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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest Volume 3


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Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest Volume 3 by David L McCurry
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Merriam Press Aviation History Series First Edition 2017 In the past decade, the role of aircraft wreck hunting as a hobby has changed more toward protecting crash sites as memorials, honoring those whom were lost, bringing closure to families, and placing memorial plaques in honor of those who were lost in these tragic accidents. For those of us who are offspring from the World War II generation, we feel an ever stronger sense of respect in honoring those that gave their lives for such a great cause. There is a strong sense of responsibility for us in keeping their names alive, and maybe it might be that we are the last real link to them. As youngsters we witnessed the war heroes that received a lot of attention especially those involved in the flying world, but it was sad to think of the aircrews that were lost states-wide whose names were never known. They never had a chance to fight a war, but they were just as much a hero as anyone else. Just think of where they might have gone in life. Contents: Chapter 1: Grand Coulee P-63A Kingcobra Chapter 2: Feathered Engine: A B-24's Failed Go Around Chapter 3: "Tommy's Tigator" Chapter 4: United Flight 173: Portland Oregon Chapter 5: Missing F4F Wildcats Found Chapter 6: Mid-Air Over The Olympics Chapter 7: General Aviation and Unidentified Sites Chapter 8: "Dutch Roll" Sheds Engines From Boeing 707 Jetliner Chapter 9: "Firewood One" Chapter 10: B-47E Refueling Technique Turns Night Mission Into Disaster Chapter 11: "Article 123" The Cover Up Chapter 12: Speed Brakes: A Fatal Consequence to a Sabre Jet Forced Landing Chapter 13: High Altitude Stall Downs P-47D Thunderbolt Chapter 14: Controlled Flight Into Terrain Chapter 15: Failure of Engine Turbine Wheel Severs Aft Fuselage from F-86D Sabre Chapter 16: Mid-Air Break-Up: The Touchet B-24 Tragedy Chapter 17: Broken Connecting Rod Ends Airacobra Night Flight Chapter 18: The Salish Peak F-89s Chapter 19: Ejection From F-86 Sabre Jet Conforms With Fire Warning Light Chapter 20: Echelon Formation Creates Airacobra Collision Chapter 21: Blackbird's Night Training Mission Goes Awry Chapter 22: Mystery Solved: Super Sabre Found Hundreds Of Miles Off Course Chapter 23: Inclement Weather: A Trap for a Vultee BT-13 Chapter 24: Snow Storm Dooms B-25 On Mt. Timpanogos Chapter 25: Phantom Jet Disappears On Routine Training Mission Chapter 26: Regina Airlines DC-3: Attempt at VFR Flight Proves Fatal Chapter 27: The Dakota Crewmen of Sulphur Mountain Chapter 28: In Weather Over Mountains And Out Of Gas Appendix I: Washington State Crash Locator List Appendix II: Oregon Crash Locator List Appendix III: Idaho Crash Locator List Bibliography and Suggested Reading 36 B&W and 313 color photos
Release date NZ
April 15th, 2017
With Cye Laramie
Illustrations, color
Merriam Press
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