A-6 Intruder by Willy Peeters

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69. David MacIsaac, “The Evolution of Air Power Since 1945: The American Experience,” in War in the Third Dimension: Essays in Contemporary Air Power, ed. R. A. Mason (London: Brassey’s Defence P u b lis h ers , 1 9 8 6 ), 1 3 . 24 FORMATIVE YEARS IN TOTAL WAR 70. Walter Millis, Arms and Men: A Study in American Military History (New York: Putnam, 1956), 291. ” 71. : Princeton University Press, 1959), 107. “It was in tactical employment that success was most spectacular and that the air forces won the unqualified respect and admiration of the older services.

Author spreadsheet. Eighteen percent of the senior World War II generation, 59 percent of the junior World War II generation, and 50 percent of the Korean generation went through some sort of preflight school. 12. Gary L. ” American Journal of Sociology 78, no. 2 (September 1972): 402; and Mitchell, 10. Approximately 600,000 aviation cadets entered for World War II, and 300,000 graduated by early 1945. 13. Craven and Cate, 559; and Wamsley, 401–16. 14. : D. Van Nostrand, 1957), 50–51. Author spreadsheet.

See also Gen Carl A. Spaatz, “Strategic Air Power: Fulfillment of a Concept,” Foreign Affairs 24 (April 1946): 385–96. 25 Chapter 2 Marketing A Vision (1 9 4 5 – 5 3 ) The basic planning, development, organization, and training of the Air Force must be well rounded, covering every modern means of waging war. . The Air Force doctrine likewise must be flexible at all times and entirely uninhibited by tradition. —Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold The theory of strategic deterrence that formed the heart of subsequent Air Force strategic doctrine coalesced in 1945–1946 and was well developed by early 1947, far in advance of the war plans, aircraft, or supply of atomic weapons to implement such a concept.

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