|Barnato-Walker, Diana SPREADING MY WINGS - one of Britain's top woman pilots tells her remarkable story. PSL, 1994 reprinted 1st; fine inc d/w; Also - Grub St card cover edn, 2008 from 2003 original; 224pp, 84 photos; fine £12.||£22.00|
|The daughter of Woolf Barnato (chairman of Bentley Motors & 3-times winner at Le Mans), Diana learned to fly in 1938, joined the A.T.A. & flew from Nov 1941 throughout the war as ferry pilot - a very special lady.|
|Bavousett, Glenn B. WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT IN COMBAT - 45 famous warplanes depicted in raging conflict.||£12.50|
|"Aero pub. Co, USA, 1976; 27 x 22cms, 144pp, full-page col paintings by Tony Weddell; vg, torn d/w. "|
Baxter G.G., Owen & Baldock AIRCRAFT CASUALTIES IN KENT; Part 1; 1939 to 1940 Meresborough 1st, 1990 for Kent Aviation Historical Research Soc. ; 126pp, photos, diags, picture boards; fine
|Lists all events with aircraft details, biblio & index to allied and enemy personnel involved as well as locations. Useful reference.|
Beaton, Cecil AIR OF GLORY - a wartime scrapbook. HMSO 1st, 1941; 28 x 22cm, 88pp, pictorial; vg.
|Photographic study of the RAF in action & at leisure, the Blitz damage, home life etc.|
Beaton, Cecil NEAR EAST - Batsford 1st, 1943; 150pp, many photos; vg inc d/w.
|Description of service life in 1942 - covering all three services, their leaders & other personnel; many fine photos, typical of the famous author's work.|
Beauman, Katharine Bentley WINGS ON HER SHOULDERS - a vivid picture of life & work in the W.A.A.F. Hutchinson 1st, c1943; 23 x 17cm, 119pp, 33 illus; vg, good d/w.
|Well-illustrated account of the wartime WAAF.|
Bednall, Dundas SUN ON MY WINGS - Paterchurch pubs, 1989; 140pp, photos, maps; fine inc d/w (AUTHOR-SIGNED).
|Recollections of pre-war training & RAF war service, mainly in Sunderlands.|
|Bell, Dana US AIR FORCE COLOURS 1926-1942 -||£9.00|
|A & A.P. 1st, 1979; 29 x 22cm, 95pp, f.illus (part col inc squadron insignia); fine, vg d/w.|
|Bendiner,Elmer THE FALL OF FORTRESSES - a personal account of one of the most daring & deadly air battles of WW 2.||£15.00|
|Souvenir (1st UK) edn, 1981 (from US 1980 1st); 258pp, 14 photos; fine inc d/w. Story of the August 1942 Schweinfurt raid.|
Bennett, Tom 617 SQUADRON - The Dambusters at War. PSL 1st, 1986; 272pp, 36 photos; fine inc d/w.
|The author was a navigator in the squadron and then its official archivist; he describes some of the key personalities as well as the actions, with many anecdotes.|
Bergel, Hugh (intro & commentary) FLYING WARTIME AIRCRAFT - ATA Ferry Pilots' Handling Notes for seven WW 2 aircraft. D & C 1st, 1972; ,193pp, aircraft & cockpit photos; fine inc d/w.
|Contains the ATA notes on Hurricane, Airacobra, Typhoon, Mosquito, Beaufighter, Wellington & Liberator.|
Bergel,Hugh FLY AND DELIVER - A ferry pilot's log book. Airlife 1st, 1982; 126pp, 34 photos; fine inc d/w.
|Personal story of ATA flying.|
|Bickers, Richard Townsend THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - The greatest battle in the history of air warfare.||£15.00|
|Salamander 1st, 1991; 29 x 27cm, 206pp, f.illus (some col), diary, list of pilots with some brief histories; nr fine inc d/w. Much information extra to other "B of B" books (e.g. uniforms, tactical patterns, orders of battle etc).|
Binder, Jeanne Patterson ONE CROWDED HOUR - William-Frederick Press (USA) 1947; 171pp, 2 photos; nr fine.
|Story and diaries of an 8th Air Force Fortress crewman, shot down over Germany in 1944. Scarce in UK.|
|Birdsall, Steve FLYING BUCCANEERS - the Illustrated Story of Kenney's Fifth Air Force.||£18.00|
|D & C 1st (UK), 1978, from Doubleday USA 1st,1977; 27 x 19cm, 312pp, f.illus; fine inc d/w.well-illus story, with intro by Kenny.|
Birkby, Carel DANCING THE SKIES Timmins (S.Africa) 1st, 1982; 198pp, 29 photos; fine, nr fine d/w.
|Aspects of flying in South Africa, largely WW 2 but inc some WW 1 & other periods.|
Bishop, Cliff FORTRESSES OF THE BIG TRIANGLE FIRST - East Anglia Books 1st, 1986; 30 x 22cm, 320pp, f.illus; extensive indices & appendices; fine inc d/w.
|A "magnum opus" - history (Aug 1942-March 1944) of the 1st Bombardment Wing & 1st Bombardment Div. of the 8th Air Force, USAF. History by month, by Unit, by aircraft type; unit airfield location maps etc.|
Bishop, Edward HURRICANE - Airlife 1st, 1986; 25 x 19cms, 155pp, f.illus; vg inc d/w.
|History, including production Serial numbers & allocations to squadrons.|