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Canadians in the Royal Air Force, Allison, Les.
1 Allison, Les. Canadians in the Royal Air Force
Altona MB Self Published 1978 091921391X / 9780919213913 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows edge wear, with short tears, chipping and scuffing. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 221 pages; The author has collected stories, anecdotes and facts regarding Canadian pilots who flew for the British during the Second World War. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Fight for the Sky  Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane, Bader, Douglas
2 Bader, Douglas Fight for the Sky Story of the Spitfire and Hurricane
Edinburgh Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd 1973 0283979844 / 9780283979842 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities, Dust jacket has light soiling and scuffing. ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.76 X 7.56 X 1.02 inches; 192 pages; ``Bader, who lost both legs as a result of a flying accident in 1931, was invalided from the Royal Air Force in 1933 and rejoined in 1939. He first saw action in a Spitfire over Dunkirk, and in a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain. He rapidly became one of Britain`s foremost aces. In August 1941, he was brought down over France and made a prisoner.`` He examines with experienced eyes the history of these two plane types. 
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Winged Combat  My Story as a Spitfire Pilot in World War II, Bishop, William Arthur
3 Bishop, William Arthur Winged Combat My Story as a Spitfire Pilot in World War II
Toronto Harper Collins 2002 0002006510 / 9780002006514 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 7.30 X 0.80 inches; 366 pages; Arthur Bishop, known for his no-holds-barred military bestsellers—including Courage of the Early Morning and his latest Unsung Courage, knows a good story when he hears one. That’s why it’s surprising that it took him so long to write Winged Combat, his own lived-life-to-the-fullest account of WWII and beyond.He has enough of the devil in him to make a good fighter pilot. This was the recommendation given by Arthur Bishop’s headmaster in a character reference required by the RCAF for all new recruits. Just 18 years old in 1941, the son of WWI flying ace Billy Bishop, he was quickly posted overseas with 401 Spitfire Squadron. The rest, as they say, is history—but what a history! Winged Combat takes us from the hijinks of a green recruit to his dramatic forays across the English Channel into dogfights with the enemy. Bishop’s bird’s-eye view of the D-Day landing is one of the finest recollections of that epic event on record. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Born to Fly Exploits of the War's Great Fighter Aces, Blond, Georges & Mervyn Savill (translator)
4 Blond, Georges & Mervyn Savill (translator) Born to Fly Exploits of the War's Great Fighter Aces
London Souvenir Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows some edge wear, small tears and chips, light soiling. Price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; A collection of biographies and exploits of several of the Aces of World War II, from America, Canada, Great Britain, and Germany. John Cunningham, Hermann Graf, George Beurling and Jean Maridor are some of the pilots featured. 
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The Influence of Air Power Upon History, Boyne, Walter J.
5 Boyne, Walter J. The Influence of Air Power Upon History
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Pen and Sword Books Ltd. 2005 1844151999 / 9781844151998 Second Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.29 X 6.22 X 1.65 inches; 464 pages; "The Influence of Air Power upon History is a thourough examination of how air power was aplied from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the latest use of space technology." The Influence of Air Power upon History makes a startlingly new analysis of the far-reaching implications flight has had on warfare, politics, diplomacy, technology and mass culture. Author Walter Boyne examines the application of air power from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the current era of space warfare and postulates some new and controversial theories that are certain to arouse comment. The author unerringly depicts the contributions made by the people and planes of each era, some of them famous, some virtually unknown, but all vitally important. He highlights the critical competence of individuals at every step of the way, comparing the works of Guilio Douhet, William Mitchell, John Warden, and others philosophically, even as he compares the combat capabilities of leaders such as Hugh Trenchard, Bomber Harris, Herman Goering, Curtis LeMay, and Henry Hap" Arnold. 
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Memories   RCAF, 1941-1945, Bracken, H. Dal
6 Bracken, H. Dal Memories RCAF, 1941-1945
Vernon BC Kettle Valley Publishing Inc. 2003 0968791743 / 9780968791745 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear and corner curl.; Signed by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp.; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 190 pages; Bracken tells of his experiences in the RCAF during WWII, the actions he took part in, the places he was stationed and the people he met and served with. B&W photos throughout and a fold-out colour map showing bombing operations targets and routes. 
