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The Resource Warbird factory : North American Aviation in World War II, John Fredrickson

Warbird factory : North American Aviation in World War II, John Fredrickson

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Warbird factory : North American Aviation in World War II
Title
Warbird factory
Title remainder
North American Aviation in World War II
Statement of responsibility
John Fredrickson
Title variation
North American Aviation in World War II
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During World War II, Los Angeles was the ultimate boom town. By the end of the war, the L.A. area had produced 17 percent of all of America's war needs. North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), operating out of their main Inglewood, California, plant, which is south of and adjacent to the city, was a key player in that work. From 1938 to 1944, NAA built over 40,000 aircraft, more than any other company in the United States. The bulk of them were of three iconic types designed by NAA: the P-51 Mustang, arguably the best fighter of WWII; B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which saw worldwide combat; and two-seat military pilot trainers, such as the AT-6 Texan. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable time in aviation history, when American businesses helped fund the arsenal of democracy that helped defeat the Axis powers. Warbird Factory tells this story with over 200 photographs, many of which come directly from the NAA/Boeing archives, where they have resided since WWII
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DLC
Dewey number
338.7/623746097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.B6
LC item number
F726 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Warbird factory : North American Aviation in World War II, John Fredrickson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Genesis of North American Aviation -- Dutch -- War at hand -- Trainers and training -- B-25 Mitchell medium bomber -- Strike -- Working on the Sunshine Assembly Line -- The P-51 Mustang -- B-25 on steroids: The short life of NA-98X -- Eisenhower's B-25 -- Transition to Cold War -- Appendixes
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ocn909538521
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780760348161
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015018018
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)909538521

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