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WWII Books

  • "Snopers & How to Blast 'Em" - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-9

     Fixed Gunnery and Combat Tactics Series No.5.  Training Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy 1943.  8x10", 20pp, illus with cartoons, 2-hole punched left margin, single staple, marked "CONFIDENTIAL" .  Various sections cover how to attack and destroy single reconnaisance aircraft of the Japanese and Germans. Generally good+, covers loose at the staple, some minor edge bumps.  A seldom seen publication for WWII fighter pilots. 

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    21-PILOT-9
  • Pearl Harbor History/Tour Booklet - 1966

    SKU: 20-B-33

     Agard, Louis Ka-ne II.  Pacific Pearl Epic (Peril).  Privately Printed, 1966.  32pp, illus, 8.5x5.25", wrps.  History of the Pearl Harbor attack as told by a witness who was a teenager at the time.  Page for notes at the back along with a place to log in your Pearl Harbor tour; likely this booklet was offered as part of a tour.  Excellent, unused.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    20-B-33
  • MEN TAKE WING - A Story in Pictures of the RCAF in Training - 1941

    SKU: 20-MAG-26

     Large 10.5 x 14" reprint from the September 15, 1941 issue of Maclean's Magazine. 14pp photo spread of all aspects of training aircrews, last page has detailed requirements for enlisting in all aircrew positions.  Folded in center and tape-repaired at spine; about fair overall.

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    20-MAG-26
  • Official WWII History, 16th Bombardment Group, 1944-45

    SKU: 20-B-32

     Group was comprised of the B-29 15th, 16th and 17th Bomb Sq.  60pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps, stapled.  Comprehensive content to include list of KIA/MIA, first station at Dalhart, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Borinquen Field, PR; Guam and then 14 targets in Japan (aerial photos of damage).  Extensive photos of personnel to include crews with rosters.  Contents good but cover stained and spine split, so overall fair-good. 

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    20-B-32
  • Six Ace Autographs in Robert Taylor Folio

    SKU: 19-B-2

     Taylor, Robert and Robert Weston.  The Air Combat Paintings of Robert Taylor.  Vanwell Publ Ltd., Ontario, Canada, 1987.  Oblong folio (15x11"0, 128pp, heavily illus with Taylor drawings and paintings in both b&w and color.  Very good.
    Autographed by six noteable aviators on the title page (Townsend and Kingaby also inside) during the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Symposium:  Dietrich HRABAK (18 victories), Peter Townsend (9 victories), Adolf Galland (104 victories), Guenther Rall (275 victories), Donald Kingaby (23 victories) and Hugh Dundas (4 destroyed, 6 shared). 

    Price: $425.00
    $425.00
    19-B-2
  • Man's Fight to Fly - Signed Collector's Edition

    SKU: 18-B-00010

    Heinmuller, John P.V.  Man's Fight to Fly -  Famous World-Record Flights and a Chronology of Aviation.  New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1944.  366pp, illus, useful reference on important aviation events.  Collector's Limited Edition, signed by author and numbered 188-B.  About good, some edge bumps and light wear to embossed blue cloth covers.

    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
    18-B-00010
  • Goodyear - Trail Blazing In The Skies, 1943

    SKU: 17-ZEPP-00050

    Dene, Shafto.  Trail Blazing in the Skies.  Akron, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 1943.  78pp + 32pp photo section, hard cover, grey cloth, 6x9".  Good condition, no dj.  History of Goodyear's involvement in aviation from the 1911 "Wing" tire used by Atwood in his St. Louis - New York record flight to their products for WWII.  About one-half of the book deals with airships which is no surprise. 

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    17-ZEPP-00050
  • Devil At My Heels (SIGNED)

    SKU: 17-B-00028

    Zamerini, Louis (with David Rensin).  The Devil at My Heels - A World War II Hero's Epic Saga of Torment, Survival, and Forgiveness.  New York, Harper Collins, 2003.  292pp, illus, dj in mylar.  Inscribed by Zamperini on half-title page.  Previous owners book stamp same page.  A classic must-read of a true American hero and most interesting "character"!

    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
    17-B-00028
  • Dear Dad - Memorial to P-40 Pilot KIA in China

    SKU: 17-B-00024

    Barnum, Captain Burrall (compiled by his father, Walter).  Dear Dad.  New York, Richard R. Smith, 1944.  158pp, illus.  About fair condition, mainly because it is bound upside-down and backwards.  The front (back) hinge is weak and there is some foxing on the last several pages.  This is a compilation of letters from Burrall to his father, Walter, until his death is a dog fight on April 1, 1943.  Burrall was credited with three victories and received the DFC and Air Medal.  Signed and inscribed by Walter Barnum inside what he throught was the front cover.  This is a difficult book to find in any condition, especially signed.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    17-B-00024
  • "A WASP Among Eagles_ - Ann B. Carl

    SKU: 17-B-00019

    Carl, Ann B.  A WASP Among Eagles, A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II.  Wash D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999.  132pp, illus, 6x9", wrps, as new.  Fascinating story of a WASP test pilot and the first American woman to fly a jet fighter.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-B-00019