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THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS., Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors.  Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.
1 Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al. THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.
Croydon / London Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall Stapled in Wraps Good 
3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
2 Davis, Larry. Illustrated by Don Greer. P-51 MUSTANG IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. 45.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1981). 
58 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0897471148 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Contents: Introduction; Mustang Development; P-51/Mustang I and IA; A-36; P-51 A/Mustang II; P-51 B/Mustang II I; P-51 B-C/Mustang III; P-51 D & K/Mustang IV; P-51 D/Mustang IV; P-51 H; P-82 Twin Mustang; F-82 F Twin Mustang. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rubbinb and light soiling on rear cover, very minor ed g e w e a r. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH., Harman, Nicholas.
3 Harman, Nicholas. DUNKIRK: THE NECESSARY MYTH.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 034024299X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author), in this long, close and hard look at one of the events which shaped the course of the war, cogently argues that if the ful l truth had been known at the time, the nation's exultation at its deliverance would have been greatly dimmed; and that the Dunkirk spirit, which helped to sustain the British people through five more hard years of war was to a considerable e x t e n t b ased on myth; necessary myth, which was eagerly embraced by a nation under the spell of Churchill's oratory. For while the soldiers, or most of them, displayed fortitude, there was deception and trickery, conflict and contradictory ord er s at t he po litical and high command level. It can be argued that in war it is sometimes necessary to deceive allies as well as enemies. The reader will be able to judge for himself the morality of actions taken by desperate men as catastrop he lo ome d e ver nea rer. Nicholas Harman scrutinises the Dunkirk affair at all its levels. He sees it through the eyes of Cabinet ministers and military commanders; from the naval angle and from the viewpoint of those who manned the 'little shi ps' ; a nd h e ha s re s earc hed a wealth of revealing anecdote about the confused, exhausted soldiers who made the long retreat to the port, and who, on arrival in Britain, were welcomed as if they had been conquerors." Large gift inscription on free fro nt en d pap er, r em ainde r mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
4 Johnston, S. Paul. FLYING SQUADRONS: A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
234 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(C)ombines rare and startling pictures with a thoroughly authoritative text to tell the story (of the 'Flying Squadrons'). (Johnston) points out how, from the very earliest flights of man, people foresaw the military possibilities of aviation: Franklin, in his letters after he watched the Montgolfier ascensions; Napoleon, in his Egyptian campaign; the Danes, during the Swedish conflict of 1830. Briefly but penetratingly he tells the story of the early twentieth-century experiments, and of what happened to aviation in the first World War. He shows what position of our air power was in 1919, and how that position changed in the Twenties and Thirties: experimentation, discouragement, retrogression, new ideas, organization, the attitude of the army leaders, of government leaders, of industry. Finally, he presents the whole picture of our Army Air Force as it was constituted on December 7th, 1941. He describes all types of airplanes that have been developed - the interceptor and convoying pursuit plane, the light, medium, and heavy bomber, the transports, the reconnaissance, liaison, trainer planes. He then tells of the make-up of Army Air Force personnel and of the training courses. He gives data on the size of our Air Force, on the programs mapped out, on lessons learned from the Nazis and from the British, and how these lessons are being applied. Finally, he presents the all-over strategy of our military aviation, explaining where it is weak, what it must plan for, how it can be the keystone of victory." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small corner bumps. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has edge tears/chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, rubbing, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL:  HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS., Just, Gunther.  Translated from the German by David Johnston.  Foreword by Pierre Clostermann.
