WWII Books

  • Wings for Transportation - 1941

    SKU: 21-B-19

     Wright, Theodore P.  Wings for Transportation (Recent Developments in Air Transportation Equipment).  Washington, GPO, 1942.  22pp + 14 photo plates, 6x9.5", wrps, stapled, uncut.  Reprint from Smithsonian Report for 1941.  Author is VP and Dir of Engr for Curtiss-Wright Corp.  Excellent.

    Price: $20.00
  • Trans-Arctic Aviation - 1944

    SKU: 21-B-10

    Plischke, LtJG Elmer USNR. TRANS-ARCTIC AVIATION.  Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1944. 12pp, uncut, table of flying distances.  Reprint from the Smithsonian Report 1944.  Very good.

    Price: $12.00
  • B-17 Personal History - signed

    SKU: 21-B-13

     Schaefer, Art.  In Like Flynn - My Mission Diary.  Privately printed, 2003.  167pp, illus, 8.5x11", color card covers, wrps.  Personal story of a B-17 navigator, 549th Sq, 385th Bomb Gp.  Signed on title page.  Very good. 

    Price: $15.00
  • Flying Cadet - May 1944

    SKU: 21-MAG-46

     Flying Cadet.  Chicago, Flying Cadet Publ Co., 1944.  50pp, illus, 7.5x10.5".  Rather like a comic book format, articles about aircraft, bombs, Flying Tigers, paratroops, etc.  Excellent condition.

    Price: $18.00
  • "Tactics and Technique of Air Fighting" - 1940

    SKU: 21-PILOT-11

     Air Corps Field Manual (FM) 1-15.  Washington DC, US GPO, 73pp, one foldout, 4.5x7.5".  Excellent. (2)

    Price: $20.00
  • "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.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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