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Mcindoes Army: The Story of the Guinea Pig Club and Its Indomitable Members

By: Bishop, Edward

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2001

Seller ID: 8924


Unread with minimal shelfwear. 16 pages of b&w photographs. Appendices. Index. The Guinea Pig Club is a unique body of grievously burned, often seriously disfigured and handicapped WWII Allied airmen who were under the care of acclaimed plastic surgeon, Sir Archibald McIndoe. at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, England. In 2001, the Guinea Pig's Club's 60th Anniversary year, Edward Bishop revises and expands his perceptive account of these unique aviation her... View more info

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249 at War : The Authorised History of the RAF's Top Claiming Squadron of WWII

By: Cull, Brian; Galea, Frederick

Price: $47.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9531


New, unread, unmarked, unclipped dj. Pristine. 292 pages plus 32 pages of b&w photos. The 249 Squadron was the RAF's foremost squadron. With many illustrious names on its honor list, the 249 was also the highest-scoring fighting squadron. Formed in May, 1940, the 249 Squadron saw action in the Battle of Britain, then Malta, then Italy and the Balkans until the end of the war. Among its distinguished pilots were Ginger Neil, J B Nicolson, Buzz Buerling, Buck McNair, Laddi... View more info

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The RAF Quiz Book

By: Eunice Wilson

Price: $2.48

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1203


New, unread, unmarked. Find out how much you know about Britain's Royal Air Force in this quiz book, featuring hundreds of questions and their answers. When is the Battle of Britain Day? What is a two and a halfer? Which is the oldest squadron in the RAF? You'll find hundreds of questions on airfields and aircraft, special events and history, people and places. Some are easy, some are difficult and you may need to use a lifeline. It's hours of fun for everyone. Dozens of... View more info

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The Greatest Air Battle: Dieppe, 19th August 1942

By: Franks, Norman L.R.

Price: $24.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1997

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 4496


Unread, unmarked. This is a detailed, minute by minute, hour by hour, blow by blow account of the day on which the RAF fought its greatest battle. When Canadian and British troops made their famous "reconnaissance in force" against the harbor town of Dieppe in August 19th, 1942, they were supported by the largest array of RAF aircraft ever seen in WWII until that time. The RAF flew 3,000 sorties; the Luftwaffe 945. The RAF lost over 100 aircraft and the Luftwaffe... View more info

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The Greatest Air Battle: Dieppe, 19th August 1942

By: Franks, Norman L.R.

Price: $44.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1993

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 11277


Unread. Shelf wear including chip to lower rear corner of DJ. 38 black & white photographs. Appendices. Index. This is a detailed, minute by minute, hour by hour, blow by blow account of the day on which the RAF fought its greatest battle. When Canadian and British troops made their famous "reconnaissance in force" against the harbor town of Dieppe in August 19th, 1942, they were supported by the largest array of RAF aircraft ever seen in WWII until that time. Th... View more info

An Airman Far Away: the Story of an Australian Dambuster

By: Fry, Eric

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Kenthurst, NSW Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3589


Unread with mild shelf wear. Biography of airman Charlie Williams, telling of his childhood in north Queensland, enlistment in the RAAF during WWII, training in Australia and England, operational flights over German-occupied Europe in the RAF Bomber Command, and death in the famous Dambusters raid in May 1943. Includes references, index and 52 b/w photos, 7 maps.; 242 pages View more info

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Not Peace but a Sword

By: Gibbs, Patrick

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1993

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 8426


New, unread, unmarked. This is an exciting, informative, first-hand account of WWII air operations from 1939 to 1942 by a young, articulate airman. It traces the author's experiences as part of a torpedo squadron tasked with attacking coastal shipping, and it has many interesting insights into the life and tactics of the RAF. First published in 1943 while the war was still going on, this book has been revised and updated. This new edition was published by Grub Street in ... View more info

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Fire by Night: The Dramatic Story of One Pathfinder Crew and Black Thursday, 16-17 December 1943

By: Gray, Jennie

Price: $14.99

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 716


Unread, unmarked. The ordeal of a Pathfinder crew returning from an air raid on Berlin as their aircraft encountered heavy fog at home in England, was unable to land and crashed having run out of fuel; and the rescue of one survivor - the author's father. 182 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. Appendices. Index. View more info

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Ghosts of Targets Past: The Lives and Deaths of a Lancaster Crew in 1944-45

By: Gray, Philip

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7988


Unread, unmarked, minimal shelf wear. ; 182 pages View more info

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Battlefields in the Air: Canadians in the Allied Bomber Command

By: McCaffery, Dan

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Lorimer: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2535


