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Serenade to the Big Bird (Schiffer Military History)

By: Bert Stiles

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Schiffer Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04093

ISBN: 0764313967

Condition: Near Fine


After completing a tour of duty ( thirty-five missions ) in B-17s, Bert Stiles transfered to a fighter squadron. Just four months later he was killed in action on an escort mission to Hanover, Germany , on 26 November 1944. Stiles book was written in the period between the two tours, he was twenty three. There is a small tear to the rear top corner of the d/w. View more info

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Bomber Barons

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Book Club Associates: 1983

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 03305

Condition: Very Good


In this book the author shows the development of Bomber Command from the comparatively unorganised, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, the greatest baron of them all. The D/W shows light shelfware to its edges and scuffing to the front and rear panels. View more info

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Devon and Cornwall Airfields in the Second World War

By: Graham Smith

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Countryside Books: 2000

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04376

ISBN: 185306632X

Condition: Very Good


Graham Smith's action-packed book will appeal equally to aviation enthusiasts and to readers who recall the era when the skies overhead never ceased to the throb with the drone of departing and returning aircraft. There is light marking to the text block View more info

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Target Berlin: Mission 250, 6 March 1944

By: Jeffrey Ethell; Dr. Alfred Price

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Wren's Park Publishing: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04044

ISBN: 0905778804

Condition: Very Good


On the 6th March 1944 the Americans launched their first large-scale daylight raid on Berlin. The price they paid was high: sixty-nine heavy bombers and eleven escort fighters failed to return, the highest number in any raid mounted by the 8th Air Force. There is a closed tear to the head of the spine, and there is also creasing along the top edge of the dlw. There is also some light staining to the fore edge of the text block. View more info

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On a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the Pioneering Aviation Heroes of WWI, in Their Own Words

By: Joshua Levine

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Collins: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04314

ISBN: 0007269455

Condition: Very Good


First- hand accounts of bravery and adventure from the individuals who embraced the exciting - and dangerous - new world of flying. They discovered what could and could not be done in th air - often with tragic consequences. These boys, who wrote home describing water fights and drinking bouts were simultaneously fighting for their lives and framing the rules of ariel warfare that helped to shape the modern world. We are not sure if the d/w is dirty or its the design of... View more info

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The Bombers: Royal Air Force Air Offensive Against Germany, 1939-45

By: Longmate, Norman

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK., Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02827

ISBN: 0091515807

Condition: Very Good


The strategic bombing of Germany by the Royal Air Force remains the most controversial campaign of the Second World War. Its price in human life, both British and German, was prodigious causing it to be compared to such military disasters as the Somme and Passchendaele. This is a clean tight copy. View more info

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Freedom's Battle Volume Two : The War in the Air, 1939 - 45

By: Lyall, Gavin

Price: £12.50

Publisher: uK., Pimlico: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02712

ISBN: 0712660690

Condition: Very Good


This the second volume in the unique ' Freedom's Battle ' trilogy, which provides intensely vivid accounts of war at sea, in the air and on land. Far better than any single narrative, the extracts build up a complete picture of the War as ti was experienced by the men and women who actually took part in it. View more info

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Hell on Earth: Dramatic First-Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

By: Mel Rolfe

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03823

ISBN: 1902304950

Condition: Near Fine


There are twenty new and true stories of bravery, survival and luck, good and bad, contained in this book compiled and written by journalist Mel Rolfe. The corners of the covers are lightly creased. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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

By: Philip Gray

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street Publishing: 2005

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04017

ISBN: 1904943187

Condition: Very Good


Philip Gray found himself in WW2, captain of the crew of a ' mighty Lanc ', operating with 186 Squadron as the RAF took the war right into the heart of Germany. In an engaging yet frank style, gray reveals the true relationships between himself and his team, and the team members themselves. There is the authors signature and inscription on the title page ' Philip Gray, 186 Squadron Bomber Command ' View more info

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Dogfight: True Stories of Dramatic Air Actions

By: Price, Alfred

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., The History Press: 2009

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02727

ISBN: 0752454706

Condition: Very Good


' Dogfight ' tells the story of some of the hardest - fought air battles of modern warfare. Alfred Price's action - packed accounts offer a rare insight into what it was like to face the enemy thousands of feet above the frontline. View more info

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Woe to the Unwary: Memoir of Low Level Bombing Operations, 1941

By: Roy Conyers Nesbit

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, William Kimber & Co Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04320

ISBN: 0718303482

Condition: Very Good


This detailed and graphic account is based on navigation logs kept during all flights, and Roy Nesbit's description of the attacks and the part he played comes vividly to life. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info