In this book, retired U.S. Coast Guard aviator Capt. Robert Workman presents, for the first time, a complete picture of naval aviation's rapid development between 1911 and 1938. Based on extensive research into the Coast Guard's aviation heritage, Workman's balanced account of the ear... ly years of naval aviation credits the Coast Guardsmen with important contributions to the combined efforts of the sea services, highlighting their creativity, skill, and determination. Workman pays particular attention to the development of the float plane and flying boat, and examines why the latter was considered exceptionally seaworthy and reliable. The Naval Institute Press is pleased to offer this important book in a paperback edition.
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