Military & Aviation Pulps

The Military & Aviation pulps were an offshoot of the adventure pulps. Plots were thin and most stories were "hack" written. A single story could have several writers, all using the same pseudonym. The popularity of these pulps was largely due to aviation heros of the time like Charles Lindbergh, and the still-relatively-new interest in "flying machines."
The following pages contain covers, many from my own collection, and short informative pieces on the artists and writers. Clicking on the thumbnail pictures reveals larger images.
warbird1.jpg (69027 bytes)War Birds, Vol. 32, No. 3, Feb., 1937. Published bi-monthly by Dell Publishing Co. Cover art was originally printed too large for magazine format. Text at top and authors names at bottom clipped off, as well as part of the title. (Interior and back cover ad are all correct size.) Cover by Frank Tinsley.
Aces1.jpg (141307 bytes)Aces, Vol. III, No. 9, August, 1931. Published monthly by GlenKel Publishing Co., Inc., New York. Fiction House Magazines. "Dedicated to American flying men who have carried the stars and stripes to the sky." Cover and story heads by Rudolph Belarski.
Air1.jpg (117885 bytes)Air Stories, Vol. I, No. 4, November, 1927. Published monthly by Fiction House Magazines, New York. Also "Dedicated to American flying men who have carried the stars and stripes to the sky." Cover by H. C. Murphy, Jr. Story head by Frank McAleer. Includes Lindbergh's Message to Young America, as told to Robert Carter.
Skybird2.jpg (188669 bytes)Sky Birds, Vol. XIV, No. 3, January, 1934. Published 10 times a year by Magazine Publishers Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts. "A Brother Magazine to Flying Aces." Cover by Frank Tinsley. Story heads by E. Frandzen.
Skyfight.jpg (155095 bytes)Sky Fighters, Vol. XIII, No. 3, June, 1936. Published monthly by Beverly House, Inc., New York. Cover by Eugene M. [Franfrey].
War-ace2.jpg (161435 bytes)War Aces, Vol. 10, Whole No. 28, July, 1932. Published monthly by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York. Cover by G. Rozen.

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