The Gee Bee Racers

A Legacy of Speed
Author: Charles A. Mendenhall,Tom Murphy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780933424050
Category: Transportation
Page: 180
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The only work available that covers the entire line of Granville Bros. projects.

Man and Machine

The Story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers and the Gee Bee R1 Racer
Author: Adam Beckman
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1642371998
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 262
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How does a troubled boy from California would come to be one of the world's most renowned aviators? How does a group of brothers who were high school dropouts go from New Hampshire go on to build some of the most advanced aircraft of the time? How do these men become forever linked to one of the greatest air races in history? This is the story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers, and the amazing Gee Bee R-1 Racer.

Gee Bee


Author: Delmar Benjamin Steve Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610607193
Category:
Page: N.A
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Jacqueline Cochran

Biography of a Pioneer Aviator
Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489960
Category: Transportation
Page: 221
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Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America’s top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran’s childhood in an impoverished Florida mill town, her early career as a pilot, and her role in creating and leading the WASPs during World War II. It also chronicles her postwar exploits, including her participation in the NASA space program, her unsuccessful 1956 bid for Congress, and her surprising reluctance to crusade for the advancement of women. This detailed profile, removing Cochran from Earhart’s shadow, firmly establishes the aviatrix as a pivotal figure in the history of women in aviation and in war.

Race with the Wind

How Air Racing Advanced Aviation
Author: Birch Matthews
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760307298
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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In the decades leading up to World War II, air races were often the proving grounds for radical new aviation principles and designs. The people and machines of air racing during this period made tremendous strides and contributed incredible new technologies, aerodynamics, powerplants, and airframes. This unique look at the key players and aircraft of the early 20th century's great air races examines and explains how innovative racing technologies found their way into future fighter and passenger aircraft. Coverage of exciting races like the Schneider Trophy, Pulitzer Trophy Race, and the National Air Races, an in-depth look at their contributions to aeronautics, exclusive line drawings illustrating the technologies, and archival photography make this a must for air racing fans and aviation enthusiasts.

The Golden Age of Air Racing: 1927-1933


Author: Sylvester H. Schmid,Truman C. Weaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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All of Life is a School with Gee Bee Zee - the Little Racer


Author: Kermit Weeks
Publisher: Kwip Publishing
ISBN: 9780979026706
Category: Airplanes
Page: 64
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Explores safety issues to discuss with children.

History's Most Important Racing Aircraft


Author: Don Berliner
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831334
Category: History
Page: 192
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Don Berliner, a prolific aviation author, puts pen to paper once again to provide us with a definitive overview of the most important, influential, and iconic racing aircraft of the last century. The book looks at the incredible variety, growth, and rapid expansion of this area of aviation design and production. Individual events are relayed which deal with teams of designers, often equipped with a lot more ideas than money, making wild dashes for the checkered flag and fame. The excitement of this endeavor is translated here into vivid prose. Supplemented throughout by extensive illustrations (over 200 images) this piece of work is sure to appeal to enthusiasts of the genre interested in seeing the most select racing aircraft of all time consolidated into one volume.Aircraft featured include the Schneider Cup winning 1919 Supermarine Sealion, the iconic De Havilland Comet, post-war jet racers such as the Lockheed P-80A and the North American F-86A as well as a whole host of Formula One, Sport Biplane and Jet Class racers. Details of the current status of each racer is given, indicating whether the craft is still active or whether preserved models are available for viewing. Berliner continues with characteristic style and ease of delivery, adding to his expanding library of acclaimed Pen & Sword publications.

Flying Warbirds

An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft
Author: Cory Graff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0760346496
Category: History
Page: 240
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Get a comprehensive look at how World War II was fought from the air. Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? Are you curious about combat aircraft from World War II? In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur. The airplanes at the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with the leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II. In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen's passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity. Periodically, one or more of the exhibits are temporarily absent to participate in an event, for maintenance, or for continuing restoration. Experience one of the world’s top airplane collections any time you like through Flying Warbirds. Photographs include cockpit shots, exterior museum shots, historic photographs, and breathtaking contemporary flying shots from photographers like award-winning John Dibbs. Flying Warbirds is the definitive guide to everything you want to know about this fascinating period in aeronautics and military history.

