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  B-29 Superfortress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By 1940 January, the B-17 was just entering service and the somewhat larger Consolidated B-24 was still more than a year away.
At this time, the Air Corps issued a request for proposals for a much larger bomber, which was to have the range for operation over the Pacific; this bomber would serve in the inevitable war with Japan.
In early 1940, the Army Air Corps analyzed the performance of bombers used in Europe against the Luftwaffe, concluding that for the B-29 to be successful, it needed several upgrades in its defense equipment.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/B-29   (2709 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although it was not until 1925, that Marine aviation appeared at all in the annual schedule of the Naval Aeronautical Organization, it had been considered from its creation as an integral part of the naval forces.
The director of the new division served as an adviser to the Commandant on all aviation matters, and as a liaison officer between the Marine Corps and the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics.
Aviation units, as part of our Fleet Marine Force, remain in close proximity to amphibious shipping, and stand as a constant reminder that Marines are ready and able to counter aggression in any quarter of the globe, ever assisting our Navy in extending the long arm of seapower ashore.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/aviation.txt   (3403 words)

  
 Aviation Medicine Books 1940-1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aviation cardiology; an outline of the diseases of the cardiovascular system as applied to aviation medicine.
The proceedings of a symposium on the physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere held at San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 7, 8, 9, 1951, sponsored by the Air University School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas.
Studies in aviation medicine, carried out under the direction of the Committee on Aviation Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences, N. C., acting for the Committee on Medical Research, O. New Haven,, Yale Univ. School of Medicine Laboratory of Physiology.
www.medlina.com /aviation_medicine_books_1940-1959.htm   (1771 words)

  
 History of Marine Corps Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The effect on Marine Aviation and its allocated portion of Marine Corps and Navy appropriated funds was debilitating.
Marine Aviation units were all withdrawn from Nicaragua in 1932 and from Haiti in 1934.
The thirties saw increased participation by Marine Aviation in coordinated exercises which were laying the groundwork for refinement of an emerging concept of the air-ground team.
www.acepilots.com /usmc/hist4.html   (927 words)

  
 Aviation & Space
In 1940, Anderson instructed students from Howard University for the Civilian Pilots Training Program (CPTP) until he was recruited by Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to act as its chief primary flight instructor.
His 40-minute flight with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during her Tuskegee visit in 1941 was the catalyst that led to the training of the first African American military pilots, the "Tuskegee Experiment".
In 1946, he organized Tuskegee Aviation, Inc., to service aircraft until he was forced out of business by the state's attorney general in the late 1950s.
www.sis.pitt.edu /resources/diversity/naa/aviation.html   (479 words)

  
 Virtual Naval Hospital: United States Naval Flight Surgeon Manual: Third Edition 1991: Appendix A: Historical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aviation Medical Acceleration Laboratory, Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsylvania, established by Chief of Naval Operations with its mission to perform research and development in the field of aviation medicine pertaining to the human centrifuge.
Aviation Medicine Acceleration Laboratory at Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, commissioned, and its human centrifuge with a 50-foot arm and capable of producing accelerations up to 40 Gs put into operation as a research tool for investigating the reaction of flyers to the accelerations encountered in flight at various temperatures and altitudes.
Scientists at the School of Aviation Medicine were responsible for the design and fabrication of the biocapsule in which "Gordo" rode and for its instrumentation.
www.vnh.org /FSManual/AppendixA.html   (2932 words)

  
 Latvian Aircraft - 1918-1940
This site is a collection point for images and information about Latvian aviation, 1918 - 1940.
In Latvia, it was called the Ugunskrusts (which translates as "fire cross") and was a positive cultural symbol centuries before the first nazi was born.
The latvian aviators adopted this symbol in 1919, and its use continued until 1940.
latvianaviation.com   (395 words)

  
 Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History - - Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If men were predisposed to excluding women from aviation, many white aviators, whose views were reinforced by segregation laws in every sector of U.S. society, advocated exclusion of African Americans from this field predicated entirely on racist attitudes and beliefs, such as Charles Lindbergh's, that African Americans were mentally incapable of piloting an airplane.
Coleman chose, however, to return to the United States to establish an aviation school and use her barnstorming skills in exhibition flights to convince other African Americans to pursue a career in aviation.
She was instrumental in racially integrating the aviation industry and trained some of the most celebrated African American pilots of World War II.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/women/html/wm_003000_aviation.htm   (1001 words)

  
 36th Division Aviation 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first commanding officer of the 36th Division Aviation was Major Bernard A. Law, who commanded the organization until December, 1925.
In September, 1939, Captain Charles C. Scott, commander of Flight A, 111th Observation Squadron, 36th Division Aviation, was advanced to the rank of Major and placed in command of the unit.
The 36th Division Aviation was mustered into service in the old Houston Light Guard Armory, Texas and Fannin Streets, Houston, Texas.
www.kwanah.com /txmilmus/1940/111obs.htm   (497 words)

