United States Naval Aviation 1919 1941

Larkins, William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft ofthe United States Navy. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1990. _____. U.S. Navy Aircraft, 19211941. Concord, CA: Aviation History, 1961. _____. USMCAircraft, 19141959. Concord, CA: Aviation ...

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485857

Category: History

Page: 352

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Within six months of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy had checked the Japanese military advance in the Pacific to the extent that the United States could return to its original “Defeat Germany First” strategy. That the Navy was able to accomplish this feat with only six fleet aircraft carriers and little more than 1,000 combat aircraft was not sheer luck but the culmination of more than two decades of determined preparation. This thorough study, with detailed drawings and photographs, explains and illustrates the trial and error process which went into developing the aircraft, airships and ships of the interwar period. The critical factors that shaped Naval Aviation after World War I—naval treaties, fleet tactics, government programs, leadership and organization, as well as the emergence of Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation—are discussed in depth.

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft 19141959. Concord, California: Aviation History, 1959. _____. U.S. Navy Aircraft 19211941. Concord, California: Aviation History, 1961. Lawson, Robert R., ed. The History of U.S. Naval Airpower.

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457082

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical background, technical specifications, drawings, and one or more photographs. Appendices cover lesser known flying boat and amphibian types as well as various design concepts that never achieved the flying stage.

American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

Washington, D.C.: Naval Aviation History Branch, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996. Available at www.history.navy.mil. ... William T. USMCAircraft, 1914-1959. Concord, CA: Aviation History, 1959. . U.S. Navy Aircraft, 1921-1941.

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462698

Category: History

Page: 488

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Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day--the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere in the world, at any time--has become a foundational element of American defense policy. This work provides the reader with a comprehensive historical survey--including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs--of each type of fixed-wing aircraft used by U.S. military forces over a nearly 90-year period to carry out the airlift mission.

Biplanes at War

US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915-1934 Wray R. Johnson. 7.htm, accessed March 29, 2017. 174. ... William Larkins, US Navy Aircraft, 19211941 [and] US Marine Corps Aircraft, 19141959, 1 vol. (1961 and 1959; reprint, ...

Author: Wray R. Johnson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813177052

Category: History

Page: 440

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Unlike the relative uniformity of conventional warfare, the peculiarities of small wars prevent a clear definition of rules and roles for military forces to follow. During the small wars era, aviation was still in its infancy, and the US military had only recently begun battling in the skies. The US Marine Corps recognized that flexibility and ingenuity would be critical to the successful conduct of small wars and thus employed the new technology of aviation. In Biplanes at War: US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915–1934, author Wray R. Johnson provides a riveting history of the marines' use of aviation between the world wars, a time in which young soldiers were volunteering to fly in combat when flying itself was a dangerous feat. Starting with Haiti in 1915, Biplanes at War follows the marines' aviation experiences in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, China, and Nicaragua, chronicling how marines used aircraft to provide supporting fires (e.g., dive-bombing) to ground troops in close contact with irregular opponents, evacuate the sick and wounded, transport people and cargo (e.g., to assist humanitarian operations), and even support elections in furtherance of democracy. After years of expanding the capabilities of airplanes far beyond what was deemed possible, the small wars era ended, and the US Marines Corps transitioned into an amphibious assault force. The legacy of the marines' ability to adapt and innovate during the small wars era endures and provides a useful case study. Biplanes at War sheds light on how the marines pioneered roles and missions that have become commonplace for air forces today, an accomplishment that has largely gone unrecognized in mainstream histories of aviation and air power.

Vought F4U Corsair

Barrett, Tillman, Corsair, Naval Institute Press (Annapolis, Maryland, 1979) Blackburn, John Thomas, and Hammel, Eric, ... Ralph Harvey, (2012) Larkins, William T., US Navy Aircraft 19211941: US Marine Corps Aircraft 19141959, ...

Author: James D’Angina

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782006275

Category: History

Page: 64

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With over 12,500 produced, the Vought F4U Corsair is one of the icons of mid-20th century military aviation. It was as a Marine Corps aircraft that the Corsair was to become famous, fighting through World War II and Korea. Able to outperform its contemporaries, notably the A6M Zero, the Corsair combined speed, resilience and firepower. It also served in Indochina and Algeria, and in 1969's 'Soccer War' between Honduras and El Salvador, Corsairs were flown by both sides and fought the last propeller-aircraft dogfights in history. This highly illustrated volume recounts the design and development history of one of the most iconic fighters in military aviation history.