5 Just, Gunther. Translated from the German by David Johnston. Foreword by Pierre Clostermann. STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL: HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
West Chester, PA Schiffer 1990 0887402526 / 9780887402524 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Hans-Ulrich Rudel was called 'the Eagle of the Eastern Front'. This pastor's son from Silesia, born in 1916, Colonel and last Commodore of the successful Stuka squadron 'Immelmann', was the only soldier in World War II to receive the highest German decoration for bravery. The Golden Oak Leaves with Swords and Jewels to the Knight's Cross recognized his unique number of superlative achievements. With 2530 combat missions and his total of successes, unbeaten in all times and nations, he stands far in the front of the world's renowned aerial aces. In low-level attacks, often in the heaviest defensive fire, in his slow 'Cannon-bird' he destroyed 519 Soviet tanks - 17 of them on a single day! On the list of scores achieved by this Stuka combat pilot, who became a living legend to the soldiers of the Eastern Front, there stood at war's end, among others, 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 70 landing craft and nine attested aircraft, plus hundreds of motor vehicles, numerous artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft postions, as well as armored convoys and bridges. Twelve comrades - six Stuka crews - were saved by him from capture or death. When he tried to rescue another crash-landed crew from Russian territory in 1944, he was taken prisoner, fled with a bullet in his shoulder, covered some 50 kilometers through the Soviet hinterlands, and reached the German lines again. Shortly after this audacious, exhausting flight, the wounded man was flying in combat again. Shot more than thirty times by ground fire - but never once by a fighter plane - wounded five times, the fervent sportsman took a direct anti-aircraft hit on the Odor front and lost his right leg. Just six weeks later the 'Bravest of the Brave', as the soldiers also called him, was flying again despite being forbidden to ---" This is a heavy book and may require extra postage, depending on destination. Small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
6 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
7 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY., Maas, Peter.
8 Maas, Peter. THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1999, 7th printing. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060194804 "On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, (the author) b r i n g s us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the 'Squalus'. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charles 'Swede" Momsen, an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of a ct io n. Un ti l his advent, it was accepted that if a submarine went down, her crew was doomed. But Momsen, in the face of an indifferent, often sneering naval bureaucracy, battling red tape and disbelieving naysayers every step of the way, risk ed his ow n li fe ag ain and again against the unknown in his efforts to invent and pioneer every escape and rescue device, every deep-sea diving technique, to save an entombed crew. With the crippled, partially flooded 'Squalus' lost on the Nort h A tlan tic fl oor, Mo mse n faced his personal moment of truth: Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Had all his work been in vain?" Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, min or r ubbin g. Nea r Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN WARPLANES OF WORLD WAR II.  COMBAT AIRCRAFT LIBRARY., Mason, Francis K.
9 Mason, Francis K. GERMAN WARPLANES OF WORLD WAR II. COMBAT AIRCRAFT LIBRARY.
New York Crescent Books 1983 0517405075 / 9780517405079 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
80 pp, 12 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, cutaways, profiles and diagrams. At the outbreak of World War II, "Germany had the finest (air power) in the world, deployed in optimum formations and available in vast quantities. The German aviation industry surpassed the world in ingenuity and in production technique. The products were classic: Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt fighters, Junkers and Dornier bombers. There were excellent seaplanes, giant trans-ports, observation aircraft and trainers. They were to develop rocket power and jets, and at the time of their defeat they were on the brink of revolutionizing aircraft design. Indeed, many of the post-war jets of America and Russia owed their origins to German wartime designs. This volume surveys the vast armada of German warplanes of World War II and illustrates the major types in brilliant color drawings and photographs, with many technical descriptions and diagrams." Small bump at top of spine. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
10 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH., Nash, Ogden.  Illustrated by Katie Lee.
11 Nash, Ogden. Illustrated by Katie Lee. UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH.
Bullfinch Press / Little, Brown, Boston, 1997. 
63 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 7 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color. ISBN 0821224042 "Dive into the wacky waters with America's favorite humorist and poet extraordinaire, Ogden Nash. His playful and often p reposterous poetry celebrates aquatic creatures both above and beneath the water's surface. From sharks and shad to swans and prawns, Nash cleverly captures the whimsy of the denizens of the deep while delivering his pearls of wit with his u s u a l p a nache and splash! This irresistible collection of twenty-seven of Nash's finest is illustrated by botanical and zoological illustrator Katie Lee. Lee's exquisite illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Nash's work, subtly pla yi ng o ff e a ch p oem's twists and turns." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light line indentation on front panel and two small line rub marks on rear panel. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DAY OF THE FLYING FOX: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II PILOT CHARLEY FOX., Pitt, Steve.
