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APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE.  COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN.  INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES., Godwin, Robert, compiler.
81 Godwin, Robert, compiler. APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE. COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN. INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES.
Burlington, Ontario Apogee 2002 1896522580 / 9781896522586 Very Good 
312 pp, + CD ROM in pouch at rear, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams. "The landing site selected for the crew of Apollo 16 was in the lunar highland area of Descartes. NASA chose to send John Young to command the fifth lunar landing mission. Young had as much or more flight experience than any other member of the astronaut corps. He had circumnavigated the moon on Apollo 10 and he had flown two Gemini missions. Young would later go on to be the first commander of the Space Shuttle. The Descartes landing site was chosen because it appeared to be of volcanic origin. If it was, it might reveal secrets about the origins of the Earth. For three days, Young and Duke embarked on their rover, away from the Lunar Module 'Orion', through rugged landscapes, in search of the origins of our world. Meanwhile Ken Mattingly shot hundreds of photographs and probed the moon's magnetic field from the Command Module 'Casper'. Back on earth the political climate was beginning to turn against NASA and the remarkable risks and exploits undertaken by the crew of Apollo 16 went almost unnoticed by the American people. The three intrepid explorers and their spacecraft harvested a wealth of new data about the Earth-Moon system in an almost flawless performance of skill and bravado. Compiled here are many important documents about the mission including the complete debriefing in the crew's own words." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR., Harding, John R.  Signed
82 Harding, John R. Signed THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR.
Guelph, Ontario Privately Published 1988 0969342004 / 9780969342007 Very Good Signed by Author
144 pp, 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on half title page and with small handwritten and signed note in envelope at front. B&w photographs and map. "John Harding was born in London, Ontario in 1919. His family moved to Windsor 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 1942 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. RCAF 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 - Father's Day notation, place, date, and signature in ink on verso of rear free 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 (non-authorial) 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 bottom of spine, creasing on top 1" of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOST LHASA:  HEINRICH HARRER'S TIBET., Harrer, Heinrich.  Message from the Dalai Lama.  Introduction by Galen Rowell.
83 Harrer, Heinrich. Message from the Dalai Lama. Introduction by Galen Rowell. LOST LHASA: HEINRICH HARRER'S TIBET.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1992 0810935600 / 9780810935600 Very Good+ Good Heinrich Harrer, photographs. 
223 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers. "Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer had been in Tibet for seven years when his time in Lhasa came to a swift end. As he fled (from the 1950 Chinese invasion), he brought with him negatives of the pictures he had been taking with left-behind film and borrowed cameras, pictures documenting life in Lhasa, candid images of the people who had made him almost one of their own. His 'Seven Years in Tibet', which has sold three million copies since its publication in 1953, is illustrated with only a few of these photographs. (This book) presents 200 of Harrer's extraordinary images, capturing the luminous, exotic world of Tibet before the invasion. With an intimacy and understanding that only he could impart, the photographs give us a last glimpse of life in and around Lhasa, Tibet's capital city and the locus to which all Tibet gravitated. Arranged thematically and energized by Harrer's detail-rich commentary, these pages are a powerful and moving resurrection of life in Lhasa - from Buddhist ceremonies to family celebrations, from outings in the countryside to men's and women's games of chance, from spirited athletic contests to the sad flight of Harrer's avid pupil, the eighteen-year-old Dalai Lama." Small shalloe dent on fron board. Dust jacket has rubbing on panels (no colour loss), slight colour fading at top of front panel near hinge, heavy colour fading on spine from red to light blue, light fading to colour on hinges, small dent on front panel, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH.  (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS), Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.
84 Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. THE ARGOSY A. W. 650 SERIES TURBOPROP FREIGHTERCOACH. (HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. PRESENTS)
Coventry Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd. 1960 Revised Edition Fair 
22 pp, oblong (10" H x 13 3/4" D). B&w and coloured photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs. Index: (Introduction); Facts for General Management; Turnround capabilities, cargo loading; Payload and costs; Facts for Traffic and Sales; Air Ferry; Facts for Flight Operations; Engineering and Maintenance; Systems; Flight Performance; Performance Summary and Weights Breakdown; Basic Data. "The Argosy Turbo-prop Freightercoach is designed to meet the needs for a modern, adaptable transport specially tailored for the growing volume of freight and aircoach traffic in all parts of the world. No other aeroplane, existing or projected, can claim to be so versatile as this multi-purpose transport - the world's first modern pressurised freight and tourist coach aircraft." Interior - soft and hard wrinkles/creases on pages - book has been folded down the middle. Exterior - heavy fold crease and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, small parts of cirlox binding are damaged. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
85 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, slight waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and rear flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
86 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Previous owner's name in red ink on front free endpaper, small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
87 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
88 Hoff, Ebbe Curtis and Fulton, John Farquhar. (plus Hoff, Phebe Margaret for Supplement.) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AVIATION MEDICINE; AND, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AVIATION MEDICINE SUPPLEMENT. PUBLICATIONS NO. 5 AND NO. 9 HISTORICAL LIBRARY, YALE MEDICAL LIBRARY. 2 VOLUME SET.
Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1942, Ist edition/Committee on Aviation Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1944, Ist edition. 
237 pp, 109 pp, 4to, hard cover (no dust jackets) - 2 volumes. Contents: History and General Aspects of Aviation Medicine; The Special Physiology of Aviation and Conditions Simulating Flight; The Special Pharmacology ditto; The Special Psychology ditto; A eromicrobiology (Bacteriology and Immunology in Aviation and High Altitudes); Diseases and Accidents in Aviation and Conditions Simulating Flight; Selection and Assessment of Efficiency of Flight Personnel; Training, Performance and Fatigue ditto; P rotection of Flight Personnel - Preventive Medicine and Therapeutics of Aviation; Aviation and Public Health (Sanitary Aviation); Organization of Aviation Medicine; Special Problems; General Studies in Aviation Medicine; Bibliographies; Appendices; Indices. Interiors - pages browning lightly, thin faint watermark at top edge of textblock of Main Volume, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of Supplementary Volume. Exteriors - both volumes have light edge wear and soiling to boards . Main Volume has faint water stain at top edge of front board, light overall rubbing, small dent to rear cover, bumps to bottom corners, bottom of spine, dust staining to edges of textblock, staining to spine. Supplementary Volume has areas of ink staining on front board, browning to edges of textblock, thin light scratch to front board. A sound reference set only. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
MEN OF STEEL: CANADIAN PARATROOPERS IN NORMANDY, 1944.  CANADIAN AT WAR., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.
89 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. MEN OF STEEL: CANADIAN PARATROOPERS IN NORMANDY, 1944. CANADIAN AT WAR.
Toronto Dundurn 2010 1554887089 / 9781554887088 First Edition Near Fine 
116 pp, square 8vo (8" x 8"). B&w photographs, drawings, map. "Take a trip back in time to the chaos and destruction of the greatest invasion in military history, viewed through the lens of Canadian paratroopers. (This) is the exciting story of some of Canada's toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War. In the dead of night, on 5/6 June 1944, hundreds of elite Canadian paratroopers hurled themselves from aircraft behind enemy lines. That daring act set the stage for the eventual success of the Allied invasion fleet. From aircraft formations striking out from England on a turbulent flight across the English Channel to the tumultuous drop over Occupied Europe and deadly close combat in the Normandy countryside, 'Men of Steel' is a detailed account of Canadian paratroopers and their instrumental role in D-Day." Catalogued as 'Juvenile Literature', this book provides a good introduction to Canada's involvement in D-Day operations for teenage to adult readers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
90 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS:  FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS., Industrial Relations Department, Canadair Limited.
91 Industrial Relations Department, Canadair Limited. CF-104 FLIGHT CONTROLS: FLIGHT STABILITY SYSTEMS.
Montreal Canadair 1962 Very Good 
133 pp (printed on one side of page only), 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with technical drawings/diagrams (some fold out). This was an in-house document "for training purposes only" and while most of the illustrations are quite legible, a few are very poor quality and virtually unreadable - all text pages are clear. The paging of the text sections is typed and include pages 30A and 49A. Sequentially, there is no page 111, but the text flow from page 110 to 112 reads as if complete. The illustration pages inserted between the text pages have handwritten numbers or no numbers at all, indicating that they were probably assembled separately. Sequentially, there is no No. 37, the run of pages 67-69 contains only two illustrations, there is no No. 80 and no No. 132 - however, there is no indication that anything has been removed. Contents: Section No. 1 - Introduction; System General; Hydraulic System; Hydraulic Fluid; Systems Bleeding; Mechanical System; Trim System; Augmentation System. Section No. 2 - Aileron System; Components; Rigging; Settings; Functional Tests. Section No. 3 - Stabilizer System; Components; Rigging; Setting; Functional Tests. Section No. 4 - Rudder System; Components; Rigging; Setting; Functional Tests. Interior - minor wrinkling at bottom edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - edges and corners of covers have wrinkling, creases and few very small tears; very light rubbing and soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
92 Ireland, Bernard. WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD: ESCORT VESSELS.
Charles Scribener's Sons, New York, (1979), Ist edition. 
153 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "This volume deals with those warships whose displacement tonnage lies between 1,000 and 5,000 tons, ranging from ships that carry a helicopter flight at the top end to the corvette at the lower...guide for the layman in a form that omits unclear jargon while providing detail fine enough for the most questioning student of naval development. It does so with photographs for almost all the important classes and with considered judgments on their fighting ability. (This book) is a must for enthusiast, historian, and modeler alike." Faint small stain at bottom corner of front board, very slight fading along bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET.  AT THE CONTROLS SERIES., Isby, David C.