Battle Line

The United States Navy 1919-1939 Thomas Hone, Trent Hone. Hone, Thomas C., and Norman Friedman and Mark ... Larkins, William T. U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft, 19141959. New York: Crown, Orion Books, 1988. . U.S. Navy Aircraft, 19211941.

Author: Thomas Hone

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513393

Category: History

Page: 244

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A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then grow again to a world-class force. The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed most of the warship types that proved so essential in World War II, including fast aircraft carriers, heavy and light cruisers, sleek destroyers, powerful battleships, and deadly submarines. Both the older battleships and these newer ships are captured in stunning period photographs that have never before been published. An authoritative yet lively text explains how and why the newer ships and aircraft came to be. Thomas Hone and Trent Hone describe how a Navy desperately short funds and men nevertheless pioneered carrier aviation, shipboard electronics, code-breaking, and (with the Marines) amphibious warfare - elements that made America's later victory in the Pacific possible. Based on years of study of official Navy department records, their book presents a comprehensive view of the foundations of a navy that would become the world's largest and most formidable. At the same time, the heart of the book draws on memoirs, novels, and oral histories to reveal the work and the skills of sailors and officers that contributed to successes in World War II. From their service on such battleships as West Virginia to their efforts ashore to develop and procure the most effective aircraft, electronics, and ships, from their adventures on Yangtze River gunboats to carrier landings on the converted battle cruisers Saratoga and Lexington, the men are profiled along with their ships. This combination of popular history with archival history will appeal to a general audience of naval enthusiasts.

US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

Wake Island Wildcat. Brassey's USA, McLean, VA, 1992 Larkins, William T. US Navy Aircraft 1921-1941. US Marine Corps Aircraft 1914-1959. Orion, New York, 1988 Lindbergh, Charles A. The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh.

Author: Barrett Tillman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782009542

Category: History

Page: 336

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The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, a reputation that was largely built on the impact and performance of the “flying leathernecks” in the bitter fighting in the Pacific during World War II. As the US island-hopping campaign against Japan gathered pace, US Marine Corps fighter squadrons operating legendary Grumman and Vought aircraft became instrumental in the success of amphibious assaults and in breaking fierce enemy resistance, engaging Japanese attack aircraft in the skies and ground-based targets while supporting and protecting US ground forces. The flying legends Marion Carl, Greg “Pappy” Boyington, Joe Foss and others were all World War II Marine fighter pilots, taking to the skies in Corsairs, Wildcats, Venturas and Hellcats. Aviation historian Barrett Tillman's comprehensive account US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II pays homage to these individuals and their mounts, and is packed with historic and organizational details of the squadrons who took to the skies above the Pacific.

American Military Training Aircraft

Washington, D.C.: History and Museums Division Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1978. ... Washington, D.C.: Naval Aviation History Branch, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996. ... Larkins, William T. USMC Aircraft, 19141959.

Author: E. R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470945

Category: History

Page: 480

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The U.S. did not become the world's foremost military air power by accident. The learning curve--World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recently the war on terror--has been steep. While climbing this curve, the U.S. has not only out-gunned the opposition, producing superior military aircraft in greater numbers than its foes, but has out-trained them, too. This book provides a comprehensive historical survey of U.S. military training aircraft, including technical specifications, drawings and photographs of each type of fixed and rotary-wing design used over a 98-year period to accomplish the first step of the learning process: the training of pilots and aircrews.

Pearl Harbor Air Raid

Larkins, William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 1910–1949. Atglen, Pennsylvania. Schiffer Military/Aviation History. 1996. ———. U.S. Navy Aircraft 19211941/U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft 19141959. New York.

Author: Nicholas Veronico

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811765497

Category: History

Page: 208

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Just in time for 75th anniversary commemorations of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, this latest addition offers a complete visual history of the attack, its aftermath, and the salvage efforts that followed. Over 300 photos, with detailed captions—complete with information such as aircraft serial numbers—document aircraft, ships, submarines, and key locations. Text sidebars highlight President Roosevelt’s famous speech, the little known failed Japanese attack that followed in March 1942, and more.