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100 years of Marine Corps aviation : an illustrated history
Kaufman, Roxanne M.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, [2011]
Physical Description:
335 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
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.
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"Selection of oral histories" -- CD surface.

Shipping list no.: 2012-0010-S.
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.
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