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Air Power for Pattons Army by David N. Spires

By David N. Spires

Air energy for Pattons military КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Air strength historical past and Museums ProgramАвтор(ы): David N. SpiresЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2002Количество страниц: 398Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 10.3 mb RapidIfolder fifty one

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His appointment as Chief of Staff to the (as yet unnamed) Supreme Allied Commander (COSSAC) charged him to plan for an invasion as early as possible in 1944. , in May 1943 set that date for May 1, 1944, and confirmed it in November at the Teheran Conference in Iran. In late January 1944 however, shortly after General Eisenhower’s arrival in London to assume the duties of Supreme Commander, he and British General Montgomery, the designated ground forces commander for the invasion, decided to expand the COSSAC’s initial plan in Operation Overlord.

At the same time, Kuter acknowledged that the air forces required better communications with ground forces, and he criticized the AAF for shortages of communication equipment, deficient radar, and an inability to provide early warning of aircraft attack, or provide a reliable fighter control system. He saw the ultimate solution in an independent air force, where decisions on air operations would be made by airmen. 31 Gens. Lewis H. Brereton, Carl A. Spaatz, and Dwight D. Eisenhower (left to right) critique tactical air doctrine.

Frank M. Andrews. FORCES; NEITHER IS AN AUXILIARY OF THE OTHER. ”34 Field Manual 100–20 set an unequivocal hierarchy of aerial missions. ”35 The manual specifically addressed, as a first prerequisite for air superiority, obtaining improved communications equipment for an effective fighter offense and, for defense, a reliable early warning radar network. ”36 Next to air superiority, interdiction—aerial attack on enemy lines of communication and supply behind the front line—designed to achieve isolation of the battlefield received second priority.

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