Started by caplegalnc, April 26, 2009, 03:21:39 PM
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Quote from: caplegalnc on April 26, 2009, 03:21:39 PMIs there a thread here to post sites with information about the CAP history? It seems like we work the mission but fail to record what we did and how we did it.
Quote from: Smithsonia on April 26, 2009, 04:33:31 PMThere are history's and then there are HISTORY'S. The SUI gives you a good snapshot of the overall squadron's details, readiness, conformity, etc.HISTORIES: are more of a narrative form and give you a deeper look at the outstanding portions of the squadron. The Color. The quotes. The buddies. The heroes, go getters, prominent figures, award winners, and do gooders. You can do either. I suggest you do both. The sqdrn. historian's year end report is a good place to do this. In my case, I make notes at each meeting, do interviews and take pictures all year and when the year ender comes -- It's 6-8 tight pages with a couple of add-ons for things like Region Awards, which come after the year's history is due. I also use the squadron quarterly webzine, bi-monthly Wing magazine, and CAP National organs as source material. I also generate a good deal of my own material. It's not so much working hard as being consistent.
Quote from: rjfoxx on April 27, 2009, 12:08:35 PMHas anyone ever written an accurate history (a book) about the Civil Air Patrol? I have checked with the major commercial book stores and nothing was found in their databases. Does such a book need to be written? I think that it does. Please tell me what you think about this.
Quote from: rjfoxx on April 27, 2009, 07:29:35 PM...written by Antonio Pinada in 2006 (Turner Publishing) is still in print, but the original printing is sold out
Quote from: rjfoxx on April 27, 2009, 07:29:35 PMThanks for the input. It appears that only "From Maine to Mexico" is still available (from Amazon). The newest book; "Civil Air Patrol History " written by Antonio Pinada in 2006 (Turner Publishing) is still in print, but the original printing is sold out
Quote from: Smithsonia on April 27, 2009, 08:32:52 PMCAP history is long. CAP History is magnificent. CAP History is not kept up to date... not that history is always up to date. But, every few year we need historians to composite, collect, and write up our most recent history because our history must also become durable. We suffer by letting these achievements get dusty. By not remembering. I know there are a few of us historians working... but, for the sake of the patrol... we could use a few more. Heck, we could use a lot more. Be a writer and historian. Next to finding live bodies and reuniting families, it's the best job in CAP.
Quote from: tarheel gumby on April 27, 2009, 08:53:19 PMQuote from: rjfoxx on April 27, 2009, 07:29:35 PMThanks for the input. It appears that only "From Maine to Mexico" is still available (from Amazon). The newest book; "Civil Air Patrol History " written by Antonio Pinada in 2006 (Turner Publishing) is still in print, but the original printing is sold outI have heard that there may be PDF copies of "The Flying Minutemen" out there, I wonder if any of my fellow CAP historians know of or have copies of it.And as to books about the CAP, or many of the books listed in CAPP 223 many of them are rather hard to find as they are all out of print.
Quote from: tarheel gumby on April 28, 2009, 04:36:53 AMBoy do I feel like a dope, had it all this time and didn't know it. Thank you sir.
Quote from: Smithsonia on April 29, 2009, 02:51:28 AMThe reason the Neprud book "Flying Minute Men" is available to all is because this was "Prepared for the Director Of Public Relations Dept. of the Air Force." According to the title page on my copy.
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