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Aerial Photography : Nine Lectures Given In The Course Of Instruction (No. 202)

By: Army Balloon School

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, Army Balloon School: N.D.

Seller ID: A38677

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback / booklet with cardstock covers and a side stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light generalized toning. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Includes nine lectures "compiled from French Army, British Army and A. E. F. Documents and Publications". "By mid August, the school was well organized and systematized; the greatest effort being over. It was a simple task to inflate eight balloons and keep t... View more info

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Correct Uniforms For Officers

By: Associated Military Stores (M. Barnette, General Manager)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago / New York, Associated Military Stores: 1932

Seller ID: A38254

Condition: Very Good+


B&W and Color Illustrations; This is an oversized trade paperback book with illustrated linen covers and and a stapled spine. The covers have some edge wear, rubbing and nicking. There is a thin strip from a piece of paper stuck to the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "The military clothing stores procure merchandise two ways which differentiate based on the commodity. Military dress uniforms and Insignia are procured from suppliers that the Army or the Air Force has certified to manufacture those items. If you are interested in becoming a certified supplier yo... View more info

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Handbook Of English And French Terms For The Use Of Military Aviators

By: Chinard, Gilbert and Earle Raymond Hedrick

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, School of Military Aeronautics: 1917

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: A38273

Condition: Very Good+


This is a small format paperback with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There are several spots of ground-in dirt to the top edge of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "In carrying out its tremendous program of preparedness in the air one of the first steps of the War Department was the establishment of schools for giving ground training to the future military aviators. The men vrho were choosing to serve in this branch were coming from all walks of civilian life, from peaceful pursuits, and pr... View more info

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Three Issues Of The Rockwell Field Weekly Flight Newspaper June 1st, 1918, June 22nd, 1918 and June 29, 1918

By: Ephemera

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, The Rockwell Field Weekly Flight: 1918

Seller ID: A38387

Condition: Good


B&W Illustrations; All three issues of this weekly newspaper are in Good to Near Fine - condition. The edges of the papers have edge wear, nicking creases and edge tears. There noticeable toning to the pages. "Rockwell Field is a former United States Army Air Corps military airfield, located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) northwest of the city of Coronado, California on the northern part of the Coronado Peninsula across the bay from San Diego, California. This airfield played a fundamental role in the development of United States military aviation in the period before and during World War I. Originall... View more info

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This Is A Photograph Of A World War I Observation Balloon

By: Ephemera [Photograph][Balloon School, Arcadia, Ca] [Military Observation Balloon]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, No Publisher Listed.: 1918

Seller ID: A38451

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a smallish photography (approx. 5.5" x 3.5" in size) in Very Good+ condition. The photo is of a World War I Observation Balloon. The description on the back reads: "An 'Air Elephant' going up, at an American Balloon school, with a cadet in the basket, Arcadia, California". The balloon appears to be a Caquot Type R Observation Balloon. "Tethered balloons allowed World War I observers to see as far as 40 miles behind enemy lines to spot troop movements, chart trench systems and direct artillery fire. The observation balloon most used by Americans wa... View more info

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The National Glider Association Offers Wings To Young America

By: Evans, Edward S. and National Glider Association, Inc.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Detroit, MI, National Glider Association, Inc.: 1929

Seller ID: A38264

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This is a thin booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some toning and darkening. The bottom front corner has a crease. There is a previous owner's name penciled on the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "By 1920 the sport of soaring was coming into its own. Glider design was spurred on by developments in Germany were the World War I treaty of Versailles banned flying power aircraft. New ... View more info

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Notes On Artillery: For The Use Of Balloon Observers Including Translations of the Lectures Delivered At the French Army Balloon School (August 1918)

By: Government Printing Office

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, Government Printing Office: 1918

Seller ID: A38676

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet / paperback with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The covers have some light toning, especially to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Opened in 1918, the Arcadia Balloon School was built to train U. S. Army balloon observation troops for World War I. Before any graduates arrived in Europe, the war ended. In November 1918, the base was renamed Ross Field, honoring Lt. Cleo J. Ross of the U. S. Army 8th Balloon Company, killed in action in France. U. S. Army balloon operations continued at Ross Field for a few years, bu... View more info

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Coast Artillery Materiel Description, Adjustment, and Operation in Drill and Target Practice

By: Platt, Captain W. P.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Franklin Hudson Publishing Co.: 1917

