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True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) comic books 1946

  • Issue #14
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 14
    • No front or back cover. First page torn interrupts art and story.

    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.

  • Issue #15
    True Aviation Picture Stories (1943) 15
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. 2" Cumulative spine split. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Stories and art by Robert E. Ellsworth, Hal Goodwin, Ed Smalle, Edd Ashe, Richard Staples Dodge, Robert L. Scott Jr., Bruce Lester, Ed Yulke, Doris Yulke, Les Marshall, Sumner Smith, and Jack Sparling. Tales of aerial adventure in the tradition of nonfiction comics vehicle True Comics. The instructional comic Flying Is Easy covers climbing and gliding; Engineer Stanley Hiller builds a better helicopter; Coverage of model airplanes is increased ahead of the next issue's title change. King of Crash; Test Flight of the Batwing; Hiller-Copter Wizard; They Called Him Mad; Flying Is Easy Lesson III; Cockpit Trouble; Build This Flight-Tested Model Taylorcraft BC12-D; Model Planes for a Model World; Record Wrecker; Toss-Around; Eighth Grade Production Line; Speaking of Models; Aero-Club Roundup; Planes in the News; Our Hat Is Off; How to Build the Ryan Fireball; Greatest Heroes of the Air; Model Contest Winners; True Aviation in Hollywood; Plane Profiles; True Aviation Answer Man; Inventor's Corner. Final issue under this title; the series continued as Aviation Adventures and Model Building (1946) #16. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.