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1 Musciano, Walter A. Dust jacket art by Cal Smith. CORSAIR ACES: THE BENT-WING BIRD OVER THE PACIFIC.
Arco, New York, 1979. 
136 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668045973 "Entering action in early 1943 in the South Pacific, the Corsair was the first Allied plane to meet the Japanese on even terms. It far exceeded even its designers' fondest hopes, while compiling a combat win-loss ration of better than 11 to 1....Here are the stories of some of the men who flew the Corsair to fame: Pappy Boyington....Knobby Walsh, Ike Kepford, Bob Hanson and others. Some come back from comb a t , s o m e do not; all were heroes and all were aces, a group of the finest fighter pilots the United States has ever had....(the author) describes the strategy, the action, the Marine and Navy fighter aces, and their immortal Vought F4U Corsai r. Th e b oo k in c ludes an extensive collection of 86 photographs of the plane and its pilots, as well as detailed maps of the South Pacific action areas, indicating airfield locations and objectives of both sides. Eight scale drawings provide spe c ifi cs of th e Cor sa ir and the markings of some of the top aces. There is also an appendix containing the histories of Marine and Navy Corsair squadrons, medals, decorations and awards, a production chronology of the Corsair and its speci fica ti ons, an d a comp le te a cco unt of the plane's combat record." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor browning, three 1" tears - two with old tape residue - all now archivally taped, light edge wrinkling, light crease down rear pane l. V ery Good +/Go od 
Price: 12.50 USD


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