Royal Air Force
(Habbaniya): 40 Staging Post, 1945, First Edition. octavo, mimeographed, hand-colored heavy paper wrappers, tied with cord. (4)pp. 40 Staging Post, Menu includes "Tigris Salmon". Drawing on front wrapper of a naked woman hold a muff or pom pom. RAF Habbaniya was constructed on the west bank of the Euphrates and... Item #26581
[London Colney: 74 Squadron, 1917], 4" x 13" broadside, mimeographed. 74 Squadron, Original 74 Squadron RFC transfer card. Interesting service memento to be filled out by pilots when leaving their home squadron at London Colney, for transfer to their assigned squadron in France. Blanks not filled in although the date... Item #22033
(London): Royal Air Force Museum, (2011), First Edition. 12" x 12" (closed) pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (28)pp., stapled. Royal Air Force Museum, Attractively produced calendar for the year 2012. The RFC was formed on 13 April 1912 as the first ever Joint Service organization within the British Armed Forces. It... Item #25413
Coastal Command. The Air Ministry Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas 1939-1942.
New York: Macmillan, 1943, First American Edition. quarto, dark blue cloth in picyorial dust jacket. (144)pp. Macmillan, Profusely illustrated with photographs. A near fine copy. Jacket very slightly rubbed, two tears and a ting fold. Verso of jacket two pieces of tape along top and bottom interior (not necessary). Item #26116
"History of the 213th Aero Squadron." Photocopy of 7 page typed history. With photocopies of letters between the C.O., John A. Hambleton and pilot Roland Richardson.
The first photocopied letter from Hambleton to Roland Richardson is dated February 25th, 1920, and concerns his desire to have a full history of the Squadron published and enlisting Richardson's assistance. Hambleton has included this seven page "official history of the Squadron, which will form the basis from which our... Item #23980
Lafayette Escadrille - Lafayette Flying Corps. A Catalogue of Books and Related Material. (Cover title).
(Exeter, NH): The Colophon Book Shop, , large octavo, pictorial wrappers. (32)pp. The Colophon Book Shop, Bookseller's catalogue listing 136 items all pertaining to the Lafayette Escadrille or the Lafayette Flying Corps. We believe this to be the first ever catalogue entirely devoted to the subject. The catalogue is the... Item #15998
(San Francisco): Butterfields, 2000, First Edition. quarto, pictorial heavy paper wrappers. (276)pp. Butterfields, A very fine copy of this important aviation auction. An informative reference item, extensively illustrated in color. Prices realized list laid in. Item #27237
(c. 1918), 11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Original contact print photograph of a Short "Shirl" torpedo airplane, 1918. The Short N.1B Shirl was a British single-seat biplane intended to carry a heavy torpedo from early aircraft carriers late in World War I. It met its specifications but planned production... Item #25545
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photo/postcard of captured BE2c No. 4173 of 13 Squadron RFC, flown by 2Lt W. F. L. Castle POW. This airplane was downed on 3 July 1916 by Oblt Walz of KG1. Feldpost mark and Army handstamp on verso. Item #25496
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Original, war date, German contact print photo/postcard of captured BE2c No. 1734 of 2 Squadron RFC. Downed at Harnes, near Henin Lietard by Ltn. Oswald Boelcke of FAb62 on 5 Jan. 19`16. 2Lt W. E. Somervell and Lt. G. C. Formilli were... Item #25530
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Original, war date, German contact print photo/postcard of capturd BE2c No. 1734 of 2 Squadron RFC. Downed at Harnes, near Henin Lietard by Ltn. Oswald Boelcke of FAb62 on 5 Jan. 1916. 2Lt W. E. Somervell and Lt. G. C. Formilli were... Item #26194
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photograph of captured 20 Squadron FE2b No. 6338 "Ceylon No. 3" brought down near Menin on 29 February 1916. 2Lt L. A. Newbold and 2Lt H. F. Champion became prisoners of war. The back of the card is blank. Item #25506
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original German contact print photograph of captured Royal Flying Corps FE2b No. 6937 "Rawalpindi", lost in combat with 2 hostile aircraft near Ervillers on 22 September 1916. Sgt T. Jones was injured in the combat and died of his wounds, 2Lt F.... Item #25505
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date German contact print photograph of crashed Royal Flying Corps Morane BB No. 5181, which went down near St. Quentin on 2 August 1916 killing both of the crew members: Sgt A. Walker and 2Lt L. L. Clark. Old German writing on verso. Fine, clear image. Item #25512
6 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, Original Royal Naval Air Service aerial photograph "...prepared solely for official purposes." Rubber stamp on verso filled in in an unknown hand in ink: "Date 24.4.17 / DH 3696 / Observer Lt Furness / Pilot Flt Lt Holdern". Unusual RNAS war-date item. One tiny nick from corner, otherwise very fine. Item #24900
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original War-Date German contact print photo/postcard of 5 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps BE2d No. 6254 downed after a combat with a Roland near Polygon Wood. Crew were 2Lt G. W. Pender and Lt H. J. Duncan. A fine, detailed photograph. Old German writing on verso. Item #25509
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Original war-date German contact print photo/postcard of 5 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps BE2d No. 6254 downed after a combat with a Roland near Polygon Wood. Crew were 2Lt G. W. Pender and Lt H. J. Duncan. One very tiny nick along lower... Item #25510
One small octavo sheet of white paper, printed on both sides and folded once to form (4)pp., but printed as (3)pp. With photograph of The Bombing Crew "Granny" (Gutterson) and "Bill" on front, reviews of the book inside, and on the back a list of stores around the country where... Item #15820
(circa 1912-1918), 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, Nicely printed sheet of Royal Flying Corps stationery. Very light blue paper watermarked "Conqueror" which has a design of a castle entrance. Royal Flying Corps insignia with RFC wing above and "Per Ardua ad Astra" on ribbon below, printed in dark blue. Very fine condition. Item #24882
London: Dod's Peerage Publishers, [October, 1916], Rearranged and Reprinted. quarto, blue wrappers with gilt crest and stamping bound with blue ribbon. (16)pp. Dod's Peerage Publishers, A biography of Claude Grahame-White printed separately from the original volume. Includes a portrait of Grahame-White with an 8 page biography and the names of... Item #17082
London: Printed by Harrison & Sons...Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1915, First Edition. octavo, tan printed wrappers, stapled. (24)pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons...Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, Descriptions of markings and characteristics of Allied and German planes. One page printed in colors. Wrappers slightly dusty, staples a.... Item #23143
Stereoview. "Gondola - from which bombs were dropped on London of Zeppelin brought down off the Essex coast."
circa 1918, 3 1/2 x 7 inches, Original war date stereoview. Verso blank. Very fine. Item #26206
Stereoview. "Zeppelin shot down near Colchester; even with its back broken, towers above a nearby farmhouse."
Verso blank with small paper abrasion. Item #26205
(c. 1916), 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, original war-date print, Two original German contact print postcard and photo of a downed Morane A137 of 1 Squadron RFC. Downed on 16 October1916 near Harlebeke. Wounded in action and POW 2Lt. C. Moore-Kelly and KIA... Item #25488
London: Alphalsa, circa 1920, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, Alphalsa , Fine, vintage group of 11 airplane postcards, including Handley-Page Bombers,Norman Thompson Flying Boat, Sopwith Transport, Sopwith Gnu, Sopwith Dove, Avro Biplane and Avro Seaplane. "Alpha" Postcard Series No. 250, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260 and 261. Each with printed description on verso. All unused and in fine, clean condition. Item #25730