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A HERITAGE OF WINGS: An Illustrated History of Navy Aviation

Knott, Richard C.

ISBN 10: 0870212702 / ISBN 13: 9780870212703
Published by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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(1997) 344 pp. Original blue cloth covers w/ gilt title on spine. Faint sunning to edges. DJ has modest edge wear. Illust. w/ numerous b/w photos. Contents very nice. Bookseller Inventory # 7338

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Title: A HERITAGE OF WINGS: An Illustrated History ...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Printing

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Provides a comprehensive history of United States naval aviation, discussing combat operations, technological developments, the use of carriers during World War II, and naval aviations future roles in close air support and in space

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A 30-year navy aviation veteran, Knott takes a fascinating look at the history of naval aviation, from Lt. Theodore "Spuds" Ellyson, naval aviator number one, to Lt. Commander Wendy Lawrence, the first female naval aviator in space. Knott explains the troublesome development of the aircraft carrier?the cornerstone of naval aviation?and the specialized aircraft that call the carrier home. He also details major naval battles and tells how naval airpower influenced the outcome. His book is full of interesting facts, such as that World War II navy blimps escorting convoys flew 55,900 flights and escorted 89,000 ships without a loss and that Skylab 2 had an all-navy crew. This work would be at home in any library that has patron interest in the U.S. Navy or aviation and is essential for naval and/or aviation history collections.?Terry Wirick, Erie Cty. Lib. System, Pa.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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