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 [PUDNEY, JOHN],, THE AIR BATTLE OF MALTA.
[PUDNEY, JOHN],
THE AIR BATTLE OF MALTA.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback, 95pp, numerous half tone photo ills. and maps in text, large format (9 x 7 inches approx.), stapled photo pictorial wrappers, the official account of the RAF in Malta, June 1940 to November 1942, when the island was under siege to the Italians and later the Germans, under constant air bombardment the relief supplies by sea were likewise under attack, how the initial flight of Gladiators was eventually supplemented by Hurricanes and Spitfires ferried in by carrier and how the Maltese and the Allies, with all essential supplies rationed, eventually turned defence into offence, ills. include Ohio (Operation Pedestal), HMS Argus, Ark Royal, Gladiator, Hurricane, Spitfire, Blenheim, Wellington, airfields at Luqa, Takali, etc., lightly rubbed at tips, cnrs. sl. inclined to curl, staples a little rusted, very good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 hmso raf malta siege italy cant macchi gladiator faith hope charity hms argus renown ark royal blenheim sm84 spitfire hurricane ohio wellington luqa takali grand harbour valetta
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 [PUDNEY, JOHN],, ATLANTIC BRIDGE.
[PUDNEY, JOHN],
ATLANTIC BRIDGE.
HMSO, London, 1945, 1st edn., paperback original, 76pp, 8pp half tone photo ills, maps at endpapers, stapled pictorial wrappers, the official account of RAF Transport Command's 'Ocean Ferry'; with the demand for more heavy aircraft in Europe and their production in North America, routes had to be established for delivering them at a time when regular Atlantic air crossings had never before been achieved. These were started by mainly civilian aircrew and support staff, later brought under RAF control, and once established a regular freight service was added; also details of the southern route via Ascension Island to Accra and on to Cairo, ills. include Boston, Mitchell, Dakota, Ventura, Liberator, Fortress, a little rubbed and lightly creased at extrems., edges tanned, staples a little rusty, very good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf transport command hmso prestwick dorval goose gander reykjavik nassau natal ascension accra atlantic ferry boston mitchell ventura dakota liberator fortress 43132
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
HMSO, London, 1941, 1st edn. thus, paperback, 36pp, many half tone photos and diagrams, stapled photo pictorial wrappers lettered in red, the later illustrated issue in larger format (9 x 6 inches) with the same text as the first edition, the official Air Ministry account of the air battle over Britain from 8th August to 31st October 1940, with descriptions of the aircraft of both sides, the operational control of the defending squadrons, the phases of the German offensive and descriptions of some individual combat incidents, rubbed at extrems. with sl. loss at spine ends, light creasing to wrappersm, binding reinforced and staples replaced, good,
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Book number: 40009
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf luftwaffe fighter bomber battle bob hmso history dowding vf45
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
HMSO, London, 1941, 1st edn., paperback original, 32pp, stapled blue wrappers lettered and decorated in dark blue, 8 x 5 inches, also published in an illustrated edition this plain text version is the true first and provides the official Air Ministry account of the air battle over Britain from 8th August to 31st October 1940, with descriptions of the aircraft of both sides, the operational control of the defending squadrons, the phases of the German offensive and descriptions of some individual combat incidents, lightly rubbed at extrems., staples a little rusty, very good,
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
HMSO, London, 1989, facsimile edn., paperback, 40pp, many half tone photos and diagrams, large format (9.5 x 6 inches approx.), pictorial stapled card wrappers, a facsimile edition of the later illustrated issue of the title with heavier card wrappers, the official Air Ministry account of the air battle over Britain from 8th August to 31st October 1940, with descriptions of the aircraft of both sides, the operational control of the defending squadrons, the phases of the German offensive and descriptions of some individual combat incidents, harder wearing than the original edition but with less sharp images, light sunning to upper edge upper wrapper, near fine,
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf luftwaffe fighter bomber battle bob hmso history dowding vf45 facsimile
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - August-October 1940.
HMSO, London, 1941, 1st edn., paperback original, 32pp, stapled blue wrappers lettered and decorated in dark blue, 8 x 5 inches, also published in an illustrated edition this plain text version is the true first and provides the official Air Ministry account of the air battle over Britain from 8th August to 31st October 1940, with descriptions of the aircraft of both sides, the operational control of the defending squadrons, the phases of the German offensive and descriptions of some individual combat incidents, a little rubbed at extrems., creasing and light soiling to wrappers, good,
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES.
