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ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
1 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1997 0773759131 / 9780773759138 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good - 
384 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Interior - light toning in margins of pages, small area of water marking/waviness at bottom corner of approx. pages 37 to 48, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light soiling to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
2 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Toronto Stoddart 1996 0773729763 / 9780773729766 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of front hinge, small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE IN THE AIR.  VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
3 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. COURAGE IN THE AIR. VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075513765 B&w photographs. "These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World War I and II, and Korea. The dra ma, chivalry and honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Bishop has provided a worthy tribute to Canada's bravest and best air f o r c e veterans." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small shallow dints, a few areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
4 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR.
Prospero / Key Porter, Toronto, 2004. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1552678679 B&w photographs. "....offers a significant contribution to understanding our nation's role in the great wars through the very Canadians who, from all walks of life, served with distinction and won i nternational respect for their bravery and sacrifice. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Arthur Bishop brings to life the stories of those who fought in the air in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The drama, t h e c h i v alry, the honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. A worthy tribute to Canada's best and bravest air force veterans." Interior - large corner crease on last page, otherw i se c le a n an d ti ght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff and minor soiling on top of textblock, small light bump at top and bottom of last few pages, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
5 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.  Artwork by Ron Lowry.
6 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. Artwork by Ron Lowry. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Top corners of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has creasing at top of flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS., Cosgrove, Edmund.  Introduction by Brick Billing.  Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell.
7 Cosgrove, Edmund. Introduction by Brick Billing. Preface by Air Marshal Hugh Campbell. CANADA'S FIGHTING PILOTS.
Golden Dog Press, Ottawa, 2003, new edition. 
168 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0919614973 B&w photographs. "Recounts the lives of Canada's outstanding pilots and their exploits in the two world wars. From the brilliant individualists who flew in the First World War to the tough and dedicated bomber crews of the Second, this is the story of Canada's airmen and their remarkable contribution to the war effort. An essential book for any aviation and history enthusiast, the superbly readable original text that made this book a classic in it s day is now supplemented with new and unpublished photos. Gathered together here are the stories of some of Canada's most celebrated pilots. William 'Billy' Bishop, whose daring, solo dawn raid on a German airfield won him the Victoria Cros s ; W i l liam Barker, who fought single-handedly an entire squadron of enemy aircraft; George 'Buzz' Beurling, the ace of Malta who achieved a remarkable score of victories fighting from an island under siege; and Andrew Mynarski, whose attempts t o sa v e th e life of a trapped comrade, high over Germany, ultimately cost him his own. This is their unforgettable story." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one tiny corner c re ase . V ery G ood+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
8 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
Toronto James Lorimer 1998 1550286250 / 9781550286250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Tuttle, jacket art. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Canadian flyers. (This book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean. In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of the war. McCaffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally McLeod, Moose Fumerton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting campaigns of World War II." Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear, slight lean to the spine, small crease at the bottom corner of page leaf 203/204. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX., Pitt, Steve.
9 Pitt, Steve. DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX.
Sandcastle / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
140 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). ISBN 9781550028089 B&w photograph. Canadian Second World War Spitfire pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on July 17, 1944, in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Nazi Germany dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive bombing and strafing the enemy, Fox went in to attack the automobile. As it turned out, the car very likely contained famed G e r m a n General Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and Charley is now considered by many to be the pilot who seriously wounded him. Rommel, who at the time was the Germans' key military commander in France orchestrating the Third Reich's resistance t o th e Al li e s' D-Day invasion, was never the same after that. (The author) focuses on this seminal event in Charley Fox's life and in the conduct of the war, but he also provides fascinating aspects of the period, including profiles of noted Can ad ian a ce Geo rg e 'Buzz' Beurling, famed legless British pilot Douglas Bader, and Great Escape architect Walter Floody, as well as sidebars about Hurricanes, Spitfires, Messerschmitts, Focke-Wulfs, early jets, V-1 rockets, and a whole lot more." I nter ior - clea n a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small minor corner crease on front cover, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
10 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Light to moderate creases at fore-edge of approx. pages 16 to 38 - mostly on pages 17 to 20 - with small tear archivally taped, very light soiling in margin of page 16, very light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to top of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge creasing and wear, several tears archivally taped, light rubbing, 1" chip and several small chips, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
11 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, bump at top corner of front board - migrates lightly into first 150 pages, bump at top corner of rear board - migrates slightly into last few pages, light fading to top of spine and top of boards - also to bottom edge of spine, two very small foxing marks on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. Dust jacket has edge wear, creasing, tears and chips; fading to spine colour - lettering still legible; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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