Battle of Kansas

Battle of Kansas

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Kansas (also known as the "Battle of Wichita" was the nickname given to a project to build, modify and deliver large quantities of the world's most advanced bomber to the front-lines in the Pacific. The battle began as the first B-29 Superfortresses rolled off the production lines of the massive new Boeing factory on the prairies near Wichita, Kansas. In early 1941 the Boeing Wichita factory (which was intended to become one of the main assembly plants for "Project 345") was building PT-13D & N2S-5 "Kaydet" biplane trainers for the USAAF and the USN respectively, as well as B-17 control surfaces: the plant needed massive expansion to build the new bomber. On June 24, 1941, new ground was broken for what was to become "Plant II," which was to be completed in January 1943. New equipment was already being installed by Boeing six months before final completion. Also needed was a whole army of factory workers: people were recruited from all over Kansas and neighboring states.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136757184
  • 9786136757186