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First Hellcat Ace - 2826961716

118,24 zł

First Hellcat Ace Pacifica Military History

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

THE FIRST HELLCAT ACE Cdr Hamilton McWhorter, III, USN (Ret) with Jay A. Stout Though he objected to being called such, Hamilton McWhorter III's service to family and country make him a standout among America's Greatest Generation. A Georgia native whose family roots date from that region's settlement during the 1700s, Mac McWhorter was a naval aviation cadet undergoing training when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. After earning his Wings of Gold in early 1942, Ensign McWhorter was trained as a fighter pilot in the robust but technologically outmoded F4F Wildcat. Initially assigned to VF-9-a fiercely spirited and hard-playing fighter squadron-he saw first combat in November 1942 against Vichy French forces in North Africa. After returning to the United States, VF-9 became the first unit to convert to the new Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter-the fighter the U.S. Navy would use to crush Japanese air power during the long offensive from the Southwest Pacific to the shores of Japan. From mid 1943, Hamilton McWhorter was constantly engaged in the unforgiving and deadly aerial warfare that characterized the battles against Imperial Japan. His fifth aerial victory, in November 1943 off Tarawa Atoll, made him the first ace in the Hellcat, and seven subsequent victories ensured his place in the annals of air-to-air combat. McWhorter's combat service, from the beginning of the war to the last campaign off the shores of Okinawa, makes his story a must-read for the serious student of the Pacific air war. Hamilton McWhorter III retired from the Navy as a commander in 1969. He passed away in 2008. A Marine F/A-18 pilot from 1981 to early 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Jay A. Stout is a combat veteran with over 4,600 flight hours. He has also authored Hornets over Kuwait, which recounts his own experiences during the Gulf War. What the experts are saying about The First Hellcat Ace: "Mac McWhorter not only survived three carrier deployments in World War II, he earned a reputation as one of the Navy's deadliest fighter pilots. His memoir captures the attitude of his generation-the heroism and the sacrifice, and the return to a loving famiy. It was an era never to return again." --Barrett Tillman, author of Hellcat: The F6F in World War II "Mac McWhorter became a noted Navy fighter ace during World War II, his three carrier deployments characterized by intense combat, the loss of numerous squadron mates, and the pain of separation from his wife and family. His memoir is not the stuff of legends or glamour so often associated with fighter pilots, but a sensitive look at the realities faced by carrier aviators who go in harm's way." --Bruce Gamble, author of Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington "Not only a thrilling account of some of the great air battles of the Pacific war, Hamilton McWhorter's book provides a window through which we can view a generation of young men at war, impressed by their camaraderie and spirit and humbled by the hardships and fears they overcame." --M. Hill Goodspeed, historian at the U.S. Navy Aviation Museum "Today the U.S. Navy's World War II fighter pilots remain less well known than their Army Air Forces counterparts. One reason is that they have left far fewer memoirs, a great loss, because nothing can replace authentic descriptions of fighter combat by those who actually did it. Fighter ace Hamilton "One Slug" McWhorter, a member of elite Fighting Squadron 9, flew nearly the whole war, first over Northwest Africa, then in the 1943-44 Central Pacific offensives, and finally in the grim assaults against Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and in the skies over the Japanese homeland. Vividly written, The First Hellcat Ace is an important contribution not only for the Pacific but the air war in general." --John Lundstrom, author of The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Mi


Mademoiselle Karen - Comme Les Garcons (w) - 2836934766

10,54 zł

Mademoiselle Karen - Comme Les Garcons (w)

Książki & Multimedia > Muzyka

Opis - Mademoiselle Karen pojawiła się na polskiej scenie muzycznej w 2010 r. wydając swój debiutancki album "Attention". Ów krążek zdobył dobre recenzje i spotkał się z przychylnym odbiorem słuchaczy. Po wydaniu debiutu nadszedł czas na drugi krążek. Nowy album Mademoiselle Karen zatytułowany "Comme Les Garçons" trafi na półki sklepowe 5 marca. Inspiracją dla nowego materiału była trasa koncertowa jaką artystka odbyła wraz z zespołem Czesław Śpiewa. Nowe kompozycje to istna eksplozja różnych gatunków muzycznych oraz języków, przedstawiona w niezwykle delikatnej i zaskakującej formie. "Comme Les Garçons" składa się z 11 utworów, które artystka śpiewa w czterech językach: francuskim, polskim, angielskim oraz duńskim. To płyta gdzie wszystko jest dozwolone i niczego nie można pominąć. Nazwa - Comme Les Garcons (w) Autor - Mademoiselle Karen Wydawca - Mystic Production Kod EAN - 5903427876454 Rok wydania - 2014 Nośnik - Płyta CD Podatek VAT - 23%


