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100 years of Marine Corps aviation : an illustrated history / Roxanne M. Kaufman ; art director, Laurie Schmidt.

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Author/Creator:
Kaufman, Roxanne M.
Other Title:
One hundred years of Marine Corps aviation
At head of title: 1912-2012
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 2011.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
335 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 29 x 32 cm. + 1 sound disc (45 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Subjects:
United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation -- History -- Pictorial works.
Airplanes, Military -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Fighter pilots -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Marines -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Helicopters -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.
Summary:
Accompanying CD contains ... "selection of oral histories."--CD surface.
This commemorative work offers a snapshot view of the people, aircraft, and events that comprise the first century of Marine aviation. Featuring a foreword by John Glenn, Jr., it showcases the achievements of Marine aviation through seldom seen photographs and accounts of pivotal battles and events. An oral history CD is included in the back of the book, providing the text and photos with first-hand accounts from select Marine aviators. Additionally, this publication offers several appendices to serve as a reference.
Contents:
Laying the groundwork. Dawning of awareness, 1912-1916
A force in the fight, 1917-1919
"Of what practical use?", 1919-1926
Men with a mission, 1926-1934
Mobilizing the force. Upping the ante, 1935-1941
Good Corsair drivers, 1942-1943
The learning curve, 1944-1945
Innovative readiness. Adapting to the threat, 1945-1960
The buildup, 1960-1967
The changing face of war, 1968-1975
The modern era. Reevaluation and readiness, 1975-1999
Realizing the dream, 1999-2010.
Notes:
"PCN 10600007900"--T.p. verso.
Shipping list no.: 2012-0010-S.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-329) and index.
Contributor:
Schmidt, Laurie.
ISBN:
9780160893438
0160893437
OCLC:
764636203
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