WorldCat Identities

Johns, W. E. (William Earl) 1893-1968

Overview
Works: 778 works in 2,369 publications in 9 languages and 8,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories  Observations  Comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works  History  Action and adventure fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PR6019.O36, 823.912
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Biggles learns to fly by W. E Johns( Book )

23 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighter pilot James Bigglesworth is sent to fight the enemy in the skies over First World War France
Biggles flies east by W. E Johns( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Biggles is mistaken for someone else while on leave, he thinks little of it. Then HQ asks him to take the place of his double and work for the Germans as a spy
Biggles delivers the goods by W. E Johns( Book )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in World War II, Biggles and his team operate a secret commando-base deep in the Malayan jungle
Biggles and the black peril by W. E Johns( Book )

28 editions published between 1935 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When zero visibility forces Biggles to land his Vandal amphibian aircraft on the North Sea he thinks he's just got a spot of aeroplane bother. Bigger trouble is ahead for Biggles when he takes an unchartered ride in a flying boat manned by 'Blackbeard' - a cohort of the Russian Airfleet and accomplice in a plot to bomb Britain
Biggles defies the Swastika by W. E Johns( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SECRET AGENT! Sworn into the German Air Force as a Gestapo Agent, Biggles is deep undercover on a reconnaissance mission in Norway when the Germans invade without warning. If he can just get back to his plane he can leave Norway quickly and safely, but his old enemy Von Stalhein has heard that Biggles is in Norway, and he's determined to track him down...Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!
Biggles goes to war by W. E Johns( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not everyone who's invited to start an air force. But Biggles is. Soon, Biggles, Algy and Ginger are flying the three solitary planes that make up the Maltovian Air Force. They face danger in the skies, but there's danger on the ground too--in the form of treachery and intrigue.--P. [4] of cover
Biggles and the rescue flight by W. E Johns( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous mission! In a desperate plan to rescue his brother, missing in action and presumed dead, sixteen year-old Peter Forty more runs away from school to join the air force. Amongst the chaos of the First World War, Peter and his friend manage to enlist and soon find themselves in 266 Squadron under the command of Biggles. Will Biggles rumble the boys' wild plans before they take flight? And if he does, will he come to their aid? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Biggles worth on another action packed adventure!
Biggles : the camels are coming by W. E Johns( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biggles in Spain by W. E Johns( Book )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Don't move yet. I'm going out of the front door. They'll rush me then. That's your chance to go out the back way. Got that?'-'Quite clear.'-'Good! But don't think I'm exaggerating. My chances of getting out of here alive are about one in a hundred. Yours are one in ten. They'll kill you without the slightest compunction if they think you're with me. I don't know what you're doing here, but it doesn't matter. Make for London. If you get there, tell them what happened.'Biggles, Algy and Ginger accidentally arrive in Spain during the civil war. After a chance encounter with a British Intelligence agent who passes them a coded message which has to be got back to the Ministry of Defence in London, they are involved in a desperate chase to get back home with the evil chief of Intelligence and Propaganda after them
Biggles & Co. by W. E Johns( Book )

21 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biggles of the fighter squadron by W. E Johns( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PERIL IN THE SKIES! Well into the later stages of the First World War, Biggles and his fellow flyers are struggling to maintain supremacy over the enemy pilots determined to shoot them down. In this game of cunning, they must use all their wit and skill to stay ahead of the fight against the German air force but will Biggles' daring and bold schemes keep them alive in such treacherous skies? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!
Biggles in France by W. E Johns( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the First World War progresses, Biggles, air ace, finds himself up against the finest fighters in battles where every split second counts. But not all his adventures take place in the air, and not all of them are deadly serious. Even in the bitter fields of war, the men of 266 squadron find time to share laughs as well as thrills
Biggles flies west by W. E Johns( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the corner of his eyes Biggles saw Dick go overboard and disappear under the foam, but he could do nothing to help him. Indeed, as he fought to keep the flying-boat under control, it seemed certain that during the next minute or two the others must join him. Ashen, he looked at Algy. 'Jump when she hits!' he cried, in a shrill, strangled voice, and dived deliberately at the rocks. Biggles, Algy and Ginger help a young lad evade a violent thief and find themselves plunged into a dangerous treasure hunt searching for a long-lost pirate hoard of gold in the Caribbean
Biggles fails to return by W. E Johns( Book )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missing, Presumed Dead! When Biggles undertakes a lone mission to rescue an Italian princess from Mussolini's Italy he doesn't know he's walking into a trap. Against all the odds he gets the princess to the aircraft ready to fly them back to safety, but he never reaches the plane. He's last seen wounded and surrounded by the enemy, but Algy, Ginger and Bertie refuse to accept that he's dead until they see the evidence themselves
Windward Islands Passages Monitoring Program physical oceanographic data collected on cruises WI-07, NOAA ship Malcolm Baldrige 8-10 June 1993 by Douglas Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bondability of wood surfaces by W. E Johns( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biggles defends the desert by W. E Johns( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biggles and his team are defending a vital air route across Africa from a secret oasis. They are at the mercy of the desert and all its dangers as well as the wily German ace Von Zoyton
Biggles and the cruise of the Condor by W. E Johns( Book )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Sinhalese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marooned! After the First World War, Biggles and Algy head to the Amazon in search of Inca gold and adventure. But the jungle is cruelly inhospitable and they're not the only ones after the treasure. It's every man for himself in this deadly game of strategy and survival
Biggles in the Orient by W. E Johns( Book )

22 editions published between 1940 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog verdwijnen op onverklaarbare wijze vliegtuigen tussen India en China. Majoor Biggles krijgt opdracht deze zaak uit te zoeken
Spitfire parade by Francis Bergse( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog bindt majoor Biggles en zijn squadron Spitfires de strijd aan met de Duitse oorlogsvliegtuigen
 
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Biggles in Spain
Alternative Names

controlled identityEarle, William, 1893-1968

Earle, William 1893-1968

Johns, W. E.

Johns, W. E. 1893-1968

Johns, W. E. (William Earl), 1893-1968

Johns, W. J.

Johns, William E.

Johns, William Earl 1893-

Johns, William Earl 1893-1968

Johns, William Earle 1893-1968

William Earl Johns

William Earl Johns auteur de livres pour enfants et journaliste

William Earl Johns Brits auteur

William Earl Johns englischer Pilot und Schriftsteller

Languages
English (247)

Dutch (39)

Swedish (27)

Czech (13)

French (12)

Danish (6)

Spanish (2)

Sinhalese (1)

Norwegian (1)

Covers
Biggles flies eastBiggles delivers the goodsBiggles and the black perilBiggles defies the SwastikaBiggles goes to warBiggles and the rescue flightBiggles : the camels are comingBiggles in Spain