Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California (Images of America Series)

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California (Images of America Series)

by Thomas O'Hara
     
 


The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is an essential component of America's homeland security, as aircraft from this base patrols the country's border with Mexico as well as the international waters of the open Pacific. The Marines operated part of the base during World War II, when their island-hopping campaign was crucial to Allied victory in the Far East.… See more details below

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The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is an essential component of America's homeland security, as aircraft from this base patrols the country's border with Mexico as well as the international waters of the open Pacific. The Marines operated part of the base during World War II, when their island-hopping campaign was crucial to Allied victory in the Far East. The Navy took over operations on the base after the war and until 1997, when the Marines regained control and established both jet and helicopter squadrons there--the aviation combat units of the 3rd Marine Air Wing and the reserves of the 4th Marine Air Wing. During the Navy years, the popular 1986 Tom Cruise movie Top Gun was filmed on the base, which is the largest singular piece of dedicated land on the City of San Diego map.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738530581
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,370,294
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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