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1 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA:  A HANDBOOK OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE., Congdon, Philip.
4 Congdon, Philip. PER ARDUA AD ASTRA: A HANDBOOK OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0906393892 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. Contents: Birth of a Service; The Construction Miracle; The RAF College, Cranwell; The Queen's Co mmission; Airman and Airwoman Service; The History of the RAF Uniform; RAF Badges and Brevets; Heraldry and Insignia; The Other Royal Air Forces (The Royal Australian, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand and Rhodesian Air Forces); Colours and St a n d a r d s ; M edals, Decorations and Awards; The Custom of Saluting; Inside an Officers' Mess; Social Etiquette for the RAF; The RAF Regiment; The Women in Blue; The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and The Air T ra in in g Co rp s; T h e Royal Observer Corps; Appendix - Battle Honours of the RAF; Glossary - Naval, Military and Air Force Terms; Bibliography; Index. Very faint cigarette odor, tiny light mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at t op/ bot tom o f s pin e, tin y di nt on rear hinge, very small shallow dint on rear board. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine, very small closed puncture (archivally taped) on rear hinge, one very small edge tear, very light edge wea r/wr inkl ing - a lit tle mor e at top of spine, light rubbing, tiny scuff on rear panel, tiny soiling speck at top of rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE., Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill.
5 Green, Peter; Hodgson, Mike; Taylor, Bill. WINGS OVER LINCOLNSHIRE.
Midland, Leicester, 1994. 
60 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 13/16" H x 8 1/4" D), soft cover. ISBN 1857800249 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The rural county of Lincolnshire can lay claim to being England's premier aviation county. It is the home of the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, and was host to many thousands of Allied aircrew during the Second World War....This pictorial chronicles Lincolnshire's strong ties with the worlds of both civil and military aviation from before the First World War. The five sections begin with ballooning in the nineteenth century and continue through the First World War, the inter-war period, the Second World War and post-war to the Tornado, Tucano and Sentry of today. In addition to the aircraft, the p e r s o n a l i t ies such as B C Hucks, Sir Alan Cobham and Alex Henshaw are included. The photographs, 140 in all, have been selected from local archives and private collections." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er io r - ve ry m in or edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 16.00 USD
 


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