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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.
Stoddart, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773729763 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 Moo s e F u m erton 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 fr on t h in ge , 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. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOSQUITO AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Max Aitken.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Max Aitken. MOSQUITO AT WAR.
Ian Allan, London, 1989, reprint. 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711004749 "From the outset the Mosquito was a daring concept. That an unarmed bomber, constructed almost wholly of wood and relying on pure speed, could evade the immensely powerful air defences of Nazi Germany by night, let alone by day, was completely against contemporary Air Force thinking and war experience. The result was an aircraft which became the most successful fighter and bomber of World War II. Extreme versatility led to i t s use in a wide range of operational roles - day and night bomber, night fighter, intruder, Pathfinder, shipbuster, bomber support, reconnaissance and a dozen others. Mosquitos served too in practically every theatre of war from Britain to Bur ma . I n this book the author has recaptured the unique appeal of the Mosquito to the fighting airmen of World War II and the high spirits and elan that distinguished Mosquito Squadrons everywhere. First-hand accounts of operations by the men who fl ew th e aircraft are illuminated by a remarkable collection of over 200 photographs. They depict the Mosquito in all its various guises and roles. They show, too, the patient, painstaking and frequently hazardous work of the ground crews who, for th eir pa rt, also shared in the Mosquito spirit." Book is cocked, very small tear (archivally taped) with crease at top of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wear/light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fol ds, ligh t r ubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 112.  NOVEMBER 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Don Middleton, Jim Grant, Tom Bennett, Vic Norman, Ray Rimell, Ken Wixey.)
3 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Don Middleton, Jim Grant, Tom Bennett, Vic Norman, Ray Rimell, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 112. NOVEMBER 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1990. 
79 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Night the Battleship Died (Swordfish put paid to Italian Navy); Pioneer Jet Pilot (Michael Gaunt); Unarmed, Unescort ed and Unwanted (Malayan Volunteer Air Force); Guy Fawkes Special; Night to Remember (617 Squadron); Ranger Mosquitos; Balkan Mosquito (Mosquito in Yugoslavia); Seduced by Staggerwing! (Beech D.17S); Sea-Booted Camels; Marauder (B-26); Fre n c h C o n n e c tion (French B-26); News (Hughes H-4 under threat, MiG touchdown); Type Report (Mosquito, Canberra, Venom); Under the Hammer (Battle of Britain auctions); Go Racing! (Nevada); Flying-Boats of the RAF (Southampton); FlyPost (gas sp ra yi ng Ly sa nd er s, i nterned Spitfire), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny corner crease, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stam p o n r ear cov er, mi nor br own ing to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART., Fochuk, Stephen M.
4 Fochuk, Stephen M. METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, (1999), Ist edition. 
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" h), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized artwork, and individual pilots began sporting colourful, even outrageous schemes. Squadrons often used a special crest or colour scheme to identify aircraft in the squadron. This was an aid to groundcrews as well and helped them prepare to service their incoming aircraft during battle..." Contents: Hurricanes; P-40s; Spitfires; Beaufighters; Colour Panels; Mosquitos; Typhoons and Tempests; Trainers; Wellingtons; Transport; Bostons; Coastal Command and Naval Aircraft; Halifaxes; Lancasters; Mitchells; Liberators; Other Aircraft; Bibliography; Index of Air and Ground Crew. Fine/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR., Harding, John R.  Signed
5 Harding, John R. Signed THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR.
Privately published, Guelph, Ontario, 1988. 
144 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE AND WITH SMALL HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED NOTE IN ENVELOPE AT FRONT. ISBN 0969342004 B&w photos and map. "John Harding was born in London, Ontario in 1919. His family moved to Wind sor in 1920 where he was raised. He was one of the hundreds of young men coming of age in the latter days of the depression, bitter at the prospects of widespread unemployment....He served as a navigator with RAF Bomber Command from the end of 1 9 4 2 to mid-1944, rising from the rank of sergeant to flight-lieutenant, doing 2 tours on Lancasters at 103 Sqdn. and 550 Sqdn., after which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Seconded home in Aug./1944, he was attached to 168 Sqdn. R CA F in Ottawa, flying Canadian Forces mail across the Atlantic and up to the front lines. Leaving the airforce in Nov./1946, he joined Air Canada as a line navigator on trans-Atlantic and Caribbean duties, where he served for 30 years." Interior - Fa the r's Day notation, place, date, and signature in ink on verso of free rear endpaper; book lightly cracked at end of index; gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover and a small envelope (attached by glue at tip) containing a card (no n-a uth oria l) and a small note from the author describing a squadron reunion and sales of the book; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing, a few soft wrinkles on covers, wear at bo ttom of spine , creasing on top 1" of spine. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DH CANADA STORY., Hotson, Fred W.  With C. Don Long.
