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McClellan Air Force Base (California)

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By: Kyle Byard and Tom Naiman

McClellan Air Force Base has been a part of California\'s military and aviation history since the mid-1930s. Originally named Pacific Air Depot in 1938, and it became a repair facility for such fighter planes as the P-38 and P-39. During World War II, the base saw significant use in outfitting and supplying munitions for various fighters, including the B-17. Many armed-services personnel departed from Mclellan for the Pacific theater, including in part Jimmy Doolittle\'s famed detail of B-25s, which attacked Tokyo in 1942. After the war, the basestored many types of aircraft, including the B-29 bomber series, and in 1948, changed its name to Mclellan Air Force Base, continuingits mission of overhauling and retrofitting planes throughout the cold war.
McClellan Air Force Base (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

McClellan Air Force Base (California)

ISBN Number: 978-07385-4762-6

Item Number: 1380

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