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True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) comic books

  • Issue #3
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 3

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, David C. Cooke, Francis Caswell, Cy Caldwell, Douglas Coe, Gilbert Shurman, Jesse Davidson, Sam Glankoff and Ed Smalle. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. Numbering continues from True Aviation Comics Digest (1942) #2. Pioneering fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker; An article examining the potential of then-new helicopter aircraft in war and peacetime; World War I air ace William George "Billy" Barker becomes the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada. The Amazing One Man Air Force; The Flying Musketeers Pay a Debt; Parapup Max; Indestructible Eddie Rickenbacker; Planes in the News; Mines from the Sky; Aviation's Dream Factory; Our Hat Is Off; Unsung Heroes; Target Germany; The Helicopter in War and Peace; Glenn Martin Plane Pioneer; How to Build the 'Pancake Pursuit' Plane; Model Builders Go to War!; Flying for Victory; Bombs Away! 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 5

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, Harry Fisk, Seton David Jr., Cy Caldwell, Ed Smalle, Willy Ley, Ed Cunningham, Art Meisner, Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. An article speculating on the uses of the then-new technology of radar; Plans for building model airplanes; John James Powers makes a suicide run to sink a Japanese aircraft carrier. Bombs Over Germany; Mystery Cargo; The Flying Musketeers Learn a Lesson About China; Mission Rescue; Planes in the News; What Has Happened to the Nazi Air Force?; He Gave It the Air; Our Hat Is Off; Flat Top; Flying Tank Killers; Radar... The Miracle Weapon; Aviation in the Movies; The Assam Dragons; How to Build the Vultee Vengeance; Air Shorts; Glory Dive; Jungle Miracle; Allied vs. Axis Fighter Planes; Aero Quiz; Tommy Harmon 'Galloping 98'. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 6
    • Staple rust.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, Edd Ashe, Jerry Tax, Cy Caldwell, Ed Smalle, Willy Ley, John Prentice, Lawrence Dresser, Art Meisner, Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. An article speculating on postwar commercial air travel and airliners; Plans for building a model P-51Mustang fighter; Richard Hillary becomes a Flying Ace in the Battle of Britain before surviving a crash, rescue and painful recovery. Dive Bomber; Wings of Courage; The Flying Musketeers: Crash Carrol Comes Through!; Air Liners of the Future; Planes in the News; Eddie Allen Test Pilot; How High Can They Fly?; Our Hat Is Off; The Lesson of Four Islands; 17 Tons of Science; How to Build the Mustang; Aviation in the Movies; He Conquered the Air; 17,000-Foot Fall!; Air Shorts; Glory Dive; Jungle Miracle; Allied vs. Axis Heavy Bombers; Aero Quiz; Canadian Bush Pilot. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 8

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, Edd Ashe, Cy Caldwell, Ed Smalle, Willy Ley, Jesse Davidson, Lawrence Dresser, Art Meisner, Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. An article speculating on moonflight by rocket, then still 20 years in the future; Aircraft designations explained; Dutch test pilot Leegstra manages to put one over on the Nazis during the Occupation. Blitz Over Burma; Taming the Jungle Terror; The Flying Musketeers on a Suicide Mission; Looking at Tomorrow; Planes in the News; What's in a Designation?; Chindits in Action!; Our Hat Is Off; Ferrets of the Skies; Rocket to the Moon; How to Build the Grumman Hellcat; Aviation Extras; Aviation in the Movies; True Aviation's Air Spotter's Guide; Air Shorts; Allied vs. Axis Medium Bombers; Aero Quiz; Dutch Daredevil. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 9

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, Edd Ashe, Cy Caldwell, Ed Smalle, Willy Ley, Jesse Davidson, Ezra Kotcher, Dwight Shepler, Logan Reavis, Art Meisner, Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. An article examining the potential of the then-new helicopter aircraft; 14-year-old Cliff Wherley lies about his age to get into the Army air corps; A detailed illustrated guide to Axis and Allied aircraft. Boy Wonder; Fortress Invincible; The Flying Musketeers Rescue the Wrecker; The Squirt; Planes in the News; Air Power in the Invasion; Modification Line; Our Hat Is Off; How Planes Downed the U-Boats; Helicopters...Today and Tomorrow; How to Build the Cloud-Hopper; Aviation Extras; Aviation in the Movies; True Aviation's Air Spotter's Guide; Air Shorts; Bombers Without Wings; Lucky Seven!; Aero Quiz; Off the Beam. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 10

    Stories and art by Robert Denby, Edd Ashe, Cy Caldwell, Ed Smalle, Willy Ley, Jesse Davidson, Edward Lawson, Herbert H. Ringold, Col. Robert L. Scott Jr., Lew Glanzman, Art Meisner, Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. Pappy Boyington, the legendary air commander of the Flying Tigers and Black Sheep Squadron; Lloyd Chadburn earns the nickname The Angel for successfully escorting bombers into and out of enemy territory; An article examining the then-new technique of aerial photo reconnaissance. Airmens Angel; The Flying Musketeers Hit Stormy Weather!; Skies Cleared; Flying Bombs; Superfortress; They Fly By Night; Photo Reconnaissance; Smart Operator; Short Snorters; Arctic Adventure; Pappy Boyington; Planes in the News; Our Hat Is Off; How to Build the U. S. Army Taylorcraft 'Jeep' L-2; Aviation in the Movies; True Aviation's Air Spotter's Guide; Air Shorts; Aero Quiz. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 11
    • Staple rust.

    Stories and art by Hal Goodwin, Ed Smalle, Sumner Sewall, Jesse Davidson, Phil Glanzer, David C. Knight, and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. Pappy Boyington, the legendary air commander of the Flying Tigers and Black Sheep Squadron; Coverage of the first Air Force One aircraft, then known as the Flying White House; An article examining the possibilities of travel to Mars, with cool illustrations. Ordeal by Fire; Vacation in Moscow; Phantom Fortress; Will You Fly to Mars?; Radar Rides the Air Waves; Tomorrow's Transports Today; Tigercat; The Flying White House; Winged Rescue; Italy's Ill-Fated War Birds; Tokyo in Hollywood; Tunnel Typhoon; Jumping Joe; Planes in the News; Our Hat Is Off; How to Build the Helldiver; Prop Wash; Aviation in the Movies; True Aviation's Air Spotter's Guide; Air Shorts; Aero Quiz. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 14
    • Water damage.

    Stories and art by Lawrence Ward, Hal Goodwin, Ed Smalle, Edd Ashe, Edward Lawson, Robert L. Scott Jr., Rudy Arnold, Jesse Davidson, Birt Darling, Richard Jarrell, Steven Irish, and Sam Glankoff. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. The instructional comic Flying Is Easy covers taxiing and takeoff; Frank Luke Jr. gains a reputation as a "balloon buster" during World War I; Dr. Fred Minty uses a small plane to visit patients in rural South Dakota. The Secret Airline; Strange Cargo; Feathering Blades; They Called Him Mad; Flying Is Easy Lesson II; Signposts of the Sky; Stratovision; Complete with Parachute; C.A.P.; Science versus Pea Soup!; Planes in the News; Our Hat Is Off; How to Build the PT-19B; Greatest Heroes of the Air; Model Contest Winners; True Aviation in Hollywood; Plane Profiles; True Aviation Answer Man; Wind to Order; Cowboy in a Corsair; DFC for Grandpa; Flying Surgeon of the Badlands. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.