John Gourley is a military veteran with a career as a crash/rescue fire protection specialist with the US Air Force, and as a civilian working for the US government. His lifelong hobby has been photographing military hardware, from fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to warships, armored vehicles, and spacecraft. John contributes his photos regularly to fellow book authors and magazine and book publishers. He has documented many projects, from the building of new aircraft to the restoration of warbirds. He has also written several books on naval vessels. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

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