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General Information

Name:  Roy M Stanley II  

Pen Name: Colonel Roy M Stanley II


Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Until leaving for college, Stanley lived in Western Springs, Illinois and went to Lyons Towship High School in LaGrange, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Colonel Roy M. Stanley II served in the USAF Intelligence for 27 years, holding positions on the Air Staff, in Pacific Air Forces, the Strategic Air Command, and with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, and two in Japan.

Published Works

  • WWII Photo Intelligence, Scribner, 1981
  • Prelude to Pearl Harbor, Scribner, 1982
  • To Fool A Glass Eye, Camouflage Versus Photoreconnaissance in WWII, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1998
  • ''Asia from Above: The 67TH Reconnaissance Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan, July 1957 TO March 1971, Author House, 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

World War II photo intelligence /
ISBN: 0684170167. OCLC Number:

Charles Scribner's Sons,. New York :. ©1981.

Prelude to Pearl Harbor /
ISBN: 0684176661. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©1982.

To fool a glass eye :
ISBN: 1560985682. OCLC Number:

Smithsonian Institution Press,. Washington, D.C. :. 1998.

Military adversaries have always spied on one another, but during World War II aerial surveillance was conducted on a scale unimagined in previous wars. On all sides in the European and Pacific theaters, high-flying reconnaissance planes equipped with automatic cameras flew far behind enemy lines, returning with images that revealed to trained photo interpreters a wide range of military and civilian activities that were shaping the course of the war. Trying to keep pace with the increasing sophistication of aerial photography and its interpretation, military forces on the ground adopted an array of "passive defenses" to hide their installations and equipment from the camera's glass eye.

Asia from above :
ISBN: 1420834894. OCLC Number:

AuthorHouse,. [Bloomington, Ind.] :. 2006.



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