Richard K. Smith

Richard K. Smith received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Airships Akron and Macon: Flying Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy, the award-winning First Across! The U.S. Navy’s Transatlantic Flight of 1919 and numerous articles on the history of aeronautics. He died before completing the manuscript of Five Down, No Glory.

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Five Down, No Glory
Cargill R. Hall, author of Five Down, No Glory is the recipient of the 2012 Air Force Historical... Read More
First Across
First Across is the exciting story of the first transatlantic flight. The flight, made in 1919,... Read More
The Airships Akron and Macon
Richard K. Smith was curious about the big rigid airships of the 1920s and 1930s. He wondered why... Read More
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