McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas (Images of America Series)

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Beginning from its earliest days as an empty parcel of pasture that became a major hub airport for transcontinental air travel to its present use as the busiest refueling operation in the U.S. Air Force, the slice of land known as McConnell Air Force Base is inextricably connected to aviation to nearly the dawn of manned flight. Its military history began in 1941 with the arrival of the Air National Guard, and the base grew to a multifaceted operation that extends air power globally through intelligence and air ...
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Overview


Beginning from its earliest days as an empty parcel of pasture that became a major hub airport for transcontinental air travel to its present use as the busiest refueling operation in the U.S. Air Force, the slice of land known as McConnell Air Force Base is inextricably connected to aviation to nearly the dawn of manned flight. Its military history began in 1941 with the arrival of the Air National Guard, and the base grew to a multifaceted operation that extends air power globally through intelligence and air refueling missions performed by its three partner units: the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, the 184th Intelligence Wing, and the 931st Air Refueling Group. This book offers a glimpse into the military history of McConnell Air Force Base through many rarely seen or previously unpublished images drawn primarily from the repository of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Office of History and the Kansas Aviation Museum.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738561837
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Images of Aviation Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 947,194
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Steve A. Larsen is a military historian and adjunct instructor of history at Butler Community College. He has written numerous articles related to air force and American history and contributed to several historical studies for the United States Air Force. He also speaks on topics ranging from air force history to current military operations in Southwest Asia.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

1 From Modest Beginnings to National Defense: 1920-1962 11

2 Missiles, Fighters, and Cold War: 1962-1986 43

3 McConnell in Transition: 1986-1994 73

4 The Modern Era: 1994-2008 93

Bibliography 127

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