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U.S. Naval Aviation - Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

U.S. Naval Aviation - Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Oversized and magnificently illustrated, this book by historians and active duty and retired officers will be cherished by aviators and the countless others who have been inspired by the feats of U.S. naval aviation. 500 photos, 300 in color.

U. S. Naval Aviation by M. Hill Goodspeed, Editor-in-Chief, Rick Burgess, Editor. Published by Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Beaux Arts Editions, c2001, 352 pages. ISBN 0883631024.

Book Description

Since its founding in 1911, U.S. naval aviation has been characterized by courage and innovation. Today's sophisticated crews owe their careers to men like self-taught flyer Eugene Ely, who, wearing a football helmet and a bicycle inner tube as a life preserver, was the first man to take off and land on the deck of a ship.

In this comprehensive account, historians, authors, and experts, as well as active duty and retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers, contribute essays on naval aviation history and past and present aviators. Oversized and magnificently illustrated, this book will be cherished by aviators and the countless others who have been inspired by the feats of U.S. naval aviation.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 2003271999
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Main Title: U.S. Naval Aviation / M. Hill Goodspeed, editor-in-chief; Rick Burgess, editor.
  • Published/Created: Pensacola, Fla. : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, c2001.
  • Related Names:
    • Goodspeed, M. Hill.
    • Burgess, Richard R., 1953-
    • Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.
  • Description: 352 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 36 cm.
  • ISBN: 0883631024
  • Notes:
    • "Naval Aviation Museum Foundation."
    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-346) and index.
  • Subjects: United States. Navy --Aviation --History.
  • LC Classification: VG93 .U217 2001
  • Dewey Class No.: 359/.00973 22
  • Other System No.: (OCoLC)ocm48385176
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: pcc
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