7 December 1941: The Air Force Story

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DIANE Publishing, 1991 - 214 pages
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Contents

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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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Page viii - Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces, at such distance from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of friendly forces is not required.
Page 214 - ... and could be less effectively supported from the air, but would nevertheless produce the greatest political and strategic impact if it were to succeed. During the opening phase of the battle, the entire striking power of the enemy will of necessity be directed against our forces manning the coast. Only an all-out effort in the construction of fortifications, an unsurpassed effort that will enlist all available manpower and physical resources of Germany and the occupied areas, will be able to...
Page 28 - ... the most important target at a particular time will usually be that target which constitutes the most serious threat to the operations of the supported ground force.
Page 14 - Air warfare cannot be separated into little packets; it knows no boundaries on land or sea other than those imposed by the radius of action of the aircraft; it is a unity and demands unity of command.
Page 7 - There were few major outbreaks between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of World War I.
Page 146 - My general plan was to use the air so as to deprive the enemy of the ability either to maintain his present position, or to withdraw his divisions out of ITALY in time for the invasion from the West.

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