Mollison, the flying Scotsman the life of pioneer aviator, James Allan Mollison by David Luff

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Scotland

Subjects:

  • Mollison, James Allan, 1905-1959.,
  • Air pilots -- Scotland -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementDavid Luff.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL540.M57 L84 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL786928M
ISBN 101560986212
LC Control Number95019205
OCLC/WorldCa32546715

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