Chicago. Ziff-Davis. 01- 1942.
Volume XXX Number I. January 1942 issue of the magazine, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 258pp, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Overall very good condition; bright and clean; time-toning to rear cover; modest cover abrasion Special U.S. Naval Aviation Issue. This special number of the sleekly designed aviation magazine, featuring an impressive array of color and black and white photos, is devoted to U.S. Naval Aviation. The editor writes in his introduction to the magazine, on newsstands several weeks before Pearl Harbor, "In these troubled times a secure knowledge of the structure and functions of our Naval Air Services is indispensible to all whose activities bear on the defense effort." Feature articles, many written by ranking members of the Navy, discuss numerous aspects of the Naval Air Services including History of Naval Aviation; The Coast Guard; The Carrier; VPB Patrol Bomber; VF Fighter; VT Torpedo; VOS Observation and Scouting; Training the Naval Aviator; The Naval Flight Surgeon; Lighter-Than-Air; the Naval Aircraft Factory, and much much more, including considerable advertising devoted to the newest aircraft and aircraft components. Item #47188