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Miscellaneous

  • WWII Air Corps Pilot Training Log - Harrell Field, Camden, Arkansas - 1942

     Interesting log book for a pilot trainee who FAILED !  Training conducted by contractor Wiggens-Marden Aero Corp.  Only four pages completed from May 1, 1942 to June 2, 1942, for a total of nearly 16 hours.  Shown at the left is the front cover (top) and right page of last entries (below).  Seems he flew a number of different PT-17 Stearmans and had 6 checkrides.  First check ride says he "hit the washing machine" and the last two seem to indicate that he is beyond hope!  Condition is very good. 

    $35.00
    $35.00
    21-PILOT-8
  • WWI German "Sweetheart" Pin on Original Card - 1918

     Lovely sweetheart pin (1.5" long) on the original sales card. Terrific detail including wires from wing to pylon in front of cockpit.  Very good.

    $85.00
    $85.00
    21-UN-3
  • Brass "River Rat" Plaque - circa 1967/72

     Classic Vietnam RF-4 brass plaque from the Vietnam Air Wr, 11.5x6.5" embossed with "Yea though I fly through The Red River Valley I fear no evil for a clean RF-4 is a fast son of a bitch."  The RF-4 pilots had a particularly rough time because they were low-level photo aircraft flying into heavily defended areas of North Vietnam.  This brass plaque would have been mounted on a nice wooden back which is missing; an easy job to restore it to original.  Very good; not polished. SOLD

    $0.00
    $0.00
    21-V-1
  • Flight Computer Lot of 5 - circa 1960

     Two (2) Type CPU 26 A/P computers, one in plastic sleeve, Felsenthal Instruments Co., each with different mil spec and contract numbers.  One larger Type MB-4 but missing slide.  One circular MB-9 for supersonic flight, Allegheny Plastic Co.  One Weems Mark II plotter (right end broken and missing.  Classic "Cold War" military pilot and navigator tools.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    21-PRTS-1
  • Joseph Kittinger, Jr. Autograph

     Two page website print from the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission honoring Joseph Kittinger.  Joe is a true aviation pioneer for his balloon flights and parachute jumps in the 1950's - 1960's. He was awarded the Harmon Trophy and two DFC's.  He served three tours in Vietnam and was a POW.  He has won the Gordon Bennett Balloon Race four times and in 1984 he flew the Atlantic solo.  The print is signed by Joe at the top over his printed name.  Very good.

    $35.00
    $35.00
    20-ZEPP-126
  • WWII Occupation Chopsticks - Okinawa 1946

     Wooden box with siding top, 10.25" long x 2" wide x 0.75" high, Japanese characters stamped on sliding top, "OKiNAWA/1946" stamped on side. Contents are two sets of chopsticks (his & hers?).  About good, some nicks where sliding box was pried open.

    $20.00
    $20.00
    20-MISC-17
  • WWI U.S. Air Service Note Paper - 8 sheets

     Unused heavy linen paper, 10"W x 6"H, embossed gold and silver winged prop (as seen to the left) with "Air Service/U.S. Army" below.  Excellent condition.

    $16.00
    $16.00
    20-MISC-16
  • WWII Note Cards

     Two note cards circa 1942.  4.5x5.75", inside has patriotic poems and images.  Likely designed to be sent to graduates of military training such as aviation cadets.  Very good, unused.

    $8.00
    $8.00
    20-MISC-15
  • The Snowbirds Story - 1987

     Rycquart, Barbara.  The Snowbird Story.  London, Ontario, Canada/Third Eye/1987.  94pp, illus, 8.5x11", wrps.  Likely sold at a 1987 Snowbirds Air Show in Windsor, Ontario (airshow brochure tucked inside front cover).  Signed by author and four of the Snowbirds (with their crew position numbers).  Excellent/as new.

    $65.00
    $65.00
    20-MISC-14
  • Victory War Maps - The Pacific and the Orient - circa 1945

     26x20", eight folded.  Large map "The Setting of the Rising Sun" with inset of Tokyo on 2/3 of one side.  Shows air miles in rings from China and then there is a transport route shown into Chungking.  On the same side are two smaller maps: "The Battle for the Burma Road" and "Japanese Rise and Fall in the East Indies".  Reverse has a half-page map of the entire Pacific, again with air mile rings, and a quarter page of very small maps of strategic islands.   A useful period map for the WWII historian/collector.  Very good.

    $18.00
    $18.00
    20-MISC-13