Fabulous Flying Boats

This book is sure to be a welcome addition to any Aviation enthusiasts library as it covers a particularly important period of Aviation development which formed a fertile environment for a host of young experimenters.

Fabulous Flying Boats

The history of the development and operations of flying boats in the early twentieth century is a vibrant one, full of colourful characters and experimentation. In 'Fabulous Flying Boats', Leslie Dawson captures this spirit of dynamism, reminding us of the most successful early pioneers of the seaplanes development, including a little known and oft-overlooked rival to the Wright Brothers, working to put their mutual successes in context. He goes on to describe, in clear and vivid detail, and using first hand-accounts, what it was like to be aboard one of the resulting huge passenger flying boats, as air crew and as a passenger. He also recounts the part played by the military boats inevitably seconded to such use. Incredibly well researched, the narrative embraces the globe-trotting air routes, from Europe to the Far East and to the Americas, and is well supported with evocative images from private and corporate collections, and the worlds aviation museums. The in-depth Appendix is virtually a book in itself. This book is sure to be a welcome addition to any Aviation enthusiasts library as it covers a particularly important period of Aviation development which formed a fertile environment for a host of young experimenters. The process of development continues to this day.

Operational History of the Flying Boat

Contents:ethods of tending seaplanes:1941 Comment on British and American operational practices Notes on German flying boats and seaplane operations Aircraft and operational procedures Operational experience.

Operational History of the Flying Boat

Contents:ethods of tending seaplanes:1941 Comment on British and American operational practices Notes on German flying boats and seaplane operations Aircraft and operational procedures Operational experience.

The American Flying Boat

First published in 1979, this fully illustrated study includes complete data on all of the Navy's flying boats since 1912.

The American Flying Boat

First published in 1979, this fully illustrated study includes complete data on all of the Navy's flying boats since 1912.

Flying Boats

Alex Frame's father was a flying boat pilot in war and afterwards in peace, and the roots of this book are the logbooks he kept over his 30 year career, the first covering early flights in 1938 and the war years, the second from 1950 to ...

Flying Boats

"Flying Boats : My Father's War in the Mediterranean is an exciting and original blend of personal memoir and war history. Alex Frame's father was a flying boat pilot in war and afterwards in peace, and the roots of this book are the logbooks he kept over his 30 year career, the first covering early flights in 1938 and the war years, the second from 1950 to 1960 flying in Sydney and then Tahiti on the legendary Coral route around the Pacific Islands, and the third the final years flying in the Pacific from 1960 to 1969. This book concentrates on the years of World War II , and the star of the story is the Sunderland flying boat T9046, while under the command of Alex's father from November 1940 to June 1941. During this concentrated period of setbacks and disasters for the Commonwealth and British forces, the crews of the large, graceful flying boats were both saviours and victims in the struggle against Hitler's war machine." --Back cover.

Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin

Kammen, Operational History of the Flying Boat, 35. 44. Kammen, Operational History of the Flying Boat, 57. 45. Kammen, Operational History of the Flying Boat, 41, 55. 46. Kammen, Operational History of the Flying Boat, 59. 47.

Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin

On November 18, 1965, U.S. Navy pilot Willie Sharp ejected from his F-8 fighter after being hit while positioned over a target in North Vietnam. With a cloud layer beneath him, he did not know if he was over land--where he would most certainly be captured or killed by the North Vietnamese--or over the Gulf of Tonkin. As he ejected, both navy and air force aircraft were already heading toward him to help. What followed was a dramatic rescue made by pilots and other airmen with little or no training or experience in combat search-and-rescue. Told by former military flight test engineer Eileen A. Bjorkman, this story includes nail-biting descriptions of air combat, flight, and rescue. Bjorkman places Sharp's story in the larger context of the U.S. military's bedrock credo--No Man Left Behind--and calls attention to the more than eighty thousand Americans still missing from conflicts since World War I. She also explores the devastating aftershocks of the Vietnam War as Sharp struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder. Woven into this gripping tale is the fascinating history of combat search-and-rescue missions that officially began in World War II. Combining the cockiness and camaraderie of Top Gun with the heroics of Sully, Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin is a riveting tale of combat rescue and an unforgettable story about the U.S. military's commitment to leave no man behind.

PBY

The greatest of all flying boats, the PBY Catalina, was one of the most versatile aircraft ever built.

PBY

The greatest of all flying boats, the PBY Catalina, was one of the most versatile aircraft ever built. This definitive study, first published in 1985, pulls together in a single volume all of the aircraft's fascinating facts. The author carefully analyzes the PBY's dual use in the war as a plane of mercy and as a bomber, and he chronicles the flying boat's contributions in peacetime.

Big Wings

Big Wings is a well-researched, highly informative and sometimes nostalgic look at the sixteen most significant giants of the air.

Big Wings

In the history of aviation there have been many attempts to produce aircraft of extraordinary proportions to expand the limits of technology and create new performance standards. With few exceptions, the early attempts did not become the successes envisaged until post-World War II when such aircraft as the Boeing B-52 long-range heavy bomber and the Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' airliner changed the face of aviation in both the military and civil roles. Big Wings is a well-researched, highly informative and sometimes nostalgic look at the sixteen most significant giants of the air. Each chosen aircraft is introduced and its raison d'?tre explained, then follows an in-depth review of the successful and failed technical aspects of the design, its operational history, first-hand accounts from those that had flown the aircraft and finally some startling facts and statistics. The aircraft selected are as follows: Military - Douglas B-19, Boeing B-29, Consolidated B-36, Northrop B-49 and Boeing B-52, Airliners - Bristol Brabazon, Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, Heavy Lifters - Messerschmitt Me323, Consolidated XC-99, Lockheed C5 and Antonov AN-225, Flying Boats - Dornier Do-X, Martin JRM Mars, Hughes HK-1 and Saunders Roe Princess.

