Bunker Hill and Grissom Air Force Base

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As the US Navy recovered from the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the aircraft carrier earned a place alongside the battleship, and the Navy grew its air force. Pilots were needed as fast as American industry could build airplanes, and Indiana became the home of a naval air-training center. After fascism's defeat with the end of World War II, a potentially more deadly Cold War brought the need for a deterrent force capable of surviving a nuclear attack and then completely destroying the enemy. A vital part of that force moved into the old Hoosier Navy Base in 1954. For more than three decades, Bunker Hill and Grissom airmen stood on the forward wall of America's freedom. Images of Aviation: Bunker Hill and Grissom Air Force Base tells their story through an amazing collection of declassified US Air Force photographs.
ISBN: 9781467115087
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Retired Air Force colonel Alan Dugard, a former 305th B-58 Hustler pilot and SAC wing commander, is the author of When the Wolf Rises, a personal account of the 1972 Linebacker bombing raids over North Vietnam. Tom Kelley, a veteran of the 305th Air Refueling Wing, is the author of Guardmount, a thriller set at 1970s Grissom Air Force Base, and Images of America: Howard County Law Enforcement.
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