Brief Glory: The Story of the A.T.A. [Air Transport Auxiliary]

By: Cheesman, E.C.; Beaverbrook, The Right Hon. The Lord [Foreword]

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248 pages. Printed upon glossy stock. More than seventy black and white photos. "The first authentic account of the romantic rise to fame and ultimate disbandment of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the little-known Ferry Pilot service of the (second world) war. Starting with 30 amateur pilots, its numbers finally totalled over 700 who, between 1939 and 1945, ferried more than 308,000 aircraft of more than a hundred different types from the factories to the Royal Air Force." - dust jacket. Appendices include: Special Commendations; Honours List; List of A.T.A. Pilots Who Actually Ferried Aircraft at Pools; Ferrying Figures; Lists of All Types of Aircraft Ferried. Book clean and unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Heavy wear to dust jacket, now preserved in archival Brodart, which is missing large chunk from top of backstrip, affecting front and back panels. Bonus: Laid-in is A.T.A. Association Newsletter No. VIII from 1955 which runs 16 pages, including a seven-page list of current members. Also, laid inside this newsletter is an obituary news clipping of the A.T.A.'s wartime second in command, Philip Wills, plus a letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Mather, O.B.E., dated 10 May 1996, which concerns the wartime record and award of Mr. James Bain, MBE, who served as Superintendent, Flight Engineers, A.T.A. ENSER p.376.

Title: Brief Glory: The Story of the A.T.A. [Air Transport Auxiliary]

Author Name: Cheesman, E.C.; Beaverbrook, The Right Hon. The Lord [Foreword]

Categories: Military, Aviation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Leicester, Harborough Publishing co, 1946.: 1946

ISBN Number: B002AILT3C

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 811H3948

Keywords: A.T.A. [Air Transport Auxiliary], WWII, Aviation, Ferry Pilot Service, Women, Gerard d'Erlanger,