120 Ace of the Iron Cross 15.00 Ulanoff, Stanley M. (ed.) (reprint) 1981, Arco Publishing, 215 pp. ISBN 0-668-05163-9 Autobiography of Ernst Udet who was the leading surviving German ace of WWI and became a leading figure in the revival of the Luftwaffe. Card cover with a few scuffs on the edges. Good condition.
699 BRACKLES 45.00 BRACKLEY, FRIEDA. 1ST. ED. 1952. MACKAY AND CO. 693 PP. A FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF Herbert Brackley, AN EARLY PIONEER IN CIVIL AVIATION. It was COMPILED BY HIS WIFE AFTER HIS EARLY DEATH IN A SWIMMING ACCIDENT. AFTER A DISTINGUISHED CAREER IN THE R.N.A.S. FLYING HEAVY BOMBERS IN WW1, HE SET OUT TO PROVE A NUMBER OF PIONEERING TRANSPORTATION FLIGHTS TO AFRICA, AUSTRALIA AND NORTH AMERICA SETTING THE STAGE FOR IMPERIAL AIRWAYS TO CONNECT THE BRITISH EMPIRE (LATER BOAC AND BEA). MANY PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. SPINE OF D/J IS LOST, BUT NEATLY DISGUISED AND REMAINDER PROTECTED IN COVERING. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
146 Enemy in the Sky – My 1940 Diary 20.00 Johnstone, Alexander “Sandy”. Reprint 1979, Presidio Press, 192 pp. the Story of a Battle of Britain pilot serving with 602 Squadron. His diary was written during the dark days of 1940, when such diaries were officially frowned upon. He has Interesting insights and concerns that troubled him at the time. Photos. Hardbound with d/j, some sun fading on spine, otherwise in very good condition.
350 Fighter Pilot – A Self Portrait by George Barclay 30.00 Barcley, George. (Wynn, H. ed.). Wm. Kimber & Co.. 1st. ed. 1976, 224 pp. ISBN 0-7183-0294-X A printing of a young RAF pilot’s diary that he kept during the Battle of Britain detailing his experiences. He was later shot down over France and evaded capture eventually making his way home through Spain to Gibraltar. He wrote about this experience but was unable to finish as he was shot down and killed over El Alamein in 1942. Many photos of him in his squadron including some of him when he was ‘on the run’. These diaries are rare and thus provide valuable insights. Hardbound with d/j. Excellent condition.
506 Flying Start 30.00 Dundas, Hugh. 1st. ed. 1989. Stanley Paul & Co. 180 pp. ISBN 0-312-03967-0 A biography of one of the RAF’s distinguished fighter pilot. A pre-war Auxiliary Air Force pilot he fought over Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain where he was shot down. Later he served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy rising to the rank of Wing Commander at age 22 and then Group Captain at 24, the youngest in the history of the RAF. A great first hand account. Photos. Hardbound with d/j. Excellent condition.
418 Hero- The Buzz Beurling Story 25.00 Nolan, Brian. 1st.ed. 1981, Lester & Orpen Dennys Press. 201 pp. ISBN 0-919630-40-5 A full examination of an enigmatic Canadian pilot. The highest scoring and highly decorated Canadian ace made a name for himself in the defence of Malta. He was a highly skilled pilot but disrespectful to superiors and other pilots. He was feted as a national hero by the Canadian government, but remained a distant and mysterious individual. He was killed attempting to ferry an aircraft to Israel in 1948, adding to the mystery of his life. Many photos and illustrations. Hardbound with d/j.
677 Kesselring – Making of the Luftwaffe 20.00 Macksey, Kenneth. 1st.ed. 1978. David McKay Co. 272 pp. Kesselring was unique in that he joined the army in WW1, transferred to the Luftwaffe before WW2 and was a key figure in its reorganization and tactics, commanded an Air Fleet in the early stages of the war and then became an army field commander in Tunisia and Italy. Well respected by friend and foe alike, his career is examined here. Photos and maps. Hardbound with d/j. excellent condition.
187 Last Chance 20.00 Steinhoff, Johannes. 1st. English ed. 1977, Hutcheson &Co., 203 pp. ISBN 09-129620-X A biography of a leading Luftwaffe ace and jet pilot who plotted to overthrow Goering. He and other pilots objected to the use of the Me. 262 as a bomber, feeling it should be employed as a fighter to destroy the increasing Allied bomber attacks. in the last stages of the war, He was very badly burned in a crash, but survived and went on to a distinguished career in the post war luftwaffe and nato. Photos. Hardbound with d/j. Excellent condition.
678 Memoirs of Field Marshall Kesselring 25.00 Kesselring, A. Revised ed. 1988. Presidio Press, 319 pp. ISBN 0-89141-353-7 An English translation of the memoirs of one of Germany’s more famous airmen and generals. Commanding both air forces and land field armies he had a distinguished record and was responsible for the dogged defence in Italy that turned that into a long a difficult campaign. Photo and maps. Hardbound with d/j. Excellent condition.
