Kooaburra Technical Publications, Melbourne. 1st ed., 1978. 144 pp., numerous photo-ills., + various cold., plates. D.j., 29 x 22cm. FINE. An important contribution to the history of World War II in the air, this book is a biographical survey of a unique and almost unknown group of American fighter aces and pilots who fought over the Middle East and Europe. Profusely illustrated with 237 exceedingly rare black-and-white photographs from the pilots' own collections, it lists scores of aces, shows individual markings on the aircraft, and features 16 pages of colour photographs and colour paintings of strikingly decorated aircraft that the aces flew into combat.