HMSO, London, 1942, 1st edn., paperback original, 56pp, 8pp photo ills., maps inside wrappers, stapled coloured lettered wrappers, 8 x 5", the Air Ministry account of the offensive against Germany July 1941 to June 1942, after the first well illustrated publication 'Bomber Command' this is in a smaller format with only a few but better quality illustrations bringing up to date the account of the bombing offensive and covers accounts of a Wellington flying back from Bremen, building the bombers, attacks on Brest, German ports and the first 1000 bomber raid on Cologne, ills include Stirling, Halifax, Boston and aerial photos of bombing, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf bomber strategy tactics hmso bremen cologne brest stirling halifax boston
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
BOMBER COMMAND CONTINUES.
HMSO, London, 1942, 1st edn., paperback original, 56pp, 8pp photo ills., maps inside wrappers, stapled col'd lettered wrappers, 8 x 5", the Air Ministry account of the offensive against Germany July 1941 to June 1942, after the first well illustrated publication 'Bomber Command' this is in a smaller format with only a few but better quality illustrations bringing up to date the account of the bombing offensive and covers accounts of a Wellington flying back from Bremen, building the bombers, attacks on Brest, German ports and the first 1000 bomber raid on Cologne, ills include Stirling, Halifax, Boston and aerial photos of bombing, rubbed at extrems., light staining and small area surface loss upper wrapper, binding reinforced, staples replaced, good,
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Book number: 24333
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf bomber strategy tactics hmso bremen cologne brest stirling halifax boston
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 [SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],, COASTAL COMMAND.
[SAUNDERS, HILARY (AKA FRANCIS BEEDING)],
COASTAL COMMAND.
HMSO, London, 1942 [1943], 1st edn., paperback, 143pp, numerous half tone photo ills., printed by (Greycaines) Taylor Garnett Evans and Co., Watford, pictorial wrappers, the Air Ministry account of of the part played by Coastal Command in the Arctic, Atlantic and North seas 1939-1942, work which included aerial reconnaissance of enemy coastlines and shipping, attacks with aerial depth charges on submarines and bombs and torpedoes on surface vessels, convoy protection patrols together with search and rescue capabilities, under operational control which includes both RAF and Naval officers, ills. include Sunderland, Hudson, Liberator, Beaufort, Anson, Whitley, Catalina, aerial photos of Boulogne, Dieppe, Cherbourg, St. Nazaire, Brest (and Hipper), etc, rubbed at extrems., spine wrinkled and flaking a little but unusually square, light creasing at cnrs., good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf coastal command hmso battle atlantic arctic convoy sunderland hudson liberator beaufort anson whitley catalina hipper a/s
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 ,, SPITFIRE.
,
SPITFIRE.
Macdonald, London, 1970 1st edn. UK, trade paperback, 160pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, numerous half tone and line ills. and maps, photo pictorial wrappers, in Purnells' series 'History of the Second World War, Weapons Book No. 6', a history of the WW2 fighter from the development for the Schneider Trophy through Marks I-XI and the Griffin, including the Seafire, rubbed at spine ends and cnrs, slight roll and creasing to spine, ink name upper wrapper and crease lower wrapper, pages tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 43619
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Keywords: war ww2 purnells history raf spitfire seafire schneider mitchell bob
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 ,, TARGET : GERMANY.
,
TARGET : GERMANY.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1943, US edn., paperback, vi, 121pp, half tone photo ills., map and diagrams in text, large format at about 11 x 8 inches (larger than the British version of the same title), pictorial upper wrapper, the US Army Air Force's official account of the VIII Bomber Command's first year over Europe, an account of the daylight bombing by B-17 Fortresses and B-24 Liberators, nissen huts and coke stoves, living in the mud and rain, account of a specific mission to the Ruhr and Belgium, details of many other missions with numerous quotes of experiences, diagrams of a 'combat box', many ills. of personnel, aircraft, aerial photos of targets, etc., well rubbed at extrems. with slight loss at spine, several nicks to edges and numerous small creases to wrappers, corners inclined to curl, good reading copy,
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Book number: 40007
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf usaaf europe eighth air force daylight bomber combat box strategy stations tactics b17 fortress b24 liberator hmso vf45
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 ,, TEE EMM Vol. 3 No. 9.
,
TEE EMM Vol. 3 No. 9.
Air Ministry, London, December 1943, paperback original, p.201 to p.220, half tone ills. in text, stapled decorated paper wrappers, the RAF's 'Training Memorandum' which contains life-saving service tips in a humourous way often illustrated by Pilot Officer Prune doing it the wrong way, marked 'for official use only', lightly rubbed at tips, nibble to upper edge front wrapper, vertical crease, pencil name on cover and ink reference upper margin first page, light marks in text, good plus,
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Book number: 41547
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Keywords: war ww2 raf humour
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 [H. E. BATES],, THERE'S FREEDOM IN THE AIR.
[H. E. BATES],
THERE'S FREEDOM IN THE AIR.
