The Ghost Squadron Of The Confederate Air Force A Pictorial History of the Preservation of the World's Greatest Combat Aircraft of World War II

By: Confederate Air Force

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Book Condition: Very Good


B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The covers have some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The previous owner has included an ink stamped name and address on several pages, including the front pastedown, title page and rear endpapers. Laid in is a newspaper publicity photograph of the Home of the Ghost Squadron. The endpapers have some light toning and beginning foxing. "The origin of the Commemorative Air Force can be found in an organization called the "Confederate Air Corps" created by Oscar Harper in Montgomery, Alabama in 1953. Led by the fictional character "Thaddeus P. Throckmorton" and his recruiting officer "Jethro Culpepper", the CAC established several features that later became key characteristics of the CAF: folksy, tongue-in-cheek southern humor; a membership structure based on each member having the equal rank of colonel; and a rallying cry of "Semper, Mint Julep". In 1957, Lloyd Nolen and four friends purchased a P-51 Mustang, each sharing in the $1,500 cost of the aircraft. With the purchase of the Mustang, known as Red Nose, the group that became the CAF was unofficially founded. In 1958, the group made their second purchase of two Grumman F8F Bearcats for $805 each. Along with the P-51, this gave the pilots the two most advanced piston-engine fighters to see service with the U. S. Army Air Forces and the United States Navy. "

Title: The Ghost Squadron Of The Confederate Air Force A Pictorial History of the Preservation of the World's Greatest Combat Aircraft of World War II

Author Name: Confederate Air Force

Categories: Aeronautics / Astronautics,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Texas, Taylor Publishing Company: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A36739

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics Confederate Air Force The Ghost Squadron World War II Aviation,