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THE QUEENSLAND COAST & TORRES STRAIT PILOT SERVICE

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: E.C. Australia: 1972

Seller ID: 007233


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CLASSIC RAF BATTLES FROM WORLD WAR ONE TO THE PRESENT

By: Armitage, Michael (Editor)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1995

Seller ID: 011434


This book chronicles the combat exploits of the RAF from World War I up to the Gulf War. Almost 40 different events are covered with an appropriate painting used to illustrate to illustrate each one. The introduction is by Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Armitage. This is followed by a brief biography of each of the contributing artists and authors. The artists include David Shepherd, Michael Turner, Frank Wooton, Jim Mitchell, Mark Postlethwaite, Tiro Vorster, Gordon Cros... View more info

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Classic RAF Battles from World War One to the Present

By: Armitage, Michael (Editor)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1995

Seller ID: 011494


This book chronicles the combat exploits of the RAF from World War I up to the Gulf War. Almost 40 different events are covered with an appropriate painting used to illustrate to illustrate each one. The introduction is by Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Armitage. This is followed by a brief biography of each of the contributing artists and authors. The artists include David Shepherd, Michael Turner, Frank Wooton, Jim Mitchell, Mark Postlethwaite, Tiro Vorster, Gordon Cros... View more info

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Malta Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942

By: Barnham, Denis

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Frontline Books: 2011

Seller ID: 011193


202 crisp white pp with 2 photo sections, less than 500g for posting. This memoir was written by the author as he and his fellow pilots battled against terrible odds and under constant attack. His words reflect honestly the sheer terror of flying from Malta. Barnham, who arrived on Malta as an inexperienced pilot, but grew into a battle-hardened Spitfire ace over his gruelling two hundred operational hours between 13 April and 21 June 1942. Malta was of great strategic i... View more info

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Claims to Fame the B-17 Flying Fortress

By: Birdsall, Steve & Freeman, Roger

Price: $42.00

Publisher: UK, Arms and Armour Press: 1994

Seller ID: 011069


This intensive study, by two internationally acclaimed aviation experts, follows the Fortress from its first manufacture in 1935 to its eventual demise. Along the way, experience its exploits through a fast-paced narrative, rare vintage photos of such B-17s as the "Memphis Belle" review>>> "Meticulous research...has produced a very interesting study of the B-17 in war. Categories...include the longest-serving, most damaged, shortest life, the first to fly in ... View more info

Bomber Boys

By: Bishop, Patrick

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Press: 2007

Seller ID: 010827


ex- Edinburgh lib bk so usual stamps, lib plastic cover, also apparently Scotties aren't as careful as they should be as 2 photo pp loose----grrrr & low price! Details hereThis book is written about those who actually flew, the pilots, navigators, bomb aimers, rear gunners. Most of the recollections are take from their letters. This is because the Bomber Boys formed the front line of WWII. That meant the death rate was appalling. You cannot get away from the sense of los... View more info

Bristol F2B Fighter King of the Two Seaters

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan: 1985

Seller ID: 010999


This book sourced from Cheshire library is Bowyer's study of this classic aircraft, the most successful British two-seater of the war, when flown like a fighter it was the equal of any single-seater - with the added benefit of a gun to protect the pilot's back. This aircraft came in operational use in 1917 to give the British pilots better opportunities to survive and overcome the battle tasks that were available. The plane was later widely distributed and completed tas... View more info

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Target for Tonight: A Pilot's Memoirs of Flying Long-Range Reconnaissance and Pathfinder Missions in World War Two

By: Braithwaite, Sqd Ldr Denys

Price: $47.00

Publisher: UK, Pen & Sword: 2005

Seller ID: 011387


154 crisp pp, a whisker under 500g, photo sections. The author was born of a prosperous Yorkshire family and joined the Auxiliary Air Force on his eighteenth birthday in 1939. On the occasion of Chamberlain's speech to the British nation on September 3 the situation changed dramatically and from being a 'super weekend club', his squadron was assigned coastal patrol duties. In October he was posted to Peterborough to learn to fly with the regular RAF. There followed a per... View more info

German Warplanes of World War II

By: Chant, Chris

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Spellmount Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 010929


A detailed reference guide to all the German warplanes of WWII, including the most famous Luftwaffe aircraft, including full illustrations and technical specifications. 160 crisp pp, a kilo to post. View more info

The History of the RAF From 1939 to the Present

By: Chant, Christopher

Price: $31.00

Publisher: UK, Grange Books: 1996

Seller ID: 010813


Faults first - 3 "ripples" in the colour lamination front cover, doesn't show inside front cover so maybe a bonding fault?? 183 snowy white pp+index, 1.3 kg for post. Christopher Chant''s The History of the RAF is an authoritative account of the RAF's exponential development in the war years and the aftermath of the jet age. View more info

