A snapshot in time. After thousands of hours of research and data entry over a 35-year period, the information on the disposition of some 25,000 US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard aircraft... More > needs to be published. These aircraft mainly represent those built and lost during World War II - between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945 - but this book also contains aircraft built before WWII that were lost during WWII or disposed of after WWII (lost during the Korean War, lost on training exercises, sold to private investors, currently located in museums and even some still proudly sitting as “gate guards” across the US, etc.).< Less
After thousands of hours of research and data entry over a 35-year period, the information on the disposition of some 25,000 US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard aircraft needs to be... More > published. These aircraft mainly represent those lost during World War II but it also contains aircraft built before and during WWII that were disposed of after WWII - lost during the Korean War, sold to private investors, currently located in museums and even some still as “gate guards” across the US. Help with my research was from archival information provided primarily by the U.S. Navy’s History and Heritage Command, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, and Joe Baugher who keeps a website of military aircraft Bureau Numbers and serial numbers as up-to-date as humanly possible.< Less
Contains cartoons about all branches of the military. To date, there are almost 300 Incoming! cartoons. This books contains over 140 of them. It must be a labor of love, as Sheppard says,... More > “I’ve never done 300 of anything before!”
John Sheppard is a veteran (USAF), a cartoonist (member of the National Cartoonists’ Society) and a lifelong Yankees/Giants fan. Check out his websites to see more of his work: www.incomingcartoons.com and www.johnsheppardcartoons.com< Less
SOFT COVER EDITION - Commanding an isolated and vulnerable lighthouse station in the Aleutian Islands, a junior U.S. Coast Guard officer struggles to define his leadership style during the early... More > stages of World War Two. A Bright Shining Light is the riveting, fast paced story of love and the challenging responsibilities that will ultimately forge a young man into an accomplished officer and an honorable gentleman.< Less
This is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Maritime required Bridge Resource Management training for ships officers, watch keepers and crew members. Case studies of several maritime accidents... More > offer insight into the benefits of using each resource available to a crew member on board ship. Satisfies requirements if STCW, IMO, USCG, and NTSB.< Less
Short story based on the largest maritime drugbust in US history in May of 2001 on the Svesda Maru, a Japanese built fishing trawler with a Russian/Ukrainian crew, registered in Belize. This drugbust... More > by the US Coastguard was made possible by the close cooperation with US Customs and DOD. The search lasted a week but the USCG finally outsmarted the Russian/Ukrainian crew.
The story also depict the lives of two young men on opposing sides in this story, where their lives crossed each other during this drugbust.< Less