The Grumman J2F Duck formed the backbone of America's over water utility squadrons from 1934 until beyond WWII, setting various aviation records during this service. A single-engine amphibious aircraft (also produced by Columbia Aircraft), the Duck saw service with the US Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Force, and Coast Guard in a variety of roles including, reconnaissance, air-sea rescue, scouting/observation, and more. This volume is profusely illustrated with scarce archival photographs from diverse collections, including previously unpublished images. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
David Doyle is a renowned expert on military vehicles and an award-winning author of over a hundred books. In 2015, he received the prestigious Bart Vanderveen Award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association for the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide.