Air Force Organization Act Of 1951

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Air Force

Author by : John Hamilton
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABDO Publishing Company
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Description : This book introduces the U.S. Air Force. Historical information covers its roots in the U.S. Army, its early use of reconnaissance balloons during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War, the Wright brothers and the first flight, early training of pilots and their reconnaissance, air combat, and battlefield support during World War I and World War II, and its vital work during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, conflicts in the Persian Gulf and Kosovo, and the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq after September 11. A sidebar of officer and enlisted ranks highlights the organizationÍs hierarchy. Other chapters introduce the reader to requirements for enlistment, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and officer and enlisted training, as well as the roles of the Air Force ROTC, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve. The book also introduces key aviators such as Medal of Honor recipient Captain Edward ñEddieî Rickenbacker and record-breaking pilots General Charles ñChuckî E. Yeager and Colonel Jacqueline ñJackieî Cochran. The book also covers aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the B-52 Stratofortress, and the B-1B Lancer and their features such as stealth technology, size, and range. Full-color photographs, fun facts, a graphic timeline, a glossary, and an index accompany this easy-to-read text.


Air Force Register

Author by : United States. Air Force
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Air Force History Publications

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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U S Air Force Academy

Author by : United States Air Force Academy. Library
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Air Force Issues Book

Author by : United States. Department of the Air Force
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Aging Of U S Air Force Aircraft

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Many of the aircraft that form the backbone of the U.S. Air Force operational fleet are 25 years old or older. A few of these will be replaced with new aircraft, but many are expected to remain in service an additional 25 years or more. This book provides a strategy to address the technical needs and priorities associated with the Air Force's aging airframe structures. It includes a detailed summary of the structural status of the aging force, identification of key technical issues, recommendations for near-term engineering and management actions, and prioritized near-term and long-term research recommendations.


Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors

Author by : Phil Tomaselli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs. Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its postwar development. The author explains the evolving organization of the air force in each period. He also provides pointers and examples which should help researchers find the records of units and bases that individuals served in.


Challenges And Issues With The Further Aging Of U S Air Force Aircraft

Author by : J. R. Gebman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rand Corporation
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Description : Over the next 20 years, the further aging of already-old aircraft will introduce challenges and issues for aircraft operators. The technical challenges relate to structures, propulsion, and systems. The institutional challenges include limitations on independent verification of fleet status and future condition and on information needed for engineering analyses including risk assessment, and an overall scarcity of resources.


B 24 Liberator Units Of The Fifteenth Air Force

Author by : Robert F Dorr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The B-24 was heavily utilised in the North African and Mediterranean theatres by the USAAF's Fifteenth Air Force, with operations over the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania being some of the most famous missions undertaken by the big American 'heavy' in World War 2. The stirling work of the Fifteenth Air Force is often overshadowed by the glamorous 'Mighty Eighth', yet the men flying the B-24 fought ceaselessly right through to VE Day. This is the third of five titles planned to chart the operational history of the Consolidated heavy bomber, and is the first single volume to exclusively cover the Fifteenth Air Force's B-24 units.


The Rise And Fall Of The French Air Force

Author by : Greg Baughen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fonthill Media
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Description : On 10 May 1940, the French possessed one of the largest air forces in the world. On paper, it was nearly as strong as the RAF. Six weeks later, France had been defeated. For a struggling French Army desperately looking for air support, the skies seemed empty of friendly planes. In the decades that followed, the debate raged. Were there unused stockpiles of planes? Were French aircraft really so inferior? Baughen examines the myths that surround the French defeat. He explains how at the end of the First World War, the French had possessed the most effective air force in the world, only for the lessons learned to be forgotten. Instead, air policy was guided by radical theories that predicted air power alone would decide future wars. Baughen traces some of the problems back to the very earliest days of French aviation. He describes the mistakes and bad luck that dogged the French efforts to modernise their air force in the twenties and thirties. He examines how decisions made just months before the German attack further weakened the air force. Yet defeat was not inevitable. If better use had been made of the planes that were available, the result might have been different.


Air Force Enlisted Force Management

Author by : Michael Schiefer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rand Corporation
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Description : A fundamental goal of the Air Force personnel system is to ensure that the manpower inventory, by Air Force specialty code and grade, matches requirements. However, there are structural obstacles that impede achieving this goal. To remove one of those obstacles, the authors propose a methodology that would marginally modify grade authorizations within skill levels to make it possible to better achieve manpower targets.


Army Navy Air Force Journal

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Reflections And Remembrances Veterans Of The United States Army Air Forces Reminisce About World War Ii

Author by : William T. Y’Blood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : Veteran airmen from both the European and Pacific theaters recount their recollections of the Second World War in the Air. From attacks on Japanese cities to intercepting the Luftwaffe the airmen recall the deeds of the “Greatest Generation”.


Leaping The Atlantic Wall Army Air Forces Campaigns In Western Europe 1942 1945 Illustrated Edition

Author by : Edward T. Russell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : Includes 20 illustrations On December 7, 1941, the Japanese empire attacked the U.S. military installations in Hawaii. Four days later, Germany’s dictator, Adolf Hitler, fulfilling a treaty with Japan, declared war on the United States. Having sealed with that act the developing alliance between the United States and Great Britain, Hitler’s Third Reich speeded construction of a formidable “Atlantic wall,” to protect the exposed beaches of the Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France. This rampart was a massive system of fortifications, obstacles, and warning centers intended to thwart an Anglo-American invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe. Breaching the Atlantic wall of Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” was the major strategic problem confronting British and U.S. military planners in late 1941. The two Allies based their offensive strategy on the belief that Germany was the strongest of the Axis powers and therefore should be defeated first. An air offensive against Germany was an important component of this strategy. Properly conducted, it would enable the Allies to leap the Atlantic wall and damage the industrial foundations of the Third Reich well before Allied ground troops penetrated the coastal barrier. The Allies held the air forces in the Pacific and Far East to a minimum and concentrated on building a formidable force on English soil capable of striking the Nazi heartland and, eventually, of supporting a cross-channel invasion and a victorious Allied advance across Europe.