12 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
 
 
13 Polmar, Norman. Illustrated by Rikyu Watanabe. AGGRESSORS VOLUME 2. CARRIER POWER VS. FIGHTING SHIP.
(Howell, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1990), Ist printing. 
64 pp, large 4to, (13 1/8" H) hardcover in dust jacket. ISBN 0943231329 Profusely illus with b&w photos, monochrome cutaway drawings, color fold-outs. "...includes histories of the development of British, French, Japanese, German, and U.S. carrie r fleets. Special emphasisis given to comparing the aircraft carriers that joined in the first battle of the Philippine Sea, as well as to analyzing battles between British aircraft carriers and German forces in the Atlantic...(illustrations ) b y r e nowned aircraft illustrator Rikyu Watanabe." Minor rubbing to glossy boards. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE KELLY.  THE FAMOUS DESTROYER'S EPIC STORY., Poolman, Kenneth.  Foreword by Admiral the Earl Mountbatten.
14 Poolman, Kenneth. Foreword by Admiral the Earl Mountbatten. THE KELLY. THE FAMOUS DESTROYER'S EPIC STORY.
William Kimber, London, (1954), 1st. edition. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs and map. Map endpapers. "Often in the words of the men who sailed in her, Kenneth Poolman has made the story of one ship tell the larger tale of Britain in duress, fighting for he r life. We see the great battles and the long patrols of the Arctic and the Norwegian shore, of the North Sea, the Channel and the Western Approaches, and of Crete and Malta in the Mediterranean as the men of the 'Kelly' saw them; as Mountba t t e n a n d Lord Hugh Beresford saw them from the 'Kelly's' bridge, as Stoker Rogers saw them from his engine-room, as the sweethearts and wives of 'Kelly' men came to know them." The 'Kelly' was commissioned August 23rd 1939 and sunk by dive-bo mb er s Ma y 2 3r d , 1941. Small bookstore label and tiny glue mark on free front endpaper, light to moderate edge rubbing - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, light rubbing on boards and on spine. Dus t j ack et li gh t t o m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, pieces missing from top and bottom of spine, is price clipped, has light browning on inside of spine, light rubbing, a few small chips and tears, old tape and wear on rear hinge - old tape at bo ttom of fro nt h ing e. Good / Poor 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUFTWAFFE HANDBOOK 1939-1945., Price, Alfred.
15 Price, Alfred. LUFTWAFFE HANDBOOK 1939-1945.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1977. 
111 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "Drawing on sixteen years of research, the author provides an in-depth reference manual on the Luftwaffe at war, a book that mov es with ease from broad analysis to fascinating detail. Several important aspects of the Luftwaffe, often ignored in the past, receive particular emphasis: the working of the flak arm, which at the beginning of World War II engaged almost tw o - t h i r d s of the Luftwaffe's manpower; German pilot training on which the flying units' effectiveness ultimately depended; and tactics used by the various types of fighter and bomber units. Many biographies of senior commanders and illustrati on s of u ni fo rm s and insignia add to the interest of the volume that is an essential addition to the library of any serious student of war history, the aviation enthusiast, and the model airplane maker." Bump at top/bottom of spine, two tiny c orn er bu mps , v ery li ght edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease and faint rub line on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) WINGED ESCORT
London Hutchinson 1975 0091247403 / 9780091247409 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Chris Mayger, cover art. 
286 pp, 8 3/4" H. Military fiction. "During the Second World War, the losses of ships and men in Allied convoys rose to such proportions that sinkings often far outpaced replacements. As the toll of ships mounted, the escort carrier was born. She had the hull of an uncompleted merchant ship, but had a flight deck and upperworks of a conventional carrier. These makeshift vessels, single-screwed and with only wooden flight-decks to protect them from dive-bombers, performed miracles in every theatre of war. This is the story of one of them, HMS Growler, seen through the eyes of Tim Rowan, a naval pilot - a story which takes Growler through the long drawn out misery of Russian convoys to the terrifying onslaught of Japanese Kamikaze in the Indian Ocean." Tiny scuff on front board, small bump at bottom front corner, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, 1" edge tear with old tape on inside, one very small edge tear with crease - archivally taped, slight browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PFALZ DIII.  WIND-SOCK DATAFILES 7., Rimell, R.L. and Groz, P.M.  Drawings by S.J. Simkin.
