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Early Aviation in Long Beach

Early Aviation in Long Beach Author Gerrie Schipske
ISBN-10 0738570834
Release 2009
Pages 127
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By 1920, when Ameila Earhart attended Earl S. Daughertyas air circus and then took her first airplane ride with Long Beach Poly High School graduate Frank Hawks, Long Beach was already a key part of the golden age of aviation. Balloonists had parachuted onto the cityas beaches in 1905 near the Pine Avenue Pier, and stunt pilots such as Frank Stites took off and landed on its sands in 1908. The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored the altitude contest won by Arch Hoxsey in the second Los Angeles Air Meet in 1910. Cal Rodgers ended the first transcontinental flight in the water near Linden Avenue on December 10, 1911. A former Army Air Corps flight instructor, Earl Daugherty was known as the agreatest stunt pilota and owned the areaas first non-beach airfield. This volume offers glimpses of early aviation at one of its core development locales, including photographs never before published of Earhartas flight instructor, John G. Montijo.



Picture History of Early Aviation 1903 1913

Picture History of Early Aviation  1903 1913 Author Joshua Stoff
ISBN-10 0486288366
Release 1996
Pages 136
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Carefully researched text, lavishly illustrated with over 250 photos, introduce early pioneers of flight: Otto Lilienthal, Samuel Langley, Octave Chanute, Louis Bleriot, the Wright Brothers, many other aviation pioneers.



FLIGHT CAMERA ACTION The History of U S Naval Aviation Photography and Photo Reconnaissance

FLIGHT  CAMERA  ACTION  The History of U S  Naval Aviation Photography and Photo Reconnaissance Author Douglas E. Campbell
ISBN-10 9781304471734
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 638
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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 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.



Early Long Beach

Early Long Beach Author Gerrie Schipske
ISBN-10 0738575771
Release 2011
Pages 128
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Few other cities can boast of the natural assets, the people, and the events that shaped the first 50 years of their history, as can the city of Long Beach, California. First inhabited by the Tongva people, the land was taken away by the Spanish, then granted to "friends of the King," who in turn sold parcels to real estate speculators working with the railroads. It was called many names before Belle Lowe suggested in 1884 that the townsite be known for its eight miles of long beaches. Its oceanfront provided a resort area, a landing strip for early aviators, a fishing industry, a port for shipbuilding and trade, and a location for the US Navy to anchor its "battle fleet" in 1919. However, discovery of oil in 1921 transformed the city, bringing incredible wealth and an explosive growth in population. By 1938, the city's population was 200,000 and would be a major factor in the Southern California war effort.



Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production

Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production Author Joshua Stoff
ISBN-10 9780486139074
Release 2013-01-03
Pages 160
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Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of all time: America's massive production of World War II fighters and bombers. An introduction and captions outline the history.



Flying Magazine

Flying Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Release 1958-07
Pages 88
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Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach

Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach Author Gerrie Schipske
ISBN-10 0738558141
Release 2008-04
Pages 128
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During World War II, an unprecedented number of women took jobs at aircraft plants, shipyards, munitions factories, and other concerns across the nation to produce material essential to winning the war. Affectionately and collectively called aRosie the Rivetera after a popular 1943 song, thousands of these women came to the U.S. Armyafinanced Douglas Aircraft Plant in Long Beach, the largest wartime plane manufacturer, to help produce an astonishing number of the aircraft used in the war. They riveted, welded, assembled, and installed, doing man-sized jobs, making attack bombers, other war birds, and cargo transports. They trained at Long Beach City Schools and worked 8- and 10-hour shifts in a windowless, bomb-proof plant. Their children attended Long Beach Day Nursery, and their households ran on rations and victory gardens. When the men came home after the war ended, most of these resilient women lost their jobs.