6 Hotson, Fred W. With C. Don Long. THE DH CANADA STORY.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, Toronto, 1978. 
60 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w profiles on insides of covers, b&w photographs, reproductions, graphs, colour centrefold. Contents: Preface; Frontispiece; Message from the Chairman & President; Leadership; The Symbol; The Moth in Canada; The First Year; The Thirties; British Twins in Canada; Tiger Moth Days; War Clouds; The Mosquito Program; The Move to Peace & The Chipmunk; The Beaver Story; The Otter; Tale of the Caribou; Exporters to the World; The Amazing Buffalo; The Ve rsatile Twin Otter; Development of the DASH 7; Appendices: DH England Designs Imported or Manufactured in Canada; DH Canada Designs Manufactured in Canada; DH Canada Directors Since 1928; Plant Space and Staff Growth Since 1928; Aircraft Overh a u l W o rk 1946 to 1956; Total Sales Volume and Exports 1969 to 1977; DH Canada Production Highlights; DH Canada Aircraft Deliveries Around the World; Bibliography & Acknowledgement. Interior - slight bump at top corner of half of the pages, min or b ro w ni ng to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning plus two small brown marks, small bump at top corner of front cover, very light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
GENTLEMEN IN BLUE.  THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995., Onderwater, Hans.
7 Onderwater, Hans. GENTLEMEN IN BLUE. THE HISTORY OF NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON, ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE AND NO. 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION, 1925-1995.
Leo Cooper, London, 1997, first edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850525756 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Formed on 14 October, 1925, (this Squadron) was made up of men who worked in the City, who had an interest in aviation and who were f urther moved by a drive to serve their country. Under their first and probably best known commanding officer, the Rt Hon. Freddie Guest, MP, these Auxiliaries, who trained only at weekends, achieved a standard of efficiency which was the e n v y o f o t her 'regular' RAF Squdrons. Formed as a bomber squadron, No.600 became a night-fighter squadron in 1940, equipped with obsolete Blenheims, of which an entire flight was lost over Holland on the night of 10 May, 1940. Later in the S ec on d W or ld Wa r the Squadron served in North Africa, Malta and Italy, becoming the highest-scoring Allied night-fighter squadron of the war, by then flying in Beaufighters and Mosquitos and referred to by the enemy as 'The Fright of the Nig ht' . Dis ba nd ed in 1 945 , it was reformed a year later under Squadron Leader Hayes to become a day-fighter Squadron once again, flying in Spitfires and Gloster Meteors until it was finally disbanded in 1957...." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrin kl ing at top of re ar fla p and minor rubbing. F/NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN T-6: SNJ, HARVARD AND WIRRAWAY.  CROWOOD AVIATION SERIES., Smith, Peter C.
8 Smith, Peter C. NORTH AMERICAN T-6: SNJ, HARVARD AND WIRRAWAY. CROWOOD AVIATION SERIES.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000, first edition. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 18761263821 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The North American T-6 is one of the most successful aeroplanes of all time. With a career that has lasted for well over half the h istory of flight, it looks set to still be flying when examples are over seventy years old. Although popularly known as the T-6, Harvard or SNJ, the story of the T-6 encompasses many models and variants, and includes the Australian-built Wir r a w a y a nd Boomerang. Variants have trained many thousands of airmen, have undertaken ground support work in Korea and in many small wars around the world, and today the aeroplane provides a reliable and cost-effective introduction into the wo rl d of b ig pi ston-engine aeroplanes for an increasing number of enthusiasts. (The author) describes the background of the design, the importance of the British Purchasing Commission and the T-6's introduction into service. He covers it unbeat abl e tra ini ng r eco rd and includes new information about its combat use in Korea and across the globe. With many fine photographs this is a long overdue tribute to an aeroplane that should never live in the shadow of its more glamorous contempo rari es ." One tin y mino r corner bump. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - very light elsewhere, one tear at bottom of rear hinge with creases/wrinkles and one small tear at bottom of rear flap-f old - bo th arch ival ly tape d minor rubbing, two faint line indentations on rear panel. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 


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