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image of CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL.  JULY 1958.  VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1.  INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. JULY 1958. VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1. INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

by Dallyn, Gordon M., editor. (Arthur Macdonald, H.M. Berney, Robert Bergeron, Kay Rex.)

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1958
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Ottawa: Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 1958. 34 pp + XV pp (which include advertisements, many relating to Canadian aviation), 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small number notation in ink on the front cover, minor wear at the top/bottom of the spine and at the… Read more
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image of A FLYING FIGHTER:  AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

A FLYING FIGHTER: AN AMERICAN ABOVE THE LINES IN FRANCE.

by Roberts, E.M., Lieut., R.F.C.

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Published
1918
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1918. 339 pp, 7 5/8" H - blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, including frontispiece - all present. From the Publisher's Note: "It was 1914 when this adventurous young American enlisted, and it was early in 1915 that he reached the Western Front. It was not until November, 1917,… Read more
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image of CANADAIR PRESS CLIPPINGS RE: CL-66 / CL-44 / BRAZIL.  1958.  (PRESS COMMENTS.)

CANADAIR PRESS CLIPPINGS RE: CL-66 / CL-44 / BRAZIL. 1958. (PRESS COMMENTS.)

by Canadair Limited.

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Published
1958
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Montreal: Canadair Limited, 1958. Unpaginated (approx. 130 pp of text - versos blank) - 11" H - three metal fasteners. A collection of copies of press clippings about Canadair's CL-66 / CL-44 from across Canada (with a few from England), plus extracts from other publications including: Aviation, The Aeroplane, Flight and Industrial Aeronautics, dated 1958. Many pieces referring… Read more
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image of HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.

by Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.

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Published
1994
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780947554323
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England: Crecy, 1994. 392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of… Read more
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THE GRIM REAPERS.

by Johnston, Stanley.

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Published
1943
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Second Printing
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Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1943. 224 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w map endpapers, photographs. Stanley Johnston "adds another vivid chapter to his reporting of the war in the Pacific - from the Coral Sea through our victories up to the present. Here we see the war from the cockpits of Fighter Squadron VF-10, graphically nicknamed the Grim Reapers, who were attached… Read more
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WINGED SQUADRONS.

by Beaton, Cecil.

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London: Hutchinson 47 pp, 9 3/4" H. Text and 67 b&w photographs (all present) by Cecil Beaton. "The author relates his impressions of the men of the R.A.F. & Fleet Air Arm." No date, no notice of additional/later printings - "War Economy Standard". Contents: Preface; Trying Their Wings; The Way They Live; Fighter Pilots; Coastal Command… Read more
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image of ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.

by Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.)

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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London: Grub Street, 1994. 190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation… Read more
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image of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 145 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1966-67.  VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1967. 1318 pp, 7 5/8" H. Title page states: Volume 27, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 54". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc.". Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmarks advertising Curtiss Wright and U.S. Gear, advertisement for Airwork has slim… Read more
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WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.

by Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.

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Published
1992
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Fine
ISBN
9780947554279
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Somerton, Somerset: Crecy, 1992. 282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates… Read more
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FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.

by Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.

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Published
2010
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780986519505
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Toronto: University Women's Club of Toronto, 2010. 224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs… Read more
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image of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 147 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  WINTER 1967-68.  VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1968. 1322 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 2, but on spine is printed "No. 56". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the some touches of color, two attached bookmarks advertising:… Read more
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image of WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.

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Washington, D.C.: American Aviation Publications, 1965. 1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright,… Read more
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image of BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES.  ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION.  48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE.  (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.)

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Port Credit, Ontario: St. Lawrence Starch Company 48 cards (circa 1942) from the St. Lawrence Starch Company's WWII "Bee Hive Aeroplane Pictures" sales promotion, plus a flyer for "List No. 2" showing 42 planes and describing the rules for obtaining the cards, plus 1 shipping envelope, 7 cardboard dividers and 1 contemporary newspaper clipping. In the early 1940s, the… Read more
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image of AERO JOURNAL.  NO. 19.  JUN-JUL 01.  WELCOME TO LITTLE NORWAY / L'AERONAVALE SOVIETIQUE ETE 1941 / LES POLONAIS EN FRANCE / "CHASSEURS DE TETE".

AERO JOURNAL. NO. 19. JUN-JUL 01. WELCOME TO LITTLE NORWAY / L'AERONAVALE SOVIETIQUE ETE 1941 / LES POLONAIS EN FRANCE / "CHASSEURS DE TETE".

by Stanaway, John; Stenman, Kari; Kulikov, Victor; et al.

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2001
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Fleurance: AERO-EDITIONS, 2001. 73 pp + 8 pp English insert, 11 5/8" H - magazine format. **French text** Insert in English for articles: Flying Headhunters over Hollandia / Lapland War: The Settings / Soviet Naval Aviation in the Summer of 1941. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour profiles. Sommaire: Welcome to Little Norway; Les espoirs decus; Les… Read more
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A WARTIME LOG.

by Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.

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Published
1994
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780943231907
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Howell, 1994. 208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of… Read more
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image of THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.

by Roberts, Leslie.

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Published
1959
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First Edition
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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1959. 290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took… Read more
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image of METAL CANVAS:  CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.

METAL CANVAS: CANADIANS AND WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT NOSE ART.

by Fochuk, Stephen M.

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Published
1999
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781551250137
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St. Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1999. 191 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Airplane nose art evolved out of necessity for identifying 'friendlies' from enemy aircraft, which quickly became a powerful means of self-expression for military pilots and their crews. From national insignia, squadron markings and number/letter combinations nose art evolved into more personalized… Read more
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SR-71: INSIDE LOCKHEED'S BLACKBIRD.

by O'Leary, Michael. Photography by Eric Schulzinger and Michael O'Leary.

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780879385415
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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1991. 128 pp, 10 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The SR-71 Blackbirds was retired on January 26, 1990, as the world's fastest, highest flying aircraft and then came out of retirement on March 6, 1990, to break its own records, flying the 2,404.5 miles from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 68 minutes and 17… Read more
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THE RIGHT OF THE LINE: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE EUROPEAN WAR, 1939-1945.

by Terraine, John.

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Published
1985
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First Edition
ISBN
9780340266441
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. 841 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)he story of the RAF's achievements in the second European War, from its birth as a modern air force in the mid 1930s to its triumphant finish with over 9,000 aircraft and over one million officers and men. (Terraine) takes in the humble… Read more
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AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE 3 & 2. RATE TRAINING MANUAL AND NONRESIDENT CAREER COURSE. NAVEDTRA 10323.

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Published
1978
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Revised Edition
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Washington: Naval Education and Training Support Command, 1978. 426 pp + iii pp + 113 pp (Assignments), 10 1/4" H. 1978 Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams (some fold-out), photographs. Chapter headings: Aviation Machinist's Mate Rating; Publications; Tools and Hardware; Aircraft Engines; Aircraft Engine Fuel Systems; Aircraft Engine Lubricating Systems; Hydraulic, Electric, and Starting Systems; Aicraft Engine… Read more
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