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Lymburn's Historiography

Lymburn's Sawbones Column

Tom Lymburn is a well known aviation historian and air show announcer in the mid-west, and particularly well known in EAA circles, having attended EAA's AirVenture for over 35 years. He's also a long-time Sawbones team member, and can be found at the merchandise table at the Reno Air Races sharing his knowledge of aviation history and Sawbones. In this column, he shares some of that vast knowledge and detail as it pertains to Sawbones, the Hawker Sea Fury, and air racing.


(see Tom's Sources for each article summarized in the last group in this section titled "Lymburn'

Lymburn's Sources I

Sawbones: A Biography

"Baker Inducted into Sport Aviation Hall of Fame."  Warbirds News: November 2009


Darling, Kev. Hawker Sea Fury. Specialty Press, 2002.


Ford, Daniel. "Desert Furies." FlyPast: September, 2007, 52-53


Franks, Richard A. The Hawker Sea Fury. Valiant, 2013


Mackay, Ron. Hawker Sea Fury in Action. Squadron Signal, 1991


Mason, Francis K. Hawker Aircraft since 1920. Naval Institute Press, 1991.

The Hawker Legacy

Cooksley, Peter. Sopwith Fighters in Action. Squadron Signal, 1991


Crawford, Alex. Hawker Fury & Nimrod. Stratus, 2007


Fozard, John W. editor. Sydney Camm and the Hurricane. Airlife, 1991


Hannah, Donald. Hawker. FlyPast Reference Library, 1982


James, Derek N.  Hawker: An Aircraft Album. No. 5. Arco, 1973


Mason, Francis K. Hawker Aircraft since 1920. Naval Institute Press, 1991


Thetford, Owen. Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918. Putnam, 1968

Into Combat

Darling, Kev. Hawker Sea Fury. Specialty Press, 2002


Franks, Richard J. The Hawker Sea Fury. Valiant Wings Publishing, 2013


Jackson, Robert. Air War over Korea. Ian Allan. 1973.


Hagedorn, Dan, Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969. Hikoki Publications, 2005.


Hagedorn, Dan, and Leif Hellstrom, Foreign Invaders, Midland Publishing, 1994.

Mackay, Ron. Hawker Sea Fury in action. No. 117. Squadron Signal, 1991.


Thetford, Owen. British Naval Aircraft since 1912. Putnam, 1971

Wright R-3350 Cyclone 18

Berger, Carl. B-29:Superfortress. Ballantine, 1970


Beliner, Don. Unlimited Air Racers. Motorbooks, 1992


Breihan, John R., Stan Piet, and Roger S. Mason. Martin Aircraft 1909-1960. Narkiewicz and Thompson, 1995.


Eastwood, A.B. and J. Roach. Piston Engine Airliner Production List. TAHS, 1996


Gann, Harry. Douglas DC-6 and DC-7. Specialty Press, 1999.

Pilot’s Operating Instruction for Army Model B-29 Airplane. January 25, 1944. (reprint)


Stringfellow, Curtis K. and Peter M. Bowers. Lockheed Constellation. Motorbooks, 1992.


Sullivan, Jim. AD Skyraider in Action. Squadron Signal, 1983.


Taylor, John W.R. Warplanes of the World. Ian Allan, 1968.


White, Graham. Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II. SAE, 1995.


Wilson, Stewart. Douglas DC-6/7. Wilson Media, 2001.


Wilson Stewart. Lockheed Constellation. Wilson Media, 2001.


Air Racing History

Berliner, Don. History’s Most Important Racing Aircraft. Pen & Sword, 2013


Berliner, Don. Unlimited Air Racers. Motorbooks, 1992


Christy, Joe. Racing Planes & Pilots. Tab Books, 1982


Hawks, Ellison. British Seaplanes Triumph in the International Schneider Trophy Contests. Real Photographs, 1945


Huntington, Roger. Thompson Trophy Races.  Motorbooks, 1989


O’Neil, Paul. Barnstormers and Speed Kings. Time Life, 1981


Voderman, Don. The Great Air Races. Bantam, 1991


Engine Changes

Green, William. Fighters. Vol. 2. Doubleday, 1968


Hannah, Donald. Hawker. FlyPast Reference Library, 1982


James, Derek N. Hawker: An Aircraft Album. No. 5. Arco, 1973


Mason, Francis K. The Hawker Sea Fury. Profile Publications. No. 126.


