DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL AVIATION SQUADRONS. VOLUME I : THE HISTORY OF VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP AND VFA SQUADRONS.

Grossnick, Roy A.


£75.00




Dept. of the Navy, Washington D.C., 1st.ed., 1995. Xiii + 562 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, squadron badges, & line drawings. Blue leather-cloth ; gilt ; 28 x 22cm. FINE. This is an unprecedented reference work providing full information on the squadrons of the United States Navy with the main focus on squadron histories and highlighting major operational activities. It is printed as being ‘Volume I' but it may be the only volume ever published, as I have yet to see a subsequent volume offered for sale anywhere. Features include lineage, insignia and nicknames, chronology of significant events, home port assignments, commanding officers, aircraft assignments, major overseas developments, air wing assignments, unit awards, aircraft data, aircraft carrier listings, carrier deployment by years, US Navy squadron designations and abbreviations, how to trace squadron lineage, etc. The book is illustrated with over 700 photographs, squadron badges and line drawings. Chapters provide squadron histories for Attack Squadrons, Heavy Attack Squadrons, Tactical Aerial Refuelling Squadrons, Light Attack Squadrons, Heavy Photographic Squadrons, and Strike Fighter Squadrons. In addition there are seven detailed appendices. This is a definitive study of U.S. Navy Air Squadrons.


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