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The Resource The stars were big and bright : the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II, by Thomas E. Alexander

The stars were big and bright : the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II, by Thomas E. Alexander

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The stars were big and bright : the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II
Title
The stars were big and bright
Title remainder
the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas E. Alexander
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Stars Were Big and Bright, Volume I, Thomas Alexander has created a concise and colorful portrait of Texas during World War II and illustrated how the coming of thousands of strangers in military uniforms forever changed the faces of eight towns and cities across the Lone Star State. Based on extensive on-site research, rich anecdotal material, and personal interviews, the book briefly describes each community, establishing each location's pre-war condition, then analyzes the permanent social and economic impact each wartime airfield had on its host community.
  • For this second volume of his critically acclaimed and award-winning study of World War II airfields, the author has extensively researched eleven more of the sixty-five bases that were located in Texas. Included are chapters on military air installations near Pampa, Hondo, Del Rio, Midland, Marfa, El Paso, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Austin, Big Spring, and Houston. The book provides both a compelling and fascinating view of life on the Texas home front during the war, and serves as a much needed reference guide to the once mighty airfields that have been for the most part abandoned and forgotten. It also serves as a tribute to the thousands of men and women in uniform who came to the Lone Star State to learn the skills of war nearly sixty years ago.
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DLC
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.A783 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The stars were big and bright : the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II, by Thomas E. Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
41347057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v. <1-2>
Isbn
9781571683236
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
99029958
Note
Library's copy 2 (v.1-2) (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). v.2 signed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The stars were big and bright : the United States Army Air Forces and Texas during World War II, by Thomas E. Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
41347057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
v. <1-2>
Isbn
9781571683236
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
99029958
Note
Library's copy 2 (v.1-2) (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). v.2 signed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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