Refine search resultsSkip to search results
Munchen [Munich]: Dornier GmbH, 1983. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. 214 pages. Illustrations. Aircraft Type Index. Text is in German and English. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in Friedrichshafen in 1914 by Claude Dornier. The company produced many designs for both the civil and military markets. Dornier was well known between the two world wars as a manufacturer of large, all-metal flying boats and of land-based airliners. The record-breaking 1924 Wal was used on many long distance flights and the Do X set records for its immense size and weight. Dornier's airliners, including the Komet and Merkur that were used by Luft Hansa and other European carriers during the 1920s and early 30s. Dornier built its aircraft outside Germany during much of this period due to the restrictions placed on German aircraft manufacturers by the Treaty of Versailles. Once the Nazi government came to power and abandoned the treaty's restrictions, Dornier resumed production in Germany.
Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company [A Giniger Book], 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 447,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Walter J. Boyne (born 1929) is a retired United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He is a former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a former Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association. In May 1951 Boyne entered the U.S. Air Force's Aviation Cadet program. On December 19, 1952 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Boyne flew the B-50 Superfortress as a member of the 330th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Wing. Boyne also flew the B-47 Stratojet for several years. Boyne was a nuclear test pilot with the 4925th Nuclear Test Group at Kirtland Air Force Base. Boyne served during the Vietnam War as commander of the 635th Services Squadron at U-Tapao Royal Thai Air Base where he flew 120 combat hours as a C-47 Skytrain instructor pilot. Colonel Boyne retired from the Air Force on June 1, 1974 with more than 5,000 hours in various military aircraft.