424 tumult in the sky 20.00 HOARE, JOHN. 1ST.ED. 1974. MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD. 208 PP. ISBN 0-7181-1410-8 A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF A CANADIAN PILOT WHO DESPITE HIS DISLIKE OF FLYING FOUND HIMSELF AS A PILOT IN THE FLEET AIR ARM. AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF HIS TRAINING AND SERVICE IN THE MALTA CONVOYS. MOST OF HIS SERVICE WAS ON h.m.s. VICTORIOUS AND HE RECOUNTS OTHER INTERESTING SCARES AND FLIGHTS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. EXCELLENT CONDITION. 349 Wellington Wings 25.00 Chappell, F.R. Wm. Kimber & Co. 1st. ed. 1980, 282 pp. ISBN 0-7185-0177-3 The author was an intelligence officer with 205 Group in the Middle East. He kept long and detailed diaries of day to day operations. The book covers the operations of Wellingtons and their crews are covered in detail. He also covers the later cooperation with the US 15th Air Force. Many photographs of aircraft and crew. Hardbound with d/j. Excellent condition.
144 Wing Commander 15.00 Johnson, “Johnny” (reprint) 1958, Chatto and Windus, 320 pp. Autobiography and operational career of the highest scoring British ace of WW2. Photos. Hardbound, no d/j. Some sun fading on spine, otherwise very good condition.
351 Woody – A Fighter Pilot’s Album 25.00 Halliday, Hugh. CANAV Books, 1st. ed. 1987,144 pp. ISBN 0-9690703-8-1 An interesting biography of Canadian pilot Vernon “Woody” Woodward and his service in the RAF. He served in Gladiators in Greece and then in Hurricanes in North Africa. He eventually scored 20 kills making him one of Canada’s leading aces. Hardbound with d/j. Inside title page is signed by Larry Milbury, the publisher and aviation historian. Excellent condition.
045 Aircraft of the Swiss Air Force since 1914 40.00 Urech, Jakob. Verlag TH. Gut. 1st. ed. 1975, 367 pp. A thorough collection of every aircraft used by the Swiss Air Force. Each aircraft has a photo, a 3 view drawing and data on performance and operational history. A very good reference source. Photos, 3 view drawings. Laminated hard covers. In excellent condition.
1400 the Complete book of Fighters - An illustrated encyclopedia of every fighter aircraft built and flown 40.00 green, william & gordon swanborough. 1st. ed. 1994, 608 pp. isbn 0-86101-643-2 An outstanding reference book compiled by two of the most authoritative and respected British aviation authors. As the title says, every fighter built from 1914 to 1994 (around 1200 entires!) are included. many are well known, but several are very obscure. Each aircraft has a photo, in some cases the only photo known of the aircraft. Also covered are performance details, and a 3 view drawing. there are also many colour profiles and superb cutaways produced by the brilliant john weal. There is not a book like it and constitues a remarkable aviation reference work that surely will not to be duplicated. photos, drawings, photos and other illustrations. Hardbound with d/j. excellent condition.
015 Pictorial History of Air Warfare 15.00 Chant, Chris. Octopus Books. 1st. ed. 1979, 187 pp. ISBN 0-7064-0977-9 A thorough examination of air warfare from WW1 to the present. Covers the development of tactics, anti-aircraft weapons, the concept of strategic warfare to jets and rockets. Very well illustrated with photos and drawings. Hardbound with d/j. Slight bump to bottom of spine, but otherwise in very good condtion.
214 Shield of David – An Illustrated History of the Israeli Air Force. 15.00 Rubenstein, Murray & R. Goldman. 1978. Prentice Hall, 223 pp. ISBN 0-13-808907-8 The full history of the birth and growth of the Israeli Air Force. A full picture reference of every type employed along with a description and specifications of each aircraft. Other appendices of information such as armaments, historical context, etc. Hardbound with d/j (2 tears on d/j front page, but complete). Otherwise excellent condition.
515 TIME FOR COURAGE – THE RAF IN THE EUROPEAN WAR 1939-1945 30.00 TERRAINE, JOHN. 1ST. ED. 1985. MACMILLAN PUBLISHING, 828 PP. A DEFINITIVE STUDY OF OPERATIONS OF THE RAF FROM ITS BEGINNINGS THROUGH THE INTERWAR PERIOD TO RAPID EXPANSION AND PREPARATIONS FOR WW2. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WAS THE TURNING POINT, DESPITE INTERNAL DISPUTES ON HOW TO FIGHT IT. THEN it turns to THE BOMBER OFFENSIVE AND BATTLES OVER THE ATLANTIC AND EUROPE. AN EXCELLENT REFERENCE. MANY PHOTOS AND MAPS. HARDBOUND WITH D/J. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
462 Wings of Glory -Stories of Air Adventures 10.00 Cook, Graeme. 1st. ed. 1971. Novello & Co. 151 pp. ISBN 0 246 64030 8 A collection of stories of pilots in action in WW 1 and 2. Written in more of a personal style rather than historical narrative so it is easy to read. Many photos. Hardbound with d/j. Four pages near the rear of the book have either a streak or smudge on them caused from a printing press error rather from misuse. text is still very legible. Very good condition.