United States Naval Air Stations of WWII

Reviews of United States Naval Air Stations of WWII. United States Naval Air Stations of WWII [Melvin Shettle] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This publication documents all 86 Naval Air Stations commissioned east of the Mississippi, including Louisiana. The text covers the use of the land and the historic aviation events prior to the Navy's involvement; the Naval aviation activity at the station during the war. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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This publication documents all 86 Naval Air Stations commissioned east of the Mississippi, including Louisiana. The text covers the use of the land and the historic aviation events prior to the Navy's involvement; the Naval aviation activity at the station during the war, and the status and use of the airfield today. In addition, there are numerous anecdotes and insights into WW II Naval Aviation, as well as text and many photographs of the aircraft in use. Recollections of WW II Navy veterans lend authenticity to the work. The 257 photographs include a full-page aerial shot of each station. This high-quality book is hard-bound, 8.5 x 11 inches, and 244 pages printed on glossy art paper. Included is a 17 x 22 in. removable map of all the WW II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard air stations. The devotees of WW II and/or Naval Aviation will find this work an indispensable addition to their libraries

By the Skin of my Teeth: The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea

Reviews of By the Skin of my Teeth: The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea. By the Skin of my Teeth: The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea eBook: Colin Downes: Kindle Store. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to the author's graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This is followed by action-packed stories of flying propeller-driven fighters, Spitfires and Mustangs, during and just after the Second World War. The author then tells of his unique experiences of front-line fighter operations when he flew jets with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. The final chapter covers the remainder of his RAF Service flying until retirement.

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War: 1945 to Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and The Iron Curtain (Pen and Sword Large Format Aviation Books)

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This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following: Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to 1954. The role of the highly secret RF-86 missions over Red China and the Soviet Far East in the early to mid '50s. Also the RB-57A missions out of Bitburg and Yokota flying clandestinely over the Soviet Union and the RF-100A missions that were flown over the Soviet Union from Turkey, Rhine Maine and Yokota. United States Air Forces in Europe. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the role of the RF-101 Voodoos and RB-66s.

Voodoo Warriors: The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast-jets

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During the mid-1950s the United States Air Force was given its most powerful single-seat, two-engine fighter to date. The Voodoo would be deployed before the end of that decade in the tactical nuclear bomber and tactical reconnaissance roles world-wide, and in homeland defense with the two-seat, all-weather variant. In December 1957 it took the World Air Speed Record to Mach 1.6 – over one and a half times faster than the sound barrier.

This book looks at the evolution of the original design and its introduction into service. Chapters cover operations in Korea, Vietnam, the Cuban Crisis and in Europe during the Cold War years. Many first-hand accounts from pilots are included and the author's own experiences with the aircraft are given with fascinating insight.
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Flying to the Limit: Testing WWII Single-Engined Fighters

Reviews of Flying to the Limit: Testing WWII Single-Engined Fighters. Flying to the Limit: Testing WWII Single-Engined Fighters [Peter Caygill] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. During the years preceding and during World War II, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also to evaluate their capabilities against captured enemy models whenever possible. During the lend-lease agreement with the USA. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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During the years preceding and during World War II, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also to evaluate their capabilities against captured enemy models whenever possible. During the lend-lease agreement with the USA, the RAF and Fleet Air Arm operated several American designs, each of which was tested to evaluate its potential. This book looks at the key area of fighter aircraft and includes the test results and pilot's own first-hand accounts of flying seventeen different models that were designed in the UK, America and Germany. The reader will learn of the possibilities of air superiority offered by these types and also their weaknesses. Types included are The Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Boulton Paul Defiant, Hawker Tempest and Typhoon, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Brewster Buffalo, Curtiss Mohawk, Bell Airacobra,