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The Pride of Britain Christmas Cards 0060910
The Pride of Britain Christmas Cards

Philip West. Share your love of aviation history with this set of ten beautiful Christmas cards featuring Spitfires awaiting the call of duty at RAF Manston in the winter of 1941. Message inside reads, "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year." Measures a generous 8"x 4" and includes envelopes.
Winter of '41 Christmas Cards 0060905
Winter of '41 Christmas Cards

Philip West. Share your love of aviation history this holiday season with this set of ten Christmas cards featuring a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I of 92 Squadron being prepared for a mission on a cold winter day at RAF Manston in 1941. Message inside reads, "With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year." Measures a generous 8"x 4" and includes envelopes.


World War II Spitfire Aircraft Books

Ultimate Spitfires" 276"0036056border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0036056
Ultimate Spitfires

Caygill. This book examines late marque Spitfires developed for various special tasks, explaining design details including their powerful Rolls-Royce engines and subtle changes to wing design, their development and flight-testing, and their operational roles and history, with lengthy appendices covering Griffon-powered Spitfire aces, V1 rocket destruction aces, Griffon-powered Spitfire losses, and the locations of survivors. 224 pages, 60 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Spitfire Mks. VI-F.24" 262"0019122border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0019122
Spitfire Mks. VI-F.24
Combat Legend

Caygill. The WWII fighter with perhaps more variants than any other, the Sptifire flew behind Merlin and Griffon engines in various capacities until 1954. This book includes the chronology, prototypes, operational history, variants, specifications, weapons, production figures, model kit information and more on late mark Spitfires, with color illustrations showing the markings used in various theaters. 96 pages, 80 B&W photographs, 20 color profiles, 7"x 9", softcover.
Spirit of the Blue" 252"0015543border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015543
Spirit of the Blue

Peter Ayerst - A Fighter Pilot's Story
Thomas. This book presents the overlooked story of Peter Ayerst, a Royal Air Force pilot who flew for the entirety of World War II, seeing combat action at Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, El Alamein and the D-Day landings as he flew every marque of Spitfire and Hurricane in the RAF's inventory. Includes a foreword by Alex Henshaw, the famed test pilot with whom Ayerst worked after the war. 260 pages, 32 B&W photographs, 5"x 7", softcover.
Polish Aces of World War 2" 244"0001858border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0001858
Polish Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 21

Gretzyngier & Matusiak. Pilots of the Polish Air Force saw action from the first day of WWII until the final victory in Europe. Nearly 60 Polish pilots achieved ace status in RAF Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mustangs and Thunderbolts. 96 pgs., 100 photos, 3-views and 16 pages of color profiles and portraits. 7"x 9". sfbd.

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Spitfire Ace of Aces:

The True Wartime Story of Johnnie Johnson,
Sarkar. With 38 kills racked up while flying his Supermarine Spitfire in the skies over Europe, Johnnie Johnson was the Royal Air Force's top-scoring ace of World War II. Filled with firsthand accounts from Johnson and his fellow Spitfire pilots, this volume examines his impressive wartime service and shows you how, despite flying more than 1,000 combat missions, Johnson achieved his success without ever being shot down himself. 320 pages, 127 B&W photographs, 7"x 10", hardcover.

Spitfire Diary" 256"0005730border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0005730
Spitfire Diary

A Former R.A.F. Pilot Tells the True Story of Air-to-Ground Combat in World War II. Smith. "This is a most unusual and very special book... a volume of personal reminiscence, a collection of diary and letters, that takes you right into the Spitfire cockpit, the briefing room, the ward room, the barracks in a manner that few novels and no histories have ever done. Ex-Spitfire Pilot Smith, with his utter disdain for literary pretence, has given us an unusually candid, colorful and, yes, affectionate picture of the brave and brazen men of the RAF. I found the book to be a real delight." - Walter Cronkite. 244 pgs., 36 B&W photos, 6"x 9", sfbd.
Young Man, You'll Never Die" 278"0036029border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0036029
Young Man, You'll Never Die

This well written and extremely entertaining memoir follows the author - a Hurricane and Spitfire pilot - from enlistment in the RAF at age nineteen through the end of the war, showing you wartime life in Burma, Malaya, and North Africa, where the desert environment with its sand and flies and life under canvas made living and flying a daunting experience. 224 pages, 30 illustrations, 6"x 9", hardcover.

V.S. Griffon Spitfire" 277"0005938border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0005938
V.S. Griffon Spitfire
Aero Detail Vol. 30

Examine the Mk.24, Mk.XIV and Mk.XiVe model Spitfires in thorough detail starting at the front of the plane and slowly working through the full length of the airframe. 250+ photos give you a detailed look at the aircraft, while engineering drawings, cutaways, exploded views, 3-views and color profiles complete this detailed reference on these amazing fighters. 72 pgs., 10"x 10", sfbd.

Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy" 255"0015061border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 98

Thomas. Although most famous for their role in the Battle of Britain, Spitfire squadrons also served in the Mediterranean Theater, aiding the Allied victories in North Africa and later in the invasion of Italy.
Filled with firsthand accounts, rare archival photographs and full-color artwork, this volume examines the Royal Air Force and South African Spitfire pilots who made ace in those Mediterranean campaigns. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific" 254"0015003border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 87

Thomas. Through firsthand accounts, rare archival photographs and full-color artwork, this book examines Royal Air Force Spitfire operations flown in support of the Chindit ground expedition in Burma. You'll read about the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, Spitfire operations in India and Australia, and more. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

No. 91 Nigeria Squad" 242"0015114border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015114
No. 91 Nigeria Squad
Aviation Elite Vol. 3

Hall. From its humble beginnings as a reconnaissance unit using second-hand aircraft at the very end of the Battle of Britain, No. 91 "Nigeria" Squadron went on to become one of the most famous units in RAF Fighter Command. Here you'll see how, manned by a multifarious band of pilots from across the globe, it achieved outstanding results while employing the very latest marks of Spitfire and producing its fair share of aces. 128 pgs., B&W photos, color profiles, 7"x 9", sfbd.

No. 126 Wing RCAF" 239"0015032border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
No. 126 Wing RCAF
Aviation Elite Units Vol. 35

Nijboer. This heavily illustrated book explores the accomplishments of the Royal Canadian Air Force's No. 126 Fighter Wing, the most successful mobile fighter wing of World War II. You'll learn of their exploits flying Spitfires on D-Day and during the breakout; at the Falaise Gap; at Operation Market Garden; during the winter offensive in the Ardennes; and in support of troops crossing the Rhine into Germany. 128 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.
Nine Lives" 238"0003798border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0003798
Nine Lives

Deere. The renowned autobiography of New Zealand's most famous RAF pilot from the Munich crisis until the invasion of France in 1944. Al Deere experienced the drama of the early days of the Battle of Britain while operating with Spitfire squadrons, he shot down an Me 109 in the first recorded combat between a Spitfire and a Messerschmitt (one of his 22 confirmed kills), and he survived three escapes by parachute. Here is his story. 284 pages, 5"x 7" softbound

Malta Spitfire Aces" 237"0015471border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015471
Malta Spitfire Aces
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 83

Aircraft of the Aces Volume 83
Nichols. The Axis siege of British-controlled Malta during World War II is one of the great epics of aerial warfare. This heavily illustrated book examines the heroic RAF Spitfire squadrons - drawn from an international team of Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Rhodesian and South African pilots - that successfully defended the island against a much larger force and destroyed convoys supplying Rommel's Afrika Korps. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

Late Marque Spitfire Aces" 236"0001656border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0001656
Late Marque Spitfire Aces
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 5

. Though famous for the Battle of Britain, the Spitfires later war service on all fronts was equally important. This volume features the exploits of pilots who turned the tide against the Luftwaffe on the Western European and Mediterranean fronts, as well as against the Japanese. 96 pgs. with 18 pgs. of color profiles, 95 photos, 7"x 9". sfbd.

Spitfire Marks I-V" 261"0005908border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfire Marks I-V
Combat Legend

Caygill. Born out of the Schneider Trophy racing planes, the Spitfire entered RAF service in 1938 and became legendary in the Battle of Britain. This book includes chronology, prototypes, operational history, aces, variants, technical specifications, weapons, production figures, model kit information and more. Color illustrations show the different markings used in various theaters of operation. 96 pgs., B&W photos, 19 color profiles, 7"x 9", sfbd.
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45" 260"0002652border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfire Mark V Aces 1941-45
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 16

. As the first Spitfire variant to see extensive service outside of Britain, the Mk V fought the Axis over the deserts of North Africa, the waters of the Med and the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. 96 pgs. with 12 pgs. of color profiles and portraits., 100+ photos, 7"x 9". sfbd.