The Bee-hive


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Air Force Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 4440
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American Aviation Historical Society Journal


Author: American Aviation Historical Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
View: 8032
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The Golden Age of Air Racing: 1934-1939


Author: Sylvester H. Schmid,Truman C. Weaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Airplane racing
Page: N.A
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Glenview


Author: Beverly Roberts Dawson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439619115
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Following the signing of the treaty of 1833, which required that local Potawatomi tribes relocate west of the Mississippi River, European settlers began to arrive in the area now called Glenview. Primarily of English and German origin, they established farms and trading posts. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 had a profound effect on the hamlet. Lumber from the forests of Wisconsin used to rebuild the city was moved from the north via rail. By 1872, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad laid the first set of tracks from Wisconsin to Chicago; the line brought prosperity to local residents. In 1899, the village was incorporated. The first mayor, Hugh Burnham, a nephew of Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, is credited with its name—Glen View. The community evolved into a mosaic of truck farms, major industry, small businesses, country clubs, polo fields, entrepreneurs, and colorful characters. Glenview maintained its ambiance as a “village of homes and gardens” until the latter years of the 20th century.

The Wars of Myron King

A B-17 Pilot Faces WWII and U.S.-Soviet Intrigue
Author: James L. McDonough
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572336757
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
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"McDonough brings such passionate perspective to this amazing and heretofore largely unknown story that it's nearly impossible to put down." --James R. Hansen, prizewinning aerospace historian and bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong When Myron King of the U.S. Army Air Corps arrived in England in 1944, he fully expected to fly dangerous bombing missions over Nazi Germany. What the twenty-three-year-old lieutenant had no way of predicting, however, was that he would spend his last months in Europe entangled in a bizarre affair born of the mounting tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, King faced three wars: the monumental conflict between the Allies and the Third Reich, the nascent Cold War, and a personal battle with the military brass to clear his name after enduring a grossly unjust court-martial. This book presents an engrossing account of King's early life and wartime service as part of the 401st Bombardment Group, U.S. Eighth Air Force. As a child growing up in New York and Tennessee, he was thoroughly captivated by the young field of aviation and dreamed of becoming a pilot. Attending college when Pearl Harbor was attacked, he realized his boyhood ambition by enlisting as an Air Corps cadet. After completing flight training two years later, King and his crew flew a B-17 bomber across the Atlantic to join their fellow airmen at a base near the English village of Deenethorpe--doing their first battle not with German fighters but with a raging storm during the Greenland-to-Iceland leg of the journey. Once settled in Great Britain, the King Crew flew twenty missions from November 1944 through February 1945. It was on their last flight to Berlin that enemy fire crippled their plane and forced them to land in Poland amid the Russian forces that were advancing on Germany from the east. There events took a decidedly strange turn as King became embroiled in an incident involving a young stowaway and the increasingly complicated relations between the United States and Stalin's regime. Scapegoated in the episode, King would leave the Air Corps with his honorable record severely soiled--a wrong that would take years to undo. The Wars of Myron King is more than just a rattling good true-life adventure story. Based on a wide array of published and primary sources, including trial transcripts and interviews with King, the book offers a unique view of the experience of air combat, the intertwining of politics and military justice, and the complex circumstances that inaugurated the Cold War. James Lee McDonough is professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. He is the author of ten books, including Shiloh--In Hell Before Night, Stones River--Bloody Winter in Tennessee, Chattanooga--A Death Grip on the Confederacy, War in Kentucky: From Shiloh to Perryville, and Nashville: The Western Confederacy's Final Gamble. This is his second book on a World War II subject.

The Gee Bee Story


Author: Charles G. Mandrake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Airplanes, Private
Page: 106
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In the company of eagles

65 years in the forefront of flight propulsion
Author: Pratt & Whitney Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 63
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Sport Aviation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Airplane racing
Page: N.A
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Cleveland's Legacy of Flight


Author: Thomas G. Matowitz Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439619085
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Since the dream of flight was finally realized by two Ohioans, Wilbur and Orville Wright, it is little wonder that Greater Clevelanders were quick to embrace it. From the August day in 1910 when Glenn Curtiss flew from Euclid Beach Park to Cedar Point, aviation has had a strong following in Cleveland. World War I saw the dawn of aircraft production in the city, and the 1920s brought the world-renowned Cleveland National Air Races. Cleveland industry supported aviation in many different ways, and multiple airports, many now long gone, promoted business aviation and flight training for decades. During World War II, Cleveland was a center of war production, and much of this was aviation related. Subsequently, renovations of the Cleveland Municipal Airport created Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A scene of thriving airline operations to this day, Cleveland’s business community was quick to appreciate the advantages of corporate aviation, which remains a daily feature of Cleveland’s aviation life.

The Boeing 247

The First Modern Commercial Airplane
Author: Henry M. Holden
Publisher: Aero Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 168
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Recounts the early history of the Boeing company, looks at the development of the 247, and explains how it revolutionized the air industry.