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Bangkok Today - 2011
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Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon... More > (กรุงเทพมหานคร or กรุงเทพฯ) Krung Thep, meaning "city of angels" for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It came to the forefront of Siam when it was given the status as the capital city in 1768 after the burning of Ayutthaya. However, the current Rattanakosin Kingdom did not begin until 1782 when the capital was moved across the river by Rama I after the death of King Taksin. The Rattanakosin capital is now more formally called "Phra Nakhon" (Thai: พระนคร), pertaining to the ancient boundaries in the metropolis' core and the name Bangkok now incorporates the urban build-up since the 18th century which has its own public administration and governor.< Less
Thailand, A Land of Elephants and Other Wonders
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An illustrated full-color children's book to be used as an introduction to culture and travel in Asia. It includes highlights of the country and references to its money, alphabet, religion, king,... More > Thai boxing, snakes, culture, hill people, monks, and Thai exports. To pique children's interest and lead to further research on the subjects introduced. A softbound published copy may be purchased by contacting LWHLOUKY@gmail.com< Less
Un-Armed, Un-Armored and Un-Escorted: A World War II C-47 Airborne Troop Carrier Pilot Remembers
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Merriam Press Aviation History 4. First Edition (2014). Inducted in 1942, Johnson went through pilot training, then airborne operations flight training with 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, 10th... More > Troop Carrier Group, then with 49th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 313th Troop Carrier Wing, for training in Sicily. Assigned to 36th TCS, 316th TCG, for D-Day, Allied advance across Europe Operation Market Garden and his C-47 was shot down on this mission and he became a POW. In addition to detailing his life as a POW, he includes details of what it was like back home for his family, particularly after he was listed as MIA after being shot down, including his parents' efforts at trying to get more details from politicians, the Army and members of his unit in England. This is a detailed personal account by a C-47 pilot who flew Un-Armed, Un-Armored and Un-Escorted over the skies of Europe, delivering men and materiel where it was needed to defeat the enemy. 35 photos and documents< Less
Bangkok Hotel Guide
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It is if all the smells, tastes and sounds of Thailand converge in Bangkok, the country’s capital, and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Whether you are browsing at Chatuchak... More > (the world’s largest outdoor market), visiting some of Bangkok’s famous temples, or partaking in the nightlife at Patpong, Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza, you will never be bored in Bangkok. The city’s expressways, subway and Skytrain systems make it easy to get around and Bangkok’s wide selection of fine restaurants make it a food lover’s delight.< Less
ATCS Bill Horsch
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This is the story of Bill Horsch's 20-year career in Naval Aviation. Starting as a Seaman Recruit in WW2, Bill climbed the Navy's enlisted ranks to retire as a Senior Chief Aviation Electronics... More > Technician at the height of the Cold War. Originally an aircraft radio and radar systems maintainer, Bill later became a Naval Aircrewman logging flight time on many different aircraft such as the SB2C Helldiver, PBY Catalina, P4Y Privateer, R4D Skytrain, and S2F Tracker. During the early postwar era Bill was part of the elite cadre of active-duty “Stationkeepers” who moved New England’s Naval Air Reserve headquarters from historic NAS Squantum, MA to NAS South Weymouth. This book features 151 pages covering Bill's experiences in WW2 as well as his postwar career as an active-duty Stationkeeper in the Naval Air Reserve Training Command based at NAS Squantum and NAS South Weymouth, MA, NAS Los Alamitos, CA, and NAS Minneapolis, MN. The book includes a special section containing 33 photographs.< Less
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