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Naval Aviation News

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ISBN : UIUC:30112105167636
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Category: Aeronautics, Military

A Bibliography Of The United States Navy And The Conflict In Southeast Asia 1950 1975

Author : Edward J. Marolda
ISBN : 0788102680
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
File Size : 62.87 MB
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Enables researchers to identify the most comprehensive books and articles on the Navy's overall involvement in the war in Southeast Asia. Presents researchers only interested in specific subject areas with the fullest information on the sources treating those individual topics. 20 subject categories emphasize naval combat operations and other significant aspects of the Navy's experience in the war. Includes special category on Navy Women. Over 1,500 items included, with full bibliographic citation.
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

The Naval Air War In Korea

Author : Richard P. Hallion
ISBN : 9780817356583
Genre : History
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Looks at the role of naval aviation in the Korean War, describes aircraft used by the Navy and examines U.S. air strategy during the conflict. Reissue.
Category: History

Naval Aviation In World War I

Author : A. O. Van Wyen
ISBN : 1478386282
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When the call to battle sounded in April 1917, the Navy air arm could muster at its one air station only 48 officers and 239 enlisted men with some experience in aviation, and 54 aircraft none of which was fit for patrol service. The problems of building this small force to a effective fighting unit were enormous. Yet, the Armistice was signed 19 months later, there were 43 air stations in operation at home and abroad, an aircraft factory in production, and numerous schools, assembly plants, repair depots and other facilities providing the needed logistic support. Aviation personnel numbered over 39000, a figure nearly equal to the total in the entire Navy at the start of the war. Little has been published on the nature and extent of Naval air operations in the first World War until, in April 1967, Naval Aviation News began a series of monthly articles under the general title, "Naval Aviation in World War I." Using chronologies of significant events and narrative accounts of special phases of the war, this series told the story of how Naval Aviation met the challenge. The series was conceived by and completed under the direction of the Assistant for Aviation History, Mr. A. O. Van Wyen, who also wrote many of the articles and arranged for the writing of others. While not a definitive history, it is the first published word to deal specifically with the accomplishments of Naval Aviation in the first World War. Based on official sources as well as the recollections of participants, it is authoritatively presented through an interesting combination of official and personal accounts. It is also the history of a beginning made under stress of war---a beginning in which the men of Naval Aviation demonstrated the potential of aviation as an arm of sea power and set the course for its future growth. The success with which they carried out their task is in large measure responsible for the position of aviation at the forefront of Naval power today.

Lady In The Navy

Author : Joy Bright Hancock
ISBN : 9781612512402
Genre : History
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When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the historic integration of women into the U.S. Navy, including the 1942 establishment of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). This personal account of those formative years has long been considered the best study available. Originally published in 1972 and out of print for nearly twenty-five years, it is now being reissued in paperback to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the birth of the WAVES. Hancock's own work as a Yeoman in World War I offered the armed services a lesson in the benefits of having women in uniform. Her descriptions are eye opening of those early days and her later efforts, when finally in a position of authority, to argue the case for women. With a wealth of documentation and numerous photographs, she chronicles not only her career but also the evolution of Navy women, offering colorful details of the legislative battles to get women admitted into the regular Navy. She reminds us that although it was not until 1967 that the last restriction of rank was removed, WAVES always served with equal pay for equal work. This new edition of her book will introduce generations of Americans to the problems of establishing a place for women in the Navy and details of Hancock's dogged pursuit of fair treatment for women in the armed services.
Category: History

Sabres Over Mig Alley

Author : Kenneth P. Werrell
ISBN : 9781612513447
Genre : History
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This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.
Category: History

Hero Of The Air

Author : William Trimble
ISBN : 9781612514116
Genre : History
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In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss and his role in the origins of aviation in the U.S. Navy in the years up to and through World War I. A self-taught mechanic and inventor, Curtiss was a key figure in the development of the airplane during the early part of the century and his contributions to aviation are well known. This book s careful examination of his partnership with the Navy breaks new ground in revealing significant new details of his contributions. Curtiss s links to the Navy came as result of aviation advocates within the Navy, chief among them Captain Washington I. Chambers, who recognized that the Navy had special requirements for airplanes and their operations, and for aviators and their training. Curtiss helped meet the special requirements of the service for aircraft, particularly those with the potential for operating with naval vessels at sea or in conducting long-distance flights over water. He also was instrumental in training the first naval aviators. Curtiss and the Navy continued their collaboration through World War I, reaching a climax in 1919 with the first transatlantic flight of the famed Navy-Curtiss NC flying boat. This book addresses the broader implications of the Curtiss-Navy collaboration in the context of the longstanding trend of government-private cooperation in the introduction and development of new technologies. It also explores the interactive dynamics of weapons procurement and technological change within a large and entrenched bureaucracy and helps lay to rest the persistent myth that the Navy resisted the introduction of aviation
Category: History

Bermuda Triangle

Author : Christine Zuchora-Walske
ISBN : 9781614784630
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about the Bermuda Triangle. Many people have wondered whether the swath of Atlantic Ocean east of Florida is especially dangerous. Topics discussed include notable incidents in the Bermuda Triangle, including the disappearance of all the passengers aboard the Rosalie and the loss of the naval ship the Cyclops, the cargo ship Cotopaxi, the supply ships the Proteus and the Nereus, and Flight 19. Supernatural explanations, natural explanations, and other theories are also highlighted. Features include a Tools and Clues section that highlights research tools, technology, and investigative methods, a timeline, a glossary, selected bibliography, further readings, places to visit, source notes, and an index.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

By Sea Air And Land

Author : Edward J. Marolda
ISBN : 9780788132506
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Depicts the U.S. Navy's contribution to the twenty-five-year American and Vietnamese campaign to defend the Republic of Vietnam. Two million U.S. naval personnel, more than 2,551 of whom lost their lives, served their country in southeast Asia. The text and the 100s of photos in this book cover all naval aspects of this prolonged campaign, particularly the operations of carrier, surface, amphibious, logistic, riverine, coastal and mine forces. U.S. Navy Medal of Honor winners. Aircraft Tailcodes. Maps and charts. Glossary of terms. Bibliography.