Halifax Wellington

By: Chaz Bowyer, Armand Van Ishoven

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, Promotional Reprint Co. London: 1994

Seller ID: 010959


Halifax and Wellington originally separate vols, 127pp re Halifax at War, >> This most versatile but much ­maligned aircraft played its part in a wide variety of roles and theatres of operations - from the flak-torn night skies over north-west Europe, to the swirling sands of the North African desert; from the bleak watery wastes of the North Atlantic, to top-secret 'cloak and dagger' operations. Former Halifax crewmen add their recollections to the visual his­tory pro... View more info

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A Gremlin on My Shoulder The Story of an Australian Fighter Pilot

By: Cundy, Ron

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 2001

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 011146


154 crisp pp with bw pics throughout. post less than 500g. Ron Cundy grew up dirt poor in the depression. He barely wore shoes to school but eventually did well enough thanks partly to his WWI veteran father and mother doing it tough to provide him with a decent education. He first worked for the New South Wales state government in public service but when war came, he was pretty keen to join up. His initial assessment, due to his not so good maths marks, was an "O... View more info

Victory Fighters: The Veteran's Story Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies Over Western Europe 1941-1945

By: Darlow, Stephen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2009

Seller ID: 012025


700g & 256 crisp white pp. Based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, documents, etc. analyze the author how decisions at the highest level prepared, planned and carried out by the implementing units in the second World War. The author concentrates on 6 pilots and navigators & eyewitness accounts include for Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, and VE-Day. View more info

Victory Fighters: The Veterans' Story, Winning The Battle For Supremacy In The Skies Over Western Europe, 1941-1945

By: Darlow, Stephen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2009

Seller ID: 012075


700g & 256 crisp white pp. Based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, documents, etc. the author analyzes how decisions at the highest level prepared, planned and carried out by the implementing units in the second World War. The author concentrates on 6 pilots and navigators & eyewitness accounts include for Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, and VE-Day. View more info

Fighting High World War Two Air Battle Europe

By: Darlow, Stephen (ed)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, Fighting High Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 012203


128 crisp white pages & 850g to post. Based on extensive interviews, first-hand accounts, original research, and archive sources Fighting High tells the story of those who took to the skies to oppose the Axis powers during World War Two. World War Two military aviation author Steve Darlow brings together twenty-one accounts of extreme bravery, heroism and sacrifice. The stories in Fighting High - World War Two - Air Battle Europe, Volume 1, span the entire war, from the ... View more info

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FIVE OF THE FEW: Survivors of the Battle of Britain and Blitz Tell Their Story

By: Darlow, Steve

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 2009

Seller ID: 010987


Ken 'Hawkeye' Lee, Terry Clark, Tony Pickering, John Ellacombe and Pete Olver - five special airmen who earned the right to wear the Battle of Britain clasp with pride. All fought through the Battle and Blitz, all served and survived to the end of the war, but not all came out unscathed. Here are their stories, all different but with a common purpose - a collective tale of youth maturing against the backdrop of war when the stakes were at their highest. 'This story of co... View more info

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Lancaster Down: The extraordinary tale of seven young Bomber aircrew at War

By: Darlow, Steve

Price: $37.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2000

Seller ID: 011180


215 crisp pp, 700g packed for post. Faults? a small ding just below the tail-gunner (see photo) During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather. A pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew, they were one of the legions of men who took the offensive against the en... View more info

Lancaster Down: The extraordinary tale of seven young Bomber aircrew at War

By: Darlow, Steve

Price: $39.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2000

Seller ID: 012024


215 crisp pp, 700g packed for post. During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather. A pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew, they were one of the legions of men who took the offensive against the enemy for most of the war. Their story, vivdly recreated here, i... View more info

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The Source Book of the RAF

By: Delve, Ken

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife England: 1994

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 011319


308 crisply white pp, unclipped dj, no inscriptions, 1.5kg packed to post. "The Source Book of the RAF" provides access to material not usually seen in print and brings together, for the first time, a combination of historical facts and figures based upon primary sources. The book deals comprehensively with all abbreviations used in primary sources and gives an in-depth guide to the RAF Order of Battle. The structure of the RAF is examined closely detailing Group... View more info

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Warplanes of the Luftwaffe

By: Donald, David (ed)

Price: $41.00

Publisher: UK, Aerospace: 1984

Seller ID: 010914


254 crispp, 1.5kg for post, colour artwork & numerous era photos throughout. Comment/review >>> For those looking for an indepth reference oriented book relating to the Luftwaffe of WWII, this is the book for you. The author provides a very thorough look into a wide array of aircraft (a/c), giving both a developmental history as well as a fairly indepth look at what specifically changed from variant to variant. The information provided is very detailed and well laid out... View more info