A Friendly Invasion : The American Military in Newfoundland 1940-1990. FirstEdition in dustjacket.

By: CARDOULIS, John N.

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CARDOULIS, John N. A Friendly Invasion : The American Military in Newfoundland 1940-1990. (St. John's, Newfoundland) : Breakwater, (1990). First Printing. Pp (6),7-224. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

"Nineteen ninety marks the fiftieth anniversary of the American military presence in Newfoundland and Labrador. In this spectacular review, the author describes the highlights of each major U.S. base and other installations from 1940 to 1990. Vintage photographs and documents illustrate the importance and significance of events during this period and leave the reader with the full realization of the miiltary importance placed on Newfoundland and Labrador during the past five decades.

During the years of the Second World War, over 750,000 American servicemen passed through the many U.S. bases and installations; over 100,000 were stationed here for a number of years; over 25,000 married Newfoundland women. While many papers have been written on the social and economic effects the Americans had on the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, this is the first factual story of fifty years of change in Newfoundland's history. The accomplishments and achievements by the American forces, and the benefits to Newfoundlanders as a result of their presence, are described and illustrated." - from the dust jacket.

Contents:
1. Where It All Began;
2. Argentia Naval Air Station;
3. Fort Pepperrell;
4. Gander Airfield;
5. Harmon Field, Stephenville;
6. Fort McAndrew;
7. US Army Repeater and Direction Finding Stations; 8. Goose Air Base, Labrador;
9. Radar and Aircraft Control and Warning Stations;
10. Miscellaneous Major US Military Disasters;
11. Memorable Events with the Americans.

With the following appendices:
A. US Military Locations in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1940-1990;
B. Chronological History of Argentia Naval Air Station;
C. Chronological History of Fort Pepperrell, St. John's;
D. Chronological History of US Army Infantry Locations;
E. Chronological History of US Army Coast Artillery Locations;
F. US Spending in Newfoundland;
G. Base Commanders, 1941-1961;
H. US Military Personnel Strength;
I. Chronological History of Gander Air Base;
J. Chronological History of Ernest Harmon Air Foprce Base;
K. Chronological History of Fort McAndrew;
L. Chronological History of US Army Signal Corps;
M. US Army Long Line System;
N. Chronological History of Goose Bay Air Force Base;
O. Chronological History of Radar and AC&W Stations.

Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

Title: A Friendly Invasion : The American Military in Newfoundland 1940-1990. FirstEdition in dustjacket.

Author Name: CARDOULIS, John N.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Breakwater, St. John's, 1990, ISBN:0920911854: 1990

ISBN Number: 0920911854

ISBN Number 13: 9780920911853

Seller ID: 12241

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND UNITED STATES MILITARY CANADA WW2 WARTIME ARMY NAVY USN AMERICAN CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORY,