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Stinson's Golden Age - Vol 1 & Vol 2
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Torrance Airport (California)


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By: Charles Lobb


Califorians were panicked by the Pearl Harbor Attack of December 7, 1941, and civilian flights within 200 miles of the coast were immediately terminated. Airfields were commandeered and new ones hastily built. One of these was Lomita Flight strip, known today as Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport, or TOA. This 490-acre parcel sent four squardrons of P-38 fighterpilots off to war with one commanded by the judge of the Charles Manson trial, an ex-Flying Tiger. Six other pilots became generals, two became commandants of cadets at the Air Force Academy, and one became the only fighter pilot with combat victories in both World War II and the Vietnam War. Japaneses Americans returned from World War II internment camps found temporary housing at the field, and the world\'s largest manufacturer of civilian helicopters settled there in 1973. The first runway takeoff of a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft was pioneered at TOA, and aerobatic champ Bob Herendeen trained at the site.
Torrance Airport (California)

The Images of Aviation Series is a series of individual books that takes the reader through a comprehensive photographic journey of American aeronautical history beginning in the early 1900s. By the late 1920s worldwide civil aviation was moving from being a public curiosity to a practical means of transport and recreation. World War I was the catalyst for technological advancement. The Golden Age of Aviation saw continued progress leading to aircraft for World War II. The books take the reader through postwar aircraft progression on into the Jet Age. These fascinating books chart the years and decades using a sequence of carefully annotated photographs. Most have not been previously published. Books include factory photos, and provides for a most informative overview. EACH BOOK: 128 pgs, SB, 6.5 x 9.25, 200+ photos. $19.99

128 pgs, SB, 6.5 x 9.25, 200+ photos


Torrance Airport (California)

ISBN Number: 9780738546629

Item Number: 1360

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