One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power

Author: Douglas Smith

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612514235

Category: History

Page: 336

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Published to coincide with the centennial celebration of U.S. Navy aviation, this book details the history of U.S. Navy aviation from its earliest days, before the Navy s first aircraft carrier joined the fleet, through the modern jet era marked by the introduction of the F-18 Hornet. It tells how naval aviation got its start, profiles its pioneers, and explains the early bureaucracy that fostered and sometimes inhibited its growth. The book then turns to the refinement of carrier aviation doctrine and tactics and the rapid development of aircraft and carriers, highlighting the transition from propeller-driven aircraft to swept-wing jets in the period after World War II. Land-based Navy aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft, rigid airships, and balloons are also considered in this sweeping tribute.

David McCampbell

Top Ace of U.S. Naval Aviation in World War II

Author: David Lee Russell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 6807


David McCampbell was the leader of the most successful naval air group in combat in World War II. An unequalled naval aviator, McCampbell shot down a total of 34 Japanese aircraft across numerous battles. Eventually awarded the Medal of Honor, he first served in the Atlantic as a carrier Landing Safety Officer, then as an air group leader in the Pacific theater. McCampbell's 31-year career reveals an astounding diversity of leadership roles and service assignments. McCampbell commanded ships, training centers and aircraft squadrons and held a variety of Navy and Defense Department senior staff positions.

Cold War America, 1946 To 1990

Author: Facts on File Inc,Ross Gregory

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107986

Category: Cold War

Page: 689

View: 574


Uses statistical tables, charts, photographs, maps, and illustrations to explore everyday life in the United States during the Cold War period.

USS Ranger

The Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934-46

Author: Robert Cressman

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781574887204

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 4234


Life on board one of the Navy??'s seagoing cities in peace and war

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 7467


Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.