Motorcycle designers - 2837895976

77,28 zł

Motorcycle designers Books LLC, Reference Series

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Chapters: Soichiro Honda, Eric Cheney, Glenn Curtiss, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, Edward Turner, Harry Ricardo, Sylvester H. Roper, Eskil Suter, James Scripps Booth, Erik Buell, Howard R. Davies, James Lansdowne Norton, Alfred Angas Scott, Kim Newcombe, Phil Vincent, Lucius Copeland, E. J. Pennington, Louis-Guillaume Perreaux, Doug Hele, FrantiSek Janecek, John Britten, George Brough, John Goodman, Les Harris, Brian Jones, Andrew Serbinski, Bert Hopwood, Tadao Baba, Oscar Hedstrom, Walter Kaaden, Antonio Cobas, Phil Irving, Val Page, Dougal Marchant, Len Vale-Onslow, Fritz Egli, William S. Harley, Willie G. Davidson, Alain Chevallier, Pierre Terblanche, Giovanni Lurani, Arthur Davidson, Charles B. Franklin, Massimo Tamburini, Naoki Sakai, Geoff Monty. Excerpt: Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 - July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle then motorcycle builder and racer, later also manufacturing engines for airships as early as 1906. In 1908 Curtiss joined the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), a pioneering research group founded by Alexander Graham Bell at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia to build flying machines. Curtiss rose to fame by making the first officially witnessed flight in North America, winning a race at the world's first international air meet in France, and making the first long-distance flight in the U.S. His contributions in designing and building aircraft led to the formation of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, now part of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His company built aircraft for the U.S. Army and Navy, and during the years leading up to World War I, his experiments with seaplanes led to advances in naval aviation. Curtiss civil and military aircraft were predominant in the inter-war and World War II eras. Curtiss was born in 1878 in Hammondsport, New York to Frank Richmond Curtiss and Lua Andrews. Although he only received a formal education up to Grade 8, his early interest in mechanics and inventions was evident at his first job at the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company (later Eastman Kodak Company) in Rochester, New York. He invented a stencil machine adopted at the plant and later built a rudimentary camera to study photography. On March 7, 1898, Curtiss married Lena Pearl Neff, daughter of Guy L. Neff, in Hammondsport, NY. Curtiss began his career as a Western Union bicycle messenger, a bicycle racer, and bicycle shop owner. In 1901 he developed an interest in motorcycles when internal combustion engines became more available. In 1902 Curtiss began manufacturing motorcycles with his own single cylinder engines. His first motorcycle's carburetor was adapted from a tomato soup can containing a gauze screen to


Tuskegee Airmen - 2826797175

184,96 zł

Tuskegee Airmen Greenwood Press

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The "Tuskegee Airmen"-the first African American pilots to serve in the U.S. military-were comprised of the 99th Fighter Squadron, the 332nd Fighter Group, and the 477th Bombardment Group, all of whose members received their initial training at Tuskegee Army Airfield in Alabama. Their successful service during World War II helped end military segregation, which was an important step in ending Jim Crow laws in civilian society. This volume in Greenwood's Landmarks of the American Mosaic series depicts the Tuskegee Airmen at the junction of two historical trends: the growth of airpower and its concurrent development as a critical factor in the American military, and the early stirring of the Civil Rights Movement. Tuskegee Airmen explains how the United States's involvement in battling foes that represented a threat to the American way of life helped to push the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to allow African American soldiers to serve in the Army Air Corps. This work builds on the works of others, forming a synthesis from earlier studies that approached the topic mostly from either a "black struggles" or military history perspective.


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