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Warbird Factory

Author : John Fredrickson
ISBN : 9780760348161
Genre : Business & Economics
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From 1938 to 1944, American Aviation, Inc. built over 40,000 aircraft. Warbird Factory tells this important war-effort story though over 200 archival photographs directly from the NAA/Boeing archive.

The American Aircraft Factory In World War Ii

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : 9781610600866
Genre : History
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DIVFew industrial phenomena have been as dramatic as the United States’ mid-20th-century shift from peacetime to wartime production. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II documents the production of legendary warbirds by companies like Boeing, North American, Curtiss, Consolidated, Douglas, Grumman, and Lockheed. It was a production unmatched by any other country anda crucial part of why the allies won the war. Author Bill Yenne considers the prewar governmental acts that got the plants rolling, as well as the gender shift that occurred as women entered the work force like never before. He also describes the construction of megafactories like Willow Run, factory design considerations, and the postwar conversion back to peacetime production. Illustrated with 175 period photographs—including 50 rare color photos never before seen in print. /div

Flying Warbirds

Author : Cory Graff
ISBN : 9780760346495
Genre : History
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Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

P 51 Mustang

Author : Cory Graff
ISBN : 9780760348598
Genre : History
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From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, through reconnaissance and combat, P-51 Mustang pilots saw it all during World War II. P-51 Mustang celebrates the 75th anniversary of the most iconic American warbird.

Building The P 51 Mustang

Author : Michael O'Leary
ISBN : 1580071902
Genre : History
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This major work is devoted strictly to telling the story of how this legendary airplane was designed and built using rare original factory photos, documents, and unique engineering information.

Unbroken Deutsch

Author : Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN : 9783608102390
Genre : Fiction
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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

Der Bombenkrieg 1939 1945

Author : Rolf-Dieter Müller
ISBN : 3861533170
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Der Zweite Weltkrieg wurde zu großen Teilen in der Luft ausgetragen: Bomber verwandelten europäische Städte in Ruinenfelder, allein in Deutschland starben über 450000 Menschen, 5 Millionen wurden obdachlos. Das Buch zur NDR-Fernsehdokumentation präsentiert den neuesten Stand der deutschen und internationalen Forschung für ein breites Publikum. Die leicht lesbare Darstellung mit vielen Fotos und Zeitzeugenberichten liefert einen Überblick über Ursachen und Folgen des Bombenkrieges, der nicht auf einseitige Opferbetrachtung zielt, sondern Daten und Fakten mit historischen Analysen und politischen Hintergründen verbindet. Dadurch ist das Buch nicht nur für die jüngere Generation eine spannende Lektüre, sondern kann auch denen, die den Bombenkrieg miterlebten, Zusammenhänge neu erklären. Ausgehend von einer knapp gehaltenen Vorgeschichte, die von den Erfahrungen der Bombeneinsätze im Ersten Weltkrieg und im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg die Entwicklung bis zum Zweiten Weltkrieg nachzeichnet, werden parallel zur Filmstruktur drei große Themenkomplexe behandelt: die deutschen Angriffsoperationen zu Beginn des Krieges 1939/40 und die Zerstörung europäischer Großstädte wie Warschau, Rotterdam und Coventry; der Gegenschlag der Alliierten 1940-43, um den Kampfgeist der Deutschen zu brechen und der Bombenkrieg als Selbstzweck mit seinen Flächenbombardements gegen deutsche Zivilstädte 1943-45. Ein packende Darstellung der Ereignisse und ihrer Zusammenhänge, die nicht zuletzt durch unzählige Fotos die todbringende Zeit des Bombenkrieges in Europa ins Bewußtsein rückt.

Arizona Warbird Survivors 2002

Author : Harold A. Skaarup
ISBN : 9780595238811
Genre : Transportation
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During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Arizona. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Arizona’s dry climate and excellent storage facilities, as well as its clear air and wide open spaces in the Southwest (some might say “Old West”) area of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based or stored there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Arizona aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Arizona, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards; museum exhibits, or as they stand mothballed in the “Boneyard.” This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these aircraft can be found. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.

F 40

Author : Siegfried Wache
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112474825
Genre : Starfighter (Fighter plane)
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North American T 6

Author : Peter C. Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025342598
Genre : History
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Describes the history of the T-6, covering the airplane's training record, combat history, and its many variants.

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