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TOLIVER, Raymond F. and Trevor J. Constable
Fighter Aces
The Macmillan Company, New York, 1965. First edition. Octavo. 354pp. Illustrated from black and white photographs. Blue stamped silver cloth. Some sunning, corners lightly bumped, and inconspicuous small glue stain on rear fly, still a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with internal abrasions on flaps (not affecting text). Signed by World War Two Flying Aces Clarence D. "Lucky" Lester, Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff, Don Lopez, and Geoffrey Page. Notable is the signature of Tuskegee Airman Lt. Clarence D. "Lucky" Lester who was assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron, a part of the 332nd Fighter Group, and had earned the nickname "Lucky" because of all the tight situations that he escaped from without a scratch, in particular the air battle in July 1944 where he downed three enemy planes within five minutes without any damage to his own aircraft. Luftwaffe Fighter Ace General Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff was amongst only a very few German pilots to remain operational throughout the entirety of World War II and was a big part of The Bitburg Controversy. Lt. Col. Donald S. Lopez would later help develop and become deputy director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. British Wing Commander (Alan) Geoffrey Page became a founding member of the Guinea Pig Club, a social club and support group for the patients of Archibald McIndoe at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex, who had undergone experimental reconstructive plastic surgery, including facial reconstruction, generally after receiving burn injuries in aircraft. A nice collection of signatures. [Attri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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