93 Isby, David C. JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET. AT THE CONTROLS SERIES.
New York / London HarperCollins 1997 0004720091 / 9780004720098 First Printing Very Good- 
96 pp, small 4to, 10 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, drawings, fold-outs. "(Provides) a 'hands-on' briefing of what it is like to fly and fight in modern combat aircraft. By following a hypothetical mission set sometime in the near future, the full capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 will be revealed. With its APG-65 multimode radar and infra-red search and tracking sensor, the Hornet can operate by day or by night over the harshest environment of all: the ocean." Interior - small bump to bottom corner of all pages. Exterior - very small bump to bottom corner of covers, very light rubbing, black remainder mark on bottom of text block - ink migrates into bottom margin of pages 1 to 23 (up to 1/8", minor edge wear. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET.  AT THE CONTROLS SERIES., Isby, David C.
94 Isby, David C. JANE'S HOW TO FLY AND FIGHT IN THE F/A-18 HORNET. AT THE CONTROLS SERIES.
New York / London HarperCollins 1997 0004720091 / 9780004720098 First Printing Very Good 
96 pp, small 4to, 10 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, drawings, fold-outs. "(Provides) a 'hands-on' briefing of what it is like to fly and fight in modern combat aircraft. By following a hypothetical mission set sometime in the near future, the full capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 will be revealed. With its APG-65 multimode radar and infra-red search and tracking sensor, the Hornet can operate by day or by night over the harshest environment of all: the ocean." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HITLER VERSUS ME: THE RETURN OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY.  (HITLER VS. ME)., Jack, Donald.
95 Jack, Donald. HITLER VERSUS ME: THE RETURN OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. (HITLER VS. ME).
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1996 0771043775 / 9780771043772 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Greg Banning Cover Art. 
351 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/4" H ). "A new war - and (forty-five-year-old Flight-Lieutenant) Bandy wants to get in the thick of it" Volume 8 of The Bandy Papers. Very tiny stain on top of text block, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, many faint indentation lines on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69., Jackson, Robert.
96 Jackson, Robert. STRIKE FROM THE SEA: A SURVEY OF BRITISH NAVAL AIR OPERATIONS, 1909-69.
London Arthur Barker 1970 Good+ Good+ 
234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at Tondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Royal Navy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered every major operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bombed the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text block with some small areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHINDIT., James, Richard Rhodes.  Foreword by Bernard Fergusson.
97 James, Richard Rhodes. Foreword by Bernard Fergusson. CHINDIT.
London John Murray 1980 0719537460 / 9780719537462 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
214 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "In 1943 Major-General Orde Wingate startled the military world by his daring raid in command of 77 Brigade into the heart of Japanese-occupied Burma. In the following year Wingate master-minded an even more ambitious operation, which involved the flying in of about 10,000 men and 1,000 animals behind enemy lines to harass the Japanese and disrupt their communications, with the aid of close tactical support by USAAF No. 1 Air Commando under Colonel Philip Cochran. 'Chindit' was the name given to these operations and to the men who took part in them, derived from the Burmese word for the mythical beast that guards their pagodas from evil. This book is a personal account of the 1944 operation by an officer who served on the staff of 111 Brigade. It tells the story of the preparations in central India for this arduous form of warfare, which Wingate called Long Range Penetration, the flight deep into enemy territory and the subsequent campaign of guerrilla operations after the sudden death of Wingate." Cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small remainder dot on botttom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge, tiny scuff on front flap-fold. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TRENTON:  50 YEARS OF AIR FORCE., Johnson, E.A. "Rick", Major, editor.   Foreword by Colonel R.D. Russell.
98 Johnson, E.A. "Rick", Major, editor. Foreword by Colonel R.D. Russell. TRENTON: 50 YEARS OF AIR FORCE.
CFB Trenton 50th Anniversary Committee, Trenton, Ontario, 1981. 
160 pp, oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Ever since it was officially opened in 1931 the base of Trenton, Ontario has been the most important military airfield in Canada. It began as a flying training base and in the early war years was responsible for training flight instructors who in turn helped to train the thousands of pilots in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. After the war the base remained the home of Central Flying School and pilot training continued to be the primary activity. Post war expansion of commercial air traffic to and from Toronto gradually began to interfere with the freedom of movement of the trainers and in 1961CFS was moved to the open skies of the prairies and Trenton became the home of Air Transport Command. Throughout its 50 year history many thousands of airmen and airwomen have lived and worked here. Countless thousands more have passed through, either on course or as air transport passengers. It is hoped that this book will be of interest to everyone who has been here, by providing information about what happened here before or since their particular time at Trenton and by offering a nostalgic look at some of the people, planes and places of their era." Minor edge wear, one tiny edge dint. Dust jacket has one 1" closed tear archivally taped, a knife cut across rear panel, light browning, small dint on rear flap -fold, a few tiny closed tears, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
99 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 9 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs. Contents: Hussar Officer: Painting the Metal Modeles' 90mm figure kit; A Walk Around Abrams M1A1 (HA): Concluding our two-part photo-feature on America's MBT; Parola Tank Museum: Finland's National Armoured Fighting Vehicle collection; The USAAF in the ETO: Flight clothing worn by American airmen in WWII; French Infantry 1915: Painting Metal Modeles 90mm WWI French Poilu; 93rd Highlander: Painting Elite Miniatures 1:10 scale bust; Sword & Lance: Report on the North East's premier show; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 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.
100 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 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
 
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