Air force : an illustrated history : the U.S. Air Force from the 1910s to the twenty-first century / Chester G. Hearn, with contributions by Robert F. Dorr.
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- ISBN: 9780760347249
- ISBN: 0760347247
- Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
- Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2015.
Originally published in 2008.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
From gas bags to flying machines 1783-1916 -- The first air war 1916-1920 -- Between the wars 1919-1940 -- The War in Europe 1939-1945 -- The War in the Far East 1941-1945 -- Cold War: from Berlin to Korea 1945-1955 -- The Vietnam War 1955-1975 -- From Cold War to Desert War 1977-2007 -- Moving toward the future -- Sustaining the force in the twenty-first century.
From its beginning in 1907 as the Aeronautical Division of US Army's Signal Corps, with just one officer and two enlisted men, the United States Air Force has grown to become the foremost aerial armed force. American aviators performed valiantly in World War I with intrepid pilots such as Eddie Rickenbacker and Frank Luke leading the way. Between the wars, aviation, commercial, and military resources around the world grew by leaps and bounds as the numbers of aircraft in service and their capabilities tremendously increased. Although the Army Air Corps, as it was known at the time, was no better prepared for World War II than the rest of the army, it had developed a highly professional corps of experienced officers who would be able to take advantage of the latest American aircraft technology like the B-17 Flying Fortress and the P-51 Mustang. With the end of the war and the creation of an independent armed force in 1947, the United States Air Force leapt into the jet age with such icons as the F-86 Sabre and the remarkable B-52 Stratofortress. Air Force: An Illustrated History is a book that no enthusiast of the world's largest, most powerful, and most versatile air-combat force will want to miss!
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