Title US NAVY CARRIER AIRCRAFT COLOURS: UNITS, COLOURS AND MARKINGS OF US NAVY CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Publisher Air Research, New Malden, 1989, first edition.
Seller ID 24868
96 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1871187036 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 inevitabl y w i sh to know to what unit a machine seen in photograph, or on film, belong. 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 be i ng f ought 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 Pac if ic. " Wrinkles down front pastedown near hinge. Dust jacket has one edge tear archivally taped, very light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good