Spitfire Mark I/II Aces" 259"0001689border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0001689
Spitfire Mark I/II Aces
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 12

. Spitfire Mk Is and IIs served only briefly in the front line with the RAF, but their pilots were responsible for achieving impressive scores against the Luftwaffe during 1940/41. This volume details the RAF's first aces of WWII. 3-view drawings, 96 pgs, with 12 pgs. of color profiles and portraits., 100 photos, 7"x 9", sfbd.

Hurricane & Spitfire Pilots at War" 235"0023999border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0023999
Hurricane & Spitfire Pilots at War

Kelly. This book looks at the operation of the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire - the two outstanding British-built fighter aircraft of World War II - in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East throughout the war, with many firsthand accounts from pilots who relive exciting memories of flying the aircraft in combat. 208 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 6"x 9" softcover.

No. 43 Fighting Cocks Squadron" 241"0006376border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
No. 43 Fighting Cocks Squadron
Aviation Elite Vol. 9

Saunders. This volume explores the WWII exploits of No. 43 Squadron, a part of the RAF since 1916. Flying Hurricanes from November 1939, and re-equipped with Spitfires in early 1943, these pilots scored 159 kills during the war and over a dozen of them made ace. This book presents a full picture of the squadron, its men and its aircraft. 128 pgs., 125 B&W photos, 33 color profiles and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.
Spitfire in Combat" 258"0015151border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015151
Spitfire in Combat

. The Supermarine Spitfire, one of the most famous fighters of all time, boasts a shape and a sound that distinguish it from most other WWII aircraft. This book gives you a firsthand look at what it was really like to fly the Spitfire in combat, then shows the continuous development of the Spitfire from the 1930s-50s as the craft evolved from the modified "speed" Spitfire of 1938 through post-war recce missions over China. 192 pages, 140 B&W photographs, 8"x 9", hardcover.
Spitfire Dive Bombers Versus the V2" 257"0036103border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0036103
Spitfire Dive Bombers Versus the V2

Fighter Command's Battle with Hitler's Mobile Missiles
Simpson. On September 8, 1944, the first of more than 1,000 V2 missiles aimed at southern England exploded in London. This review of the Royal Air Force's subsequent campaign against those V2s draws on the experiences of 16 Allied pilots, ground crew and the Dutch who were at the receiving-end of the counterattacks to present the strategy and tactics employed by the Spitfires assigned to the mission, the equipment they used, and the effects on the civilians of the region. 256 pages, 80 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, 1940-1945" 240"0036122border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, 1940-1945

Hurricane, Spitfire
Polak. This heavily illustrated volume examines the service of Royal Air Force No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron during World War II, from its role as one of the first foreign volunteer squadrons formed during the summer of 1940, through its participation in the Battle of Britain, to its contribution to war's end. Includes appendices detailing victories, losses and awards, a pilot's roster, and more. 96 pages, 94 B&W photographs and 7 color aircraft profiles, 6"x 9", softcover.

Reach for the Sky" 245"0005492border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Reach for the Sky

The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain.
Brickhill. Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the RAF, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become a hero of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous WWII pilot succeeds in matching the excitement of Bader's war deeds with the triumph of his battle over a severe handicap. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in the book are Bader's first successful encounter with an enemy plane, his own shoot down, and his succession of escapes from German prisons. 320 pgs., 6"x 9", sfbd.
Operation Big Ben" 243"0023998border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0023998
Operation Big Ben

The Dive Bombing Spitfire Missions, Cabell & Thomas. Through squadron histories, log books, official reports and firsthand accounts from the pilots who flew clipped winged Mk.XVI Spitfires to dive-bomb V1 and V2 rocket sites at night in 1944, the secret story of Operation Big Ben is at last fully told. It's a story that's been secret for more than 60 years and one that you won't want to miss! 200 pages, 16 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
How the Spitfire Won the Battle of Britain" 234"0036250border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0036250
How the Spitfire Won the Battle of Britain

Sarkar. "Sarkar understands perfectly the mysteries of air tactics and strategy." - Peter Townsend, Battle of Britain ace. Based on interviews with pilots who flew both aircraft types and information from combat reports and casualty records, this book contends that the Supermarine Spitfire was markedly superior to the Hawker Hurricane during the 1940 Battle of Britain. 160 pages, 40 B&W photographs and illustrations, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Dogfight" 232"0015080border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015080

