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FLIGHT, CAMERA, ACTION! The History of U.S. Naval Aviation Photography and Photo-Reconnaissance
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The first U.S. Navy aerial photographs were taken in 1913 in support of fleet exercises off Guantanamo, Cuba. Following WWI, a Navy Photographic expedition went north, making the first aerial... More > mapping photos of the Alaskan territory. WWII found Navy shuttermen in the Pacific theatre, performing pre- and post-attack reconnaissance, along with “hitting the beach” to record the war as it unfolded. Shortly after, Navy photographic units were in the Pacific to record early atomic bomb tests. The Navy’s aerial photo reconnaissance mission, both at the front end with the weaponless aircrews and the output of thousands of images and photo interpretation, continued to develop through the mid-20th century. The last aerial photo plane in the Navy’s inventory was retired after flying to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Annex at Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County, Virginia. The 74 year odyssey of Navy and Marine Corps aerial reconnaissance photography was finished.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 64: Air Power
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. The following articles on World War II are in this issue: (1) The French Air Force in 1940: Was It Defeated by the Luftwaffe or by Politics? (2) Aerial... More > Reconnaissance in World War II (3) American 25th Air Service Group (4) Supply Kings: 31 Squadron, RAF (5) Eighth Air Force, USAAF (6) Second Air Division Organization, Eighth Air Force (7) With Five Focke-Wulfs on Her Tail (8) Lieutenant Colin Kelly, USAAC (9) Lieutenant General Edward J. Timberlake, USAAF (10) Johnny Eager: The Legend of American Ace Jerry Johnson (11) Fighter Combat Tactics in the Southwest Pacific Area (12) The Forgotten Allies: A French Family’s Contribution (13) Naval Air Station Bermuda Annex (14) Burtonwood Airfield (RAF/USAAF) (15) Brigadier General Harold H. George, USAAF (16) British Glider Pilot Regiment (17) Frachtenschlepper: Glider-Towing Units of the Luftwaffe with 206 B&W/color photos/illus.< Less
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