HMSO, London, 1944, 1st edn., paperback original, 36pp, numerous half tone photo ills. and map in text, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7 inches, the official story of the Allied Air Forces from the occupied countries of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece and Yugoslavia fighting alongside the Royal Air Force with Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands against Germany, lightly rubbed at extrems., staples lightly rusted, very good plus,
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Book number: 40533
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Keywords: war ww2 raf poles czechoslovaks dutch norwegian belgians frence greeks yugoslavs
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 ALLEN, WING COMMANDER H. R., D.F.C.,, THE LEGACY OF LORD TRENCHARD.
ALLEN, WING COMMANDER H. R., D.F.C.,
THE LEGACY OF LORD TRENCHARD.
Cassell, London, 1972, 1st edn., xii, 228pp, blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, half tone photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of Lord Trenchard's domination of Britain's air policy and his inability to imbue the RAF with the correct military strategy, to the detriment of British bombing policy, and an evaluation of the strategic air offensive during WW2 which largely failed in its aims, the RAF choosing to bomb civilian centres rather than Churchill and Roosevelt's preferred option of specific military targets, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 39487
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Keywords: war ww1 ww2 rfc raf
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 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,, WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,
WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
Pocket Books, London, ND (c2004), reprint, trade paperback, 300pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the WW2 experiences of a B-24 Liberator bomber crew, concentrating on 'Dakota Queen' of the 741st Bomb Squadron (piloted by George McGovern), 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, covering their respective home backgrounds, their training, arrival in Italy, further combat training and their missions, slight roll and slant with light vertical creasing to spine, edges tanned, good plus,
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Keywords: war ww2 usaaf b-24 mcgovern liberator 15th air force italy austria
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 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,, WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,
WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
Pocket Books, London, ND (c2003), reprint, trade paperback, 300pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the WW2 experiences of a B-24 Liberator bomber crew, concentrating on 'Dakota Queen' of the 741st Bomb Squadron (piloted by George McGovern), 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, covering their respective home backgrounds, their training, arrival in Italy, further combat training and their missions, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,, WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.,
WILD BLUE - 741 Squadron - On A Wing And A Prayer Over Occupied Europe.
Pocket Books, London, ND (circa 2003), reprint, trade paperback, 300pp, half tone photo pictorial double title, 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the WW2 experiences of a B-24 Liberator bomber crew, concentrating on 'Dakota Queen' of the 741st Bomb Squadron (piloted by George McGovern), 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, covering their respective home backgrounds, their training, arrival in Italy, further combat training and their missions, lightly rubbed at extrems., very good plus,
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Book number: 38740
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Keywords: war ww2 usaaf b-24 mcgovern liberator 15th air force italy austria
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 ANON.,, BATTLE OF BRITAIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PARADE 15TH SEPTEMBER 1990.
ANON.,
BATTLE OF BRITAIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PARADE 15TH SEPTEMBER 1990.
MOD Common Services, 1990, paperback, unpaginated [28pp], in text half tone photo ills. and insignia, coloured photo pictorial card wrappers about A5 size, the official programme produced for the invited guests to and those taking part in the parade and flypast at Buckingham Palace, London, in the presence of HM The Queen, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on 15th September 1990, with plans of the flypast and parade formations, list of parade executives and officials, order of ceremony, etc., lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus,
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Book number: 36946
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Keywords: war ww2 raf bob anniversary
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 ANON.,, THE R. A. F. IN ACTION.
ANON.,
THE R. A. F. IN ACTION.
Adam and Charles Black, London, 1941, 5th imp., 24pp, 58pp half tone photo ills., large format (10 x 7 inches approx.), light blue cloth lettered in dark blue at spine and upper board, first published in December 1940 this volume relates the work of the Royal Air Force in the first year of WW2 including photos taken during the Battle of Britain in the autumn of 1940, the photographs are mostly at least half page and some full page in size and of good quality, depicting air crew, ground crew and many different aircraft of the period, cloth rubbed and soiled, gouges lower board, foxing to spine, and endpapers, no dustwrapper, good reading copy,
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Book number: 40680
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Keywords: war ww2 raf luftwaffe bob
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 AUSTEN, R. L.,, HIGH ADVENTURE - NAVIGATOR AT WAR.
AUSTEN, R. L.,
HIGH ADVENTURE - NAVIGATOR AT WAR.
