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cover of PACIFIC PAYBACK:  THE CARRIER AVIATORS WHO AVENGED PEARL HARBOR AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.

PACIFIC PAYBACK: THE CARRIER AVIATORS WHO AVENGED PEARL HARBOR AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.

by Moore, Stephen L.

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2014
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9780451465528
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New York: NAL Caliber / Penguin, 2014. 436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific. But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise, returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbor, they… Read more
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cover of OPERATION CHOWHOUND:  THE MOST RISKY, MOST GLORIOUS US BOMBER MISSION OF WWII.

OPERATION CHOWHOUND: THE MOST RISKY, MOST GLORIOUS US BOMBER MISSION OF WWII.

by Dando-Collins, Stephen.

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Published
2015
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First Edition
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9781137279637
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New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 248 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch… Read more
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cover of CLAIMS TO FAME:  THE LANCASTER.

CLAIMS TO FAME: THE LANCASTER.

by Franks, Norman.

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Published
1994
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Reprint
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9781854092205
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London: Arms and Armour, 1994. 222 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "This book celebrates the Lancaster 'centenarians' - 34 machines that achieved the remarkable goal of 100 or more operations flown during the course of the Second World War. A Lancaster crew's first tour of duty stood at 30 operations, but both men and aircraft often failed to… Read more
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cover of TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR:  PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

TESTAMENTS OF HONOUR: PERSONAL HISTORIES OF CANADA'S WAR VETERANS.

by Heathcote, Blake. Foreword by Richard Gwyn.

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Published
2002
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First Edition
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9780385658461
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Doubleday Canada, 2002. 341 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The experiences of the men and women included here are powerful and unforgettable, whether it is the story of a parachuter who relives his night-blind drop behind enemy lines or a prisoner of war who describes the unlikely friendship that developed between a German guard and two of his… Read more
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cover of 2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF)

2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)

by Bowyer, Michael J.F.

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Published
1992
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9780947554255
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Somerton, Somerset: Crecy, 1992. 532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save… Read more
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cover of THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT:  A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED.

THE RED BARON'S LAST FLIGHT: A MYSTERY INVESTIGATED.

by Franks, Norman and Bennett, Alan.

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Published
1997
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Very Good+
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First Canadian Edition
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9781550680461
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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1997. 143 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, color plates. "(A) detailed analysis of von Richthofen's last flight in which he pursued a Sopwith Camel across the Allied front line, and which ended in a mortal wound from a single bullet.The study is complemented by 3-D maps,… Read more
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cover of RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.

RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.

by Kilduff, Peter.

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Published
1999
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Fine
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Reprint
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9781860199905
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London: Brockhampton, 1999. 256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War,… Read more
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cover of SO MANY:  A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

SO MANY: A FOLIO DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-45.

by Gunston, Bill, editor. Biographies by John Golley and Bill Gunston.

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Published
1995
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Very Good
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First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780771573347
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Toronto: Macmillan, 1995. 276 pp, folio (12 3/4" H). Integral ribbon bookmark. B&w and colour photographs, colour silhouettes. "The central theme is the courage of thousands of men - most of them from ordinary backgrounds in Britain and the Empire, but including important groups from countries overrun by Germany - who survived one of the most severe and prolonged… Read more
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cover of COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943.  POSTER BOOK.

COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943. POSTER BOOK.

by Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo.

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Published
1988
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9780517665787
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New York: Military Press, 1988. 63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view colour drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-44; Kawasaki Ki-61; Kawanishi N1K; Martin B-26; Grumman TBF; North American P-51B; Martin Baltimore; Republic P-47; Yakovlev Yak-9; Tupolev Tu-2; IAR 80; Focke Wulf Fw.190 F;… Read more
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cover of AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.

by Cooksley, Peter G.

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Published
1997
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9781854092236
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London: Arms and Armour, 1997. 287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will… Read more
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cover of FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE

FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE

by Biddle, Charles J. Edited by Stanley M. Ulanoff. Preface by Murray K. Guthrie. Biographical Sketch by James Norman Hall and Charles Nordoff.

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Published
1968
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New York: Doubleday, 1968. 289 pp., 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "A genuine classic of air combat reportage - the exciting battle memoirs of an American ace in World War I! In this true adventure story, one of (America's) earliest flying aces recreates the spectacle and drama of his flights with the French Air Service, the famed… Read more
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cover of RCAF:  SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968.  HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

RCAF: SQUADRON HISTORIES AND AIRCRAFT 1924-1968. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 14, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.

by Kostenuk, Samuel and Griffin, John.

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Published
1977
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Very Good-
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First Edition
ISBN
9780888665775
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Toronto / Sarasota: Samuel Stevens / Hakkert, 1977. 255 pp + errata page at rear, 4to (12 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, unit badges. "From a small beginning of fewer than two thousand, the Royal Canadian Air Force expanded to a magnificent force of over two hundred thousand in the Second World War. Their accomplishments in that… Read more
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cover of CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL.  JULY 1958.  VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1.  INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. JULY 1958. VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1. INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

by Dallyn, Gordon M., editor. (Arthur Macdonald, H.M. Berney, Robert Bergeron, Kay Rex.)

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Published
1958
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Ottawa: Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 1958. 34 pp + XV pp (which include advertisements, many relating to Canadian aviation), 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small number notation in ink on the front cover, minor wear at the top/bottom of the spine and at the… Read more
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cover of A FLYING FIGHTER:  AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

A FLYING FIGHTER: AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

by Roberts, E.M., Lieut., R.F.C.

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Published
1918
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918. 339 pp, 7 5/8" H - blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, including frontispiece - all present. From the Publisher's Note: "It was 1914 when this adventurous young American enlisted, and it was early in 1915 that he reached the Western Front. It was not until November, 1917,… Read more
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cover of HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

by Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.

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Published
1994
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780947554323
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England: Crecy, 1994. 392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of… Read more
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cover of WINGED SQUADRONS.

WINGED SQUADRONS.

by Beaton, Cecil.

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London: Hutchinson 47 pp, 9 3/4" H. Text and 67 b&w photographs (all present) by Cecil Beaton. "The author relates his impressions of the men of the R.A.F. & Fleet Air Arm." No date, no notice of additional/later printings - "War Economy Standard". Contents: Preface; Trying Their Wings; The Way They Live; Fighter Pilots; Coastal Command… Read more
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cover of ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

by Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.)

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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London: Grub Street, 1994. 190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation… Read more
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cover of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1967. 1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim… Read more
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cover of WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.

WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.

by Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.

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Published
1992
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Fine
ISBN
9780947554279
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Somerton, Somerset: Crecy, 1992. 282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates… Read more
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cover of FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.

FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.

by Bryce, Glad - inscribed. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.

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Published
2010
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780986519505
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Toronto: University Women's Club of Toronto, 2010. 224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs… Read more
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