Philadelphia: Casemate, (2014),
First Printing of this edition. octavo, black boards in pictorial dust jacket. (356)pp. Casemate, Item #23786
With an introduction by Norman Franks. Illustrated with photographs. Ira “Taffy” Jones was a well-known air fighter during the First World War, having scored about 40 victories flying SE5a scouts in France with 74 Squadron. Well known in flying circles, Jones recorded stories drawn from his own experiences during the war and wrote of the many personalities he had met or known by association, both during the war and in the post-war flying years. An Air Fighter’s Scrap Book recreates the atmosphere of the days of the biplane, of wartime flying, of early peacetime adventures in the air, the development of civil aviation, and breathtaking record beating flights, all evoking the sheer delight in flying that characterized those early years. As new.