White, Graham. Allied Aircraft Engines of World War II. SAE, 1995.


Lymburn's Sources II

The Bendix Trophy Race

llard, Noel E. and Gerald N. Sandvick.  Minnesota Aviation History:  1857-1945.  MAHB, 1993.


Berliner, Don.  Unlimited Air Racers.  Motorbooks, 1992.


Christy, Joe.  Racing Planes & Pilots.  TAB, 1982.


Grantham, A. Kevin.  P-Screamers:  A History of the Surviving Lockheed P-38 Lightnings. Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1994.


Mendenhall, Charles A.   The Air Racer.  Specialty Press, 1994.


Phillips, Edward H.  Laird Airplanes:  A Legacy of Speed.  Specialty Press, 2002.


Vorderman, Don.  The Great Air Races.  Bantam, 1991.


www.airrace.com/1946NAR.html


www.airrace.com/ResultsBendix.htm


Thompson Trophy Races

Berliner, Don.  History’s Most Important Racing Aircraft.  Pen & Sword, 2013.


Berliner, Don.  Unlimited Air Racers.  Motorooks International, 1992.


Green, William.  Fighters.  Volume 4.  Doubleday, 1967.


Huntington, Roger.  Thompson Trophy Races.  Motorbooks, 1989.


Larkins, William T.  Surplus WWII U. S. Aircraft.  BAC Publishers, Inc., 2005.


Maloney, Edward T.  Sever the Sky:  Seversky Aircraft Evolution.  Planes of Fame Publishers,1979.


Oakes, Claudia M.  Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum.  Smithsonian Institution


The Quest for 400 - The Magic Number

Berliner, Don. History’s Most Important Racing Aircraft. Pen & Sword, 2013.


Chorlton, Martyn. Company Profile 1913-1963: Supermarine. Kelsey Publishing, 2012.


Francillon, R. J. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. Putnam, 1970.

Green, William. Fighters. Vol. 1. Doubleday, 1967.


Griehl, Manfred. Messerschmitt Aircraft since 1925. Pen & Sword, 2015.

Hunt, Leslie. Veteran and Vintage Aircraft. 4th ed. Garnstone Press, 1974.


Mendenhall, Charles A. The Air Racer. Specialty Press, 1994.


Morgan, Eric B. and Edward Shacklady. Spitfire: The History. Key, 1987.


Munson, Kenneth. Jane’s Pocket Book of Record Breaking Aircraft. Collier, 1978.


Price, Alfred. The Spitfire Story. 2nd ed. Arms and Armour, 1995.


Smith, J. Richard. Messerschmitt: An Aircraft Album. Arco, 1971.


Turner, P. St. John. Heinkel: An Aircraft Album. Arco, 1970.

Benny Howard's "Damn Good Airplanes"

Andrade, John M. U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland, 1979.


Berliner, Don. History’s Most Important Racing Aircraft. Pen & Sword, 2013.


Bushnell, Sue J. “Some Damn Good Airplanes.” Air Enthusiast. #32: 32-44.


Christy, Joe. Racing Planes & Pilots. Tab, 1982.


Hall, Art. Howard’s Golden Age. Wind Canyon Books, 2008.


Juptner, Joseph P. U.S. Civil Aircraft Series. Vol. 7. Tab: Aero, 1994.


Juptner, Joseph P. U.S. Civil Aircraft Series. Vol. 8. Tab: Aero, 1994.


Mendenhall, Charles A. The Air Racer. Specialty Press, 1994.


Swanborough, Gordon and Peter M. Bowers. U. S. Naval Aircraft since 1911. Putnam, 1968.


Szurovy, Geza. Wings of Yesteryear. MBI, 1998.