Where Eagles Land: Planning and Development of U.S. Army Airfields, 1910-1941

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ILLUSTRATIONS

FIGURES
1. Allowable Safe Climbing Ratios3
2. Growth of Aircraft, 1911-19425
3. Take-off and Landing Roll for Typical Aircraft, 1911-19426
4. Distance Required to Clear Fifty-foot Obstacle6
5. Authorized and Actual Strengths of Air Service and Air Corps, 1920-193812
6. Chart Nos. 1 and 2 From Manual for Construction Engineers on Preparation of Air Field Sites136

PHOTOS
1. March Field, Riverside, California, World War I Period, Typical Linear Design7
2. March Field After Reconstruction, 19389
3. Randolph Field, Texas, Circular Design of Late 1920s10
4. Overland Building, St. Paul, Minnesota, HQ for Signal Corps Mechanics School, 191846
5. Abandoned Construction, Chapman Field, Florida, 191952

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - A Solid Footing 1
  • 2 - Plans, Parade Grounds, and Politics 15
  • 3 - The First Test 35
  • 4 - The Lean Years 53
  • 5 - A New Beginning 73
  • 6 - Plans, Politics, and Air Bases 93
  • 7 - Air Bases, Plans, and Preparations 115
  • 8 - Planning for the Future 139
  • Notes 143
  • Selected Bibliography 183
  • Index 209
  • About the Author 221
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