William green 1927 2 january 2010 was an aviation and military author, following service with britains royal air force, where he wrote for the air training corps gazette later to be become the air pictorial. Planes from the year 1952 with detailed descriptions of each. A particularly interesting series of ufo reports came from the vicinity of the operation mainbrace nato maneuvers held in september 1952. The observers book of aircraft by william green and gerald pollinger and a great. Dennis punnett illustrator of the observers book of. Buy observers book of aircraft and get the best deals.
One cited a blue green triangle, flying at around 1,500 miles per hour, an unprecedented speed in 1952. Observers book of aircraft william green 1963 150 aircraft 271 illus planes war. As an aside i noticed on post 22 the fairey rotodyne. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. On february 2, 1952, radar operators aboard the aircraft carrier philippine sea picked up an unidentified highspeed ufo off the east coast of korea. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. That book reminds me of the time back around 1943 i was 11 and living in tonbridge, kent, during the war. Feb 12, 2020 in 1952, flying saucers over washington sent the press into a frenzy. It was the most unbiased, scientificallyoriented and publicly known ufo investigation by the air force. The observers book of aircraft by william green and gerald.
After a hiatus of 17 years, peregrine books published the appropriately titled observers book of observers books in 1999, in a format that matched the original editions and was numbered 99 so as to follow on from the last official title. Fortenberry, in a dc4 airliner at 8,000 ft heading 200 magnetic, sighted a total of 8 large, round, glowing red coinshaped objects, 100 ft diameter 15 ft thick, maneuvering in two groups. The observers book of aircraft written by william green. Observers book of aircraft in antiquarian and collectable books for. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
An enjoyable book, and an interest i was able to pass it on to. Two days into the exercise, according to mysterious universe, there were at least two official reports of ufo encounters made by observers aboard ships in the atlantic between ireland and iceland. The name of the project was changed in march, 1952, to blue book, a name that became famous as the years went by. Eastern air defense force 1 may 1951 apr 1952 4671st ground observer squadron. Ones that really stuck in my mind were the vought cutlass, the douglas skyshark and supermarine swift then the type 535. Ruppelt was the director from late 1951 through 1953. Observers book of aircraft 1952 by william green 1 times aircraft profiles nos. The one i covert, as do many others, is the wartime isssue. The observers book of aircraft 1958 by green william. My very first spot was messenger gakkc on april 1952, in which i got my first flight, from westwood airfield, peterborough. On 12 april 1958, the first americanbuilt aircraft conducted its first flight.
Observers book of aircraft 1974 observers pocket s. The first ground observer corps was a world war ii civil defense program of the united states army air forces to protect united states territory against air attack. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Observers book of basic aircraft is 1967, and the observers book of aircraft 1970.
Spotter titles like aircraft, automobiles and railway locomotives proved popular. Ufo reports in the capitals air space set headlines blaring across the nation about disks and whatzits and mysterious. Observers books book series list publishing history. Observers book of aircraft 1963 page 2 pprune forums. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. William green was also resposible for the observers book of aircraft series published by frederick warne. Still got my dumpy book but both my obsevers books are fairly modern. The book is in good but read condition, the spine is missing on the outer cover but the book is in one piece and still fully useable.
Observers book of aircraft 1952 with a copy dust jacket. The 1952 edition also cost 26, had a pink cover, with a marshaller guiding viscount gamav while s51 gajov flies overhead. Observers book aircraft by green william abebooks passion for books. The observers book of aircraft by william green and gerald pollinger and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. During 1952, fokker established a relationship with the us aircraft manufacturer fairchild, which was interested in the upcoming f27. Buy the observers book of aircraft reprint by green, william and pollinger, gerald isbn. Observers book of aircraft 1963 archive pprune forums. Armynavy journal of recognition periodical by norman friedman 1 times observers book of aircraft 1952 by william green 1 times.
Observers book of aircraft 1949 with damaged cover. An enjoyable book, and an interest i was able to pass it on to my son as well. Observers book of aircraft mig15 hawker hunter 1952 1st edition. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Manual has very mild wear overall, with the title page having downgrade written in black pen, otherwise looks awesome. Next page observers books, published by frederick warne.
