This all new illustrated volume is the companion to Victor Chun's definitive history of American PT boats in the Second World War (see page 28). Chun presents all new information gleaned since the previous book's publication and includes never before published drawings of PT 809, as well as details on the use of Elcoplane as used by Elco PT boats to increase running speed, described here for the first time.
"1980, 8vo, 194 pgs. First edition. Full bound blue cloth with gilt lettering. History of the the volunteer gunners who fought during WWII in France and Italy. Clean tight copy, with fold-out maps and illustrations. DJ shows some light shelfwear with minor rubbing.
Small 4to, 530 pgs. Full bound navy blue cloth with gilt title on front board and spine. Numerous black and white photographic plates, the plate facing pg 120 is detached but present. Some wear to cloth at spine ends and board cornertips, boards slightly bumped, light dust soil to block edges. Binding solid. Page 327 was detached and ripped in half, but has been taped and is present. Overall interior clean. Written by The Comrades, edited by Allen D. Albert.
Green cloth boards with black titles; titles on spine rather faded. 3-color pictorial illustration to front board, moderately rubbed and worn. Rubbing and light discoloration to edges, corners, extremities of spine. Spine shaken but holding.
Filled with the Mosquitos operational record and supplemented with tables, drawings, maps and charts. Describes every operational sortie, verifying battle claims wherever possible against Luftwaffe records. Sharp and Bowyer combine their talents to produce this exceptional record of de Havillands legendary Wooden Wonder. Foreword by Sir Geoffrey de Havilland. Fully revised and up-dated.