  
 Thirty Thousand Feet - Aviation Newsgroups
The discussion of said Aviation Safety, was envisioned primarily as it regards to the proactive or reactive application of procedure or method used in the prevention of accidents and incidents.
This does not exclude the discussion of other Aviation related material that may be relative to an issue of Aviation Safety, but is not intended to exclude Safety in that discussion.
General topics include and enable the search for specialist aviation related restoration services and spare parts, the supplying of up to date information on current projects and allow debate and discussion on these projects and their merits.
www.thirtythousandfeet.com /newsgrps.htm   (1669 words)

  
 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1937 1938 1939 - 1940 - 1941 1942 1943
November 5 - U.S. presidential election, 1940: Democrat incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican challenger Wendell Willkie and becomes the United States' first third-term president.
November 7 - In Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion (it opened to traffic on July 1, 1940 as the third-longest suspension bridge in the world).
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1940.html   (1873 words)

  
 Naval Aviation World War II
Naval Aviation Chronology in World War II Thirty years after the Navy had acquired its first airplane, and only 19 years after it had acquired its first aircraft carrier, naval aviation faced the supreme test of war.
On the 24th the Bureau of Navigation announced plans for mobilizing the aviation squadrons, which called for one third to be ordered to active duty by 7 November and all by 1 January 1941.
A total of 11 Naval Aviators participated in combat operations from the cockpits of P-51s while assigned to the 111TH TRS in support of the campaign in Italy and the invasion of southern France.
www.history.navy.mil /branches/avchr5.htm   (20279 words)

  
 Boeing Frontiers Online
Although he produced many movies on varying subjects, aviation was his first love.
Hughes was recognized as an excellent pilot, and in 1938, he was awarded the Collier Trophy for an around-the-world record flight in a Lockheed Model 14.
With the December 2004 release of the film "The Aviator," Hughes' personal life, genius and exploits have again captured the public's attention.
www.boeing.com /news/frontiers/archive/2005/february/i_history.html   (1252 words)

  
 Armstrong Whitworth Whitley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Along with the Handley Page Hampden and the Vickers Wellington, it bore the brunt of the early fighting, seeing action on the first night of the war, dropping leaflets over Germany.
Along with Hampdens, the Whitley made the first raid on German soil, dropping bombs on the night of March 19-20, 1940.
As the oldest of the three bombers, the Whitley was obsolete by the start of the war yet over 1,000 more were produced before a suitable replacement was found.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Armstrong_Whitworth_Whitley   (485 words)

  
 News Herald Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1940, Fitch was working at South Highlands Infirmary in Birmingham, Ala., when a newspaper article caught her eye.
Although she had never flown before, Fitch applied and was one of nine registered nurses hired as Delta's first group of stewardesses.
She is the founder of the new Women Fly exhibit at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham.
www.newsherald.com /archive/local/dl011198.htm   (547 words)

  
 Balloonmeister Karl Stefan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His aviation career began when he completed Navy flight training in 1943.
He volunteered for a new aspect of Navy aviation operations, night fighters, which were to be a counter to Japanese night bombing attacks.
His various naval aviation assignments included using drone aircraft to measure atomic bomb effect on aircraft structure in the Nevada desert testing ground.
www.balloonlife.com /publications/balloon_life/9609/balloonm.htm   (626 words)

  
 MASSPORT: Regional Airports: Hanscom
The airport was turned over to the Army Air Corps in 1941 and was named the Laurence G. Hanscom Field, in honor of the late Laurence G. Hanscom, a founding member and commander of the Massachusetts Wing of the Civilian Air Reserve, a group interested in military photography and map-making.
Hanscom has since been managed as a regional aviation facility, whose major users are a mix of commuter/commercial air services, corporate aviation, private pilots, flight schools, some charters and light cargo.
Working cooperatively with local community and aviation groups, Massport has been encouraging business, commercial and private aircraft to adhere to a program of practicing safe, quiet-flying techniques and to remain aware of noise issues at the airfield.
www.massport.com /hansc/overview.html   (848 words)

  
 Lee Bottom Aviation Refuge, Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the help of a couple "Lee Bottom Devotees", we have started to create the necessary paperwork to form a museum with 501(c)3 status based at Lee Bottom Flying Field.
The focus of the museum will be the airports that served aviation from the 1940’s era and before as well as the aircraft that frequented them.
then you can get the picture of the living aviation museum that we are trying to create.
www.leebottom.com /museum.htm   (149 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1940: Aviation
MSN Encarta - Archive Article - 1940: Aviation
The year 1940 will go down in history as the beginning of a new era of expansion in the aviation industry the year in which aircraft manufacturing in the United States became a big business.
Since the first World War the industry has struggled along against the tide of public skepticism, through...
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461501723/1940_Aviation.html   (170 words)

