Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910 1949

From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet.

Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy  1910 1949

From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet. Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text. Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeler.

Battle Line

Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 19101949. Altglen, Penn.: Schiffer, 1996. Leutze, James. A Different Kind of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981.

Battle Line

A portrait in words and photographs of the interwar Navy, this book examines the twenty-year period that saw the U.S. fleet shrink under the pressure of arms limitation treaties and government economy and then grow again to a world-class force. The authors trace the Navy's evolution from a fleet centered around slow battleships to one that deployed most of the warship types that proved so essential in World War II, including fast aircraft carriers, heavy and light cruisers, sleek destroyers, powerful battleships, and deadly submarines. Both the older battleships and these newer ships are captured in stunning period photographs that have never before been published. An authoritative yet lively text explains how and why the newer ships and aircraft came to be. Thomas Hone and Trent Hone describe how a Navy desperately short funds and men nevertheless pioneered carrier aviation, shipboard electronics, code-breaking, and (with the Marines) amphibious warfare - elements that made America's later victory in the Pacific possible. Based on years of study of official Navy department records, their book presents a comprehensive view of the foundations of a navy that would become the world's largest and most formidable. At the same time, the heart of the book draws on memoirs, novels, and oral histories to reveal the work and the skills of sailors and officers that contributed to successes in World War II. From their service on such battleships as West Virginia to their efforts ashore to develop and procure the most effective aircraft, electronics, and ships, from their adventures on Yangtze River gunboats to carrier landings on the converted battle cruisers Saratoga and Lexington, the men are profiled along with their ships. This combination of popular history with archival history will appeal to a general audience of naval enthusiasts.

Winged Brothers

Naval Aviation as Lived by Ernest and Macon Snowden Ernest Snowden ... Evans and Grossnick, United States Naval Aviation, 1910–2010, 1:101. ... Larkins, Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 19101949, 11.

Winged Brothers

Winged Brothers recounts the service exploits of two brothers over more than forty years of naval aviation history in both peace and war. They were deeply committed to each other and to advancing their chosen profession, but due to the vast difference in their ages and the fourteen years between their respective graduations from the U.S. Naval Academy, they experienced carrier aviation from very different perspectives. The older brother, Ernest, entered naval aviation in an era of open-cockpit biplanes when the Navy’s operations from aircraft carriers were still taking form when Fleet Problems were still the primary means of determining aviation’s warfighting utility and proving its merits to the fleet. Macon’s story guides the reader through the Navy’s transition from piston-engine aircraft to jets. For the entirety of their time in uniform, the one constant was a close fraternal bond that saw Ernest as mentor and Macon as devoted admirer and protégé, only to see those roles recede as the younger brother’s achievements transcended those of the older brother. Through personal letters, official reports, first-hand accounts, and first-person interviews, their symbiotic relationship is revealed to the reader.

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

Bowers Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907–1946. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1987. ... American Secret Projects: Fighters and Interceptors 1945–1978. ... T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 19101949.

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical background, technical specifications, drawings, and one or more photographs. Appendices cover lesser known flying boat and amphibian types as well as various design concepts that never achieved the flying stage.

Pearl Harbor Air Raid

Larkins, William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 19101949. Atglen, Pennsylvania. Schiffer Military/Aviation History. 1996. ———. U.S. Navy Aircraft 1921–1941/U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft 1914–1959. New York.

Pearl Harbor Air Raid

Just in time for 75th anniversary commemorations of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, this latest addition offers a complete visual history of the attack, its aftermath, and the salvage efforts that followed. Over 300 photos, with detailed captions—complete with information such as aircraft serial numbers—document aircraft, ships, submarines, and key locations. Text sidebars highlight President Roosevelt’s famous speech, the little known failed Japanese attack that followed in March 1942, and more.

Aircraft Carriers

30, 1970), pp. 249–272; also see William T. Larkins, Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy, 19101949 (Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer, 1996). “Practical Naval Aviation” [editorial], The Aeroplane (January18, 1912), p. 51.

Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft Carriers is the definitive history of world aircraft carrier development and operations. Norman Polmar’s revised and updated, two-volume classic describes the political and technological factors that influenced aircraft carrier design and construction, meticulously records their operations, and explains their impact on modern warfare. Volume I provides a comprehensive analysis of carrier developments and warfare in the first half of the twentieth century, and examines the advances that allowed the carrier to replace the battleship as the dominant naval weapons system. Polmar gives particular emphasis to carrier operations from World War I, through the Japanese strikes against China in the 1930s, to World War II in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, and Pacific theaters. It begins with French inventor Clément Ader’s remarkably prescient 1909 description of an aircraft carrier. The book then explains how Britain led the world in the development of aircraft-carrying ships, soon to be followed by the United States and Japan. While ship-based aircraft operations in World War I had limited impact, they foreshadowed the aircraft carriers built in the 1920s and 1930s. The volume also describes the aircraft operating from those ships as well as the commanders who pioneered carrier aviation. Aircraft Carriers has benefited from the technical collaboration of senior carrier experts Captain Eric M. Brown and General Minoru Genda as well as noted historians Robert M. Langdon and Peter B. Mersky. Aircraft Carriers is heavily illustrated with more than 400 photographs—some never before published—and maps. Volume II, which is forthcoming from Potomac Books in the winter 2006-2007 (ISBN 978-1-57488-665-8), will cover the period 1946 to the present.

Naval Aviation News

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Paddles

BATTLESHIP AND CRUISER AIRCRAFT of the UNITED STATES NAVY 1910-1949 William T. Larkins BATTLESHIP AND CRUISER ... development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the ...

Paddles

This autographical account of one young naval officers brief World War II career as a carrier Landing Signal Officer details incidents and anecdotes, from the hilarious to the harrowing, drawn from the authors extemporaneous log, maintained during the advance of the Central Pacific fast carrier force toward the Empire of Japan, 1943-1945. Aircraft numbers are actually drawn from the authors Flight Log Book. Paddles! is an authorative look at aircraft recovery operations aboard the light, fast carrier Belleau Wood, punctuated by excursions into flying exploits outside the nominal scope of LSO duties, and seasoned with mischief and romance ashore. Set in the period of the massive build-up of the carrier, Navy that would destroy the Japanese fleet. Paddles! begins with conversion of a twenty-one year old wet-behind-the-ears ensign from fighter gunnery instructor to senior Landing Signal Officer in just four months, and follows him through twenty-seven months of fast paced air operations in the naval air combat enviornment. Crackling dialogue in the jargon of the time and vivid scene setting combine to submerge the reader in gripping battle action and sensuous romantic encounters-to the heights and depths of a checkered career.

Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress

General histories about U.S. naval aviation include George Van Deurs's Wings for the Fleet : A Narrative of Naval Aviation's Early ... L32 ] ( 1961 ) and his Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy : 1910-1949 [ VG93.

Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress

"The collections of the Library of Congress in the history of aeronautics are plausibly the best in the world. Aside from some limited efforts describing aeronautics in the Library's special collections, however, no really substantial guide for researchers exists whose goal is to direct investigators to those resources on a Library-wide basis. Aeronautical and Astronautical Resources of the Library of Congress: A Comprehensive Guide is the first comprehensive, annotated guide to the Library's collections concerning the history of aeronautics and astronautics."--Excerpted from Preface, page 9.

United States Naval Aviation 1910 1980

1947 1948 1949 481 = + = T. 4 NAVY P2V ... Observation squadron numbers again followed the parent ship division but suffix letters B or C were added to differentiate between battleship and cruiser units . The VJ for utility became VU ...

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American Military History

LC 90-30887 . ISBN 0870213113 ) . Larkins , William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 19101949 . Atglen , PA : Schiffer , 1996. 272p . ( Schiffer Military / Aviation History Series ) Illus . bib . index .

American Military History

Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

United States Naval Aviation 1910 1970

United States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. 1947 C 1948 it 1949 400916 1053755 1053754 PART VI POST ... the parent ship division but suffix letters B or C were added to differentiate between battleship and cruiser units .

