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Stars and Bars - OLYNYK Frank - 1995. 
1995 - OLYNYK, Frank. Stars and Bars. A Tribute to the American Fighter Ace 1920-1973. London: Grub Street, (1995). Large, thick octavo, original blue morocco gilt, original dust jacket. $1800."De-Luxe" signed limited first edition, number 20 of 200 copies signed by the author and 13 American aces of the Spanish Civil War, Sino-Japanese War, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War, richly photo-illustrated with 350 images of pilots and planes.Based on 20 years of research, Stars and Bars covers the contributions of American fighters pilots from right after World War I until 1973. Included are nearly 1400 individual biographies of aces, with special attention given to recording and attempting to verify the claims of the pilots. The book also features 350 photographic images, many published here for the first time. Moreover, this work is signed by 13 of America's most famous aces including Robert Curist, Robert DeHaven, Clyde East, Joseph Foss, Francis Gabreski, Charles MacDonald, Walker Mahurin, David McCampbell, E. Scott McCuskey, Ralph Parr, Richard Ritchie, Alexander Vraciu, Kenneth Walsh, as well as the author, Frank Olynyk. Book near-fine with only minor splitting at (strong) front joint, price-clipped dust jacket fine. A handsome signed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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