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United States Air Force And Its Antecedents

Author : James T. Controvich
ISBN : 0810850109
Genre : History
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This bibliography lists published and printed unit histories for the United States Air Force and Its Antecedents, including Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, Squadrons, Aviation Engineers, and the Women's Army Corps.
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Out Of The Desert

Author : John E. Blundell
ISBN : 9781563115363
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The daring low level mission to the oil refineries of Ploesti has long been considered as one of the most significant missions of World War Il. The allies were determined to annihilate the very source of the fuel which fed the German war machine. In Out of the Desert, a distinguished veteran of the 98th Bomb Group, John Blundell, provides not only an insider's point of view on the mission, but also compelling photos of the heroes and hardships faced by America's Force for Freedom"" -- the 98th Bomb Group. ""
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Air Campaign

Author : John A. Warden
ISBN : 9781583481004
Genre : History
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"The Air Force staff quickly came up with an air campaign, the brainchild of Colonel John Warden, a brilliant, brash fighter pilot and a leading Air Force intellectual on the use of airpower... Warden's original plan would undergo numerous modifications…but his original concept remained the heart of the Desert Storm air war." Colin Powell Colin Powell, My American Journey Since its original publication The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat has been translated into more than a half dozen languages and is in use at military colleges throughout the world. This book would later serve as the basis for the planning of much of the Gulf War air campaign. Generals Schwarzkopf and Powell credited Col. Warden with creating the air campaign that defeated Iraq in the Gulf War. This new edition includes a new epilogue where Col. Warden has refined and extended many of the ideas presented in the original book. The most significant of these refinements is the development of the theory of the enemy as a system-which flows from the center of gravity concepts developed in the first edition.
Category: History

Flight To Everywhere With Illustrations

Author : Ivan Dmitri
ISBN : 9781789121049
Genre : History
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A PICTURE JOURNEY OVER 12,000 MILES OF AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND ROUTES THROUGH JUNGLE, DESERT AND ARCTIC First published in 1944, this is the first part of a stunning book that provides an in-depth look at the far-flung operations of the Air Transport Command and Army Air Forces, and provides a valuable contribution to the understanding of America’s heroic air accomplishments. Richly illustrated throughout with photographs and sketches by Ivan Dmitri. A renowned U.S. artist and colour photography pioneer, Dmitri produced the first ever color photograph gracing the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s edition dated May 29, 1937, and his second cover in 1944, depicting his photo of General ‘Hap’ Arnold with B-17’s flying overhead, proved so popular that the United States used the photo image to print a very rare World War II war effort poster.
Category: History

Military Adaptation In War

Author : Williamson Murray
ISBN : 9781107006591
Genre : History
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Addresses how military organizations confront the problem of adapting under the trying, terrifying conditions of war.
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American Airpower Comes Of Age

Author : General Henry H. Arnold
ISBN : 1410217353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This volume has richly enhanced General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's reputation as the father of today's United States Air Force. Major General John W. Huston, himself an Army Air Forces combat veteran of the war, has edited each of Arnold's World War II diaries and placed them in their historical context while explaining the problems Hap faced and evaluating the results of his travels. General Huston, a professional historian, has taught at both the US Air Force Academy and the US Naval Academy. A former Chief of the Office of Air Force History and an experienced researcher both here and abroad in the personal and official papers of the war's leaders, he has been careful to let Hap speak for himself. The result is an account of the four-year odyssey that took Arnold to every continent but one as he took part in deliberations that involved Allied leaders in major diplomacy/strategy meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle, and Chiang Kai-shek. At those meetings, Hap recorded the comments of the various participants. His 12 diaries contain his own thoughts, which range from being lost over the Himalayas to comforting the wounded as they were airlifted from the Normandy beaches. He experienced an air raid in London and viewed the carnage in recently liberated Manila. Arnold recorded his honest impressions, from private meetings with King George VI in Buckingham Palace to eating from mess kits with his combat crews in the North African desert - all while perceptively commenting on the many issues involved and assessing the people, the culture, and the surroundings. This volume offers the best assessment we have of Hap as he survived four wartime heart attacks and continued to work tirelessly for proper recognition of airpower. It will also continue my emphasis while Chief of Staff of the US Air Force on encouraging professional reading through making historical accounts available to personnel of the finest air force in the world, a success achieved in large part because of Hap Arnold. Ronald R. Fogleman General, United States Air Force, Retired
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The Supreme Command

Author : Forrest C. Pogue
ISBN : 1258454580
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A Description Of General Eisenhower's Wartime Command, Focusing On The General, His Staff, And His Superiors In London And Washington And Contrasting Allied And Enemy Command Organizations.

The Cambridge History Of The Second World War Volume 1 Fighting The War

Author : John Ferris
ISBN : 1108406386
Genre : History
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The military events of the Second World War have been the subject of historical debate from 1945 to the present. It mattered greatly who won, and fighting was the essential determinant of victory or defeat. In Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of the Second World War a team of twenty-five leading historians offer a comprehensive and authoritative new account of the war's military and strategic history. Part I examines the military cultures and strategic objectives of the eight major powers involved. Part II surveys the course of the war in its key theatres across the world, and assesses why one side or the other prevailed there. Part III considers, in a comparative way, key aspects of military activity, including planning, intelligence, and organisation of troops and matérial, as well as guerrilla fighting and treatment of prisoners of war.
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The Cretan Runner

Author : George Psychoundakis
ISBN : 9781590179055
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: “It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer.” The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, before Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan Resistance and the young shepherd’s career as a wartime runner. In this unique account of the Resistance, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor. Includes thirty-two black-and-white photographs and a map.
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