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We Flew by Moonlight, Campbell, Ralph
7 Campbell, Ralph We Flew by Moonlight
Orillia ON Kerry Hill Publications 1995 0968025706 / 9780968025703 Paperback Very Good- 
Top fore corner of book creased heavily, extends through book. Light soil.; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 23.50 USD
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Big Sky, Little Air Force   (Sic Itur Ad Astra Canadian Aerospace Power Studies), Christie, Carl A. & Sandy Babcock & Christopher Shelley & Jody Perrun & Jeff Noakes & Leo Pettipas & Dean C. Black & Dixie Dysart & Paul Johnston & Richard Gimblett & W. A. March
8 Christie, Carl A. & Sandy Babcock & Christopher Shelley & Jody Perrun & Jeff Noakes & Leo Pettipas & Dean C. Black & Dixie Dysart & Paul Johnston & Richard Gimblett & W. A. March Big Sky, Little Air Force (Sic Itur Ad Astra Canadian Aerospace Power Studies)
Ottawa Canadian Department of National Defense 2009 1100529993 / 9781100529998 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Light wear to extremities, some creasing to fore edge of card covers. ; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; Volume 2; 188 pages; Contains both English and French text. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Combat if Necessary, but Not Necessarily Combat (Sic Itur Ad Astra Canadian Aerospace Power Studies), Christie, Carl A. & Sandy Babcock & Christopher Shelley & Jody Perrun & Jeff Noakes & Leo Pettipas & Dean C. Black & Dixie Dysart & Paul Johnston & Richard Gimblett & W. A. March
9 Christie, Carl A. & Sandy Babcock & Christopher Shelley & Jody Perrun & Jeff Noakes & Leo Pettipas & Dean C. Black & Dixie Dysart & Paul Johnston & Richard Gimblett & W. A. March Combat if Necessary, but Not Necessarily Combat (Sic Itur Ad Astra Canadian Aerospace Power Studies)
Ottawa Canadian Department of National Defense 2011 1100529993 / 9781100529998 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Light wear to extremities, some creasing of fore edges of card covers. ; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; Volume 3; 113 pages; Contains both English and French text. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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An Illustrated History of the R.A.F.; Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition, Conyers Nesbit, Roy
10 Conyers Nesbit, Roy An Illustrated History of the R.A.F.; Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
Godalming, Surrey UK COLOUR LIBRARY BOOKS 1992 Fourth Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Light edge wear and short tears top of the spine of dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 320 pages; A very attractive copy of this 15 inch folio edition 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Decock, Jean-Pierre Mirage
London Arms & Armour Press 1985 0853687056 / 9780853687054 Paperback Very Good+ 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Warbirds Illustrated No. 32; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 72 pages 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Flying Duddridges of Hanley, Duddridge, Lew
12 Duddridge, Lew The Flying Duddridges of Hanley
Trafford Publishing 2011 1426966539 / 9781426966538 Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only light edge wear to glossy pictorial card covers. Author's address stamp on front fly leaf. ; Inscribed by author "June 2011 Best regards Lew Duddridge" on front fly leaf ; Trade PB; 9 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; 303 pages; Lew and Len Duddridge hadn't planned on entering an occupation that made death their partner. They had dreamed of working as farmers, teachers, bankers, or civil servants, but instead they became wartime pilots. In The Flying Duddridges of Hanley, author Lew Duddridge narrates the story of how he and his brother Len, two brothers from Hanley, Saskatchewan, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. They were the only two of the thirteen young men from this small town who would live to tell their story. This memoir relays the Duddridges' many flight experiences, such as making their first solo flights in a Spitfire aircraft and crash landing a burning Spitfire after a German FW 190 damaged the engine and propeller. Interwoven with tales about their farm upbringing and their personal lives, The Flying Duddridges of Hanley, brings World War II to life from the perspective of two brothers who became men while experiencing the terrors and tragedy of WWII. 
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Above and Beyond  The Canadians' War in the Air, 1939-45, Dunmore, Spencer
13 Dunmore, Spencer Above and Beyond The Canadians' War in the Air, 1939-45
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1996 0771029284 / 9780771029288 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Boards and DJ show light edge wear. Front flap creased; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.60 inches; 384 pages; "From the first skirmishes over Europe in September 1939, Canadian airmen served in almost every theatre of the Second World War, from bases in Britain and Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. And in the months and years that followed, with the slaughter mounting in hostile skies around the globe, the contribution of Canadian pilots, navigators, gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers grew out of all proportion to their country’s population.In the early days of the conflict, great numbers of Canadians served in units of Britain’s RAF and Fleet Air Arm. As the war progressed, however, the Royal Canadian Air Force came into its own, and by Germany's surrender, forty-eight RCAF squadrons were overseas, almost completely manned by Canadian officers and men. Among the Canadians were Johnny Fauquier and Reg Lane, Canada’s leading bomber pilots; Stan Turner, perhaps the country’s greatest fighter leader; Len Birchall, the gallant “Saviour of Ceylon”; the redoubtable ace Buzz Beurling; the great naval hero Hammy Gray; Roly Dibnah, Bert Houle, and many others.These brash young men from the Empire’s senior dominion had little time for ceremony and tradition. Countless British officers considered them dangerously independent and lacking in respect for rank. But in the air, where it counted, the Canadians more than proved their worth. Combining first person accounts of the action and his own vivid prose, Dunmore captures the high drama and gut-churning tension of dogfights and bomber raids, charts the victories and defeats of the armies and navies below, and recreates the mood abroad in wartime as the world watched the drama unfold." 
