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Grumman TBM Avenger Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film LLC
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One of the most legendary naval aircraft of WWII, the Grumman TBF Avenger (and the General Motors-produced TBM) saw action in most of the major battles in the Pacific including Midway and Leyte Gulf.... More > Armed with a forward machine gun and a second in a dorsal turret, the plane could carry a 21-inch torpedo or four 500-lb. bombs, or a combination thereof. Avengers are credited with sinking the Japanese superbattleships Musashi and Yamato. A young aviator who would later become President, George H.W. Bush flew a TBF off the carrier USS San Jacinto in 1943-44. Originally printed by Grumman, G.M. and the U.S. Navy late in the war, this TBM-3 Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
USS RANGER (CV-4) By David Thomas
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Allan McElhiney: One Man's Vision By Minerva Bloom, John Bloom
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With more than 100 vintage photographs. Nothing in the history of Ft Lauderdale had greater impact in its prosperity, than the Naval Air Station (NASFL) established in 1942. Recognizing this fact,... More > the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association can be traced to one man: Allan McElhiney a former WWII sailor who devoted much of his life to preserve a part of history. When the war ended the base closed its doors. Progress was about to eradicate the past to make way for a new Airport, but thanks to the long fight of a visionary man who saw the significance of safeguarding a bygone era, a Naval Museum was established. Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries. It flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, a 19 year old future US President lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. This is the inspirational story of one man who's commitment to the cause of preservation has encouraged many to look into our past, to safeguard our future.< Less
Allan McElhiney: One Man's Vision By Minerva Bloom, John Bloom
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With more than 100 vintage photographs. Nothing in the history of Ft Lauderdale had greater impact in its prosperity, than the Naval Air Station (NASFL) established in 1942. Recognizing this fact,... More > the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association can be traced to one man: Allan McElhiney a former WWII sailor who devoted much of his life to preserve a part of history. When the war ended the base closed its doors. Progress was about to eradicate the past to make way for a new Airport, but thanks to the long fight of a visionary man who saw the significance of safeguarding a bygone era, a Naval Museum was established. Flight 19 is one of the great aviation mysteries. It flew out of NASFL in 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, a 19 year old future US President lived at NASFL as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. This is the inspirational story of one man who's commitment to the cause of preservation has encouraged many to look into our past, to safeguard our future.< Less
A Winding Road To The Land Of Enchantment By Gerald W Thomas
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Gerald W. Thomas recounts growing up on a ranch in Idaho during the Great Depression, playing baseball with Jackie and Mack Robinson, joining the Navy after Pearl Harbor, and serving as a TBM Torpedo... More > Bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic and Pacific. In an air attack on Bodo, Norway, his plane was heavily damaged by AA fire. In spite of an oil leak that covered the cockpit canopy and reduced visibility to almost zero, he was able to crash-land on the carrier, saving himself and his two crewmen. In the Pacific, he participated in air attacks on Manilla, Mindoro, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. He had just returned to the USS ESSEX after a strike on Luzon when the carrier was hit by a Kamikaze, killing 16. Thomas was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Air Medals, and 2 Presidential Citations for his combat actions in WWII. After the war, Thomas earned a PhD and after a distinguished academic career, became president of New Mexico State University.< Less
NAS Fort Lauderdale By Minerva Bloom
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Vintage B&W images. Experience history! This E-BOOK is a concise reference for history enthusiasts! Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, the NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big... More > impact on the South Florida region, and the United States as a whole. Thousands of American and British men and women who went off to war received their training at NASFL. The radar, gunnery, and parachuting schools rivaled the best in the U.S. Most importantly, was the use of the base for training pilots and air crews on the Grumman Avenger TBF/TBM torpedo bomber, which was the largest single engine plane used during the war. The Naval Air Station found its fame with the disappearance of Flight 19 - The Lost Patrol, which flew out of the base on December 5th, 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. To this date, Flight 19 remains one of the great aviation mysteries. Also in the summer of 1943, a 19 year old future US President George H.W. Bush lived at the base as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.< Less
NAS Fort Lauderdale By Minerva Bloom
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Experience History! A concise reference Booklet for history enthusiasts! Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, the NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big impact on the South Florida... More > region, and the United States as a whole. Thousands of American and British men who went off to war received their training at NASFL. The radar, gunnery, and parachuting schools rivaled the best in the United States. Most importantly, was the use of the base for training pilots and air crews on the Grumman Avenger TBF/TBM torpedo bomber, which was the largest single engine plane used during the war. The Naval Air Station found its fame with the disappearance of Flight 19 - The Lost Squadron which flew out of the base on December 5th, 1945 to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. To this date, Flight 19 remains one of the great aviation mysteries. Also in the summer of 1943, a 19 year old future US President George H.W. Bush lived at the base as a young Ensign to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot.< Less
Vintage Airplanes at Chino, 2012 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino on May 14, 2011. Aircraft pictured include: Grumman J2F-6 Duck NL5SF Vought F4U-1A Corsair NX83782 Goodyear FG-1D... More > Corsair N11Y Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NX29VF Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX700F Here Kitty Kitty General Motors TBM-3U Avenger N3967A Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk N518TA Douglas A-1E Skyraider N39147 Canadair CT-133 Silver Star NX377JP Pacemaker North American F-86F Sabre NX186AM Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 NX87CN North American B-25J Mitchell N9856C Pacific Princess Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL7723C Honey Bunny Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau FW 190A-9 N190RF Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770 McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0232 Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo< Less
Vintage Airplanes at Chino, 2013 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino on May 14, 2011. Aircraft pictured include: Grumman J2F-6 Duck NL5SF Vought F4U-1A Corsair NX83782 Goodyear FG-1D... More > Corsair N11Y Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NX29VF Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX700F Here Kitty Kitty General Motors TBM-3U Avenger N3967A Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk N518TA Douglas A-1E Skyraider N39147 Canadair CT-133 Silver Star NX377JP Pacemaker North American F-86F Sabre NX186AM Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 NX87CN North American B-25J Mitchell N9856C Pacific Princess Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL7723C Honey Bunny Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau FW 190A-9 N190RF Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770 McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0232 Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo< Less
Vintage Airplanes at Chino, 2014 Calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino on May 14, 2011. Aircraft pictured include: Grumman J2F-6 Duck NL5SF Vought F4U-1A Corsair NX83782 ... More > Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N11Y Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NX29VF Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat NX700F Here Kitty Kitty General Motors TBM-3U Avenger N3967A Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk N518TA Douglas A-1E Skyraider N39147 Canadair CT-133 Silver Star NX377JP Pacemaker North American F-86F Sabre NX186AM Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 NX87CN North American B-25J Mitchell N9856C Pacific Princess Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NL85104 Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL7723C Honey Bunny Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau FW 190A-9 N190RF Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770 McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0232 Lockheed P-38J Lightning NX138AM 23 Skidoo< Less