Winged Shield, Winged Sword 1907-1950: A History of the United States Air Force, Volume 1

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The Minerva Group, Inc., Nov 1, 2003 - History - 524 pages
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Describes and analyzes, in the context of national policy and international rivalries, the evolution of land-based air power since the United States Army in 1907 established an Aeronautical Division. Provides a clearer understanding of the central role of the Air Force in current American defense policy.
 

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To everyone who has a copy of this book, find the references to Lloyd D. "Pete" Hughes and correct them to Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes.
See www.rajordan.com/pete for more information.

Contents

The Air Service in the Great War
35
The Era of Billy Mitchell
71
The Coming of the GHQ Air Force 19251935
101
The Heyday of the GHQ Air Force 19351939
135
Reaction to the War in Europe
165
The Army Air Forces in Desperate Battle 19411942
201
Building Air Power
231
The Defeat of Italy and Germany
269
Victory over Japan
327
The Quest for Independence
371
Framing Air Force Missions
399
Notes
437
Authors
481
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Nalty is a historian in teh Office of Air Force History.

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