Awards / Log Books / Photo Albums
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Set of 2 superb RAF photo albums: training in USA then back to England with XV Squadron RAF.
Well annotated and dated throughout by a Flight Observer with XV Squadron on Stirlings. First album is US made with hand-painted scene on cover "Souvenbir of Miami." American football, RAF rugby, Miami, Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, the Canada and back to England with excellent aerial photos of Blackpool, Scotland and Northern Ireland On official AM paper). Second album is all RAF training and service flying Stirlings with great cockpit photos etc. 77 photos altogether, all high quality and larger size.
$275 / £225 / €255
Job lot of very large photographic prints of well known fighter pilots of the Eagle Squadrons and USAAF.
This is a quite remarkable collection of very large photographic prints (actual photo prints on photographic paper). Each is 14" x 11" (36cm x 28cm) and features such icons as Godfrey, "Kid" Hoffer, Hively, O'Regan, Coen and more. There are 8 of these photographic prints, plus a slightly smaller (11" x 8" / 28cm x 20cm) photographic print mounted on matt board and also a cover from LIFE magazine with a similar print of a P-47 "Jug" pilot. These are almost all cockpit shots or depict the pilot with his nose art and many are great studies of flying helmets and clothing. A fantastic collection. Sold as a job lot.
$150 / £120 / €140 email to secure this item
Job lot of original photographic prints of well known fighter pilots and aircraft of the Eagle Squadrons and USAAF some with annotations and signature by Mike Kelly, 71 Eagle Squadron and 64th FS.
13 original photographic prints (these are photo prints made from original negatives on photographic paper). Sizes vary from 5" x 4" to 10" x 8" and all are great quality. Features many well known personalities including Chesley Peterson, Don Blakeslee, Mike Kelly, Gene Fetrow and others. A fantastic collection. Sold as a job lot.
$150 / £120 / €140 email to secure this item
Interesting RAF Observer flight training photo album.
Named and with many places / units identified, this album has all high quality, large format photos (postcard size) including a menu from Christmas dinner, 1942. 16 images total show life at training school but not your "run-of-the-mill" type photos. All are military and include many group / unit photos. Last photos show owner in sergeant uniform with Observer wing and a newspaper clipping indicating he had "passed out." A nice album, well annotated with names and places.
£43 / $55 / €48 email to secure this item
14 original WWII AAF crew / aircraft photographs.
14 original wartime photos portraying aircraft, airfields, crashes and crew members. None are captioned so some research is required. Largest is 5.5" x 4" (140mm x 100mm) and smallest is 2.75" x 1.75" (70mm x 45mm) all are excellent quality.
$65 / £49 / €59 email to secure this item
Superb original WWI WRAF photograph
Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19. Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.
£28 / $35 / €30 email for more details
Set of two RAF log books and photo album from a Flight Observer / Air Gunner / Photographer who served from 1931 through to the end of WWII on Sunderlands, Wellingtons and Stirlings. Great historical content.
Two log books and a photo album containing a wealth of British Colonial history and the early days of the RAF as well as excellent photographs. LAC R.F. Jones started his RAF career as an Air Gunner, Navigator and Photographer with 10 squadron, flying in such aircraft as the Hyderabad, Fairey IIIF, Shorts Singapore, Vickers Vincent and Westland Wallace, entered WWII flying on Catalinas and Sunderlands on convoy support and Air Sea Rescue. He ended the war on Wellingtons and Stirlings. A fantastic career included flying with Sir Charles Portal (who was then a mere Air Commodore) and being lead navigator for many formation flying displays (which he diagrammed in his log books). On September 7th, 1936, while with 8 squadron, his aircraft was directed to rescue Mr. Roy Chapman Andrews, famous American paleantologist and explorer for the Museum of Natural History in New York, from one of his many scrapes. (Chapman Andrews was the basis for George Lucas' Indiana Jones character). A fascinating set of log books. The books were at one time glued together (back cover to front cover) but have been separated with minor loss to the surface (nothing serious). Photo album is in very good condition. As an accomplished aerial photographer, Jones' photo album is full of professional quality images, 81 total, most are 6" x 3.5" or 8" x 6.5" with some smaller. Many aerials of the area, including Aden, Alexandria, Aboukir, Canopus and Cairo and lots of rare aircraft, as well as service life in the Middle East (including sailing).
$900 / £690 / €805 email for more details
Souvenir postcards from immediate postwar Japan.
3 sets of 6, still in their wrapping.
3 complete sets of 6 "souvenir of Japan" postcards, brought home by a USN veteran who was there at the end of the war. Subjects include popular tourist attractions (Kyoto, Mount Fuji etc,) and the ubiquitous Geisha girls. Still in their original "plain brown wrapping" (though nothing saucy or pornographic inside!). Make a great late war / post war display or decorative backdrop for a collection.
£19 / $25 / €22