New, unread, unmarked. B/W photos, index. Did the Allied bombing of Germany in World War Two needlessly brutalize and decimate a terrified civilian population? Or was it necessary to force the end of the most destructive conflict in history? Dan McCaffery seeks answers to these questions on both sides of the bombsights.The importance of the bomber command to the Allied victory has always been hotly debated. In Battlefields in the Air, McCaffery sets out to examine the ro... View more info

High Blue Battle The War Diary of No. 1 (401) Fighter Squadron, RCAF

By: McIntosh, Dave

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Stoddart: 1990

Seller ID: 5951


New with minute shelf wear. The story of the Canadian Fighter Squadron told by the men who took part in the Battle of Britain. ; 192 pages View more info

Image for Ensor's Endeavour : A Biography of Wing Commander Mick Ensor DSO and BAR, DFC and BAR, AFC RNZAF and RAF

Ensor's Endeavour : A Biography of Wing Commander Mick Ensor DSO and BAR, DFC and BAR, AFC RNZAF and RAF

By: Orange, Vincent

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2780


Unread, unmarked. 190 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs, 4 maps. Appendices. Index. Mick Ensor's life was more dramatic and exciting than most. Having learned to fly in New Zealand, Ensor joined 500 Squadron in 1941 and flew several dangerous operations over the North Sea and the French coast. He soon earned fame and the DFC when, in January 1942, he got a severely damaged Hudson home despite intense flak and appalling weather conditions. Following that, he haunted... View more info

Australians at War in the Air: 1939-1945, Vol. 2

By: Pearson, Ross A.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Kenthurst, Nsw Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5873


New, unread with moderate shelf and handling wear. Bumped and bent tail, lamination cut to white in two spots, one on back cover, the other on the spine. Binding is tight and strong, text is clean and bright. Covers the role of Coastal Command in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Middle East, the Pacific and South East Asia. Also included is a comprehensive account of the role and experiences of ground staff and the Tactical Air Force following the invension of Normandy. B... View more info

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Fighter Pilot's Summer

By: Richey, Paul; Franks, Norman

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 715


Unread, unmarked, pristine. 248 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. Appendices. Index. Paul Richey's Fighter Pilot, originally published in 1941, is considered a classic. It has been reprinted many times and has been one of the largest-selling aviation history titles of all time. Fighter Pilot's Summer is the sequel, by Norman Franks, to whom Richey entrusted all his materials before his death. Norman Franks is the only historian Richey believed could complete his st... View more info

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Flying into Hell: The Bomber Command Offensive as Seen Through the Experiences of Twenty Crews

By: Rolfe, Mel

Price: $24.50

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2001

Seller ID: 717


New, unread, marginal if any shelf wear. Twenty dramatic stories of real-life bomber command crews. Mel Rolfe interviewed surviving members of British bomber crews in WWII and turned them into vivid accounts, taking the reader to the place and time in which they occurred. His stories demonstrate the amazing resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering courage of the men who helped to bomb the enemy into submission. The stories are illustrated with photographs, many ... View more info

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To Hell and Back: True Life Experiences of Bomber Command at War

By: Rolfe, Mel

Price: $9.99

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2001

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 4330


New, unread. 192 pp, b/w photos. Twenty dramatic but true stories of gallantry in World War II. Some of them defy believe, like the RAF bomber who was blown out of his plane over Warsaw without a parachute and returned in 1989 for the unveiling of a memorial on the crash site. Others defy logic, like two men of the same crew who survived a terrible crash, neither one aware of the other's survival, but both saved by the tolling of the same church bell. These are gripping ... View more info

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Tempest Pilot

By: Sheddan, C. J., Sq. Ldr, DFC, RNZAF with Franks, Norman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3391


New, unread. 194 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. Appendices. Index Tempest Pilot is a frank and honest, amusing, sometimes stark and bleak account of the author's flying experiences in Britain throughout WWII. Jimmy Sheddan was one of many New Zealanders who joined the RNZAF and then left to come to England during WWII to serve in the RAF. Initially viewed by superiors as something of a 'prickly pear', he got results and ended the war as a squadron commander in D... View more info

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Duel for the Sky : Ten Crucial Air Battles of World War II Vividly Recreated

By: Shores, Christopher; Franks, Norman; Guest, Russell

Price: $11.99

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 849


New, unread, no creases to spine. Not a remainder. Slightly bumped corners, a couple of light fingernail scratches. 208 pp, over 200 photographs, 10 color paintings, tables, diagrams, line art and maps. Ten of the greatest air battles of WWII are painstakingly recreated here. View more info