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Clark Air Force Base & Camp Wallace 1950 - '52 By Robert Widner
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Clark Field was the first US military airfield in the Philippines. Before Clark there was Fort Stotsenberg, an early US military facility in the Philippines, built in 1902 after the Spanish-American... More > War, the briefest war the US has fought; four months in 1898. Spain ceded to the US the islands of Cuba and Guam and the Philippine archipelago of 7,000 islands. When airplanes were included in the military arsenal, Clark Field was established adjacent to Ft. Stotsenberg. All of our military sites were turned over to the Republic of the Philippines in 1991. When the US Air Force was created in Sept 1947, the name was changed to Clark Air Force Base, and later to Clark Air Base.< Less
Japanese Defense Against Amphibious Operations By U.S. Army
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Detailed intelligence report covers the structures and weapons utilized by the Japanese forces in defending against Allied amphibious operations. Most of the photographs have been seldom published... More > elsewhere, and depict both the weapons and the various fortified positions encountered by Allied forces. Originally published in February 1945 by the Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, DC, as Special Series No. 29. Contents: Tactics and Organization; Tactics; Fortifications and Airfields; Japanese Coast Defense Guns (machine guns to heavy artillery); Detection and Communication (radar, radio, searchlights). 129 pages, 91 photos, 2 drawings, 6 maps.< Less
World War 2 In Review No. 41: American Airpower By Merriam Press
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Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series. This issue features articles on American airpower of World War II: (1) “Old Grandpappy”: Boeing XB-15 Super Flying Fortress (2) Boeing XB-15... More > (3) Frank Maxwell Andrews, Major General, USAAF (4) An Ace Called Gentile (5) Airfields of the Eighth: Grafton Underwood (6) 55th Fighter Group, USAAF (7) 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy), USAAF (8) James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, USAAF (9) The Doolittle Raid: World War II’s Greatest Gamble. 561 B&W/color photos/illustrations.< Less
Navy Steelworker: Volume 2 - NAVEDTRA 14251 - (Nonresident Training Course) By Naval Education & Training Center
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CONTENTS - Technical Administration . . . . Layout and Fabrication of Sheet Metal and Fiber-glass Duct . . . Structural Steel Terms/Layout and Fabrication of Structural Steel and Pipe . . . . Fiber... More > Line, . . . . Wire Rope . . . . Rigging . . . . Reinforcing Steel . . . . Pre-engineered Structures: Buildings, K-Spans, Towers, and Antennas . . . Pre-engineered Storage Tanks . . . Pontoons . . . . Pre-engineered Structures: Short Airfield for Tactical support . . . Steelworker Tools and Equipment . . . APPENDIX I. Glossary II. Mathematics III. Metric Conversion Tables IV.HandSignals< Less
China and String of Pearls By Ashish Dutta
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China’s “string of pearls” consists of port and airfield construction projects, diplomatic ties, and force modernization. These “pearls” range from the coast of mainland... More > China to the recently upgraded military facilities on Hainan Island, China’s southernmost territory. The String of Pearls strategy, despite common perception, is not just about India and IOR (Indian Ocean Region). It was originally coined by US scholars, to account for China’s perceived ‘strategy’ to develop blue water capabilities like a super power. As indicated in the picture above (Courtesy- World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance), this is an alleged global strategy of China.< Less
And the Road Goes On: Volume Eight By Bud Stratford
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Eighth in a series of story collections about my micro-camping misadventures, this installment covers a camping and hiking excursion to Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff, Arizona, to track down the elusive... More > wreck of a World War II vintage B-24 Liberator bomber, along with a bonus trip to Wickenburg, Arizona, to explore a long-abandoned (and steadily decaying) World War II training airfield. 71 pages, including full color photos and illustrations, recipes, and camping tips that I've learned (the hard way) along the way.< Less
A Wiggly Way Through England By Richard Guise
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Richard Guise follows a unique 450-mile route across England on foot and on his trusty bike Tetley. His guide is the wiggly line that divides rivers flowing west from those flowing east, a choice... More > that takes him over rolling downlands, along windy ridges, through remote villages, across ancient battlefields, past abandoned airfields and even -- surprisingly -- by boat through a network of canal tunnels that echo to the sound of cannon fire. Accompanying or accommodating him on parts of this serendipitous journey are an array of locals with their own stories to tell: the quail-raising smallholder, the bumptious yachtsman, cake fans, ferret fanciers, re-writers of history and more. The route itself turns out to have historical significance and Guise roots out odd tales of passion and heroism, vision and fear, drunkenness, conceit, deceit and murder.< Less
Flight Testing to Win By Tony Blackman
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No aircraft is absolutely safe. This book is about Aviation, from learning to fly, becoming a test pilot, flight testing, demonstrating on some of the third world’s worst airfields, then... More > specializing in Avionics and finally joining the Board of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, helping to formulate the regulations that the author had spent so many years living by. Many stories are told, including flying with the legendary Howard Hughes when the world thought him a mad recluse, and testing many aircraft including all three V Bombers, an almost unique experience. The book, well illustrated, makes the point that flying is inherently risky, that regulations always try to quantify acceptable risk, that safety is a cost, and that test pilots have to sell their aircraft and should not try to make an aircraft safer than the rules require. It emphasizes the almost unbelievable changes in aviation in one working lifetime, whilst painting a picture of a much simpler world, now gone beyond recall.< Less
Eden By James Phillips
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A commercial pilot regularly flies the air routes out of "naughty" Singapore; and all it's fleshpots; to all the islands around the Pacific. On one such trip, The Japanese invade the island... More > he has landed at, and his aircraft is destroyed. He escapes the Japanese, but his co-pilot and best friend who owns the airfield/ village store/ bar restaurant are killed. After finding a small fishing boat to escape in; he has to knock out a nun who wishes to stay and be a martyr to death for her church. So over the next 4 months on the fishing boat, she is livid that this stupid pilot has foiled her destiny of martyrdom. After many adventures they fall in love and are rescued by a US Navy submarine from Brisbane Australia. They marry and start a new airline in Australia naming their aircraft after saints.< Less
Eden By James Phillips
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A commercial pilot regularly flies the air routes out of "naughty" Singapore; and all it's fleshpots; to all the islands around the Pacific. On one such trip, The Japanese invade the island... More > he has landed at, and his aircraft is destroyed. He escapes the Japanese, but his co-pilot and best friend who owns the airfield/ village store/ bar restaurant are killed. After finding a small fishing boat to escape in; he has to knock out a nun who wishes to stay and be a martyr to death for her church. So over the next 4 months on the fishing boat, she is livid that this stupid pilot has foiled her destiny of martyrdom. After many adventures they fall in love and are rescued by a US Navy submarine from Brisbane Australia. They marry and start a new airline in Australia naming their aircraft after saints.< Less

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