New York: The MacMillan Company, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original blue cloth, lettered in another tone of blue to the spine. Prepared under direction of the Chief of the Air Corps, United States Army. A collection of photographs and drawings gathered at the rear of the book. This volume comes from the collection of acclaimed aviator, sailer, and adventurer, Steve Fossett. After his untimely death in 2007, his vast collection of travel and exploration books was placed at auction. This volume has Steve Fossett's book-plate on the front paste-down. Another previous owner signature to the front free endpaper. A very clean, bright and solid copy.