Edition: 4th Edition; Revised

Seller ID: A38265

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and wear. The spine joints are noticeably rubbed. The covers have some toning and ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is an inked previous owner's name and address on the front pastedown page. The rear endpaper has a previous owner's inked notations for artillery practice. "In a military context, the term "materiel" refers either to the specific needs (exclu... View more info

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Boeing School Of Aeronautics

By: United Air Lines

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, United Air Lines: 1940

Seller ID: A38786

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and creasing. There is a tear to the bottom spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. This is an information booklet for people interested in an aviation career. It includes requirements for admission, enrollment, courses included, and more. "The Boeing School of Aeronautics was started by Boeing to compete against the Wright brothers' Wright Flying School and Curtiss Flying School in San Diego, California. Founded in 1929 at Oakland M... View more info

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Study And Exploitation Of Aerial Photographs I : Text , II: Plates

By: United States Army

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., United States Army: 1918

Seller ID: A38678

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with flexible cloth covers and a glued spine. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. There is some beginning edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is an inked number on the top edge of the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There are two folded plates at the rear of the book. "By this time, sophisticated aerial photography from kites, balloons and even pigeons had already developed significantly thanks to a century of experiments by scientists and... View more info

Image for Artillery: Eight Lectures Given In The Course Of Instruction At The Army Balloon School (arcadia, Ca)

Artillery: Eight Lectures Given In The Course Of Instruction At The Army Balloon School (arcadia, Ca)

By: United States Army

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, United States Army: 1919

Seller ID: A38679

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and side stapling. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers are mostly clean, but have some ground-in finger dirt to the spine and rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. Lectures include: Material, Shells and Fuses, Trajectory, Dispersion, Adjustment of Fire with Balloon Observation, Liaison Between the Artillery and Observer, Organization of Artillery, and, The Missions of the Artillery in an Attack. "The First World War saw several developments in artillery warfa... View more info

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The Arcadian Observer Vol. 1 No. 15 - Vol. 1 No. 25 (1918-1919)

By: United States Army Balloon School

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, United States Army Balloon School: 1919

Seller ID: A38402

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This is a group of base newspaper / Journal : The Arcadian Observer (Vol. 1 Nos 15-25) 1918-1919. The newspapers / journals are all in Very Good to Very Good+ condition . The covers have some toning / darkening, some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean, thought with toning due the paper used. "There are two issues with No. 16, but with two different dates. (the first being Nov. 16, 1918, the second is Nov. 23, 1918) For a total of 11 issues. "On May 13th, 1918, authority to start construction of the Balloon School,... View more info

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University Of California A Glimpse Of Its Military Activites 1917-1918

By: University Of California

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38378

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some toning to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. "Signal Corps School of Military Aeronautics: Established 21 May 1917 with a capacity of 1,020 students.. On 27 June 1917, a contract was entered into between the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, for and in behalf of the United States of America, and the University of California, whereby the University of California agreed to provide, properly equip and ma... View more info

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World War I Balloonists Training Material From Arcadia, Ca. Fort Ross U.s. Ballooning Training School

By: World War I Balloonists Ephemera

Price: $3,500.00

Publisher: Arcadia, CA, U. S. Government Printing Office: 0

Seller ID: A38985

Condition: Very Good


In 1909 the United States Army set up a training reservation in Omaha, NE to train pilots (aviation) and balloonists (observation / signal corp. ) to begin utilizing the newest technological advances in flight in aid of the military. The facility in Nebraska had some unfortunate drawbacks - mostly weather related and after several years, other training facilities were opened, first in Texas, and then, as war beckoned, a facility in Southern California was opened just outside of Arcadia, CA. This facility became known as Ross field and was established June 3rd, 1918. Called the Army Balloon Sch... View more info

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Group Of Four Aviation Photographs From 1910 (Apparently from Flugfeld in Puchheim)

By: [Ephemera] [Aviation] [Photographs]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Pucheim, Germany, 1910

Seller ID: A38279

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a group of four small photographs (3.5" length x 2.5x height) possibly on salted paper of airplanes flown at the Munich Air Race of 1910. The reverse of the photographs give basic descriptions, including the place -- Puchheim and the Aviators. The grpou of for prints come with an autograph (handwritten) statement from the owner giving them to a friend for his aviation collection. The aviators include: Emil Jeannin, Dr. Otto Lindpaintner and Gustav Otto. While Emil Jeannin is listed as one of the five pilots engaged for this race, the other three aviators were app... View more info