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-----. Telephone interview, 20 Nov. 1997.
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Bowers, Al. Email, 25 June 1997. AFFTC/HO.
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-----. Telephone interviews, 21 July 1996, 29 Aug. 1997. Notes at AFFTC/HO and on Ford website.
Chilstrom, Kenneth. Remarks, 50th reunion of Flight Test School
-----. Telephone interview, 15 July 1997.
Chilstrom, Kenneth, & Penn Leary, eds. Test Flying at Old Wright Field. Omaha: Westchester House, 1995. Nice collection of ancedotal accounts, mostly by the pilots themselves.
Coleman, Ted. Jack Northrop and the Flying Wing: The Story Behind the Stealth Bomber. New York: Paragon, 1988. This is where the conspiracy theory really got started.
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-----. Pilot's report on the N-9M, 3 May 1946. AFFTC/HO.
-----. Letter to "Test Pilots," 5 June 1948. AFFTC/HO.
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-----. "The Edwards Diaries." Air & Space. July 1997.
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Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.
-----. Strike From the Sky: The History of Battlefield Air Attack. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
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AFFTC/HO and at Bullard's website.
-----. Letter to the author, 5 Aug. 1997. AFFTC/HO.
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-----. Accident report on the YB-49. AN-700065-03, NASM Archives.
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-----. June 1948 memo and YB-49 program history. AN-700060-16, NASM Archives.
Northrop, John. "The All-Wing Type Aircraft." Aviation. 29
____. "The Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing Superbomber." Aviation. Aug. 1946.
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Planes of Fame. N-9M seminar and demonstration, 2 Nov. 1996.
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U.S. Air Force. Accident report on the YB-49. AN-700065-03, NASM
-----. XB-35 case history. AFFTC/HO.
-----. YB-49 case history. AFFTC/HO; AN-700065-17, NASM Archives.
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