The Greatest Air Duels of World War II.
Holmes, ed. Filled with rare photographs and meticulous digital reconstructions, firsthand accounts, information on flight characteristics and fighting capabilities, and biographies of famous aces, this volume examines clashes between some of the greatest fighter aircraft of World War II. You'll read about the Spitfire vs. Bf 109, P-51 Mustang vs. Fw 190, P-40 Warhawk vs. Ki-43 Oscar, P-47 Thunderbolt vs. Bf 109G, and Seafire vs. Zero. 352 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 10", hardcover.
Soviet Lend-Lease Fighter Aces of World War 2" 251"0015407border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015407
Soviet Lend-Lease Fighter Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 74

Mellinger. Flying P-40 Hawks, P-39 Airacobras, Spitfires, and several other types of lesser-know lend-lease aircraft supplied by Britain and the United States, more than 100 top Soviet pilots such as 29-victory ace and Hero of the Soviet Union Stepan Novichkov made "ace." Here, you'll follow the exploits of these pilots and see how they achieved such a remarkable record of success. 96 pages, 80 B&W photographs, 36 color profiles, 7"x 9", softcover.

Soviet Aces of World War 2" 250"0002651border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0002651
Soviet Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 15

Morgan. No single volume in English has ever appeared in the West dealing with this intriguing subject area, but now that restrictions have relaxed in the former Soviet Union, records of the deeds of the elite pilots of the various Soviet Air Forces are coming to light. Follow their exploits in their MiG-3s, LaGG-3/5s, Yak-1/3s and lend lease aircraft such as the Hurricane, Spitfire, P-39 and P-40. 96 pages, 75 B&W photographs and 12 pages of color profiles. 7"x 9", softcover.

Sigh for a Merlin" 249"0015189border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Sigh for a Merlin

Testing the Spitfire
Henshaw. Already a well-known record-breaking pilot, Alex Henshaw became the Chief Test Pilot for the Supermarine Spitfire in September 1940. Here, as he tells his stories of flying both the famed World War II fighter as well as the RAF's Lancaster bomber, you'll read of test flying the Spitfire right up to its performance thresholds and even of executing barrel rolls in the massive Lancaster. 240 pages, 55 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", softcover.
Griffon Spitfire Aces" 233"0015446border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Griffon Spitfire Aces
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 81

Thomas. Modified to counter Luftwaffe attacks on England's south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire Mk.XIV became the best low-level fighter of World War II and played a key role in repelling V1 "doodlebugs." This lavishly illustrated volume examines the Spitfire squadrons that tipped V1 flying bombs with their aircraft's wingtips to disorientate the bombs and the daring pilots who became "doodlebug aces." 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

Scramble! Adventure Set" 248"0005335border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4" width="250" height="323"> 0005335
Scramble! Adventure Set
For Children, Includes Model Airplane
This boxed set includes Scramble! which is Volume 1 in the Tales of the RAF series. In this volume, the RAF pilots are heroic, but 12-year-old Harry Winslow turns out to be the real hero! It's an exciting WWII adventure for children. The set also includes a 1/48 scale die cast metal replica of the Spitfire featured in the story, and a reproduction of the embroidered badge worn by members of the 14th Squadron. A wonderful way to excite young readers... even the reluctant ones! Ages 8-12.
Schooldays to Spitfire" 247"0005790border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0005790
Schooldays to Spitfire

Mitchell. The definitive story of how the Spitfire was designed, built, and tested - and how close it came to not happening at all. Intertwined throughout the history of the Spitfire is the life and career of the world famous aircraft designer who created it, R.J. Mitchell. Book covers both man and machine to commemorate the accomplishments of the Spitfire at the Battle of Britain and the contributions its designer made to aviation. 319 pages, 150 illustrations, 7"x 10", softcover.
Schneider Trophy to Spitfire" 246"0019214border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Schneider Trophy to Spitfire

The Design Career of R.J. Mitchell
Shelton. This heavily illustrated book presents the career of Reginald J. Mitchell, the legendary aircraft designer who created the record-breaking S6B seaplane that won the Schneider Trophy in 1931, the Stranraer and Southampton flying boats, and the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. In all, you'll examine 28 aircraft along with the requirements and philosophies that led to them. 256 pages, B&W photographs, 8"x 10", hardcover.