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Lancaster, Garbett, M. & Brian Goulding
14 Garbett, M. & Brian Goulding Lancaster
Toronto The Promotional Reprint Company Ltd. 1994 1856480550 / 9781856480550 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pages; This is a reprint compilation of two previous books by Ian Allen, ``Lancaster at War`` (1971) and ``Lancaster at War 2`` (1979). 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Canadian Squadrons in Coastal Command, Hendrie, Andrew
15 Hendrie, Andrew Canadian Squadrons in Coastal Command
St. Catharines, ON Vanwell Publishing 1998 1551250381 / 9781551250380 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 10 X 7.10 X 0.80 inches; 208 pages; "During the war, Canadian squadrons flew hundreds of operations over the North Atlantic, the English Channel, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. Such operations included reconnaissance flights as well as shipping strikes to Norway, the Netherlands and the French coast. The Canadians proved themselves admirably despite heavy losses some of the heaviest of the war. From a force of some 4,000 officers and airmen and 270 aircraft at the beginning of the war, the RCAF had within four months doubled in strength, with 8,287 officers and airmen, and 14 operational squadrons in Canada. In all, 48 RCAF squadrons had served overseas by the end of the war.This comprehensive study covers every success achieved by Canadian squadrons listed in Coastal Command's records for World War II including attacks on U-boats and enemy controlled vessels. Each operation is reported in meticulous detail, from the time of departure, current weather, hours flown and crew involved to a description of the action itself." 
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In for a Penny, in for a Pound  The Adventures & Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command, Hewer, Howard
16 Hewer, Howard In for a Penny, in for a Pound The Adventures & Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command
Toronto Stoddart 2000 077373273x / 9780773732735 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edgewear and scuffing of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 1.09 x 9.37 x 6.51 Inches; 272 pages; The gripping story of the twentieth century’s greatest struggle in the modest voice of a Canadian teenager in the RAF. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator in Bomber Command. But he got all the adventure he signed on for. Hewer and his crews of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important night operations over Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads and dodging enemy flak. And he was not always much safer on the ground. He survived the Blitz in London, a U-boat attack in the South Atlantic, a fire-fight with Italian troops near el-Alamien, as well as chaste love affairs, fistfights, and beers with Boer rebels. Self-deprecating, bittersweet, and alive to both the horrors of war and the friendships and courage of the men and women who fight it, 'In for a Penny, In for a Pound' is the unforgettable story of a young Canadian’s experience of history’s greatest war. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968, Kostenuk, Samuel; John Griffin
17 Kostenuk, Samuel; John Griffin RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968
Toronto, ON Samuel Stevens/ A. M. Hakkert Ltd. 1977 0888665776 / 9780888665775 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket shows some edgewear, some creasing & discoloration top front panel of DJ. Light wear to extremities of cloth covered boards. ; DJ in mylar. A tight, bright book. ; Historical publication # 14 Canadian War Museum; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 255 pages; A history of the Royal Canadian Air Force, from it's inception circa 1924 up until the late 1960s. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mig-29  Soviet Superfighter, Lake, Jon
18 Lake, Jon Mig-29 Soviet Superfighter
London Osprey Publishing Limited 1989 0850459206 / 9780850459203 Paperback Very Good+ 
light edge wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Osprey Colour Series; Colour photographs; 0.4 x 8.9 x 8.2 Inches; 128 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Fighter Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War, Lamberton, W. M. & E. F. Cheesman
19 Lamberton, W. M. & E. F. Cheesman Fighter Aircraft Of The 1914-1918 War
Letchworth UK Harleyford Publications Limited 1961 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Color Frontispiece 
Price-clipped DJ shows shelf wear, with small tears, light soiling. Previous owner's name stamped inside front board and on FFEP. Some tearing along hinge of title page. Light tape stains base of yellow cloth binding and back pastedown. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs, drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; A very thorough reference volume, describing First World War fighter aircraft from both the Allies and the German-Austrian forces. Black and white photographs are accompanied by scale drawings for each aircraft, plus technical information on engines, performance, armaments, etc. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Lavender, Emerson & Norman Sheffe The Evaders; True Stories Of Downed Canadian Airmen And Their Helpers In World War II
Toronto, ON McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1992 0075514664 / 9780075514664 Second Printing Paperback Very Good- 
Some creasing of corners, a few pages creased bottom corner, light soil ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB 
Price: 13.50 USD
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