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The Airship Roma Disaster In Hampton Roads

Author : Nancy E. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781625856692
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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In March 1921, Major John G. Thornell and his crew were detailed to Italy to procure a new experimental airship for the United States Army Air Service. Stationed at Langley Field in Hampton, the ROMA never lived up to expectations despite being heralded as the future of military innovation. Tragically, it crashed and erupted in a ball of fire in 1922, claiming the lives of thirty-four of the brave men aboard. Author Nancy E. Sheppard reveals the forgotten, harrowing story of one of the last great airships and those who sacrificed for the promise of a new era in aviation.

Lost Attractions Of Hampton Roads

Author : Nancy E. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781439667064
Genre : Travel
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Take a trip down memory lane to beloved destinations for fun and families across Virginia's tidewater. Cruise the rails of Ocean View Amusement Park's "The Rocket" roller coaster, dig for fossils at Hampton's Rice's Fossil Pit, celebrate the winter season at Portsmouth's Coleman's Nursery and learn the significant role that Buckroe Beach's Bay Shore Beach Park played in American history. From the Great White Fleet to a Wild West park, journey through this vibrant history with author and historian Nancy E. Sheppard and discover whether such cherished places can ever truly be lost.

World War I On The Virginia Peninsula

Author : John V. Quarstein
ISBN : 0738568864
Genre : History
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When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the Virginia Peninsula immediately became a center for the intensive activities required to prepare the nation for war. The fertile farm fields overlooking the James River, Hampton Roads, and the Back River were quickly transformed into military camps, air fields, and training bases. Almost overnight, Newport News became the second leading port for men, horses, and supplies embarking to Europe. Shipyard workers labored around the clock producing ships. Each vessel was considered aa death blow to Prussianism, a which was required to achieve victory. The Peninsula experienced rapid population growth, necessitating the construction of houses and public transportation systems. Individuals on the home front worked like asoldiers without gunsa as they organized bond drives, provided recreation for doughboys passing through the port, and honored local fallen heroes. World War I on the Virginia Peninsula is the first comprehensive pictorial history documenting the events that occurred on the Virginia Peninsula during the war that was fought, as President Woodrow Wilson advised, to asave the world for Democracy.a In nearly 200 compelling photographs from local museums, archives, and private collections, this volume vividly documents the places, people, and industries that framed the communityas wartime experience.

Hampton Roads Murder Mayhem

Author : Nancy E. Sheppard
ISBN : 9781439665381
Genre : Photography
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Hampton Roads is an iconic destination, but the "birthplace of America" has a nefarious past. Dive into the story of cannibalism in the Jamestown colony and learn the gory details of the tale of the Witch of Pungo. Blackbeard and his men wreaked havoc in Hampton Roads before Virginians brought them to justice. Explore rarely told stories of lynchings, riots and a hoax involving none other than famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. Join author and historian Nancy E. Sheppard as she explores some of the darkest moments in Hampton Roads' vibrant history.

Airship Investigation

Author : United States. Congress. Investigate Dirgible Disasters Joint committee. 260:
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045214470
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Aerial Age

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The New York Times Index

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Sky Ship

Author : Thomas S. Hook
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037215923
Genre : Airships
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Proceedings Of The United States Naval Institute

Author : United States Naval Institute
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The American Review Of Reviews

Author : Albert Shaw
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