Dover Air Force Base, Delaware (Images of Aviation Series)

Dover Air Force Base, Delaware (Images of Aviation Series)

by Kennard R. Wiggins
     
 

Dover Air Force Base is the largest aerial port in the United States and home to gigantic jet air transports that are lifelines for our modern military. It started as a municipal airport and has grown and expanded nearly continuously since opening a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Its saga is the story of the evolution of the U.S. Air Force from World

Overview


Dover Air Force Base is the largest aerial port in the United States and home to gigantic jet air transports that are lifelines for our modern military. It started as a municipal airport and has grown and expanded nearly continuously since opening a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Its saga is the story of the evolution of the U.S. Air Force from World War II to the present. The pictures in Images of Aviation: Dover Air Force Base represent the thousands of people who called Dover AFB their home, the hundreds of aircraft that have been assigned there, and the dozens of various missions assigned to the facility over the past seven decades. Over 200 vintage photographs from the archives of the Air Mobility Museum and other sources provide a sampling of the way it was at Dover Air Force Base through the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738582122
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/23/2011
Series:
Images of Aviation Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
846,214
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. (DE ANG Retired) is a third-generation Delaware National Guardsman and served in the U.S. Air Force for over 37 years. This is his third book of military history. Van Templeton assisted him in the preparation of this book.

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