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The Resource Billy Mitchell : "stormy petrel of the air", Roger G. Miller, (electronic resource)

Billy Mitchell : "stormy petrel of the air", Roger G. Miller, (electronic resource)

Label
Billy Mitchell : "stormy petrel of the air"
Title
Billy Mitchell
Title remainder
"stormy petrel of the air"
Statement of responsibility
Roger G. Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A short but detailed biography of the prophet of American military Airpower: Billy Mitchell. On July 21, 1921, Brig. Gen. William 'Billy' Mitchell circled high above the rough surface of the Chesapeake Bay, exultant witness to an event he had orchestrated and produced. Shortly after noon, the mortally wounded, former-German battleship Ostfriesland began to roll, turning completely over, while air escaping from the huge hull gave sounds that some present interpreted as the sighs of a great beast dying. By one o'clock it was over, and Ostfriesland had slipped below the surface. It was not the sinking that was unique, however. Modern battleships had sunk before. They had been lost in storms and split their hulls on reefs and rocks. They had been hit by torpedoes, crushed by shell fire, and even sunk by mines and scuttling charges. But no battleship had ever gone to the bottom as the direct result of aerial bombs dropped from the fragile airplane, a new invention then barely eighteen years old. Disbelieving observers aboard the nearby U.S.S. Henderson were shocked, appalled, and dismayed as the Ostfriesland disappeared. Among the naval officers were some with tears in their eyes. But for the outspoken, flamboyant Billy Mitchell it was fulfillment and vindication. He had prophesied that aircraft could sink battleships; had fought for the trials that had just taken place; and had selected, organized, and trained the airmen who had accomplished their mission. Sinking the Ostfriesland was in many ways the summit of his military career, and Billy was not about to let anyone ignore his victory. Command pennant streaming from his aircraft, Mitchell paraded past the Henderson waving his wings, rubbing salt into a deep Navy wound
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Miller, Roger G.
Dewey number
358.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mitchell, William
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Billy Mitchell : "stormy petrel of the air", Roger G. Miller, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786252463
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11521410
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11521410
System control number
(MWT)MWT11521410
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Billy Mitchell : "stormy petrel of the air", Roger G. Miller, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781786252463
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11521410
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11521410
System control number
(MWT)MWT11521410
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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