United States Naval Aviation  1910 1970


The Golden Age Remembered

Little America , Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic , the Flight to the South Pole . New York : Putnam , 1930 . ... Larkins , William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 19101949 . Atglen , Pa .

The Golden Age Remembered

This book presents the reminiscences of legendary pilots, engineers, and innovators including Vice Admiral Alfred M. Pride, Captain Tommy Tomlinson, and Admirals Jimmy Thach and Thomas Moorer. These luminaries and others recount, in their own words, the naval aviation tactics and technological improvements that helped secure victory in World War II.

American British Aircraft Carrier Development 1919 1941

Lamb , Charles . To War in a Stringbag . New York : Bantam Books , 1980 . Larkins , William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 19101949 . Atglen , Pa .: Schiffer , 1996 . U.S. Navy Aircraft , 1921–1941 .

American   British Aircraft Carrier Development  1919 1941

The development of aircraft carriers and carrier operations sparked a revolution in military affairs, changing completely and irrevocably the prosecution of war at sea. Previous studies and histories of carrier aviation have focused on just one or two factors, such as individual leadership or advances in aviation technology, to explain the development of carrier forces. By contrast, this new history compares the development of carriers and carrier aircraft by two very different navies to illuminate the many factors that effect the adoption of new military technology. Focusing on the critical years after World War I, the authors trace the personal, organizational, and institutional elements that moved the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy along different paths of aircraft carrier development and operations. In a clear, almost conversational tone the authors draw on years of research to explain why and how the Royal Navy lost its once considerable lead in carrier doctrine and carrier aircraft development to the Americans in the years after 1919. Originally asked to produce a study for the Office of the Secretary of Defense that would maximize the value of decreasing defense funds through wise investment in new technologies, the authors revised and expanded that work after a wide-ranging, international search for previously unused primary sources. This new effort offers both compelling history and a trenchant essay on how and why military organizations adopt and develop revolutionary technology. Its unconventional approach should appeal to readers interested in modern naval history and in revolutions in military affairs.

Air Force Magazine

39.95 . in the Korean War . ... Bilstein , Roger E. The American Aerospace Industry : From Workshop to Global Enterprise . ... 23.00 Larkins , William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 1910-1949 .

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A Heritage of Wings

Francillon , Rene J. Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club : U.S. Carrier Operations off Vietnam . Annapolis , Md .: Naval Institute Press ... Larkins , William T. Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 19101949 . Atglen , Pa .

A Heritage of Wings

Provides a comprehensive history of United States naval aviation, discussing combat operations, technological developments, the use of carriers during World War II, and naval aviations future roles in close air support and in space

Air Space Smithsonian

Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 1910-1949 by William T. Larkins . Schiffer Publishing , Ltd. , 1996. 208 pp . , 400 - plus b & w photos . $ 49.95 ( hardcover ) . This unusual photo - essay is about a bygone ...

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The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor

Operation K and Other Japanese Attempts to Bomb America in World War II Steve Horn ... William T. Larkins , Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy , 19101949 ( Atglen , Pa .: Schiffer Military / Aviation History ...

The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor

He also discusses a Japanese plan to bomb the Panama Canal that was abandoned when the war ended." "Horn's chronicling of these mostly unknown plans and operations adds an important dimension to the historical record."--Jacket.

Naval History

... THE LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT CARRIER John Fry BATTLESHIP AND CRUISER AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1910-1949 William T. Larkins This new book is a facsimile reprint of the “ ONI 222 - US : One of only three aircraft carriers on duty ...

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American Aviation Historical Society Journal

... 9283-9330 ( 48 ) REFERENCES VOUGHT 03U - 3 PARTS CATALOG ( 1934 ) 03U - 3 ERECTION MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS ( 1933 ) " BATTLESHIP AND CRUISER AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY 1910-1949 BY WILLIAM T. LARKINS , SHIFFER PUBLISHING ...

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