Delaware Aviation (Images of Aviation Series)

Delaware Aviation (Images of Aviation Series)


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For such a small state, Delaware has a fascinating aviation history. Delaware counts aircraft from the smallest, like the 1910 Delaplane, to the largest, the USAF C-5 Galaxy airlifter, among its rich variety. Numerous small grass airstrips dotted the state in the early years, serving as an incubator for aerial progress. The state has been a home to aircraft manufacturers, notable aviators, and aeronautical innovators and hosts military aviation units from the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the US Air Force, and the Air Force Reserve on two major bases. World War II brought the development of Dover Air Force Base, currently the largest aerial superport in the United States. This collection of historical photographs depicts the colorful people, the locales, the varied aircraft, and the milestone events that make up the history of aviation in Delaware.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467121743
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Series: Images of Aviation Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,182,737
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jan Churchill (ATP, CFII, USCGAUX) is a member of the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame. She is a commercial pilot in land planes and seaplanes. Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins Jr. (DE ANG Retired) is the author of three other books on Delaware’s military history for Arcadia Publishing. Churchill and Wiggins are officers on the board of directors for the Delaware Military Heritage & Education Foundation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 9

2 The War Years 27

3 Postwar 47

4 Air Shows and Events 83

Bibliography 127

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