American Spitfire Aces of World War 2" 229"0015427border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015427
American Spitfire Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 80

Thomas. The first American volunteers of World War II flew Spitfires with the RAF and, when the United States entered the war, USAAF squadrons were issued Spitfires. Now, this volume takes you from the Battle of Britain to North African deserts and Fortress Europe itself to fly along with the 22 American aces who achieved all their victories - and the two-dozen others who achieved a portion of their 5+ victories - in the famous British fighter. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.

A Summer Bright and Terrible" 228"0010128border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0010128
A Summer Bright and Terrible

Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain
Fisher. This rich and deeply human account of the Battle of Britain and Lord Hugh Dowding, the eccentric man who led the RAF during its finest hour, presents the true history of how Dowding stood up to Churchill to force acceptance of his own ideas - bringing the modern, multi-gunned Hurricane and Spitfire into existence and insisting this scientists investigate the invisible rays that became salvation of Britain. Part military history, part science, and part biography, it's an incredible story that has been lost until now. 304 pages, 15 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
101 Israeli Air Force" 225"0030270border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0030270
101 Israeli Air Force

First Fighter Squadron.
Aloni. This heavily illustrated book examines the complete history of the Israeli Air Force's First Fighter Squadron and the cutting-edge aircraft it has flown in thousands of missions, from 1948 and the Avia S-199 through the Spitfire, Mustang, Mystre, Mirage, Nesher, Kfir and the current F-16B Barak. Includes an appendix of squadron kills and losses. 224 pages, 640 photographs and four pages of color profiles, 8"x 11", softcover.

Two-Man Air Force" 275"0036026border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0036026
Two-Man Air Force

Don Gentile & John Godfrey, World War Two Flying Aces
Kaplan. American volunteers Don Gentile and John Godfrey, who flew together as leader and wingman with the USAAF 4th Fighter Group based at Debden, between them accounted for more than 58 enemy aircraft destroyed. This is the story of their amazing adventures and wartime partnership, from basic training in Canada, through their tours in England where they first flew the Supermarine Spitfire, and on into their time with the 4th Fighter Group. 224 pages, 40 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
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Test Pilots in Action.
Hounsfield. Flight testing experimental and new aircraft is one of the world's most hazardous occupations. This collection of first-person stories written by some of the world's best test pilots offers unique insight into the dangers and thrills of testing aircraft such as the Spitfire, the Concorde supersonic airliner, the F-4 Phantom II, the U-2 spy plane, and many others. 208 pages, 80 photographs and illustrations, 6"x 9", hardcover.

The Story of the Spitfire" 273"0015544border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015544
The Story of the Spitfire

An Operational and Combat History
Delve. This book - with firsthand accounts from Royal Air Force and Allied pilots who flew the Supermarine Spitfire in World War II - presents a thrilling and unparalleled appraisal of the remarkable aircraft's capability, the tactics of the pilots who flew it, its role in the Battle of Britain and on other fronts, and its development throughout the war. 272 pages, 16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

The Secret Years" 272" src="..//Betty_Bombers/Robert_Magnus_1.htm" border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0011588
The Secret Years

Mason. This lavishly illustrated book examines British, American and German aircraft that were tested by the British Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down during World War II. You'll see well-known types such as the Wellington, Mosquito, Spitfire, Halifax, Ju 88 and Fw 190; unusual variants and experimental aircraft; and guns, bombs, rockets and equipment. 320 pages, 500 B&W photographs and 90 color profiles, 8"x 11", hardcover.
The Most Dangerous Enemy" 271"0005708border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
The Most Dangerous Enemy

A History of the Battle of Britain. Bungay. This book explores the history of the British battle that galvanized the public imagination and symbolized the destiny of a nation. But in this rigorous re-investigation of the Battle of Britain, the author reveals unexpected truth behind many time-honored myths through assessing the development of radar or the relative merits of the Spitfire, Hurricane, and Messerschmitt and more. 500 pgs., 45 B&W photos, maps, 6"x 9", sfbd.
The Flying Greek" 270"0022108border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0022108
The Flying Greek

An Immigrant Fighter Ace's WWII Odyssey with the RAF, USAAF, and French Resistance
Pisanos. This autobiography tells the fascinating story of 10-victory ace Col. Steve Pisanos, from his 1938 immigration to America; through his WWII service with the RAF and USAAF flying the Spitfire, P-47 and P-51; the six months he spent with the French Resistance after he crash-landed his P-51; and his return to America. Includes a foreword by Walter Cronkite. 336 pages, 30 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Supermarine Spitfire Pilot Manual" 269"0001416border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Supermarine Spitfire Pilot Manual

A reprint of the official government handbook designed to show the new cadet how to fly the aircraft. Heavily illustrated with all the data. 5"x 8", sfbd.

