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On the seas and in the skies : a history of the U.S. Navy's air power

Author: Theodore Roscoe
Publisher: New York : Hawthorn Books, ©1970.
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Genre/Form: History
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Roscoe, Theodore.
On the seas and in the skies.
New York : Hawthorn Books, ©1970
(OCoLC)755292358
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Roscoe
OCLC Number: 118119
Description: xiii, 690 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. In the beginning. Advent of an ugly duckling ; The sea bird is hatched ; The fledgling force --
pt. II. World War I. Navy goes to war ; Eaglets, U.S.N. ; Fighter pilots "over there" --
pt. III. Growing pains. Navy air conquers the Atlantic ; The Billy Mitchell controversy ; The disastrous dirigibles ; Navy air in the roaring twenties and somber thirties ; Here come the carriers! --
pt. IV. World War II. Two-ocean air war ; Philippine disaster ; Navy air cracks the Axis ; Spearheading the Pacific offensive ; Aces up ; Aces high ; Sea-air drive on the Philippines ; Aces trump Imperial Japanese Navy ; Aces high versus the "Divine Wind" ; The kamikaze crisis ; Carrier crucible : Tokyo Bay and Okinawa ; Navy air sinks world's biggest battleship ; Pacific war finale --
pt. V. From Bikini Atoll to outer space. From 1945 to Korean aftermath ; Navy air flies the fifties ; Vietnam conflict and moonrise --
Appendix A : Original (first) Yale aviation unit (volunteer aerial coast patrol no. 1, founded 1916) --
Appendix B : U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aces with twenty or more "kills" --
all wars --
Appendix C : U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aces of World War II --
Appendix D : Aviation personnel fatalities in World War II, 7 December 1941-31 December 1946 --
Appendix E : Aircraft carriers and escort carriers lost in World War II --
Appendix F : Aircraft carriers added to United States fleet, 7 December 1941-1 October 1945 --
Appendix G : Presidential unit citations, World War II --
Appendix H : Navy "kills" in aerial combat --
Korean War Marine Corps "kills" in aerial combat --
Korean War --
Appendix I : American astronauts.
Responsibility: by Theodore Roscoe.
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