17 Rimell, R.L. and Groz, P.M. Drawings by S.J. Simkin. PFALZ DIII. WIND-SOCK DATAFILES 7.
Albatros, Berkhamsted, 1996, second edition. 
24 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948414111 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans, colour profiles. "The Pfalz fighters were very rugged and able to absorb a fair amount of combat damage due to their method of construction, although the advantages of the wooden semi-monocoque fuselage were offset by the weight penalties incurred which attenuated the machine's performance. Whilst exellent in a dive and providing the pilot with a stable gun platform, the Pfalz was rather slow to climb and lacked the manoevrability of most other contemporary fighters. (T)he publishers have endeavoured to provide as many 'fresh' illustrations of the subject aeroplane as possible and the contents of t h i s book are particularly rich in these although a small number of well-known portraits, showing more colourfully-marked examples, have been included for balance. Initiation with this 'Datafile' of extra pages to include contemporary sketches f ro m or iginal technical publications is intended to provide enthusiasts and modellers with the kind of detail not always evident from study of photographs alone nor practical to include on scale drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no prev io us ow ner ship marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
INTO THE ASSAULT:  FAMOUS DIVE-BOMBER ACES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Smith, Peter C.
18 Smith, Peter C. INTO THE ASSAULT: FAMOUS DIVE-BOMBER ACES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London John Murray 1985 0719542472 / 9780719542473 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Perhaps the most daring and spectacular form of bombing is dive-bombing. Certainly, during World War II, it was by far and away the most accurate method of delivering a payload to any target. The skill and bravery of the men who utilized this form of warfare was paramount. This book relates the stirring stories of seven of the leading exponents of dive-bombing from seven different countries." Light cigarette odour, light browning to top of textblock, remainder dot on bottom of textblock, wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor edge browning, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MARIANAS TURKEY SHOOT JUNE 19-20, 1944.  CARRIER BATTLE IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA., Tillman, Barrett.  Illustrations by John C. Valo.
19 Tillman, Barrett. Illustrations by John C. Valo. THE MARIANAS TURKEY SHOOT JUNE 19-20, 1944. CARRIER BATTLE IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA.
Phalanx, St. Paul, MN, 1994. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, map, color profiles. Contents: Glossaries, Preface; Opponents; 19 June 1944 - The Clash; 20 June 1944 - The Pursuit; Epilogue; USN Order of Battle; Japanese Order of Battle; Key Japanes e Fighter Pilot Losses; US Pilot Scores; Task Force 58 Losses; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny scuffs on rear cover, very light wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 30.  JANUARY 1984.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.)
20 Twite, Mike, ed. (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.) FLYPAST. NO. 30. JANUARY 1984. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1984. 
68 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: FotoPost; Halberstadts in Virginia (WWI Halberstadts for sale); B-17 Sortie (flight of Sally B and RAF Museum' s B-17); Aladdin's Cave of Arizona (Pima Museum); Harriet Quimby - the 'Dresden Doll' (first woman to fly the Channel); Preservation Project: Viscount Whisky-Fox (Vickers Viscount); Catalina Rescue (search for survivors of sunken ship); Di v e B o m b e r (Curtis SBC series); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks); Preservation News; Meteor Retirement (Meteor T8 VZ467, Britain's first jet fighter); Warbird Heaven (Oshkosh Show); Weapons of the Royal Air Force (Rolls-Royce 40mm cannon); Light ni ng s o n Ic e (s ix P-38 Lightnings buried beneath Greenland's ice cap); Corsair from the Lake; Wonderful Amy (Amy Johnson - DH Moth Club provided aeroplanes for film); Zorn....crash cameraman (American WWII photographer who recorded life on Ea st Ang li a a ir fie ld s). I n terior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, light browning to edges of tex tblo ck. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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