March Air Force Base, California (Images of America Series)

March Air Force Base, California (Images of America Series)

by William J Butler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738571591
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/02/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,278,945
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Author William J. Butler is a writer and producer in the entertainment industry and worked in the archives and special collections division at the A. K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands before graduation from the University of Redlands in 2008. His tie to March AFB dates back to the 1930s through his grandfather and father, and he is proud to share some of their special stories and many never-before-seen photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Alessandro Aviation Field: Riverside Takes to the Air (1918-1931) 11

2 With Flying Colors: Innovative Air Training at March Field (1932-1940) 35

3 March to War: Air Supremacy from Riverside (1941-1945) 69

4 A Chill in the Air: March Air Force Base in the Cold War (1946-1990) 89

5 Strength in Reserve: From Desert Storm to the War on Terror (1991-today) 113

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