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During World War II, Los Angeles was the ultimate boom town. By the end of the war, the L.A. area had produced 17 percent of all of America's war needs. North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), operating out of their main Inglewood, California, plant, which is south of and adjacent to the city, was a key player in that work. From 1938 to 1944, NAA built over 40,000 aircraft, more than any other company in the United States. The bulk of them were of three iconic types designed by NAA: the P-51 Mustang, arguably the best fighter of WWII; B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which saw worldwide combat; and two-seat military pilot trainers, such as the AT-6 Texan. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable time in aviation history, when American businesses helped fund the arsenal of democracy that helped defeat the Axis powers. Warbird Factory tells this story with over 200 photographs, many of which come directly from the NAA/Boeing archives, where they have resided since WWII.
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Baker County Library 940.544973 .F852w 2015 (Text) 37814003096626 NON-FICTION - OVERSIZE Book None 05/10/2017 Available -

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  • ISBN: 0760348162
  • ISBN: 9780760348161
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Incorporated, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-221) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Genesis of North American Aviation -- Dutch -- War at hand -- Trainers and training -- B-25 Mitchell medium bomber -- Strike -- Working on the Sunshine Assembly Line -- The P-51 Mustang -- B-25 on steroids: The short life of NA-98X -- Eisenhower's B-25 -- Transition to Cold War -- Appendixes.
Summary, etc.: During World War II, Los Angeles was the ultimate boom town. By the end of the war, the L.A. area had produced 17 percent of all of America's war needs. North American Aviation, Inc. (NAA), operating out of their main Inglewood, California, plant, which is south of and adjacent to the city, was a key player in that work. From 1938 to 1944, NAA built over 40,000 aircraft, more than any other company in the United States. The bulk of them were of three iconic types designed by NAA: the P-51 Mustang, arguably the best fighter of WWII; B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which saw worldwide combat; and two-seat military pilot trainers, such as the AT-6 Texan. This is a fascinating story of a remarkable time in aviation history, when American businesses helped fund the arsenal of democracy that helped defeat the Axis powers. Warbird Factory tells this story with over 200 photographs, many of which come directly from the NAA/Boeing archives, where they have resided since WWII.
Subject: Kindelberger, James Howard 1895-1962
North American Aviation History
Airplane factories California Inglewood History 20th century
Mitchell (Bomber) Design and construction History
Aircraft industry California Inglewood History 20th century
Aircraft industry United States History 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 Economic aspects United States
World War, 1939-1945 California Inglewood
Inglewood (Calif.) Economic conditions
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