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Munchen [Munich]: Dornier GmbH, 1983. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. 214 pages. Illustrations. Aircraft Type Index. Text is in German and English. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in Friedrichshafen in 1914 by Claude Dornier. The company produced many designs for both the civil and military markets. Dornier was well known between the two world wars as a manufacturer of large, all-metal flying boats and of land-based airliners. The record-breaking 1924 Wal was used on many long distance flights and the Do X set records for its immense size and weight. Dornier's airliners, including the Komet and Merkur that were used by Luft Hansa and other European carriers during the 1920s and early 30s. Dornier built its aircraft outside Germany during much of this period due to the restrictions placed on German aircraft manufacturers by the Treaty of Versailles. Once the Nazi government came to power and abandoned the treaty's restrictions, Dornier resumed production in Germany.
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1969. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. xxiii, , 580,  pages . Illustrations. Some cover wear. Foreword, Preface, and Translators Note. Chapters on Blitzkrieg on Poland, North Sea Triangle, Assault on the West, The Battle of Britain, Mediterranean Theatre 1941, Night Defence of the Reich, Operation Barbarossa, Mediterranean Theatre 1942, War over the Ocean, Disaster in Russia, and The Battle of Germany. Also includes Appendices on Luftwaffe Order of Battle against Poland on September 1, 1939; Luftwaffe Losses in the Polish Campaign; Strength and Losses of the Polish Air Force in September 1939; Luftwaffe Order of Battle for the Scandinavian Invasion; Luftwaffe Order of Battle against Britain on "Adlertag", August 13, 1940; Operational Orders of 1 Air Corps for the first attack on London, September 7, 1940; Losses of the British Mediterranean Fleet to attack by VIII Air Corps off Crete, May 21 to June 1, 1941; Composition and Losses of German Forces in the Airborne Invasion of Crete, May 20 to June 2, 1941, Progressive Composition of the German Night-Fighter Arm; Luftwaffe Order of Battle at Outset of Russian Campaign, June 22, 1941; Statement Issued on March 17, 1954 by Field-Martial Kesselring on the Subject of Luftwaffe Policy and the Question of a German Four-engined Bomber; Production According to Year and Purpose; German Aircraft Losses on the Russian Front, June 22, 1941 to April 8, 1942, The Stalingrad Air-Lift; German Aircrew Losses, 1939-1944; Specimen Night Combat Report; Victories of German Fighter Pilots in World War II; and Losses of the Civil Population in Air Raids, 1939-1945, Bibliography & Index.
New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1977. Fourth Printing. Trade Paperback. 160 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes Introduction, France falls, Britain digs in, Into battle, the Eagle swoops, The fabled few, The miraculous mistake, London reels, Point of balance, Verdict of history, and Bibliography. Edward Bishop was the author of a series of popular historical books on the Royal Air Force. A Fleet Street journalist with an engaging shrewdness wrote The Wooden Wonder (1959), the story of the Mosquito, which had been dismissed as a hopeless anachronism by the air establishment because it had a wooden frame. The book's greatest admirer was Lord Beaverbrook, the newspaper proprietor. On hearing that Bishop was working next on the Battle of Britain he immediately summoned him to his penthouse flat at midnight. "Sit down on that sofa where many great men have sat," said "The Beaver". "Who?" asked his bemused guest. "Lloyd George, Churchill . . . and now Edward Bishop," came the reply. Beaverbrook, who had been Minister of Aircraft Production when the German invasion was threatened, offered Bishop a wide range of contacts; and later he paid the then large sum of £4,000 for the rights to serialize The Battle of Britain. Again and again the British fighters tore into the huge formations of heavily escorted German bombers. Six Hurricanes against seventy Dorniers; twelve Spitfires against one hundred Heinkels. It was summer, 1940, and "The Few," a dwindling, gallant company of Royal Air Force fighter pilots, were all that stood between Britain and defeat.
Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company [A Giniger Book], 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 447,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Walter J. Boyne (born 1929) is a retired United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association. In May 1951 Boyne entered the U.S. Air Force's Aviation Cadet program. On December 19, 1952 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Boyne flew the B-50 Superfortress as a member of the 330th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Wing. Boyne also flew the B-47 Stratojet for several years. Boyne was a nuclear test pilot with the 4925th Nuclear Test Group at Kirtland Air Force Base. Boyne served during the Vietnam War as commander of the 635th Services Squadron at U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Base where he flew 120 combat hours as a C-47 Skytrain instructor pilot. Colonel Boyne retired from the Air Force on June 1, 1974 with more than 5,000 hours in various military aircraft.
London: William Kimber, 1972. Presumed First Printing. Hardcover. 232 pages. Includes Part One, Part Two, and an Epilogue. Includes 28 black and white illustrations in the text. Include maps and diagrams. Typographical error noted on List of Maps and Diagrams. The Track Chart for Convoy PQ17 page reference should be 8-9 (and not 809). DJ has some wear and soiling. Book has some edge soiling. Captain John Egerton "Jack" (or Jackie) Broome DSC, RN, (23 February 1901 – 19 April 1985) entered the Royal Naval College at Osborne in 1912. From Osborne, he passed in 1915 to the senior College at Dartmouth. He was promoted Sub-Lieutenant and served in the destroyer HMS Clematis in the Red Sea and at Aden. From there he attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and after graduating in 1923, chose to serve in submarines. By this time, his talent as a cartoonist and wag was well established. In 1938, he attended a staff course at the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. Broome was judged to be too old in 1939 to command a submarine in wartime. in June 1942, his Escort Group 1 was assigned to protect Convoy PQ 17, sailing from Hvalfjord in Iceland to Murmansk. The Arctic convoys were reckoned to be very hazardous missions, as they faced not only U-Boats but also German aircraft and surface ships, including the powerful battleship Tirpitz. Under attack, Admiral Dudley Pound, the First Sea Lord, order the convoy to scatter. Twenty-one of the convoy's thirty-five ships were sunk following the order. After the Second World War, he became a writer and illustrator.