Some of my Grandfather's Army AP Mechanic books from 1944

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Thought these might be interesting to the forum especially some of the AP mechanics on here. Apologize if this is posted in the wrong section.
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aacs45

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These would make great additions to the Army Air Forces resources available on The Internet Archive (if they aren't already there). You can establish an account (free) and upload it yourself or they'll do it for a small fee. Something to consider. Internet Archive is a phenomenal site. Below is the link for just Army Air Forces items. (If the link doesn't work, use search term in quotes "Army Air Forces" then select 'search text contents')
https://archive.org/search.php?query="army air Forces"&sin=TXT
 

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These would make great additions to the Army Air Forces resources available on The Internet Archive (if they aren't already there). You can establish an account (free) and upload it yourself or they'll do it for a small fee. Something to consider. Internet Archive is a phenomenal site. Below is the link for just Army Air Forces items. (If the link doesn't work, use search term in quotes "Army Air Forces" then select 'search text contents')
https://archive.org/search.php?query="army air Forces"&sin=TXT

Wow I had no idea those existed! I will look into uploading them into there. Thanks for the link!
 

MiTasol

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Wow I had no idea those existed! I will look into uploading them into there. Thanks for the link!

Can you also upload to ww2aircraft or provide a link as those on very slow internet find the Internet Archive difficult to find stuff on due to the volume of files there.

Having post war and post Y2K stuff in there (the AAF ended just after WW2) and the large number of miss-named files (most of the Aviation Weeks are either Aviation, a monthly, or Aviation News as an example) as well as many files that are duplicates with the same or different names is real drag on a slow connection.
 
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aacs45

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Always a good suggestion to share here as well.

A couple general observations in regard to Internet Archive (I use the site daily):
- Text searches are usually more effective when the search term is put in quotes, otherwise you get back hits that match each word...which can be a HUGE amount (tens of thousands).
- When looking for text material (vs audio, film, pics), always chose the ‘text’ option instead of the ‘metadata’ option. The text option searches via OCR, so it’s looking for matches in the actual books, articles, documents, etc.
- When a search is done using the meta data option, you’re at the mercy of whatever terms the creator (uploader) used to describe the file. (I’ve been mystified more than once by what some people put.)

Sharing on subject-focused sites such as this forum is always(!) helpful, but last year’s demise of the Army Air Forces.com forum was a harsh (brutal, heart-wrenching, sad) reminder that websites rarely last. Internet Archive is designed to be an exception. A non-profit, it has tremendous funding from both individual contributors and major foundations. The technical longevity features in place go way, way beyond standard protocols.
 

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