  
 HyperWar: The Amphibians Came to Conquer [Chapter 4]
The value of night flying skill for naval aviators had been impressed upon Commander Turner, and he was able to persuade his Admiral of a widespread need for this skill in his command, the largest seagoing naval aircraft command in the world.
He also thought that if he had a large non- aviation combatant command, he would be a better Flag officer if he should be selected and later have a command in the top echelons of the Navy.
This is as it should be, in order that aviators may from time to time have an opportunity to obtain straight line service a rotation absolutely essential, if they are to fit themselves for general command duty in the grades of captain and admiral.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/ACTC/actc-4.html   (11887 words)

  
 Women In Aviation Resource Center : Books : Biographies
The International Group for Historic Aviation Recovery (TIGHAR), an organization of aviation archaeologists, has been on the trail of the plane and its passengers for nearly two decades.
Comprehensive and gracefully written, this biography is highly recommended as an introduction to the life of a pioneering female aviator and remarkable individual.
A compilation of almost every "women in aviation milestone" and event by calendar date for the last 140 years, available in electronic format.
www.women-in-aviation.com /Books/Biographies   (1302 words)

  
 Charles Lindbergh and the Cradle of Aviation
Long Island was nicknamed the Cradle of Aviation in the 1940's, when the flat, unobstructed area called Hempstead Plains attracted some of the earliest aviators to test and build airplanes.
Mitchell Field, also the site of a number of "firsts in flight," is now the home of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, housing more than 70 planes, replicas, and spacecraft.
The collection represents the labor of love of almost 150 volunteers who have worked to preserve Long Island's place in aviation history.
www.loc.gov /bicentennial/propage/NY/ny-4_h_mccarthy1.html   (106 words)

  
 Spreading News: Augusta Aviation, Augusta, Georgia, USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since 1940, Augusta Aviation has maintained one of the leading maintenance facilities in the Southeast, USA.
Serving the greater Augusta, Georgia area – our reputation in the aviation industry will benefit your aviation needs.
Augusta Aviation has become a Work Place Partner for Life and constantly promotes organ and tissue donation awareness as well.
www.augustaaviation.com /news   (1429 words)

  
 French Navy & Army Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
June 1940 Vichy naval aviation under German control.
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft - but on fuselage sides only on helicopters.
The three major components of the Aeronavale are: Service Central de l'Aeronautique Navale (Central Aviation Services), Aviation de Patrouille Maritime (Maritime Air Patrol) and Aviation Embarquee et le Groupe des Porte-Avions (Embarked Aviation).
www.aeroflight.co.uk /waf/france/francaf3.htm   (517 words)

  
 P-51 Mustang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In P-51A Mustang was designed by Raymond Rice and Edgar Schmued for the North American Aviation Company in 1940.
The North American Aviation Company continued to work on improving the aircraft and in 1943 began producing the P-51B Mustang.
A total of 15,469 Mustangs were built between 1940 and 1945.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWmustang.htm   (300 words)

  
 Collect Russia Group of 3 Civil Aviation IDs to Nikolay Lebedev, aviation engineer, 1940 - 1953

1. Soviet Russian

Photo ID of Civil Aviation Technician, 3rd class, WW 2 - issued in October 1940 and valid through July 1941.
Photo ID, Main Department of the Civil Air Fleet, 1952 - shows that the owner's rank is Civil Aviation Captain, Administrative Service and that his position is an engineer.
Awarded for "participation in the major reconstruction of aviation motor repair facilities".
collectrussia.com /DISPITEMWINDOW.HTM?ITEM=4840   (183 words)

  
 Aviation Photos: 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
C-FZUB (cn 1940) Early morning take-off from runway 24.
C-FZUB / 238 (cn 1940) Raised view of departing flight 172 to Toronto.
C-FZUB (cn 1940) Arriving on Runway 32 at dusk.
www.airliners.net /search/photo.search?cnsearch=1940&distinct_entry=true   (302 words)

  
 FATHOM: Sidebars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alameda, Calif. After serving in World War I as a flier he returned to school and earned a Sc.D. from MIT.
He then became noted for his speed flying (world record, 1932) and also engaged in commercial aviation as the head of Shell Oil's aviation department.
In 1940 he was recalled to the U.S. Army Air Corps.
www.fathom.com /media/sidebars/2782_sidebar2.html   (123 words)

  
 Westin's Propeller Driven Aircraft Photo Page
The quarter century between 1940 and 1965 is known as the classic period for general aviation.
Many of today's general aviation aircraft, such as the Beech Bonanza (now Raytheon) were designed and built during this period.
I believe this shot was taken shortly after Temco took over Globe and we had delivered some of the of the airplanes from the Globe 'pea patch' to Temco.
www.stinsonflyer.com /ac-4.htm   (2764 words)

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