Fochuk, Stephen M.
Title METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good+
Edition First Edition
Publisher St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1999
1551250136 / 9781551250137
Seller ID 30232
191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "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. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge, very small light scuff on front hinge, two tiny imperfections in laminate on front panel, one tiny dent on front panel