image(Osceola, WI): Motorbooks International, (1993); First printing. Square octavo, Wrappers , color photographs , 96 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Excellent collection of over 80 color photographs taken in the combat theaters of World War II. The aircraft nose art depicted here includes pin-ups, cartoons, Varga girls, colorful nicknames, and more. Part of the Enthusiast Color Series. Some faint rubs to covers.  

Book #10325
$35.00    order or inquire Military Aircraft Aviation World War II Cartoons pinup girls varga girls Bombers Fighters Decorative Art

6969 . Falconer, Jonathan (Foreword by Len Deighton). RAF Bomber Command in Fact, Film and Fiction .
Click for larger image(Phoenix Mill): Sutton Publishing, (1996); First printing. Quarto, Hardcover , Black & White photographs , xviii, 153 pages. Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A detailed reference to English books, films and sound recordings on the exploits of the men and machines of the RAF Bomber Command during World War II. Includes official, unofficial and general histories; group, squadron, airfield, aircraft and individual raid histories; biographies, autobiographies and memoirs; literature and drama; official and feature films; radio and television documentaries; and sound and document archives. Red textured paper over boards with gilt stamped spine title, pictorial endpapers. Slight edge wrinkles at spine ends, otherwise crisp. Jacket has a few tiny edge wrinkles.  

Book #6969
$30.00    order or inquire WW2 World War II Aviation Royal Air Force References Bibliographies Films British History Bombers

10771 . Friedheim, Eric and Samuel W. Taylor, Edited by Arthur Gordon. Fighters Up: The Story of American Fighter Pilots in the Battle of Europe .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, 1945; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , color frontispiece, black & white photo section , 275 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     Includes an alphabetical list of Aces at rear with their home towns. Bound in tan cloth over boards with blue and red stamped spine, light red topstain. Some minor extremity bumps, mild soil to light cloth.  

Book #10771
$35.00    order or inquire WW2 World War II Aviation Fighter Pilots First Editions European Theater Bombers fighter escorts Germany

2071 . Gropman, Alan L. The Air Force Integrates: 1945-1964, Second Edition (Smithsonian History of Aviation Series) .
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1998; First thus. Octavo, Quarter cloth , B&w photographs , xxii, 237 pgs.. Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Documents the racial integration of the U.S. Air Force from the end of World War II to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Gropman contends that desegregation arose largely out of military pragmatism and effectiveness rather than for moral or political reasons. This edition contains a new preface which charts the policy changes which have dramatically increased the numbers of black officers since the book's original publication in 1977. Gray paper over boards with black cloth spine, silver stamped spine lettering. Jacket has a few faint surface abrasions. Clean and crisp copy with no prior ownership marks. Glossary, good bibliography.  

Book #2071
$15.00    order or inquire Aviation African Americans Blacks Race relations Civil rights Pilots Flying Truman U.S. Air Force

7375 . Miller, Kent D. The 363rd Fighter Group in World War II, in Action over Europe with the P-51 Mustang .
Click for larger imageAtglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, (2002). Quarto, Full cloth , black & white photographs, color plates , 192 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Unit history of one of the lesser known Army Air Force Fighter Groups in World War II. Includes day to day operations, passages from group and squadron diaries, numerous photographs, a section of 12 color aircraft profiles, and an exhaustive appendix to give the reader a look into the combat activities of this unit. Bound in black cloth over boards with grey spine and upper board titles, decorative endpapers. Very slight bumps to spine ends, with associated wrinkles to jacket edges. Clean and bright copy.  

Book #7375
$35.00    order or inquire WW2 World War II Military Aviation P-51 Mustang European Theater Fighter Pilots 8th and 9th Air Force Tactical Recon Group unit histories

10338 . [Raithel, Albert L., Jr., David Rinehart, and Robert M. Smith]. Mariner/Marlin: "anywhere, anytime" .
Click for larger image(Paducah, KY): (Turner Publishing Company), (1993); First printing. Folio, Hardcover , black and white photographs , 168 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Pictorial history of these two great Navy flying boats, making extensive use of the Kammen Report. In addition to the history of these planes there is a section at rear including incident reports, a Mariner/Marlin Association roster, and biographies of Mariner/Marlin veterans, several with "then and now" photographs. Bound in glossy pictorial covers. Very shallow bumps to lower fore corners. Clean and tight.  

Book #10338
$65.00    order or inquire Military Aircraft World War II Aviation Pacific Theatre pbm glenn l martin aircraft Pilots seaplanes

8565 . Sherrod, Robert. History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II .
Click for larger imageWashington: 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.  

Book #8565
$45.00    order or inquire WW2 World War II U.S. Marine Corps Aviation flying Pacific Theatre Usmc combat pilots Fighters

9613 . Till, Geoffrey. Air Power and the Royal Navy, 1914-1945: a historical survey .
Click for larger imageLondon: Jane's Publishing Company, (1979); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographic plates , 224 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Well illustrated examination of the history of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. Bound in dark blue textured paper over boards with spine titled in silver foil. Shallow bumps to spine ends, jacket shows a few associated wrinkles. Clean and sound.  

Book #9613
$35.00    order or inquire Military Aircraft Aircraft Carriers Air Force Royal Navy Naval Aviation Pilots Airplanes Fighters World War II

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