History of 485 Squadron RAF.
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Book Description Published by Hutchinson, New Zealand, 1984. , 168 pages, half-title and title page with central emblem, numerous photographs with titles in text throughout First Edition , volume in near fine condition , wrappers in near fine condition , blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, illustrated pastedowns with titles, blue laminated wrappers, colour illustration with blue titles to upper cover, blue titles to spine 30.5 x 22 cms Hardback ISBN: 0091593603. Bookseller Inventory # 68427
Book Description Hutchinson, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. RNZAF 485 New Zealand Spitfire Squadron - Illustrated History by Kevin Wells ISBN 0091593603 Publisher: Hutchinson, 1984, First Edition. 168 pages, many b/w photos and other illustrations. EX-LIBRARY copy with usual marking. Pages good and binding tight. Boards have tape marks and some bumping. There are staple marks to the boards and jacket. Jacket is chipped and marked with some creasing. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1486854756587
Book Description Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. Photos, Drawings, Diagrams, Maps, (illustrator). 1st. New Zealand was one of the first of the British Empire family to commit its armed forces to the war against Nazi Germany. By early 1941 the number of trained NZ fighter pilots in Britain was sufficient to form a squadron of Spitfires, Number 485 Squadron. Of the 25 initial pilots assigned to the New Zealand Squadron only eight had previous combat fighter experience, most of the others had been trained in NZ. Initially the Squadron was allocated a number of early mark Spitfires, but by mid-April 1941 was declared ready for operations and continued to operate this famed warplane and was flying the Mk XVI version by the end of WWII. By then it had estab;ished an impressive record, having flown nearly 11,000 sorties, claiming 63 enemy aircraft destroyed in combat, 25 probables and damaged 32, then mainly concentrating on ground tarets in the latter stages of hostilities. Also impreswive was the number of awards Squadron members received. The Squadron's achievements did not come without cost, losing about 50 pilots on operations with others taken as prisoners of war. The author was a secondary school teacher at the time he completed the book. He did have a personal interest in the history of 485 Squadron --- his uncle, E P Wells, being a foundation pilot, who commanded the Squadron from late 1941 to mid-1942 and later rose to the rank of Group Captain. In the foreward he wrote for the book the Group Captain said that during his airforce service he had close contact with many squadrons ". and I consider that No 485 Squadron was among the very best; the high standard of dedication, determination and efficiency at their job of all personnel, pilots and groundcrew, made them so." That such an important, comprehensive, impressive and interesting book was Kevin Wells' first venture into authorship is a mark of his writing and research skills with the resulting book a lasting tribute to NZ's No 485 Spitfire Squadron. First edition from Hutchinson of New Zealand of 1984.168 pages including notes, six appendices, references. photograph sources and index. Illustrated throughout with B/W photos, maps, diagrams, drawings and document reproductions, the front and rear pastedowns carry Oliver Small portrait drawings of early pilots serving with 485 Squadron. Blue hard covers with gilt spine titles are NF, as is the text block, there are no inscriptions etc. The VG+ DJ carries the Squadron crest in colour to the front panel. This large/heavy book (1.1kg unpacked) would require additional postage for international delivery. Size: 31cm By 22cm. Bookseller Inventory # 005181
Book Description Hutchinson, New Zealand, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 168 pp. Dust jacket faintly yellowed and bumped at extreme edges else clean and complete. Illustrated end papers, black and white photos and line drawn maps. Paper faintly toned at edges otherwise a very clean sound copy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Aviation; New Zealand; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0091593603. ISBN/EAN: 9780091593605. Inventory No: 19954. Bookseller Inventory # 19954
Book Description Hutchinson, Auckland, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. With illustrated endpapers, b&w photo illstns. Faint foxing in endpapers, otherwise unmarked. The dust jacket is intact and bright. A heavy book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031119
Book Description Hutchinson, Auckland, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 168 pages, many b/w photos and other illustrations. Ex-library copy, dust wrapper in plastic cover. Bookseller Inventory # 007581
Book Description Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, NZ, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Blue hardcover has gilt lettering on spine. Boards are clean and bright. 168pp with many illustrations. Binding tight. Previous owner name plate on front e/p. Dust jacket has only minor bumping to edges and corners with a tiny tear to the bottom of the spine. A nice copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 21861
Book Description Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. General wear to edges of jacket. Foxing to minor title page. 168 pages with b/w illustrations. The history of 485 Squadron RNZAF. Includes nominal roll. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018198