New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. photographs. First Edition. Boards. 8vo, blue boards with silver lettering, 16 pages of illustrations and 8 maps, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a dogfight between a P-51 (US), Hurriane (British), and Messerschmitt (Germany), 294 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #2047
An exciting overview of the top British, American, and German Aces of World War II. Among them, the author discusses [Sir] Douglas Bader, R.A.F., who "was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged"; [General] Adolf Galland of the Luftwaffe who flew 705 missions (mainly in ME 109s but also in 262 jets) and shot down at least 104 aircraft; and Group Captain "Johnnie" Robert S. Johnson who flew a Spitfire and shot down more German fighter-pilots than anyone else among the Allies during the war.
Edward H. Sims (born 1923) was an American author, wartime Army Air Force fighter pilot who flew 33 missions over German-occupied Europe, and thereafter became a prominent newspaper figure. He is best known for his extensive chronicling of fighter missions and fighter tactics covering the period 1914 to 1970.