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THE FIRST., Andrus, Clift
1 Andrus, Clift THE FIRST.
First Infantry Division 1945 First Edition; Various Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red and green cover with 1 and running soldier sillouitte on front carrying an M1 Garand. Cover hs some tears, but is attached to clean contents. Center fold Map of "The Big Red One's" battles throughout Europe. This booklet contains a brief outline of the "Fighting First" division achievements. This is a copy that the soldiers could send home and has censor clearing stamp in front and place for autographs (none given) in back. Covers engagements from Africa, Sicily, U.K., D-Day Normandy, Soissons, Sigrfied Barrier, Aachen, Hurtgen Forest, The Ardennes, The Roer, THe Rhinelind, The race through Germany, The Harz Mountains, Czechoslovikia, Cease Firing, Conclusion, and statistics. Rare copy that survived the war. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. 
Price: 69.97 USD
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A Company of Heroes   Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us, Brotherton, Marcus
2 Brotherton, Marcus A Company of Heroes Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
New York Berkley Hardcover 2010 0425234207 / 9780425234204 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by four of the band of brothers, Brad Freeman, Earl McClung, and Buck Compton, and Bob Noody. (Mr. Compton passed away Feb 2012). Signing witnessed by seller in 2010. The author of We Who Are Alive and Remain presents remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed on to their families and who continue to inspire new generations of Americans. Compiled from the veterans' notes, journals, letters, photographs, and the author's personally conducted interviews with the surviving contributors, this unique volume features the never-before-told stories of the Band of Brothers from more than twenty children and other family members. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Extremely Rare.; Photographs; 1.5 x 9.6 x 7.1 Inches; 368 pages; p; Signed by Collection of Signatures 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Islands of the Damned  A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed), Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel
3 Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed)
NAL Hardcover 2010 0451229908 / 9780451229908 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author in February 2011 at gun show in Louisville, KY and seller witnessed the signing. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II-whose story is featured in the upcoming HBO(r) series The Pacific This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat. An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War. Rare. ; HBO The Pacific; Photographs; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 109.97 USD
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THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II  V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI, Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors
4 Craven, Wesley and James Lea Cate: Editors THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II V THE PACIFIC-MATTERHORN TO NAGASAKI
The University of Chicago Press 1953 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First Edition with dust. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover.Covers from June1944-August 1945. Other volumes in the set may be available. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 5 
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The Army Air Forces in World War II  Volume Six-Men and Planes, Craven, Wesley Frank
5 Craven, Wesley Frank The Army Air Forces in World War II Volume Six-Men and Planes
The University of Chicago Press 1955 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First Edition. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. A reviewer said: "f you are a history buff and are interested in World War II this set of books (7 volumes) is a must read. This is the official history of the Army Air Forces in WWII. Volume six deals with the raw material of the war, men and equipment. It covers recruitment, training, procurement, production and all other aspects of developing and equipping the fighting force. It is detailed and a bit dry but essential for a complete understanding of the air war." Other volumes in set may be available. ; Volume 6; 808 pages 
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Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4  The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
6 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate Army Air Forces in World War II, Vol. 4 The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944
The University of Chicago Press 1950 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
This is the 1950 first edition with dust jacket. May have musty odor due to age and storage otherwise nice copy. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. "This is the record of the Army Air Forces against Japan during the two years extending from the summer of 1942 to the summer of 1944. Air strategy and tactics herin described contrast sharply with those followed in the European war." May have other copies of the set available. ; Vol. 4; Maps, Photographs, illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 825 pages 
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The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three, Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate
7 Craven, Wesley Frank & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces in World War II - Volume Three
The University of Chicago Press 1951 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. From Wikipedia: fter V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit". The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Volume Three - Europe: Argument to V-E Day January 1944 to May 1945; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 948 pages 
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The Army Air Forces In World War II  Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
8 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II Volume 2, Europe: Torch to Pointblank, August 1942 to December 1943
The University of Chicago Press 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First edition with dust. This is a review copy with a signed letter laid in from Col. W. J. Paul the director, Air History Group. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions".; 9.80 X 6.70 X 2.30 inches; 897 pages; Signed by Associated 
Price: 49.97 USD
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The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942, Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate
9 Craven, Wesley Frank; & James Lea Cate The Army Air Forces In World War II, Volume 1 Plans and Early Operations, January 1939 to August 1942
The University of Chicago Press 1948 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Volume 1. First edition with dust. Dust jacket has chips and a small section missing in spine area of dust , but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. This is first volume in set and other volumes may be available. From Wikipedia "after V-J Day the Historical Office was moved from Intelligence to be a special staff office. The Office approached Wesley Craven and James Cate to oversee the history project. Craven, then a Lieutenant Colonel in the AAF, was on leave from the faculty of New York University. Cate, then a Major, had come to the AAF from the University of Chicago. They agreed on the condition that they would be given a free hand in editorial decisions and access to all pertinent materials, a requirement which they state "has been lived up to in letter and in spirit".[5] The University of Chicago agreed with similar conditions to sponsor and publish the work.The seven volumes are in effect a collection of essays. Craven and Cate recruited 32 authors to write chapters or whole sections and also wrote several chapters themselves. Most of the authors had served in the AAF during the war and had returned to their college and university faculties after it. A few were professional officers with academic training. Craven and Cate note that "They have written as present scholars rather than as former Air Corps officers".Though the series has the appearance of an official history, editors Wesley Craven and James Cate emphasize that is "not an official report in the ordinary sense of that term one to which the Air Staff necessarily subscribes in all its details and final conclusions". ; Vol. 1 
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10 Monks, Noel Squadrons Up! A firsthand story of the R.A.F.
London Whittlesey House/ Mcgraw-Hill Book Co. 1941 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover black print. Very clean book. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
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SHOT DOWN  The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, Snyder, Steve
11 Snyder, Steve SHOT DOWN The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
Sea Breeze Publishing LLC 2014 First Edition; Various Hardcover New in New dust jacket Signed by Author
This book is inscribed on the Title Page- "It is our duty to remember" and signed by the author. The author was the son of the pilot of the B-17 Susan Ruth that was shot down over Belgian/French Border during World War II. It is about the crew and the brave people that hid them from the Germans. Howard Snyder the pilot joined the French Resistance to help fight the Nazis. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 38.97 USD
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