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The Legendary Secret Norden Bombsight

Author : Albert L. Pardini
ISBN : 0764307231
Genre : Transportation
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This book is the first detailed volume to cover the famous Norden Bombsight (NBS) which was one of the most secret weapons used before and during World War II by the United States in its bomber aircraft. Development of the NBS was started in 1922 by the Navy Bureau of Ordnance, and in 1932 the famous Mark XV was introduced. Configuration of the NBS, except for changes, remained static through its life, and its accuracy during Allied bombing runs made it one of the most important technical developments of the war. Later several attachments were devised to make it more accurate new optics were developed, ballistic charts updated, and electrical engineering methods refined with the aid of research centers. Electronics were first used in the C-1 auto pilot in 1941, and radar was also used with the NBS, and it was also used in the first guided bombs, called AZON/RAZON, the forerunner of the guided missile. The NBS was again called to duty in 1967-68 in the Vietnam war, before it was phased out of the inventory. This is its complete story.

Bombing Pompeii

Author : Nigel Pollard
ISBN : 9780472132201
Genre : History
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Bombing Pompeii examines the circumstances under which over 160 Allied bombs hit the archaeological site of Pompeii in August and September 1943, and the wider significance of this event in the history of efforts to protect cultural heritage in conflict zones, a broader issue that is still of great importance. From detailed examinations of contemporary archival document, Nigel Pollard shows that the bomb damage to ancient Pompeii was accidental, and the bombs were aimed at road and rail routes close to the site in an urgent attempt to slow down the reinforcement and supply of German counter- attacks that threatened to defeat the Allied landings in the Gulf of Salerno. The book sets this event, along with other instances of damage and risk to cultural heritage in Italy in the Second World War, in the context of the development of the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives – the “Monuments Men.”

Winged Crusade

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ISBN : OSU:32437121697771
Genre : Aeronautics
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Briny To The Blue

Author : Bernard W. Peterson
ISBN : WISC:89058525734
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rewiring The Nation

Author : Carolyn de la Peña
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123333317
Genre : History
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This special bound issue of American Quarterly offers a re-reading of the narrative of U.S. technologies as we move beyond celebrations of exceptional tinkerers and a deterministic machine-driven sense of progress to a more complex understanding of the opportunities and responsibilities that befall a nation that interweaves its identities, labors, and creative cultures with its machines.

The Sound Of Freedom

Author : James P. Rife
ISBN : UOM:39015067638364
Genre : History
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Tells the story of the evolution of the Dahlgren Laboratory from a proof and test facility into a modern research and development center crucial to the technological evolution of the United States Navy.

Flight International

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ISBN : UOM:39015013157550
Genre : Aeronautics
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The Wings Of Change

Author : Thomas E. Alexander
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111812454
Genre : History
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World War 1939-1945. Army Air Force Experience in Texas.

Spying For America

Author : Nathan Miller
ISBN : PSU:000017744713
Genre : Espionage, American
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Miller offers a comprehensive overview of the use of military intelligence from the American Revolution to the present day War on Terrorism.

Birth Of A Legend

Author : Capt Arthur H. Wagner Uscg (Ret)
ISBN : 9781466906020
Genre : History
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Competition for Army acquisition funding in the betrween wars depression years was fierce. The opposing camps of Fighter Supremacy versus Strategic Bombing played out at the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), at GHQ, before Congress and in the media. Military exercises pitted the Navy and the Air Corps in operations with real cloak and dagger background gambits, each trying to gain the upper hand. When leaders such as Benjamin Foulois, Billy Mitchell, and Frank Andrews eventually were able to foster a bomber competition to replace the Martin B-10, Boeing's four-engined Model 299 was a clear winner; but then it crashed at Dayton, and the Army opted for the Douglas B-18. Somehow, Frank Andrews had enough faith in his convictions and managed to have 13 Y1B-17s produced and sent to the 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, VA. There Robert Olds and his three squadrons enthralled the country with long range goodwill flights, transcontinental speed runs with an obscure 1st Lt Curtis leMay navigating the way, and a thrilling movie "Test Pilot" starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Fortunately for the trials of WWII, these daring young men of the Army Air Corps put their careers on the line, and made the B-17 one of the iconic weapons of that conflict. This is the untold story of the aircraft development and the men who made it happen.

Boeing B 29 Superfortress

Author : William Wolf
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123222296
Genre : History
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Although many books have been published about the B-29, none has been an in-depth look, with most being either superficial pictorials or focusing on the bombing campaigns, particularly the incendiary attacks and atomic bombings. This book, using rare, previously unexplored sources, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler. The author was granted rare access to the Pima Air and Space Museum's restored B-29 "Sentimental Journey" for inspection and photography, resulting in the most extensive photographic documentation of the B-29 ever published. The Pima Museum's archives, filled with B-29 technical and crew manuals also gave the author extensive information that had not been previously published. These sources, the author's extensive personal library, and microfilm resources enabled the author to produce this comprehensive look at the bomber and its crew in the context of the bomber's development and operational use. It is truly monumental in scope, both in words and photos. AUTHOR:

The National Air And Space Museum Air

Author : Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan
ISBN : 055301384X
Genre : Aeronautical museums
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How Planes Fight And Bomb

Author : Mark Savage (pseud.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049305522
Genre : Air warfare
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111050899
Genre : American literature
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Encyclopedia Of World War Ii

Author : Spencer Tucker
ISBN : 1576079996
Genre : History
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An unprecedented achievement in publishing—a multivolume encyclopedic resource, for both the general reader and specialist—on the central conflict of the 20th century,The Encyclopedia of World War II covers the entire scope of the Second World War from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society.

Shadow Voyage

Author : Peter A. Huchthausen
ISBN : UOM:39015060891978
Genre : History
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The author of Hostile Waters recreates the extraordinary journey of the S. S. Bremen, a German luxury liner that escaped from New York harbor at the dawn of World War II and successfully evaded capture by British submarines and ships.

Safely Rest

Author : David Colley
ISBN : 0425205142
Genre : History
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Looks at a little-known episode of World War II, the operation that lasted from 1945 to 1950 and involved the repatriation and location of more than 250,000 of America's war dead, drawing on the recollections of survivors and the letters and personal histories of the dead themselves. Reprint.

Lockheed

Author : Bill Yenne
ISBN : IND:39000008257383
Genre : Aerospace industries
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Chronicles the history of the Lockheed Corporation from the first float plane built in 1913 to the present

Aircraft In Profile

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ISBN : UOM:39015002125691
Genre : Airplanes
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Gyrene

Author : Wilbur D. Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015045647818
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A look at the personal and cultural history of the American marines who fought in the South and Central Pacific during World War II

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