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by: Indiana Sports History Llc
25 Greatest sports stories in the history of Indiana
Mt Pub Company Inc, 2016
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by: Hartwig, Quentin L.
Bendix Field : the history of an airport and legendary pilot Homer Stockert /
Schiffer Publishing, [2014]
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View DescriptionStoried pilot Homer Stockert, born in Churubusco, Indiana, won air races in Fort Wayne in the 1920s, earning him legendary fame while only in his twenties. In 1933, he established the Stockert Flying Service at Bendix Field, South Bend, Indiana, an airport built by entrepreneur Vincent Bendix. After serving as a test pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft in Evansville, Indiana, during World War II, Stockert returned to Bendix Field to expand his flying service with his business-savvy wife, Dora. Stockert led a successful life of leadership in private aviation until his death in 1971.

by: Haston, Kirk
Days of Knight: How the general changed my life
Indiana University Press (Ips), 2016
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by: Boomhower, Ray E.,
Dispatches from the Pacific : the World War II reporting of Robert L. Sherrod /

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Monroe County : everyday life in Indiana /

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View Description“Monroe County: Everyday Life in Indiana showcases the transformations time has delivered to Monroe County since it was established in 1818. Nestled amidst the wooded rolling hills of south-central Indiana, Monroe County has seen tremendous changes in transportation, education, modes of entertainment, foodways and approaches to childhood. This book stages this gradual yet astonishing transformation through depictions of the everyday life in Monroe County’s residents in more than 275 never-before-published photographs. These captivating images reveal how residents grew up, worked, traveled, and played in Monroe County through the decades and how the community developed and thrived despite wars, depressions, and other turbulent times.” — From cover.

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