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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David R. McLaren  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Springfield, Illinois

-- David R. McLaren on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

David lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

David R. McLaren is a retired air traffic controller.

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Titles At Your Library

Black widow: The story of the Northrop P-61
ISBN: 0934575118

ViP Pub., Inc. 1993

Lockheed F-94 Starfire: A Photo Chronicle
ISBN: 0887404510

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 1993

The first U.S. night/all-weather fighter aircraft is chronicled, as is its use by Air Defense Command, Continental Air Command, Alaska and others.

Beware the Thunderbolt!: The 56th Fighter Group in World War II
ISBN: 0887406602

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 1994

With names like Zemke, Schilling, Gabreski, Mahurin and Johnson, the 56th Fighter Group was, and still is, one of the legendary fighter units of World War II.BEWARE THE THUNDERBOLT ( the apt official motto of the 56th) is the story of the 56th Fighter Gr

Northrop F-89 Scorpion: A Photo Chronicle (Schiffer Military History)
ISBN: 0764300652

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 2004

Detailed developmental and operational history of the first USAF dedicated all-weather, jet-powered interceptor. It also features the colorful paint schemes applied to F-89s, which should appeal to both modelers and historians.

Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star: A Photo Chronicle (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
ISBN: 0887409075

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 2004

The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star was the first American operational jet fighter. David McLaren's new book chronicles the development and early trials of the aircraft during Lockheed's groundbreaking attempts to create a viable jet fighter, in a period

Republic F-84: Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, & Thunderflash/A Photo Chronicle (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
ISBN: 0764304445

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 1998

The Republic Aviation Corporation F-84 series, the Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, and Thunderflash was the United States Air Forces first Post World War II jet fighter. As a somewhat sad result of this, it has been ignored by most aviation historians and afi

Mustangs Over Korea: The North American F-51 at War 1950-1953 (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
ISBN: 0764307215

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.. 1999

Mustangs Over Korea is a documentary history of one of the most famous fighters ever built during a historically almost unrecognized war. Flown by four air forces in support of the United Nations, the F-51 Mustang dropped more napalm and fired more rockets than any other aircraft during that conflict and in the process suffered the highest number of losses. Told is the story of the bravery of the fighter-bomber pilots in the serious air-to-mud war against horrendous anti-aircraft fire, and also the first swirling air battles against the vaunted MiG-15.


Air Force Historical Foundation for Best Popular Article, 1987

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