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The Carlsbad of America

The Carlsbad of America

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is the battered title page of a pamphlet about Mineral Wells, calling it "The Carlsbad of America." It gives the property valuation (ending in 1905), and the population of the city (also ending in 1905). A colophon at the bottom of the pamphlet remarks "Texas An Empire---A nation within a Nation." The pamphlet reports itself as the work of the Index Printing Company.
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Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

Date: January 1970
Creator: Turgeon; Sukalski; Burdick, R. L. & McKinney, S. A.
Description: This booklet gives an overview of thunderstorms as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes information about "Factors necessary for thunderstorm formation, structures, types and dangers of thunderstorms, [and] flight techniques." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Surface Weather Map

Surface Weather Map

Date: June 1969
Creator: Randall; Turgeon & Randall
Description: This booklet gives an overview of surface weather maps as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes information about "Surface Weather Map, interpretation of data from plotted station models, [and] analysis of maps to include pressure centers and fronts" as well as the "Use of map for flight planning." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Atmosphere and Temperature

Atmosphere and Temperature

Date: January 1971
Creator: Christy, J. J.
Description: This booklet gives an overview of atmosphere and temperature as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes information about "Pressure scale measurement, isobars, forces that affect winds, high and low pressure systems and associate weather[-]formation prevailing wind belts." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Unit History of 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion [ From] 1 January 1956 to 29 February 1956

Unit History of 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion [ From] 1 January 1956 to 29 February 1956

Date: March 1956
Creator: Myers, William L. & Allison, A. G.
Description: This document gives a narrative of the activities of the 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion, as they prepared to leave one station (England Air Force Base, Louisiana) for their new headquarters at Wolters Air Force Base in Texas. There is a description of their drills, inspections, and preparations as well as an appendix with the original movement orders. The motto beneath the shield translates: "We build a nest."
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Frontal Weather

Frontal Weather

Date: February 1970
Creator: Simmons, Jerry A. & Maerk, Al
Description: This booklet gives an overview of frontal weather as it relates to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes a "Discussion of frontal weather systems to include identification, characteristics and flight techniques to be used when penetrating a given frontal system." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Weather Depiction Chart

Weather Depiction Chart

Date: May 1970
Creator: Garza, J.; Turgeon, A; Sukalski & Maerk, Allen E.
Description: This booklet gives an overview of weather depiction charts as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes, it includes information on "The ceiling and visibility at specific locations and the areas of IFR and VFR weather conditions." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Moisture and Clouds

Moisture and Clouds

Date: June 1971
Creator: Christy, J. J.
Description: This booklet gives an overview of moisture and cloud formations as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes information about "Cloud formation, international classification, abbreviations, and symbols" as well as "General flight conditions associated with stratiform and cumuliform clouds." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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Teletype Sequence Reports

Teletype Sequence Reports

Date: January 1970
Creator: Christy; Myers; Sukalski; Randall, Guy & Maerk, A. E.
Description: This booklet gives an overview of teletype sequence reports as they relate to aviation. According to the scope notes on the title page, it includes "A complete explanation of the symbols and abbreviations used in teletype sequence reports." The text also has self-evaluation questions printed throughout, with the answers printed on the last page.
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[Firing and Deflection Conversion Tables]

[Firing and Deflection Conversion Tables]

Date: November 1, 1940
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Dept.
Description: This document (FT 81 B3, abridged) consists of two pages, each with a separate table. The first table is a chart that shows range and elevation for firing particular mortar shells. The second page includes a chart with range and deflection (presumably for the same kind of shells), as well as notes which give additional instructions. The significance of the notation "CW 41-46 (11)" in the upper right-hand corner remains unknown.
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