The U.S. Air Service in World War I, Volume I: The Final Report and A Tactical History

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Page 79 - The service was organized upon the principle that at the front it is a combat, not a staff, arm, and is to be employed in combination with other similar arms of the service. The units of the air service are organized as integral parts of larger units, divisions, army corps, armies, and the GHQ reserve. They are therefore commanded in the full sense of the word by the commanding gen•erals of these larger units, whose decisions are executed by their general staffs. Responsibility...
Page 343 - Air Service will take the offensive at all points with the object of destroying enemy air service, attacking his troops on the ground where ordered and protecting our planes and ground troops.
Page 37 - Our heavy guns were able to reach Metz and to interfere seriously with German rail movements. The French independent Air Force was placed under my command which, together with the British bombing squadrons and our air forces, gave us the largest assembly of aviation that had ever been engaged in one operation on the Western front. From Les Eparges around the nose of the salient at St.
Page iii - Office of Air Force History Maj. Gen. John W. Huston, Chief Chief Historian Dr. Stanley L. Falk Deputy Chief Historian Max Rosenberg Senior Editor Lawrence J.
Page 79 - ... for the performance of the allotted task rests upon the air service officer commanding the unit or the units involved. The air service originates and suggests employment for Its units, but final decision is vested in the commanding general of the larger units, of which the air service forms a part Since the air service is a combat arm, the principles which govern its use are similar to those of other such arms.
Page iii - United States Air Force Historical Advisory Committee (As of September 1975) Dr. IB Holley, Jr. Duke University Lt. Gen. James R. Allen Superintendent, USAF Academy Dr. Robert F. Byrnes Indiana University Lt. Gen. Albert P. Clark USAF (ret.) Lt. Gen. Raymond B. Furlong Commander, Air University Dr. Henry F. Graff Columbia University Dr.
Page 12 - AEF, to include a report of every activity undertaken or accomplished in the AEF, of every battle fought, of every production problem met, of every success or failure — in fact, a complete story. It was anticipated that that history, when compiled, would later be made available to the air officers under the American flag everywhere so they could take it home to their quarters and study it, perhaps pipe in mouth and carpet-slippered feet on the desk, learning...
Page 326 - March 20 to 25, and that during the last week of March and the first week of April it passed up to latitude 45; but during March, a few individuals were found close to the Mississippi as high as latitude 44 30'.
Page 12 - ... few days, GHQ of the AEF, noting the plan of its Air Service, ordered the same done for all the rest of the AEF. 5,000 or 6,000 charts, many tabulations — a complete story of what took place in the Air Service of the AEF in Europe. Only one copy was filed, in typewritten form. It lies today in the vaults of the War Department in Washington, some of the pages torn, some yellowing, many hard to read.
Page 308 - The service of security embraces all those measures taken by a command to protect itself from observation, annoyance, or surprise by the enemy.

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