Wings for the Fleet: A Narrative of Naval Aviation's Early by George Van Deurs

By George Van Deurs

The males who ventured into the air within the Navy’s first frail plane weren't basically daring—they had imaginative and prescient, patience, and a virtually limitless decision to persuade the skeptics that their frail kite-like buildings may sometime own army price. this can be the tale in their trials, tragedies, and triumphs. They patched cooling structures with chewing gum, they lived via “crash, fix, and fly again,” yet they succeeded in constructing this new carrier into a good arm of the fleet.

Wings for the Fleet, first released in 1966, covers the interesting information of these pioneering days from 1910 to the access of the us into global warfare I. the entire heroic “early birds” are right here with complete bills in their exploits. Admiral van Deurs, himself a naval aviator because the early Twenties, has rendered an important carrier by means of his cautious guidance of this well-balanced, completely illustrated ancient account, which comes whole with appendixes directory early naval aviators and the planes they flew. Over 100 photos have been chosen from reputable and personal resources to demonstrate this book.

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Wings for the Fleet: A Narrative of Naval Aviation's Early Development, 1910-1916

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