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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: Images of Aviation Series

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By: Thomas O'Hara

The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is an essential component of America\'s homeland sercurity, as aircraft from this baaw patrols the country;s border with Mexico as well as the international waters of the open Pacific. The Marines operated part og the base during World War II, when their island-hopping campaign was crucial to Allied victory in the Far East. The Navy took over operations on the base after the war and until 1997, when the Marines regained control and established both jet and helicopter squadrons there-- the aviation combat units of the 3rd Marine Air WIng and the reserves of the 4th Marine Air Wing. During the Navy years, the popular 1986 Tom Cruise movie Top Gun was filmed on the base, which is the largest singular piece of dedicated land on the City of San Diego map.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: Images of Aviation Series

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

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: Images of Aviation Series

ISBN Number: 9780738530581

Item Number: 1379

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