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole

Poole but I soon realised that by including Southampton I could also include the brief history of the flying boat operations of Imperial Airways, and later BOAC. To balance these civil operations I also cover military bases and ...

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole

The story of the flying boats and seaplanes of Solent and Poole.

China Clipper

To fully document the story he includes interviews with flying boat pioneers and a dynamic collection of photographs, charts, and cutaway illustrations.

China Clipper

When the China Clipper shattered aviation records on its maiden six-day flight from California to the Orient in 1935, the flying boat became an instant celebrity. This lively history by Robert Gandt traces the development of the great flying boats as both a triumph of technology and a stirring human drama. He examines the political, military, and economic forces that drove its development and explains the aeronautical advances that made the aircraft possible. To fully document the story he includes interviews with flying boat pioneers and a dynamic collection of photographs, charts, and cutaway illustrations.

The Fighting Flying Boat

"This book recognizes the Martin PBM Mariner not only for its contributions to World War II but also the postwar years, when it was involved in the Korean War and with the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic.

The Fighting Flying Boat

"This book recognizes the Martin PBM Mariner not only for its contributions to World War II but also the postwar years, when it was involved in the Korean War and with the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic. Hoffman offers details of PBM fights with Chinese MiGs and patrol and reconnaissance missions. The author also highlights the seaplane's hazardous rescue missions with the Coast Guard and its service with foreign armed forces. Photos of Mariners in action accompany the narrative, and a list of all PBM casualties is appended."--BOOK JACKET.

Leave No Man Behind

Kammen, Operational History of the Flying Boat Open-Sea and Seadrome Aspects: Atlantic Theatre World War II, p. 163. In his exhaustive study of flying boat operations in both theaters, Kammen concluded: “The divergence of military ...

Leave No Man Behind

Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR. Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines. The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject.

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.

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.

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

All this went on under gunfire support from destroyers and gunboats , and “ really beautiful air support , ” as Commander Draper L. Kauffman USNR described it ... 21 Michael G. Kammen Operational History of the Flying Boat Moving In on ...

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

"This final narrative volume of Morison's history recounts the infamous campaigns for Iwo Jima and Okinawa, two of the most bitterly contested campaigns of the war.When the U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima, they expected to secure it within a few days. No one had anticipated Japan's determination to defend the island to the last man. Morison describes the Japanese defense system of camouflaged rifle pits and fortified gunning positions that held the Allies at bay and the heavy and continuous cover of naval gunfire that prevented even greater losses. As it was, the securing of Iwo Jima cost the United States more casualties than had been incurred in taking any other island in the Pacific. On Okinawa, the conflict stretched over six long, bloody months.As land forces struggled for every inch they took on the islands, the U.S. Navy faced the desperate fury of the kamimaze corps and its harvest of flaming terror: explosions, burning and flooded ships, searing injuries and death. Fierce weather, logistical complexities, Japanese submarines, and the unexpected death of President Roosevelt also took their toll. Morison concludes his epic account with the final skirmishes of the war, the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb, and the delicate negotiations leading to Japanese surrender."

The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II

Provides information on the use of USN blimps and data on what it was like to fly in one during an extended ocean patrol. Sutherland, Mason. ... Operational History of the Flying Boat, Open-Sea and Seadrome Aspects, Selected Campaigns ...

The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II

The Western European and Mediterranean Theaters in World War II is a concise, comprehensive guide for students, teachers, and history buffs of the Second World War. With an emphasis on the American forces in these theaters, each entry is accompanied by a brief annotation that will allow researchers to navigate through the vast amount of literature on the campaigns fought in these regions with ease. Focusing on all aspects surrounding the U.S. involvement in the Western European and Mediterranean theaters, including politics, religion, biography, strategy, intelligence, and operations, this bibliography will be a welcome addition to the collection of any academic or research library. Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies provide concise, annotated bibliographies to the major areas and events in American military history. With the inclusion of brief critical annotations after each entry, the student and researcher can easily assess the utility of each bibliographic source and evaluate the abundance of resources available with ease and efficiency. Comprehensive, concise, and current—Routledge Research Guides to American Military Studies are an essential research tool for any historian.

Flying Magazine

Murray was Pensacola's first casualtycrashed in a Burgess flying boat. Lt. Smith, USMC, inaugurated Marine operational history with a flying boat, joining the Advance Base Unit at Culebra. Naval Aviation's first action came in April, ...

Flying Magazine


Flying Boats

Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today’s air travellers, but sorely missed by some.

Flying Boats

Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today’s air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed. Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runways had been constructed during the war that could be used by a new generation of large transport aircraft; and endless developments in aircraft meant they could fly faster and for further distances. Commercial flying boat services resumed, but their days would be numbered.

U S Government Research Reports

( Author ) Operations Research , Inc. , Silver Spring , Md . AN ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR THE EVALUATION OF SURVEILLANCE ... price $ 16.50 Bureau of Naval Weapons , Navy Dept. , Washington , , D. C. OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE FLYING BOAT .

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Human Factors Engineering Bibliographic Series

Kamen , M.G. OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE FLYING BOAT OPEN - SEA AND SEADROME ASPECTS . ATLANTIC THEATRE . WORLD WAR II . July 1960 , 251 pp . UŞN Bureau of Naval Weapons , Department of the Navy , Washington , D.C. Knowles , W.B. HUMAN ...

Human Factors Engineering Bibliographic Series


Special Bibliography

Naval Operations Kammen, Michael G. OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THE FLYING BOAT OPEN-SEA AND SEADROME ASPECTS, ATLANTIC THEATER, WORLD WAR II. Washington: Navy Department, 1960. 251 p. D770K2. Flying boat operations in the Atlantic.

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