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The wild blue; the story of American airpower.

Author: John F Loosbrock; Richard M Skinner
Publisher: New York, Putman [1961]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the full sweep of the development of American airpower, beginning with the Wright brothers, above the trenches of the Western Front in W.W. I, of the great events of W.W. II, when airpower came into its own and men fought and died in the skies over Germany, the South Pacific, China, the Hump, the Japanese home islands, and then Korea, the first jet air war in history. Includes the coming of missiles and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Air Force and space digest.
Wild blue.
New York, Putman [1961]
(OCoLC)602019552
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Loosbrock; Richard M Skinner
OCLC Number: 570094
Description: 620 pages 22 cm
Other Titles: Air Force and space digest.
Responsibility: The best from Air Force magazine. Edited by John F. Loosbrok and Richard M. Skinner.

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Covers the full sweep of the development of American airpower, beginning with the Wright brothers, above the trenches of the Western Front in W.W. I, of the great events of W.W. II, when airpower came into its own and men fought and died in the skies over Germany, the South Pacific, China, the Hump, the Japanese home islands, and then Korea, the first jet air war in history. Includes the coming of missiles and the hydrogen bomb, and the Cold War of deterrence waged to prevent the hot war from ever coming to pass including the Berlin Airlift. The story is told in the words of the men who themselves made Air Force history. Includes the race for the ICBM, the nature of nuclear Warfare, the last flight of the X-2.

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