Observers book of airplanes 1943 very rare aps edition. The observers book of aircraft william green and gerald pollinger published by frederick warne and co ltd 1952. Single digit entry single printing only in some cases, e. Assigned to the 393d bomb squadron, 509th composite group, it was used as a camera plane in support of the bombcarrying b29 bockscar to. These are great little reference books that detail the planes and development aircraft of that year. Us air force all weather radar observers training book. Part of the observers pocket series, a highly collectable set of books from the 1960s published by warne. It turned me on to how different, how strange and how just flippin cool the aircraft of the early jet age were. The observers book of ferns, w j stokoe warne the observers book of ferns, w j stokoe. Observers book of aircraft 1960 11 1960 book in excellent condition. The original copy fell to pieces after many years of extensive use, so it was nice to get a replacement. The object was first detected at a distance of twentyfive miles and when it closed to twenty miles it made a wide turn to the east, opening to a.
Click to read more about the observers book of aircraft by william green. List of united states air force ground observer squadrons. The observers books were a series of small, pocketsized books, published by frederick. Project blue book explores operation mainbrace but was it. Ufo researcher jerome clark writes, most observers of blue book agree that the ruppelt years comprised the projects golden age, when investigations were most capably directed and conducted. Description original extremely rare august, 1952 u. Commercial aviations transition to the jet age 1952 1962 by craig kodera, mike machat, jon proctor although the years from 1952 to 1962 saw the rise and dominance of luxurious pistonpowered airliners like the douglas dc7, lockheed constellation, and boeing stratocruiser, revolutionary new jet airliners soon rendered them obsolete. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle. Dutch edtions translated by hugo hooftman tb006445. Buy observers book of aircraft in antiquarian and collectable books and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. A massive strike by united nations aircraft against industrial targets in and around pyongyang, korea, completes the destruction begun by the similar strike on july 11, 1952. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Windrow 1 times allied and enemy aircraft by eric sergent 1 times the observers book of aircraft 1968 by william green 1 times aircraft and ships of the united states navy 1 times. In 1956, fokker signed a licensing deal with fairchild, under which the latter was authorised to manufacture the f27 in the usa.
The new observers book of aircraft warne observers green william. Its a good book, but you sent me the wrong year, it should have been a 1952 edition. First edition is the first printing of the book and does not include later reprintings. Observers book of aircraft 1978 observers pocket s. Planes from the year 1952 with detailed descriptions of each plane. This book was a bit of nostalgia for me as it was the very first observers aircraft book i had as a youngster. The maneuvers commenced september th and lasted twelve days. Most observers that have lost their dust jackets are worth little, apart from the second world war issues of airplanes, before the title was changed in 1949 to aircraft. The online bookstore for collectors of observer books. Observer books 3 observers book 4 observers 1 reference 1 unread. The book describes 108 types of planes with 321 black and white illustrations. The first and most successful title in the observers books series of handy pocket reference guides british birds by s. The spine end is now glued and the binder liner is stuck on the spine end of the pages to provide strength. I was an avid bird watcher and had an edition of the observers book of birds.
Dennis punnett is the author of observers aircraft 5. When warne was acquired by penguin books in 1983, warne brought out new editions of the observers books. Air forces issued b36 bombardment observers manual from strategic air command, no. This copy is in very good condition, complete with dust jacket and was sent with a protective cover to stop further deterioration. During the 1950s and 60s collecting sets of these books was popular among children and adults alike. Us air force all weather radar observers training book classes 525. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. The aircraft returns to almaza and makes a belly landing. The observers book of aircraft 1952 by william green.
The next process is the trimming cutting to form blocks of the correct size. Big stink later renamed daves dream was a united states army air forces boeing b2940mo superfortress bomber victor number 90 that participated in the atomic bomb attack on nagasaki, japan on august 9, 1945. These were slightly bigger than the original books, and were in paperback, not hardback. Warplanes of the second world war william green pprune.
Can get earlier books in the 1940s but these are hard to find and relatively expensive. The observers book of aircraft 1954 edition william green great britain. Ruppelt was the director of project grudge from late 1951 until it became project blue book in march 1952. Observers book of aircraft by william green and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Observers book of automobiles 1956 with a copy dust jacket. Your first book of planes page 2 the unofficial airfix. Mine was a 1952 observers book of aircraft that i spent hours poring over when i was in charge of the cadet library in the atc.567 1389 596 904 262 1557 527 950 1173 170 457 1163 988 310 786 1309 221 913 141 449 804 638 1018 730 1200 827 4 913 927 1139 1310 1263 260 687 355 1082 163 613 348