U S Navy Aircraft 1921 1941 U S Marine Corps Aircraft 1914 1959

With over 1,000 photos combined, this survey remains the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation.

Author: William T. Larkins

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0887407420

Category: History

Page: 608

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More than thirty years after their first publication, William T. Larkins's illustrated surveys of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft remain two of the most valuable books about these airplanes ever written. First published in 1959 and 1961, these two volumes have become classics eagerly sought in the rare-book market by aviation buffs worldwide. They have become the criteria against which serious aviation research is measured. With over 1,000 photographs combined, they remain the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation. Larkins's emphasis throughout is on squadron use, experimental and one-of-a-kind types, insignia, colors and marking schemes, technical innovations, and the service duty and tactical deployment of the various aircraft.

Volume I U S Navy U S Marine Corps and U S Coast Guard Aircraft Lost During World War II Listed by Ship Attached

Within 2 minutes she had sunk an enemy transport; and her second group of four salvos, with those of another cruiser, sank a second enemy ship. Now a second group of Japanese warships which had been giving distant cover to the transport ...


Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257822324

Category: History

Page: 328

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During World War II, the U.S. military lost some 35,000 aircraft to enemy action, training incidents, typhoons, aircraft carrier deck mishaps, mechanical failures or just normal wear-and-tear where aircraft were scrapped and used for parts to keep others flying. Many just failed to return from their missions. To date, the 15,069 aircraft represented in this 3-volume set is information initially transferred from hand-written "Aircraft History Cards" and are the total number of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft lost between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945, and lost outside the continental United States (CONUS). Volume I represents the information on any aircraft lost that was attached to the 197 different ships in the database. Given the thousands of hours that went into this effort, the author hopes that, as a 3-volume set of reference books, it provides assistance to others who are researching ship, squadron and aircraft histories.


Vol. One. Hamilton: Eagle Editions Ltd. • Crandall, J. (2009). The Focke-Wulf Fw 190Dora. Vol. Two. ... Hersham: Classic Publications. ... The Official Monogram US Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft Colour Guide, Vol.2 1940-1949.




Category: Art

Page: 292

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Only available English language. Limited & Numbered book. The Real Colors for aircraft models could not be introduced without releasing a special book devoted to this subject. Renowned researchers Maciej Góralczyk, Gerald T. Högl, Jürgen Kiroff, Nicholas Millman and Mikhail V. Orlov teamed up in order to produce the most up-to-date reference book on the aircraft colors of the main WWII adversaries: Germany, United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union. The resulting study is a comprehensive guide to the colors and camouflage schemes, presented on 292 pages and illustrated with 42 color profiles, several document reprints, and 390 b/w and color photos, many of which are very rare. Included is the latest information on the Luftwaffe’s late war colors, which have been reproduced as scale colors on the basis of the original paint factory recipes by Gerald T. Högl and Jürgen Kiroff. For the very first time, the unparalleled research on the Soviet Air Force colors done by Mikhail V. Orlov is introduced to the non-Russian readers. Nicholas Millman’s archival research brings us accurate reproduction and description of the colors used by the USAAF, US Navy and RAF/FAA. This book is a true must-have for anyone with even a slight interest in WWII aircraft colors.

American Aircraft Development Second World War Legacy

30–97; “Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star Variant Briefing,” Wings of Fame, Vol. ... 32–91; “Warplane Classic—Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider: The 'Spad' in US Navy and Marine Corps Service,” International Air Power Review, Volume 17, 2005, pp.

Author: William J. Norton

Publisher: Fonthill Media


Category: History

Page: 512

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This volume focuses on the influence of America’s Second World War aviation development and experience, subsequent aviation technological advances, and world events, in shaping American choices in military aircraft and associated weapons’ development during the few years following the war. It shows how air warfare weapons from the last conflict were carried forward and altered, how new systems evolved from these, and how the choices fared in the next war―Korea. The period was one of remarkable progress in a short span of time via a great many aircraft and weapons programs, and associated technological progress. These systems were of immense importance influencing and growing the engineering, production, and operational capabilities to be exploited for the next generation of weapons that soon followed. Emphasized is the innovative features or new technology and how these contributed to advancing American military aviation, influencing the evolution of follow-on models or types. Included are military prototype, experimental, and research aircraft that are equally important in understanding the history of American aircraft development. Combat employment, progress, and equipment adaptation during the Korean Conflict is then highlighted. Tabulated characteristics are provided of those aircraft that entered production or represented significant technological advances influencing others that follow.

U S Navy and U S Marine Corps Aircraft Damaged or Destroyed During the Vietnam War Volume 1 Listed by Ship Attached and by Squadron

USS VALLEY FORGE was one of 24 ESSEX-class aircraft carriers built during and shortly after World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the first US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for Valley Forge, the 1777-1778 ...

Author: Douglas E. Campbell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329021655

Category: History

Page: 502

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This is a compilation of nearly 9,000 separate reports on damaged or destroyed US Navy and US Marine Corps fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft during the Vietnam War. Volume 1 includes a subset of the 2,550 aircraft - those attached to aircraft carriers and LPH's and those attached to the 187 squadrons involved in that war. This set completes the author's 6-volume set that includes the three volumes comprising US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Lost During WWII (15,069 aircraft) and the single volume of US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Lost During the Korean War.

American Warplanes of WWII

Air Classics, Vol. 12, No. 9, Sept. 1976. ... ”Grumman F7F-1 - F7F-3 Tigercat”. War Planes of the Second World War, Volume Four: Fighters London: Macdonald & Co. ... WW2 Fact Files: US Navy and Marine Corps Fighters.


Publisher: PediaPress




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American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar


ISBN: UOM:39015058396964

Category: Reference books


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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Case Studies in the Achievement of Air Superiority

has become a classic . Particularly relevant to the story of USN carrier aviation are Morison's Volume 3 , The Rising Sun in the Pacific , 1931 - April 1942 ( 1948 ) , and Volume 14 , Victory in the Pacific ( 1960 ) .

Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling (III)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force

ISBN: UOM:39015032628854

Category: Air warfare

Page: 678

View: 841


Case studies in the achievement of air superiority

has become a classic. Particularly relevant to the story of USN carrier aviation are Morison's Volume 3, The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942 (1948), and Volume 14, Victory in the Pacific (1960). Clark G. Reynolds supplies ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428992472



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Financing Armed Conflict Volume 2

As a result, the U.S. Navy developed its own carrierbased air arm, the Marine Corps retained control over its own aviation assets both fixed and rotary wing, while the Army embraced the helicopter both in combat and combat support roles ...

Author: Thomas M. Meagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137549938

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

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This second part of a two-volume series examines in detail the financing of America’s major wars from the Spanish-American War to the Vietnam War. It interweaves analyses of political policy, military strategy and operations, and war finance and economic mobilization with examinations of the events of America’s major armed conflicts, offering useful case studies for students of military history and spending policy, policymakers, military comptrollers, and officers in training.