Saturday, June 22, 2019

Count De Seversky

After emigrating from Russia to the US after the Russian Revolution, Count Alexander De Seversky formed an aircraft company on Long Island NY. 
After he was ousted from the company in 1939 because the company wasn't profitable, he wrote the book Victory Through Air Power, a book on strategic use of aircraft in warfare which occupied the New York Times Bestseller list for 4 weeks in 1942. The book was controversial and influential at the time and is still an ok read.
 The Seversky Aircraft company was reorganized as the Republic Aviation Corporation, best known for the P-47 Thunderbolt.  

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