Fighting planes and aces by W. E. Johns

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Published by J. Hamilton in London .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.

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Statementby W. E. Johns.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD600 .J6
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6288488M
LC Control Number33010280
OCLC/WorldCa1334642

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