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By James K. Libbey

ISBN-10: 1612341799

ISBN-13: 9781612341798

Today, air strength is an important component to the U.S. military. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the search for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made a lot of it possible.

Graduating from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy at first of global warfare I, de Seversky misplaced a leg in his first strive against venture. He nonetheless shot down 13 German planes and have become the empire's such a lot embellished wrestle naval pilot.

While serving as a naval attache within the usa in 1918, de Seversky elected to flee the Bolshevik Revolution and provided his prone as a pilot and consulting engineer to the U.S. struggle division. He proved creative either within the know-how of complicated army plane and within the technique of workout air energy. He labored for famed aviation suggest Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, who inspired the naturalized citizen to patent his innovations, equivalent to an in-flight refueling process and a gyroscopically synchronized bombsight. His artistic spirit then spurred him to layout and manufacture complicated army aircraft.

When international struggle II broke out in Europe, de Seversky grew to become America's best-known thinker, prophet, and suggest for air strength, even serving as an adviser to the executive of employees of the U.S. Air strength. The spotlight of his existence happened in 1970 whilst the Aviation corridor of popularity enshrined de Seversky for "his achievements as a pilot, aeronautical engineer, inventor, industrialist, writer, strategist, advisor, and medical advances in plane layout and aerospace technology."

This e-book will entice readers with a distinct curiosity in army background and to an individual who desires to study extra approximately American air power's most crucial figures.

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