Catalina by Air

Catalina by Air Author Jeannine L. Pedersen
ISBN-10 9781439620847
Release 2008-07-28
Pages 128
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For years, reaching the paradise destination of Santa Catalina Island, located miles out in the Pacific Ocean, was possible primarily by steamship. But as early as 1912, the first amphibious airplane landed in Avalon Bay, and the first air-passenger service was introduced in 1919. Seaplane service thrived on Catalina, and aircraft engine roars became a distinctive memory for many residents, along with the thrill of crossing the channel by plane and landing on the water. The “Airport in the Sky” opened in 1946, with United Airlines operating DC-3s, followed by other airlines operating land-based planes. Today helicopters carry passengers across the San Pedro Channel in less than 15 minutes. This unique photographic history covers public air transportation to and from Southern California’s iconic island, featuring memories and stories from residents, visitors, and airline employees.



American Aviation Historical Society Journal

American Aviation Historical Society Journal Author American Aviation Historical Society
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049114054
Release 2000
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Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose Author Graham Simons
ISBN-10 9781783831555
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 256
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Howard Hughes' life ambition was to make a significant contribution to the field of aviation development. But the monumental folly of his endeavours on the H-KI Hercules meant that he came to be known and remembered to a great extent for all the wrong reasons. The 'Spruce Goose' (a name Hughes detested) became a product of his wild fixation on perfection and scale. Once completed, it was the largest flying machine ever built. Its wingspan of 320 feet remains the largest in history. Yet it only completed one flight; flying for a mile on its maiden voyage above Long Beach Harbour, before being consigned to the history books as a failure.??Experienced author Graham M. Simons turns his attention to the production process that saw this colossus take shape. In words and images, all aspects of this process are illustrated. We have shots taken during the initial design period, images of the craft under construction, and photographs taken at the test flights. In addition, Simons has been gifted access to the highly prized and rarely seen aircraft manual produced for the aircraft, content from which has been extracted and used to supplement the narrative.??The book goes on to explore the political issues that sprung up as a result of Hughes' endeavours, looking into the Senate War Investigations Committee's findings which explored the extent to which government funds had been utilised in the development and construction of the airship, adding a whole new layer of controversy to the proceedings.



Picture History of Aviation on Long Island 1908 1938

Picture History of Aviation on Long Island  1908 1938 Author George C. Dade
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019005175
Release 1989
Pages 166
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Over 300 rare photos, detailed captions recall exploits of Lindbergh, Curtiss, other pioneers, technological breakthroughs, endurance records, many aviation milestones. Introduction.



Transatlantic Flight

Transatlantic Flight Author Joshua Stoff
ISBN-10 9780486148007
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 144
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Over 250 rare photographs chronicle flight attempts in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's celebrated flight to Paris in 1927, Amelia Earhart's ill-fated circumnavigation attempt in 1937, and much more.



Nassau County Long Island in Early Photographs 1869 1940

Nassau County  Long Island  in Early Photographs  1869 1940 Author Bette S. Weidman
ISBN-10 048624136X
Release 1981
Pages 131
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175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era. Village life, agriculture, local industries, celebrities, early aviation and movie industries, fabulous estates, beaches, much more. Unique document of early Nassau and pioneer photography. Full informative captions. Introduction. Indices.



Dressing for Altitude

Dressing for Altitude Author Dennis R. Jenkins
ISBN-10 0160901103
Release 2012
Pages 526
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Engineering the Space Age

Engineering the Space Age Author Robert V. Brulle
ISBN-10 9781437912791
Release 2009-05
Pages 290
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Few people have experienced as much aerospace history as Bob Brulle (Lt. Col. Robert V. Brulle, USAF, Ret.), and fewer still possess his meticulous recall and research skills. The P-47 fighter pilot turned engineer, inventor, educator, and author found himself immersed in the Cold War race to the moon, developing cutting-edge technology, instructing future astronauts in aerodynamics and orbital mechanics, perfecting high-performance fighter aircraft to meet the Soviet challenge, overseeing the procurement of new weapon systems, and exploring alternative energy sources. In this book, he shares his unique personal insights into the triumphs and tragedies of one of the most exciting eras in American history.



Sport Aviation

Sport Aviation Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010605009
Release 1986
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Douglas Jetliners

Douglas Jetliners Author Guy Norris Mark Wagner
ISBN-10 1610607163
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