Department of History

William F. Trimble

William F. Trimble Professor Emeritus
trimbwf@auburn.edu

Office Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 2:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 2:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 2:00

Profile

Professor Trimble’s most recent book is Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation (Naval Institute Press, 2010). His book Jerome C. Hunsaker and the Rise of American Aeronautics was the winner of the 2003 Gardner-Lasser Award presented by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for the best book in the history of aeronautics over a five-year period. He is also the author of High Frontier: A History of Aeronautics in Pennsylvania, Wings for the Navy: A History of the Naval Aircraft Factory, Admiral William A. Moffett: Architect of Naval Aviation, and Attack from the Sea: A History of the U.S. Navy's Seaplane Striking Force, among other books and articles. In 2011, he won the Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature from the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. He is currently completing a book manuscript on World War II carrier task force commander Adm. John S. McCain, Sr. He served as the History Department chair for two successive terms from 2000 to 2006.

Education

Representative Publications

Books

  • Hero of the Air: Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation (Naval Institute Press, 2010)
  • Attack from the Sea: A History of the U.S. Navy's Seaplane Striking Force (Naval Institute Press, 2005)
  • Jerome C. Hunsaker and the Rise of American Aeronautics (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002)

Last Updated: July 25, 2016