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WWII Books

  • "We Were WASPS" - signed

    SKU: 17-B-00018

    Wood, Winifred and Dorothy Swain (illus).  We Were Wasps.  Privately printed, n.p., 1978 (4th prt, 1999).  208pp, illus, wrps., 5.5x8.5".  Exc, signed on title page by Wood and Swain, both WASPs.  Personal story by two engaging WASPs.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    17-B-00018
  • Janes All the World's Aircraft - 1941

    SKU: 17-B-00009

    Bridgman, Leonard (comp & ed).  Janes' All the World's Aircraft - 1941.  New York, Macmillan, 1942.  449pp, illus.  Four parts;  A) military, B) civil (stats), C) aircraft, D) engines.  The aircraft section is over 50% of the total coverage.  This copy in VG condition with VG dust jacket in mylar.  A key resource for early WWII in the air.

    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
    17-B-00009
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft - 1942

    SKU: 17-B-00008

    Bridgman, Leonard (comp & ed).  New York, Macmillan, 1943.  463pp, illus, blue cloth embossed cover.  Four sections:  A) military, B) civil stats, C) aircraft details, D) engines.  Large 9x13" format (heavy, may require extra shipping).  About good, some scuffing top/bottom of spine.  Sound copy, key date in history.

    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
    17-B-00008
  • Air News Yearbook - 1942

    SKU: 17-B-00006

    Andrews, Phillip (ed)  Air News Yearbook.  Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1942.  9x12", oblong folio, 264 pp, heavily illus.  Popular wartime book.  About fair, dusty and well-read.  dj chipped but in mylar. 

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-B-00006
  • The Tibbets Story - Signed by Enola Gay Pilot

    SKU: 17-B-00005

    Tibbets, Paul W.  The Tibbets Story.  Stein & Day, New York, 1978.  316 pp, illus, dj.  Good with good dj (few edge bumps)  Inscribed: "For Earl J. Dinger with best personal regards, Paul W. Tibbets, Columbus, Ohio, 20 Sept 1983".
     
     

    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
    17-B-00005
  • "Wildcats" Over Casablancav - Inscribed by Authors

    SKU: 17-B-00004

    Wordell, Lt. M.T. USN and Lt. E.N. Seiler (as told to Keith Ayling).  "Wildcats" Over Casablanca. Boston, Little Brown, 1943 (5th printing).  309 pp, good copy, no marks.  Inscribed and signed: "To Sherlock Hibbs -  Best Wishes and Good Luck - Ed Seiler 1-23-44, Mac Wordell".  Very unusual to find this signed, especially during the war.

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    17-B-00004
  • Air Aces - Portraits & Biographies of 32 WWII RAF Pilots

    SKU: 17-B-00003

    Anthony, Gordon (photos) and John Macadam.  Air Aces - 32 Studio Portraits with Biographical Notes.  London, Home & Van Thal, 1944.  40 pp + 32 full page photo portraits of the aces.  7x10", dj in mylar.  Good with light foxing. 

    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
    17-B-00003
  • Bird with a Broken Wing - Story of Pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam

    SKU: 17-B-00002

    Bellarts, L.J.  Bird with a Broken Wing.  Binford and Mort Publ., Portland, OR, 1995.  133 pp, illus, wrps.  5 1/2 x 8 1/2", marked "Limited Edition" but with no number.  This may be understandable because the title page carries a Library of Congress stamp.  Autobiography of a pilot in three wars...and beyond.  Nice personal story likely printed in small numbers.

    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
    17-B-00002
  • History of the SS

    SKU: 17-B-00001

    Graber, G.S.  History of the SS.  McKay Co., New York, 1978.  228pp, illus, 6x8", hardcover, dj.  Good in good dj.  Book Club edition.  Nice short history of a complicated organization.

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    17-B-00001
  • Campaigns of the Pacific War - Strategic Bombing Survey 1946

    SKU: 15-B-00085

    (Naval Analysis Division, U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey Pacific).  Campaigns of the Pacific War.  Washington DC, GPO, 1946.  395pp, numerous foldout maps, 8x10", orig blue buckram covers.  Good plus.  Important official history of WWII in the Pacific.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    15-B-00085