Barry Rose, Chichester, ND (copyright 1989), xii, 230pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., flightplan to Dresden at endpapers, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial montage dustwrapper, the author joined RAF Volunteer Reserve in 1938 and was called up in October. Although potential aircrew he was unlikely, at 29, to be suitable as a pilot and trained to operate the Chain Home RDF equipment. His first operational posting was to Foreness Point near Margate and he describes Chain Home and Chain Home Low procedure and the direction of Bristol Beaufighter and Mosquito interceptors before getting the call to train as a navigator, learning the theory at the Initial Training Wing at Cambridge with navigating training and practice at Rivers in Canada, returning in 1944 to operational training in the Wellington and the Short Stirling at Stradishall, conversion to the Lancaster at Felwell before his first opertaional posting to Bomber Command 3 Group's 218 Squadron at Methwold, later posted to Chedburgh, completing one tour before the end of the war and describing in some detail use of the navigational aids in use at that period including Gee, H2S, etc., as well as accounts of raids on specific targets including Dresden, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40855
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Keywords: war ww2 raf bomber command 3group chain home radar navigator ITW cambridge rivers canada 218 squadron stradishall methwold chedburgh gee h2s
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 BARKER, RALPH,, STRIKE HARD, STRIKE SURE - Epics of the Bombers.
BARKER, RALPH,
STRIKE HARD, STRIKE SURE - Epics of the Bombers.
Pan Books, London, 1970, reprint, paperback, 208pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., maps in text, coloured pictorial upper wrapper, accounts of the men who flew Britain's bombers during WW2, included are a number of the more memorable raids including the bridges at Maastricht (1940 - Fairey Battles of 12 Squadron), daylight raids at Augsburg (1942 - the first Lancasters, 44 and 97 Squadrons), submarine yards at Bremen (1941 - Blenheims of 105 and 107 Squadrons) and the Amiens prison attack (1944 - Mosquitoes of 21, 464 and 487 Squadrons) to release captured Resistance workers, a little rubbed at extrems., wrappers a little creased, spine relined, edges tanned, good plus,
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Book number: 41557
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Keywords: war ww2 raf air maastricht augsburg bremen amiens
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 BARKER, LT-COL. A. J.,, STUKA Ju-87.
BARKER, LT-COL. A. J.,
STUKA Ju-87.
Bison Books / Arms and Armour Press, London, 1980, 1st edn., 64pp, numerous col'd and half tone photo ills., diagrams and appendices in text, coloured endpapers, large format about 11 x 9 inches, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, No. 5 in 'War Planes in Colour' series, account of the Junkers 87 'Stuka', the dive bomber proved during the Spanish Civil War and in the 'blitzkrieg' of the early days of WW2 in ground support, but which was less successful as an independent bomber during the Battle of Britain, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: price clipped, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32713
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Keywords: war ww2 german air force rudel junkers 87 stuka
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 BECK, PIP,, A WAAF IN BOMBER COMMAND.
BECK, PIP,
A WAAF IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Goodall, London, 1989, 1st edn., paperback original, 171pp, [v] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, the author's experiences 1941-45 in WAAF as radio-telephone operator at RAF stations Waddington and Bardney, and after retraining as a wireless operator at Upper Heyford and its satellite station Barford St. John, all operational bomber stations, lightly rubbed at tips, faint crease in spine, diag. crease lower wrapper, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 39932
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Keywords: war ww2 aviation raf waaf control room radio telephony r/t wireless operator bomber command station bardney waddington upper heyford barford st john vf44
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 BECKLES, GORDON,, BIRTH OF A SPITFIRE - The Story of Beaverbrook's Ministry and its first £10,000,000.
BECKLES, GORDON,
BIRTH OF A SPITFIRE - The Story of Beaverbrook's Ministry and its first £10,000,000.
Collins, London, 1941, 1st edn., 160pp, frontis a 16 half tone plates, dark green cloth lettered in yellow at spine, an early account of the political background to the appalling state of Britain's air defence in 1939, of the steps taken by Winston Churchill from May 1940 to remedy matters with the appointment of Lord Beaverbrook as Minister of Air Production, and the ends to which Lord Beaverbrook went to ensure that the aircraft industry produced sufficient Supermarine Spitfires (and Hawker Hurricanes) to counter Germany's Luftwaffe, with an appendices of the Spitfire's technical specifications and a list of aircraft types in service with the Royal Air Force in 1941, lightly rubbed at tips, a few marks to cloth and spine lettering faded, edges dusty and tanned, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 42496
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Keywords: war ww2 spitfire beaverbrook raf air force aircraft production max aitken
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 BENDINER, ELMER,, THE FALL OF FORTRESSES - A Personal Account of one of the Most Daring - and Deadly - Air Battles of the Second World War.
BENDINER, ELMER,
THE FALL OF FORTRESSES - A Personal Account of one of the Most Daring - and Deadly - Air Battles of the Second World War.
Souvenir Press, London, 1981, 1st edn. UK, 258pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper, the author, who enlisted a few days before Pearl Harbor, served as a navigator on B-17 Flying Fortresses and in August 1913, as part of the 379th Bombardment Group, was part of the first daylight raid on the ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt, he uses his experiences and those of colleagues and post-war research of archive material from German and US sources to relate the raid, edges tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at tips, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40948
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Keywords: war ww2 usaaf b-17 flying fortresse 379th bombardment group kimbolton germany schweinfurt
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