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Winged defense : the development and possibilities of modern air power--economic and military

Author: William Mitchell
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL : University of Alabama Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell (December 28, 1879-February 19, 1936) was an American army general who is regarded by many as the father of the U.S. Air Force. One of the most famous and most controversial figures in the history of American airpower, Mitchell served in France during World War I and, by the conflict's end, commanded all American air combat units in that country. After the war, he became a strong
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Mitchell
ISBN: 9780817356057 0817356053 9780817383046 0817383042
OCLC Number: 436310182
Notes: Originally published: New York ; London : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A note on Billy Mitchell and his book --
The aeronautical era --
Leadership in aeronautics goes to the United States --
The United States Air Force proves that aircraft dominate seacraft --
Civil and commercial aviation --
How should we organize our national air power? --
Make it a main force or still an appendage? --
The effect of air power on the modification and limitation of international armaments --
A glance at modern aeronautics --
The making of an Air Force personnel --
The obtaining of the aircraft and equipment for the flyers --
The defense against aircraft.
Responsibility: William "Billy" Mitchell.

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