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  • Sold Date: Jul 07, 2009
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You are bidding on the WW2 December, 1944 issue of Flying Magazine. Measuring 8 1/2" x 11 3/8" with 166 pages, condition is complete and almost-excellent: a 1/4" area of wear top & bottom spine edges. Cover is the P-51D, inside is an article on Pappy Boyington's Blacksheep, VMF-214. When written, it was assumed Pappy was KIA. Actually he was a POW in Japan, not to be liberated for another 8 months. Also, sale of military Aeroncas, Ryans, Taylorcrafts & Interstates to civilians. The rear cover is a new Lockheed ad (different each month), as well as full page ads from most major aircraft manufacturers, most in color on heavy paper. Many full page, color photos on heavy paper - I suspect many of them were framed. I think Flying was, by far, the best aviation magazine published during the war. (In 1951, when I was 12 and living in central Los Angeles, every day after school I would take 2 buses and visit the old magazine dealers on W. 5th St., downtown L.A., and buy all the WW2 Flying & Air Trails magazines I could find. Most were in excellent-as new condition. These have survived in the same condition, despite a X-country move to CT 8 years ago. Much as it hurts, it's time to pass them on to others before my wife tosses them someday.) Please see my other listings for more '30s & '40s aviation magazines, aviation, naval, ... read more