Title US NAVY CARRIER AIRCRAFT COLOURS: UNITS, COLOURS AND MARKINGS OF US NAVY CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher New Malden Air Research 1989
1871187036 / 9781871187038
Seller ID 24868
96 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, profiles, etc. "Whilst the actual US Navy carrier operations have been well recorded, it is surprising that little has yet been written on the colours and markings worn by the aircraft. Geoff Thomas has used his vast knowledge of aircraft marking systems to compile a concise guide to these remarkable and colourful systems. Anyone who has an interest in the operations of aircraft during wartime will inevitably wish to know to what unit a machine seen in photograph, or on film, belongs. This book will enable the historian or modeller to decipher the symbols used by units of the US Navy, to identify units, aircraft carriers and even the actual battles being fought when the photographs were being taken. This comprehensive book, apart from covering markings, colours and organisation, provides a concise history of the US Navy's air war at sea and also includes details of the Task Forces in the Pacific." Wrinkles down front pastedown near hinge. Dust jacket has one edge tear archivally taped, very light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing.