Cream of the Crop: Canadian Aircrew, 1939-1945

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jul 20, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 239 pages
English describes the development of a uniquely Canadian selection system that attempted to match the aptitudes of aircrew candidates to the duties they would perform and the evolution of the RCAF's training program from a haphazard system with enormous attrition to one that became the model for many modern systems. He traces the development of aviation psychology and the treatment of psychological casualties of air combat. English pays particular attention to the LMF controversy and the RCAF's response as well as the effect of morale and leadership on the psychological well-being of, and casualty rates among, Royal Air Force and RCAF bomber squadrons. In exploring the human dimension of air warfare, an issue that has been widely overlooked in military literature, English demonstrates that personnel considerations have at least as much influence on the effectiveness of air forces as material and technological factors.
 

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Information in this book is incorrect - on page 204, the author has Denton Massey down as Vincent Massey's brother. He was not - they were cousins.
Nor was Hart a brother to either Denton or Vincent
- Hart Massey was Denton's Grandfather.
One wonders about the information in the rest of the book -- !
 

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Page 228 - REPORT OF AN EXPERT COMMITTEE ON THE WORK OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHIATRISTS IN THE SERVICES.

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Allan D. English teaches war studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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