U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912

U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912

by Peter B. Mersky, John Glenn
     
 

This heavily illustrated work is the only book to describe the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps’ air arm. With hundreds of rare photographs, this fourth edition represents a major redesign and update of the last edition, published more than a decade ago. Chapters include descriptions of early development and training, as well as combat deployments

Overview


This heavily illustrated work is the only book to describe the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps’ air arm. With hundreds of rare photographs, this fourth edition represents a major redesign and update of the last edition, published more than a decade ago. Chapters include descriptions of early development and training, as well as combat deployments during World War I and in Central America. World War II and Korea, Vietnam, the Balkans, and Southwest Asia campaigns are also well covered. The book’s emphasis is on the Marines who made up the air squadrons, developed the aircraft and tactics, and fought the battles as the main support of troops on the ground. The text includes first-person accounts and comments from many participants—aviators and crewmen alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591145165
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
405
Sales rank:
747,738
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Peter B. Mersky, a retired commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was a longtime editor of Approach magazine. The book review editor for Naval Aviation News since 1982, he received the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation's 1999 Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award for excellence in naval aviation history and literature. A resident of Alexandria, VA, he has written more than a dozen books, including The Naval Air War in Vietnam.

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