Supermarine Spitfire" 268"0006223border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Supermarine Spitfire
Modeling Manual

So successful, the Spitfire was the only RAF aircraft in continuous production throughout World War II. This book provides all the detailed, step-by-step modeling instructions and expert tips needed to create realistic, detailed models of the Spitfire in either Western Desert or Northwest Europe camouflage. They're terrific pointers for any level modeler! 64 pgs., 150 color photos, color profiles, scale drawings and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.
Supermarine Fighter Aircraft" 267"0015166border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4"> 0015166
Supermarine Fighter Aircraft

Bingham. The firm of Vickers Supermarine is rightly famous for the Spitfire, a great fighter that was continually modified to serve throughout WWII. However, the Spitfire was not their only fighter, as you'll read in this review of the Spitfire's experimental predecessors and the aircraft that came after it. Includes the naval version of the Spitfire, called the Seafire; the Spiteful and the Seafang, which were further evolutions of the Spitfire theme; and even a look at early British jet designs. 160 pages, 56 B&W photographs, 40 illustrations, 7"x 9", hardcover.
Spitfires Over Sicily" 266"0024055border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfires Over Sicily

The Crucial Role of the Malta Spitfires in the Battle of Sicily, January-August 1943, Cull. This day-by-day historical account of Malta Spitfire operations during 1943, which culminated in the invasion of Sicily, is a wonderful review of the activities that marked the beginning of the end for the Axis in the Mediterranean. Includes thrilling personal accounts of Spitfires vs. Messerschmitts and Macchis; RAF and USAAF versus JG 53, JG 77 and Italians; and more. 234 pages, 16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

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Spitfires Over Malta

The Epic Battles of 1942.
Cull & Galea. This well-researched and very detailed book tells the story of the Royal Air Force's 1942 stand in which they held Malta against incredible odds. The cost was high very few Spitfires survived more than a few weeks; some made it only days. But in the end, the Luftwaffe and the Regia Aeronautica capitulated, and Malta's Spitfire pilots were credited with at least 600 aerial victories. Includes rare photographs and significant new material, much of it from the logbooks and diaries of the pilots themselves. 256 pages, 16 pages of B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.

Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs" 264"0011132border="1" hspace="10" vspace="4">
Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs

The 52nd Fighter Group in World War 2
Ivie & Ludwig. This is the fascinating history of the 52nd Fighter Group that, from its activation in January, 1941, through the end of the war, served with three different Air Forces in three theaters of operations, destroyed more than 425 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, and produced 21 aces. 176 pages, 250 B&W photographs and color illustrations, 9"x 12", hardcover.

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Spitfire vs. Bf 109
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Battle of Britain
Holmes. This volume explores the clash between the Spitfire and the Bf 109 in the Battle of Britain, showing you not only critical elements - such as the airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics - of both aircraft types, but also examining the pilots' training and tactics, the growing influence of radar and other British coastal defense systems, and actual engagements through German and British firsthand accounts that put you at the heart of the desperate battle. 80 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7"x 9", softcover.
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4th Fighter Group
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Debden Eagles
Bucholtz. Through firsthand accounts and full combat histories, this book examines one of the best-known American fighter units of World War II: the 4th Fighter Group, which was formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their volunteer experience in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons.
You'll view the Spitfires, P-47s and P-51s the group flew to an Eighth Air Force-leading 583 aerial victories; learn about the group's legendary aces, including Don Blakeslee, Pierce McKennon, "Kidd" Hofer, Duane Beeson, Steve Pisanos and Howard Hively; and more. 128 pages, 130 B&W photographs and 36 color profiles, 7"x 9", softcover.
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Davis. The 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, destroyed more enemy planes - 1,000+ - than any other USAAF fighter group in World War II. Here, through lavish photographs, you'll follow the 4th over Berlin, over Paris, and throughout the war as it transitioned from Spitfires to P-47s and finally P-51s. 80 pages, 250+ B&W photographs and 10 color profiles, 8"x 11", softcover.
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Bandits at 12 O'Clock: The Twelve Most High Flying Commando Comic Books Ever!
Low. Collecting together some of Commando's most exciting air adventure comics, this volume is loaded with nearly 800 pages of high-flying, pulse-pounding action! You'll thrill to Spitfires, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Mosquitos, and others twisting and turning through the pages, cannons and machine guns blazing. So strap in, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! 784 pages, B&W artwork, 7"x 8", softcover.

