Foto dell'editore

WORLD WAR ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER PIONEER

Guy Warner

5 valutazioni da Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1848842554 / ISBN 13: 9781848842557
Editore: Pen & Sword
Rilegato
Compra usato
Prezzo: EUR 33,53 Convertire valuta
Spedizione: EUR 9,07 Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A. Destinazione, tempi e costi
Aggiungere al carrello

Offerto da

The Military History Bookshop
Folkestone, Regno Unito

5 stelle

Libreria AbeBooks dal 21 febbraio 2002

Riguardo questo articolo

(Subject: Aviation - General) Jack McCleery, born in Belfast in 1898, joined the RNAS in 1916 as a Probationary Flight Officer. During the next ten months he completed his training, gaining his wings as a Sub-Lieutenant. In July 1917 he was posted to the new aircraft carrier HMS Furious, which would be based at Scapa Flow and Rosyth. He served in this ship until February 1919, flying Short 184 seaplanes and then Sopwith 1½ Strutters, also flying other types from various shore stations. He witnessed the world’s first carrier strike mission, the 1918 Tondern raid, and took part in more than a dozen sweeps into the North Sea and reconnaissance missions off the coast of Denmark. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848842557) (Pagination: 293pp, 60 b/w photos, map) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX. Codice inventario libreria 34941-01

Quantità: 1

Fare una domanda alla libreria

Dati bibliografici

Titolo: WORLD WAR ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER PIONEER

Casa editrice: Pen & Sword

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included

Descrizione articolo

Riassunto:

Jack McCleery was born in Belfast in 1898, the son of a mill owning family. He joined the RNAS in 1916 as a Probationary Flight Officer. During the next ten months he completed his training at Crystal Palace, Eastchurch, Cranwell, Frieston, Calshot and Isle of Grain, flying more than a dozen landplanes, seaplanes and flying boats, gaining his wings as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant. In July 1917 he was posted to the newly commissioning aircraft carrier HMS Furious, which would be based at Scapa Flow and Rosyth. He served in this ship until February 1919, flying Short 184 seaplanes and then Sopwith 1½ Strutters off the deck. He also flew a large number of other types during this time from shore stations at Turnhouse, East Fortune and Donibristle. He served with important and well-known naval airmen including Dunning, Rutland (of Jutland) and Bell Davies VC. He witnessed Dunning’s first successful landing on a carrier flying a Sopwith Pup in 1917 and his tragic death a few days later. He also witnessed the Tondern raid in 1918, the world’s first carrier strike mission. He took part in more than a dozen sweeps into the North Sea by elements of the Grand Fleet and Battle Cruiser Fleet. He carried out reconnaissance missions off the coast of Denmark, landing in the sea to be picked up by waiting destroyers. He witnessed the surrender of the High Seas Fleet. Promoted to Captain, he acted as temporary CO of F Squadron for a time postwar.

About the Author:

Guy Warner is a retired schoolteacher and former MOD civil servant, who grew up in Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland, attending Abbots Cross Primary School and Belfast High School before going to Leicester University and later Stranmillis College. He now lives in Greenisland, Co Antrim with his wife Lynda. He also has two grown up daughters and three grandchildren. He is the author of over twenty five books and booklets on aviation past and present and has written hundreds of articles for magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA. He also reviews books for several publications, gives talks to local history societies etc and has appeared on TV and radio programmes, discussing aspects of aviation history.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Descrizione libreria

Internet Mail Order specialist of Military History books. Used and new books covering all areas and periods. Early warfare to current conflicts, uniforms, medals, insignia, the development of tactics and intelligence.

Visita la pagina della libreria

Condizioni di vendita:

We accept all major credit and debit cards or cheques in £UK. Payments in other
currencies will be subject to conversion charges.We also accept payment through Paypal See our website for full terms and conditions.

Condizioni di spedizione:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Tutti i libri della libreria

Metodi di pagamento
accettati dalla libreria

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Assegno Contanti PayPal Assegno circolare Bonifico bancario