Nebraska Authors

Janet R. Bednarek

AKA: Janet R. Daly Bednark

Born 1959 Omaha, NE (USA)

The author, a licensed pilot and aviation historian, was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, D.C.
Dayton, OH

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; City Planning; Aviation


Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
PhD in History, 1987, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA,


Professor and Former Chair of the Department of History, University of Dayton, OH
Historian, United States Air Force at Bolling AFB
Historian, Pentagon
Historian, United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB

Places Worked

U.S. Air Force's history program, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH
University of Dayton, OH
Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Air Force at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.


The Changing Image of the City: Planning for Downtown Omaha,1945-1973. 1992.
The Enlisted Experience. 1995.
America's Airports: Airfield Development, 1918-1947. 2001.
Reconsidering a Century of Flight. 2003.
Dreams of Flight: General Aviation in the United States. 2003.
Airports, Cities and the Jet Age: US airports since 1945. 2016.
Lost Omaha. 2018.

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