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Title:
Reach and power : the heritage of the United States Air Force in pictures and artifacts
Author:
Dick, Ron, 1931-
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Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Air Force History and Museums Programs : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., 1997.
Physical Description:
vii, 556 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780160492716
Format :
Book

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Central Library UG633 .D53 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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This illustrated oversize vol. commemorates the 50th ann'y. of the creation of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as a fully independent branch of the military in 1947. Covers the accomplishments and actions in the history of American aviation, which predates the creation of the USAF: from the era of the Wright biplanes before and through WWI; the years of development between 1919 and 1941; the harrowing maturation of the force during WWII's global fight; the creation of the service itself; its tempering during the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War; the long watch of the Cold War; the grueling conflict in Southeast Asia; the rebuilding of the force in the 1970s and 1980s; air power's triumph in the Gulf War, and its use since then for both humanitarian and combat operations.


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