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Naval Aviation

Althoff, William. Sky Ships: A History of the Airship in the United States Navy. New York: Orion Books, 1990. 304 pp.

Armstrong, William J. " Aircraft Go to Sea: A Brief History of Aviation in the U.S. Navy." Aerospace Historian 25 (Summer/June 1978): 79-91.

-----. "United States Naval Aviation History: A Guide to the Sources." Aerospace Historian 27 (Summer/June 1980): 109-112.

Blackburn, Tom, with Eric Hammel. The Jolly Rogers. New York: Orion Books, 1989. 270 pp.

The story of Navy Fighting Squadron (VF) 17 in World War II.

Bonds, Ray. Modern Carriers. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988. 78 pp.

Coletta, Paolo E. Patrick N. L. Bellinger and U.S. Naval Aviation. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1987. 467 pp.

Condon, John P. U.S. Marine Corps Aviation. Edited by John M. Elliott. Vol. 5 of Commemorative Collection: 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Washington: GPO, 1986. 41 pp.

Francillion, Rene J. Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club U.S. Carrier Operations Off Vietnam. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1988. 214 pp.

Grossnick, Roy A., ed. Kite Balloons to Airships . . . the Navy's Lighter-than-Air Experience, Vol. 4 of Commemorative Collection: 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Washington: GPO, 1986. 78 pp.

Heiser, Wayne H. U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Aviation. Manhattan, Kans.: Sunflower University Press, 1991- .

Vol. 1, 1916-1942 chronology.

Hynes, Samuel L. Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator. New York: F. C. Beil; Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. 270 pp.

Layman, R. D. Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels (1849-1922). Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 128 pp.

-----. To Ascend From a Floating Base: Shipboard Aeronautics and Aviation, 1783-1914. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1979. 271 pp.

Lindley, John M. "Wings Over the Ocean." Naval Aviation News (August-November 1977, January 1978-December 1978).

A seventeen-part series.

Melhorn, Charles M. Two-Block Fox: The Rise of the Aircraft Carrier, 1911-1929. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1974. 181 pp.

Mersky, Peter B., ed. U.S. Naval Air Reserve. Vol. 3 of Commemorative Collection: 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Washington: GPO, 1986. 27 pp.

Messimer, Dwight R. In the Hands of Fate: The Story of Patrol Wing Ten, 8 December 1941 - 11 May 1942. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985. 350 pp.

Exploits of PBY pilots and their crews during World War II.

-----. No Margin for Error: The U.S. Navy's Transpacific Flight of 1925. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. 167 pp.

Miller, Nathan. The Naval Air War, 1939-1945. Annapolis: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1991. 212 pp.

Morrison, Wilbur H. Above and Beyond, 1941-1945. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. 314 pp.

The story of carrier air power as told by participants in the Pacific War.

-----. Wings Over the Seven Seas: The Story of Naval Aviation's Fight for Survival. So. Brunswick, N.J.: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1975. 267 pp.

The Naval Aviation Guide. Edited by Richard C. Knott. 4th ed. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985. 431 pp.

Naval Aviation News Staff, ed. Naval Aviation Training, Vol. 1 of Commemorative Collection: 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Washington: GPO, 1986. 56 pp

Paine, Ralph D. The First Yale Unit: A Story of Naval Aviation, 1916-1919. Cambridge, Mass.: Riverside, 1925. 2 vols.

Rausa, Rosario. The Blue Angels: An Illustrated History. Baton Rouge, La.: Moran, 1979. 92 pp.

-----. Gold Wings, Blue Sea: A Naval Aviator's Story. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1980. 200 pp.

-----, ed. Pistons to Jets, Vol. 2 of Commemorative Collection: 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Washington: GPO, 1986. 36 pp.

Reynolds, Clark G. Admiral John H. Towers: The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 676 pp.

-----. The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy. Huntington, N.Y.: Robert E. Krieger, 1978. 502 pp.

A reprint with corrections and a new preface of the original edition published in 1968 by McGraw-Hill.

-----. The Fighting Lady: The New Yorktown in the Pacific Way. Missoula, Mont.: 1986. 355 pp.

-----. "Writing on Naval Flying." Aerospace Historian 31 (Spring/March 1984): 21-29.

A bibliographical essay.

Roscoe, Theodore. On the Seas and in the Skies: A History of the U.S. Navy's Air Power. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1970. 690 pp.

Shipman, Richard. Wings at the Ready: 75 Years of the Naval Air Reserve. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. 191 pp.

Smith, Peter C. The History of Dive Bombing. Annapolis: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1982. 253 pp.

Smith, Richard K. First Across! The U.S. Navy's Transatlantic Flight of 1919. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1973. 279 pp.

Toliver, Raymond F., and Trevor J. Constable. Fighter Aces of the U.S.A. Fallbrook, Calif.: Aero Publishers, 1979. 400 pp.

Trimble, William F. Wings for the Navy: A History of the Naval Aircraft Factory, 1917-1956. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. 413 pp.

Turnbull, Archibald D., and Clifford L. Lord. History of United States Naval Aviation. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1949. 345 pp.

United States Naval Aviation, 1910-1980. 3d ed. Prepared at the Direction of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) and the Commander Naval Air Systems Command. Washington: GPO, 1981. 547 pp.

A chronology of naval aviation.

Van Deurs, George. Wings for the Fleet: A Narrative of Naval Aviation's Early Development, 1910-1916. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1966. 175 pp.

Van Wyen, Adrian O. Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington: GPO, 1969. 90 pp.

-----. The Aeronautical Board, 1916-1947. Washington: GPO, 1947. 74 pp.

Prepared by the History Unit, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air).

Winton, John [pseud.]. Air Power at Sea, 1939-45. New York: Crowell, 1977. 187 pp. 

Published: Mon May 12 14:49:25 EDT 2014