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Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II
A Bibliography

NAVAL HISTORY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, NO. 2


Naval Aviation Unit Cruise Books

Naval Air Bases and Commands

Aviation Repair and Overhaul Unit 1

Two Degrees From the Middle: The History of Aviation Repair and Overhaul Unit Number One in World War II. Cover: Two Degrees From the Middle. Anon. St. Paul: Bronson West Advertising, [1946?]. 58 leaves, blue hardcover with gold printing, 28.4 x 21.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. PNAM.

Aviation Repair Unit 145

A Lens-Eye View of A.R.U. Navy 145 (Aviation Repair Unit 145). Private collection list. No known copy location.

Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 16

On the Beam: The Story of One Carrier Aircraft Service Unit. Cover: On the Beam With CASU Sixteen. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 52 pp., gray softcover with black printing and logo, 28.4 x 22.9 cm, photos, ports., map, roster. NDL.

Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 54

A History of CASU 54. Anon. N.p., [1945?]. 14 leaves, 15 x 23 cm, brown hardcover with gold printing, 20.6 x 27.3 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1950: 1057. NYPL.

A History of CASU 54 (cover). Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 12 leaves, white paper cover with brown printing of title, logo, and carrier, 15.3 x 22.9 cm, photos, ports. NDL.

Escort Carrier Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

The Escort Carriers in Action: The Story--in Pictures--of the Escort Carrier Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1945. Comdr. Price Gilbert, Jr., USNR, ed. Atlanta: Ruralist Press, 1945. 183 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing, 31.1 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1488. PNAM, USNA. See USS Makin Island for another edition of this book having a supplement on the flagship.

Naval Air Base, Majuro

Majuro Naval Air Base: An Informal Record of Life on Majuro in Words and Pictures, 1944-1945. Joseph T. Betlack, ed. N.p., 1945. 39 leaves, 29.9 x 22.5 cm, photos, ports. Smith: 9219. NDL (rebound).

Naval Air Combat Intelligence School, Quonset, Rhode Island

The Life and Times of the Air Combat Intelligence School. C. W. Mendell. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1946. 121 pp., dust jacket, blue hardcover with blue printing on white background, 23.5 x 15.9 cm, ports., roster. Private collection.

Naval Air Facility, Columbus, Ohio

Naval Air Facility, Columbus, Ohio. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., n.d. Army & Navy Publishing Co. List. No known copy location.

Naval Air Facility, Trenton, New Jersey

Test Flight, Mercer Field, Trenton, New Jersey (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 54 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and wing emblem, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

Naval Air Station, Alameda, California

U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 146 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and wings, 30.9 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports. NDL.

Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.

Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., n.d. Army & Navy Publishing Co. List. No known copy location.

Naval Air Station, Bunker Hill, Indiana

Pinfeather Anniversary Number, U.S. Naval Air Station, Bunker Hill, Indiana (cover). R. W. Ward, ed. N.p., July 1, 1943. 46 pp., heavy multicolor paper cover with service people saluting in front of control tower, 28.1 x 22 cm, photos, ports. PNAM.

Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas

The Year Book: U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1940-1941 (cover). Anon. Texas Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society, publisher. N.p., 1941. 102 pp., multicolor paper cover with white printing and view of administrative building, 30.3 x 22.8 cm, photos, ports. NDL, PNAM.

Naval Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York

Sky Anchors Aweigh. Cover: The NAS Beam: U.S. Naval Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York. Public relations staff. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 129 pp., dark blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 30.8 x 23.2 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu T. H.

U.S. Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu T. H.: Home for Fleet Air Wing Two, WW2. Private collection list. No known copy location.

Naval Air Station, Livermore, California

Naval Air Station, Livermore, California. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., n.d. Army & Navy Publishing Co. List. No known copy location.

Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 220 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing, wings, and embossed airplanes, 30.8 x 23.6 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL.

Naval Air Station, Norman, Oklahoma

The Smooth Log, Naval Air Station, Norman, Oklahoma (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 178 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and wings, 30.9 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. NDL, PNAM.

Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island

The Story of Quonset. Cover: U.S. Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I. Anon. Philadelphia: Campus Publishing Co. and Merin-Baliban Studios, [1945?]. 16 leaves, multicolor paper cover with four planes flying over control tower, 26.6 x 19.6 cm, photos. PNAM.

Naval Air Station, San Diego, California

U.S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1946?]. 213 pp., embossed blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 30.8 x 23.4 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

Naval Air Station, Squantum, Massachusetts

The U.S. Naval Air Station Squantum, Squantum, Massachusetts, 1923-1944 (cover). Anon. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., [1945?]. 63 pp., blue hardcover with gold printing and decoration, 30.8 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., roster. Private collection.

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Tennessee

A Visit to the Naval Air Technical Training Center. Cover: Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Memphis: We Keep 'em Flying. Anon. N.p., [1944?]. 24 leaves, blue softcover with dark blue printing and gold decoration, 21 x 27.9 cm, photos, ports. Private collection.

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma

We Keep 'Em Flying: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma (cover). Anon. Oklahoma City: Travel-Taylor Litho, [1943?]. 16 leaves, gray softcover with black printing and view of planes flying over airport, 21.8 x 28.3 cm, photos, ports. PNAM.

All Hands, published at Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, 1945. 150 pp., photos. No known copy location. Paul Gaudette Book List 90-167, December 1990.

Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma. Baton Rouge: Army & Navy Publishing Co., n.d. Army & Navy Publishing Co. List. No known copy location.

Naval Air Technical Training Command

Technicians' War: A Picture Story of Naval Air Technical Training Command (cover). Anon. Atlanta: Albert Love, [1945?]. 48 leaves, blue softcover with white printing and view of plane being loaded with bomb on a carrier deck, 30 x 22.8 cm, photos. No known copy location.

Naval Air Training Center, Pensacola, Florida

Story of the Naval Air Training Center, Pensacola, Florida: "The Annapolis of the Air." Anon. Ship's Service Department, publisher. N.p., February 1944. 44 pp., paper cover with photo and black printing, 22.5 x 15.3 cm, photos, ports. PNAM.

Naval Air Transport Service

Wings West: Naval Air Transport Service, Book of Original Photographs Prepared for J. W. Reeves, Jr., Rear Admiral, USN. Anon. N.p., [1946?]. 35 leaves, flexible cover with black and white printing over photo of plane and clouds, spiral binding, 30 x 22.5 cm, photos, ports. PNAM. This is not a true cruise book, but a souvenir book prepared (probably only one) for Rear Admiral Reeves.

Operation Lifeline: History and Development of the Naval Air Transport Service (title page for both editions). Cover of regular edition: Operation Lifeline: Naval Air Transport Service. Cover of limited edition: Naval Air Transport Service. James Lee. Photos by Joe Rosenthal and U.S. Navy. Chicago and New York: Ziff Davis Publishing Co., 1947. 171 pp., dust jacket, blue hardcover with gold printing, 31.1 x 23.3 cm, photos, ports., map. Dornbusch 1951 supp.: 1505. PNAM. In addition to the regular edition, 1,000 copies of a limited edition were issued and autographed by several naval dignitaries, including Secretary Forrestal and Admiral Nimitz. The PNAM copy is from the limited edition.