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Training to fly : military flight training, 1907-1945

Author: Rebecca Hancock Cameron; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Air Force History and Museums Programs : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.], 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cameron, Rebecca Hancock.
Training to fly.
[Washington, D.C.] : Air Force History and Museums Programs : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.], 1999
(DLC) 99043146
(OCoLC)42072220
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Hancock Cameron; Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 606500804
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 677 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I. The first decade, 1907-1917. Beginnings: Men and machines ; The Signal Corps aviation school ; Prelude to war: reform, operational training, preparedness. --
pt. II. The end of illusions. Training at home for war overseas ; Air service, American Expeditionary Forces. --
pt. III. Peace. Postwar retrenchment ; Boom and bust: the Air Corps years ; Training an Air Force: the GHQ era. --
pt. IV. Rearming, 1939-1941. Individual pilot and aircrew training ; Operational training. --
pt. V. Training for war: planning, procuring, organizing. Picking the men, training the pilots ; Not just a pilot's war: individual training of navigators, bombardiers, and gunners ; Crew and unit training: organization, technology, and doctrine ; Training for strategic bombardment ; Crew and unit training for the tactical Air Forces ; An end and a beginning. --
Appendices: Accident statistics of the interwar period ; Army Air Forces Training Command and its predecessor Flying Training Commands ; Major changes in undergraduate pilot training, July 1939-January 1943 ; Flying training graduates, July 1939-August 1945 ; Location and supervision of pilot and bombardier training, July 1940 ; Bombardier requirements in relation to the group and pilot programs.
Other Titles: Military flight training, 1907-1945
Responsibility: Rebecca Hancock Cameron.

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