By Walter J. Boyne
Written via greater than a hundred overseas students and specialists, this encyclopedia chronicles the contributors, gear, and drama of approximately a century of aerial combat.
• greater than 900 A–Z entries 0 in at the first, the easiest, the worst, the quickest, the top, the latest
• Contributions from a few a hundred best overseas experts―many with strive against experience
• Lavish set of illustrations with a variety of images together with the Mitsubishi G4M outfitted with the Okha suicide missile, the pink Baron, and the 1st all-female aircrew of the U.S. Air Force
• Maps starting from the Western entrance as stabilized in 1915 to the Persian Gulf struggle in 1991
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Acosta died on 1 September 1954. ” Acosta’s memory is perpetuated at the Portal of the Folded Wings, a shrine to early aviators in Los Angeles. Acosta, Bertrand B. (1895–1954) Aviation pioneer. Born in San Diego, California, on 15 January 1895, Bertrand Blanchard “Bert” Acosta taught himself to fly and is thought to have built and flown his first airplane in 1910. He joined the Curtiss School of Aviation at San Diego’s North Island as a mechanic in 1914 and became part of the instructional staff in 1915.
S. Navy, Marines, NATO, and most air forces. Air Force uses the Boeing flying boom. This telescoping tube, affixed to the tanker’s aft body, is used to mate the tanker and receiver. It transfers fuel much faster than the probe-and-drogue setup. General Curtis LeMay deemed this essential for refueling large aircraft, such as the B-52 bomber. Thus, the KC-135, with its flying boom, was selected in 1955 as the USAF’s primary tanker. It remains in service today. Virtually all USAF strategic airlifters are air-refuelable.
Paratroopers fought as infantry on the Anzio front, but other flying units never became operational. The AR operated gallantly under Luftflotte 2 (Second Air Force) control, albeit its effectiveness was limited by resources and the Nazis’ grip on Italian industry, facilities, and manpower. Further problems arose from fascist attempts to politicize the AR, which caused Botto to resign in March 1944. He was replaced by General Arrigo Tessari, who obtained some Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters from the Germans but was unable to change the Nazis’ hostility.