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Battle Winning

Tanks, Aircraft and Warships of World War II
Miller. WWII inspired the invention of weapons the likes of which the world had never seen. Explore the technology and battle-zone achievements of such groundbreaking tanks as German Tigers and Panthers, Russian T-34s, and American M3s. Then review superb aircraft such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the British Hurricane and Spitfire, the American Mustang and B-17, and the Japanese Aichi Val and Zero. Finally, look at mighty battleships including the Bismarck, aircraft carriers like the Yorktown, and lethal undersea submarines. All of these and many more are described in dramatic detail and illustrated in stunning photos, color artwork, and maps. 272 pages, 400 B&W and color photographs, maps, 8"x 11", hardcover.

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Book of Airmen's Obituaries
The Daily Telegraph

Bishop, ed. This fascinating book presents 100 biographies - based on obituaries that have appeared in the London Daily Telegraph - of outstanding aviators of the last century.
You'll read about R.E. Bishop, who designed the de Havilland Mosquito; Tom Sopwith, the pioneer plane maker; Sir Frank Whittle, the father of jet propulsion; legendary pilots Jeffrey Quill, Bob Stanford Tuck, Ginger Lacey, Adolf Galland, Johnnie Johnson, Babe Learoyd and Peter Townsend; Monique Agazarian, an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot who on VE day flew the length of Piccadilly at low level in a Spitfire; and many others. 512 pages, 5"x 8", hardcover.

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The Most Dangerous Enemy
Softbound Book
A History of the Battle of Britain. Bungay. This book explores the history of the British battle that galvanized the public imagination and symbolized the destiny of a nation. But in this rigorous re-investigation of the Battle of Britain, the author reveals unexpected truth behind many time-honored myths through assessing the development of radar or the relative merits of the Spitfire, Hurricane, and Messerschmitt and more. 500 pgs., 45 B&W photos, maps, 6"x 9", sfbd.


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Flying to the Limit
Hardbound Aircraft Book
Testing World War II Single-Engined Fighter Aircraft.
Caygill. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of seventeen different World War II fighter aircraft from the U.K., the USA and Germany in this book that examines test results and pilots' own firsthand accounts. Covered aircraft include the Hurricane, Spitfire, Bf 109, Fw 190, Buffalo, Tomahawk (Warhawk), Airacobra, Mustang, Martlet (Wildcat), Thunderbolt and Corsair - all legendary types that saw a great deal of wartime action. 224 pages, 80 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.















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Fight for the Sky
The Story of the Spitfire & Hurricane. Bader. This, the only book by the legendary "legless" ace Douglas Bader, uses superb illustrations to trace the development of the Spitfire and Hurricane and describes the nail-biting actions of "The Few" - those who flew them against far superior numbers of enemy aircraft. Also includes contributions from other fighter aces such as Johnnie Johnson, "Laddie" Lucas and Max Aitken. 224 pages, 6"x 9", softcover.

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50 Aircraft that Changed the World
Dick & Patterson. This wonderfully illustrated book presents a close-up survey of 50 of the most remarkable and influential aircraft in history, including the Wright Brothers' 1905 Flyer, the Sopwith Camel, Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega, the Bf 109, the Boeing B-17, the De Havilland Mosquito, Howard Hughes' Lockheed Constellation, the Concorde, the Learjet, the B-52 and many others! 208 pages, 300 color and B&W photographs, 11"x 11", hardcover.

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Spitfire Ace
Flying the Battle of Britain. Davidson & Taylor. This book, which reintroduces "the few" that flew in the Battle of Britain, includes interviews with 25 veteran fighter pilots whose accounts, combined with the historical narrative, show what is was like to fly in combat. Illustrated with period photographs and archival material, it's a vivid portrait of the fighter boys; their Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerschmitts; and the famed battle. 255 pgs., 80+ photos, color illus., 7"x 9", hdbd.

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