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B-25
The North American B-25 Mitchell
North American B-25 Mitchell
is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation
North American Aviation
(NAA). The design was named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation
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Indochina
Mainland Southeast Asia
Asia
(or the Indochinese Peninsula) is the continental portion of Southeast Asia. It lies east of the Indian subcontinent and south of China
China
and is bordered by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
to the west and the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the east. It includes the countries of Myanmar
Myanmar
(Burma), Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Vietnam. The term Indochina
Indochina
(originally Indo-China) was coined in the early nineteenth century. It emphasizes the cultural influence on the area of Indian civilization
Indian civilization
and Chinese civilization
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Island Hopping Campaign
Leapfrogging, also known as island hopping, was a military strategy employed by the Allies in the Pacific War
Pacific War
against Japan
Japan
and the Axis powers during World War II. The idea was to bypass heavily fortified Japanese positions and instead concentrate the limited Allied resources on strategically important islands that were not well defended but capable of supporting the drive to the main islands of Japan.[1]Contents1 Background 2 Rationale and use 3 Advantages 4 Ignoring the principle 5 See also 6 References 7 BibliographyBackground[edit] By the late 19th century, the U.S. had several interests in the western Pacific to defend; namely, access to the Chinese market, and its colonies – the Philippines
Philippines
and Guam
Guam
– which the U.S. had gained as a result of the Spanish–American War
Spanish–American War
(1898)
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Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands
Aleutian Islands
(Aleut: Tanam Unangaa, literally "Land of the Aleuts"; pronounced (/əˈluːʃən/;[2][3] possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island") are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska
Alaska
and the Russian federal subject of Kamchatka Krai.[1] They form part of the Aleutian Arc
Aleutian Arc
in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 km2) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska
Alaska
Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula
Kamchatka Peninsula
in Russia, and mark a dividing line between the Bering Sea
Bering Sea
to the north and the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the south
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Pacific War
Allied victoryEnd of World War II Fall of the Japanese Empire Continuation of the Chinese Civil War 1951 Treaty of San Francisco Substantial weakening of European colonial powers and the gradual decolonization of AsiaTerritorial changesAllied occupation of JapanRemoval of all Japanese troops occupying parts of the Republic of China and the retrocession of Taiwan to China Liberation of Korea and Manchuria
Manchuria
from Japanese rule, followed by the division of Korea Cession of all Japanese-held islands in the Central
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Formosa
Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa,[b] is an island in East Asia; located some 180 kilometres (112 miles) off the southeastern coast of mainland China
China
across the Taiwan
Taiwan
Strait. It has an area of 35,883 km2 (13,855 sq mi) and spans the Tropic of Cancer. The East China
China
Sea lies to the north, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
to the east, the Luzon Strait
Luzon Strait
directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest
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Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham
Birmingham
(/ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama.[4] Birmingham
Birmingham
is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area
had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama
Alabama
and 49th-most populous in the United States
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Kyushu
Kyushu
Kyushu
(九州, Kyūshū, literally "Nine Provinces"; Japanese: [kʲɯːꜜɕɯː]) is the third largest island of Japan
Japan
and most southwesterly of its four main islands.[2] Its alternative ancient names include Kyūkoku (九国, "Nine Provinces"), Chinzei (鎮西, "West of the Pacified Area"), and Tsukushi-no-shima (筑紫島, "Island of Tsukushi"). The historical regional name Saikaidō
Saikaidō
(西海道, lit
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Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas
Kansas
City
City
is the third-largest city in the State of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
metropolitan area.[1] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
is abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri, after which it is named.[5][6] It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville
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Gull Wing
The gull wing is an aircraft wing configuration with a prominent bend in the wing inner section towards the wing root. Its name is derived from the seabirds which it resembles. It has been incorporated in aircraft for many reasons.Contents1 Sailplanes 2 Seaplanes 3 Landplanes 4 Inverted gull wing 5 References 6 External linksSailplanes[edit] The gull wing was first seen on a glider when the Weltensegler
Weltensegler
flew in 1921. Its wings were externally braced and featured swept-back wingtips. After the aircraft broke up, killing its pilot, the design feature stayed out of popular use. The gull wing made a resurgence in 1930 with Alexander Lippisch's record-breaking Fafnir. Lippisch used the configuration for its increased wingtip clearance and the ill-founded belief it improved stability in turns. However, studies have shown that normal gull wing configurations have significantly less severe and more easily recoverable stalls
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Dihedral (aircraft)
Dihedral angle
Dihedral angle
is the upward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed-wing aircraft. "Anhedral angle" is the name given to negative dihedral angle, that is, when there is a downward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed-wing aircraft.Schematic of dihedral and anhedral angle of an aircraft wing Dihedral angle
Dihedral angle
(or anhedral angle) has a strong influence on dihedral effect, which is named after it. Dihedral effect is the amount of roll moment produced per degree (or radian) of sideslip. Dihedral effect is a critical factor in the stability of an aircraft about the roll axis (the spiral mode). It is also pertinent to the nature of an aircraft's Dutch roll
Dutch roll
oscillation and to maneuverability about the roll axis.Measuring the dihedral angleLongitudinal dihedral is a comparatively obscure term related to the pitch axis of an airplane
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Saipan
Saipan
Saipan
/saɪˈpæn/ is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States
United States
in the western Pacific Ocean. According to the 2010 United States
United States
Census, Saipan's population was 48,220. The Commonwealth's center of government is located in the village of Capitol Hill on the island. Since the entire island is organized as a single municipality, most publications term Saipan
Saipan
as the Commonwealth's capital. The current Mayor of Saipan
Saipan
is David M
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GUAM
Guam
Guam
(/ˈɡwɑːm/ ( listen); Chamorro: Guåhån [ˈɡʷɑhɑn]) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States
United States
in Micronesia
Micronesia
in the western Pacific Ocean.[4][5] The capital city of Guam
Guam
is Hagåtña
Hagåtña
and the most populous city is Dededo. The inhabitants of Guam
Guam
are called Guamanians, and they are American citizens by birth. Indigenous Guamanians are the Chamorros, who are related to other Austronesian natives to the west in the Philippines
Philippines
and Taiwan. In 2016, 162,742 people resided on Guam. Guam
Guam
has an area of 210 square miles (540 km2) and a population density of 775 per square mile (299/km2)
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Douglas Aircraft Company
The Douglas Aircraft
Aircraft
Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California. It was founded in 1921 by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. and later merged with McDonnell Aircraft
McDonnell Aircraft
in 1967 to form McDonnell Douglas. Douglas Aircraft
Aircraft
Company largely operated as a division of McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas
(MD) after the company mergers
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Martin Model 167F
The Martin Model 167 was an American-designed medium bomber that first flew in 1939. It saw action in World War II
World War II
with France
France
and the United Kingdom, where the latter named it the Maryland.Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history2.1 French service 2.2 British service3 Operators 4 Specifications (Maryland Mk I) 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDesign and development[edit]Martin XA-22, 13 April 1939.In response to a United States
United States
Army Air Corps light bomber requirement issued in 1938, the Glenn L. Martin Company
Glenn L. Martin Company
produced their Model 167, which was given the official designation XA-22
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Battle Of Imphal
British Empire British India Empire of Japan Azad HindCommanders and leaders William Slim Geoffrey Scoones Jack Baldwin Masakasu Kawabe Renya Mutaguchi S.C
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